Angela Izi Nkusi MiddCORE Summer Lab

MiddCORE Summer Lab is designed to complement your summer experience, from anywhere!

For two hours a week in June-July, join 30+ mentors from the MiddCORE community to build critical skills for personal and professional success.

Applications Open

The next application deadline is March 15. You don’t need to worry about securing your internship before you apply. 

APPLY NOW to The LAB Summer 2024

Chris Garbe MiddCORE Summer Lab

Each Tuesday night, you will be joined by alumni and distinguished MiddCORE Mentors to dive into interactive skill-building sessions and gain real-world insights. Each week is designed to build on the next—realize your potential this summer and deepen your connections within the Middlebury community.

Ayusha Gautam MiddCORE Summer Lab

Tentative MiddCORE Lab schedule May–July 2024

The schedule and content are subject to change based on mentor availability. All sessions are required and all times are in Eastern Daylight Time. Convert times with a time zone conversion calculator into your location this summer.

9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m. ET

MiddCORE Summer Lab Kickoff

(in person)

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Discovering Your Leadership Style

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Networking

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Negotiation

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Storytelling and Personal Branding

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Financial Wellness

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Innovators Panel

(zoom)

7:00–9:00 p.m. ET

Mid-Summer Reflection

(zoom)

Andy Cao MiddCORE Summer Lab

Frequently Asked Questions

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MiddCORE Summer Lab is designed to complement and enrich your summer experience whether you are participating in an internship, community-based learning, or another experiential learning opportunity. This summer, you will experience the magic of our programming while gaining additional real-world experience in your job/internship/opportunity. To balance the workload, we have altered and abbreviated the curriculum to run over the course of eight sessions.

MiddCORE J-term class
• 40 sessions (credit-bearing)
• Strategic challenge partner work
• No internship running alongside

MiddCORE Summer Lab
• 8 sessions (non-credit-bearing)
• Your work will be explored within your Internship
• no strategic challenge

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Yes! We will be limiting this summer’s intake to 33 students per round. 100 students total will be in the cohort. It is advantageous to apply early as most students apply in the later rounds. By applying in round one or round two, and you are not committing yourself to coming.

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Work with peers, expand your network, develop skills, and make the most of your internship/experience. Through our weekly workshops and asynchronous engagements, develop the skills, mindsets, and behaviors to excel in your summer experience. Collaborate with your peers and cultivate relationships with our distinguished mentors to up-level your potential.

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In this program, you will learn the essential MiddCORE Summer Lab skills throughout eight sessions and through our asynchronous activities. These core skills include elements of leadership, strategic thinking, networking, financial wellness, and negotiation.

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By design, this program was created with your busy schedule in mind! Please refer to the schedule above for all synchronous session dates/times.

Outside of synchronous sessions, students should expect 1-hour of asynchronous work per week. (All relevant to your personal growth.)

 

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Yes, and we are excited to have you! Throughout June and July, all sessions will be held remotely. The sessions scheduled above are in Eastern Daylight Time and you will have to attend these session times given your time zone. Here is a time zone converter.

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We will give first priority to students with summer opportunities funded through CCI, CCE, and the Innovation Hub. However, if you have an exciting summer opportunity and could benefit from MiddCORE Summer Lab, fill out an application and tell us more about your interest in joining us!

 

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Sessions will be run by MiddCORE Summer Lab mentors who are industry experts giving first-hand insight into leadership, innovation, and persuasive communication. In addition, we will have young alumni at several sessions to talk about how they used and applied these teachings to their everyday lives. You will have the opportunity to network with them and ask your own questions. The young alumni panel has always been a favorite of students and in the MiddCORE Summer Lab, we will be offering that opportunity in multiple sessions. The MiddCORE team (professors and staff) will facilitate the cohort discussions and reflections.

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We will be limiting this summer’s intake to 33 students per round. 100 students total will be in the cohort. It is advantageous to apply early as most students apply in the later rounds. By applying in round one, and you are not committing yourself to coming.

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Our goal is to deliver interactive programming that ensures connection and collaboration. We will plan to use a combination of the following: Zoom, Canvas, Mural, and Google Workspace.

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All graduates of MiddCORE and MiddCORE Summer Lab programming. In addition to Middlebury alums, this network spans several colleges and universities across the country, now working both nationwide and abroad.

The alumni community is organized on LinkedIn, Midd2Midd, and Facebook.

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No, there is no course credit offered for MiddCORE Summer Lab.

Sometimes it is best to talk with someone that has worked with the program to see if it's the right fit for you.

Speak to the MiddCORE Team