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.
Alumnae and staff members Alicia Brent MATESOL ’03 and Lisa Donohoe MATESOL ’09 of the Institute’s Custom Language Services program have been recognized by the U.S. Department of State as leading experts in the field of teaching English for professional purposes.
My advice for students is to network as much as possible, do informational interviews as much as possible, and start applying for jobs early! Networking and informational interviews can help you narrow down what type of job you’d like to end up in.
The Middlebury Institute’s Faculty Excellence Award for 2020/21 has been awarded to Professor Philipp Bleek of the Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies program, who met the challenge of adapting his courses to the online learning environment with enthusiasm and innovation.
From language studies and the financial crime management specialization to career advisors helping me with salary negotiation, the entire Middlebury Institute experience helped me hit the ground running in the exact career field I was looking for.
Erica Williams MAIPS ’02 was recently promoted to executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Erica shares how her MIIS experience helped prepare her for this role, and Dean Jeff Dayton-Johnson shares his view of the importance of the work Erica is doing.
In a new article in Globalizations, Middlebury Institute Professor William Arrocha argues that the expansion of ‘geographies of sanctuary’ through state laws fosters more inclusive immigration federalism, directly challenging the enforcement of today’s immigration laws considered by many as unfair and inhumane.
Middlebury Institute Professor Avner Cohen and National Security Archive Senior Analyst Bill Burr recount how, despite setting up a system of visits in the 1960’s, the United States failed to prevent Israel from developing a nuclear weapon in a recent article in Haaretz.