I highly recommend informational interviews—not only do they help expand your network, but they are also a great way to practice interviewing. Take courses that offer you practical skills and experience, and take the time to work on your language skills.
Middlebury Institute faculty members Jason Martel and Deniz Ortaçtepe co-edited a special isssue of TESOL Journal exploring the transformative potential of English Language Teaching for Social Justice.
Passion goes a long way. Looking back at my job search journey, I always had a better interview experience when I genuinely admired and wanted to work for the company. It’s hard for me to fake that passion. You do not have to “fall in love” with every company but there are ways to spark genuine interest.
Middlebury Institute Translation and Localization Management Professor Alaina Brandt worked with a team of graduate students to create a code of ethics and professional standards for localization managers.
Like many students who studied abroad, I was really interested in trying to find a way to make a career out of that experience. I looked into what skills that might involve, and I realized that it really is a professionalized field that needs a special skill set. The Middlebury Institute was a way for me to get that.
What is the social impact of language learning apps? What is the role of technology in the classroom? Middlebury Institute Professor Gabriel Guillén publishes research on challenges and benefits of incorporating the digital world into the language class.