Experiences at the Middlebury Institute that helped me definitely include both the individual career advice offered by the Center for Advising and Career Services and the TILM Career Fair. I’d like to thank Winne Heh for helping me conduct mock interviews. This helped me greatly when it actually came to applying for the position and going into the interview. I also really appreciated the TILM Career Fair, which helped me land this amazing opportunity.
Stay Connected and Embrace Uncertainty
There are a couple of points of advice I really wanted to stress to current students. First of all, always stay connected with your classmates, your professors, or even people you met at a career fair. You never know who will be able to help you out when you need it. It is also really important to sign up for the career management class and do regular check-ups with your career advisors. They are there to help you out, provide you with any suggestions, and support your needs. They are the people you can always trust and consult any time. Lastly, it is okay to be undecided about what you want to do next. Not everyone will come into the program 100 percent knowing what they want for their future careers. It is far more important to always stay curious and interested in the industry!
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