The 20 employers at the fair represented the full spectrum of the language industry: private sector, public sector, language service providers (LSPs), and client-side organizations.
“The Career Fair is one of the significant events during students’ time at MIIS to connect with an impressive list of international employers specifically seeking to recruit talent from the Institute,” said Winnie Heh, career advisor for TILM programs.
Employers are seeking Middlebury Institute students and graduates because they are top-tier talent in the language industry.
“Many of the employers have returned to this fair year over year based on their past success,” said Heh. “Alumni representing many of the employers come to the Career Fair serving both as connectors with work opportunities and as mentors to students.”
Many employers also held one-to-one informational meetings and interviews with students following the morning fair.
“At the Career Fair, I was able to connect with a supervisor for the internship I was applying for,” said Emmeline Sipe, a current student in the Spanish Translation and Interpretation program. “It was a great opportunity to ask specific questions about the role ahead of interviewing for the position. I was able to go into the interview having already made a meaningful connection and with a better understanding of what intern responsibilities would be. I ended up securing the internship!”
Thank you to the sponsors, who helped make this event a success: Acclaro, Culture Flipper, MediaLocate, and the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center (DLIFLC).
In the first trip of its kind since the pandemic, over 60 Institute students and alumni visited Washington, D.C. for Career Week, with a set of them also providing mentorship to 11 Middlebury undergraduates.
Conference Interpretation graduate Ioana Lobontiu recently passed the accreditation exam for the European Union (EU) and is looking forward to interpreting for EU institutions as she begins the next phase of her career.