Looking to expand your network? Not sure what to major in? Hoping to hear stories about how one goes from campus to career?
Then CCI’s Field Guides are for YOU!
You do not need to be interested in the specific major/minor listed to attend. This event is open to ALL majors and especially those students who are currently undecided.
Field Guides help students think broadly about where their academic work may lead them in a professional context by giving them the information they need to think critically about what they’ll do with their liberal arts major or degree after Middlebury.
Chinese Studies Field Guide
Presented by the Center for Careers and Internships and co-sponsored by the Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature, this Field Guide brings alumni back to campus to share knowledge and experience related to their post-Middlebury careers and professional lives.
Thursday evening, alumni will participate in a career panel and then on Friday morning, some of our alumni guests will hold one-on-one chats with students.
If you ARE curious about majoring in Chinese, then check out the major’s learning goals, reasons you might choose this major, where Chinese studies majors might go for internships, and what sorts of careers they move on to. See the full major guide. You can also search through Midd2Midd for other Chinese studies alumni to reach out to.
Chinese Studies Event Overview
Thursday, April 28, 2022
Career Panel, 5:00 p.m. Sign up in Handshake.
Friday, April 29, 2022
One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
via Zoom and in person (full bios and links to sign up below)
Alumni participating in the Chinese Studies Field Guide
Olatokunbo (Tixo) Augustus ‘06
Founder at Self Employed
Chinese and Economics joint major
Tixo provides cross-border finance and business strategy advisory services to companies that are committed to having a positive social and environmental impact in their local and global communities. Her 15 years of experience spans cross-border investment banking, business development and entrepreneurship in 18 countries across China, Africa, the US and Europe. Prior to consulting, Tixo was COO and Head of Business Development at Nuland, an AR and blockchain mobile app company that aimed to bring real-time crowdsourcing of information onto an interactive, peer-to-peer mapping platform.
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Tixo (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150D on Friday, 4/29)
Tony Huynh ‘13
Senior Manager, Strategic Consulting at Greenhouse Software
Chinese and economics majors
After graduating from Middlebury, Tony grew his career in the tech industry in San Francisco and New York. Tony currently works for Greenhouse Software, a tech company that makes recruitment software for companies to build job application forms and conduct interviews with candidates in a structured way. He leads a team of consultants that advise companies on how to reduce bias in their interviewing process and diversify their applicant pool.
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Tony (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150B on Friday, 4/29)
Kate Sauer Pumarejo ‘99.5
Attorney at the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender
Kate is a staff attorney at the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender, which serves the needs of persons with mental illness in the criminal legal system. Before that she represented death-sentenced individuals in state and federal habeas proceedings, both at the Office of Capital and Forensic Writs in Austin and in private practice. Ms. Pumarejo started her legal career as the Assistant Public Defender in Willacy County in South Texas, with Texas RioGrande Legal Aid.
In 2013, Ms. Pumarejo received the State Bar of Texas Warren Burnett Award for “extraordinary contributions to improving the quality of criminal legal representation to indigents in Texas” from the Legal Services to the Poor in Criminal Matters Committee.
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Kate (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150A on Friday, 4/29)
Ravi Râmphal ‘13
Technical Product Manager
Chinese and Linguistics joint major
After graduating from Middlebury’s Class of 2013, Ravi moved to San Francisco to work in the tech industry. He worked for various companies in various stages of growth, from early startups to large corporations such as J.P. Morgan Chase and Cisco. He as also worked in various capacities, from software engineering to technical leadership, and now mainly focusing on technical product management. He is now based in Austin, TX.
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Ravi (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150C on Friday, 4/29)
Shannon Shaper ‘99.5
Global Head of Reporting and Insights, People Operations at Google
Chinese and English double major
Shannon leads a team of data analysts who apply data science to improving equity and experience for Google’s employees and to helping Google’s leaders make effective decisions for their teams. Prior to joining Google in 2007, Shannon worked primarily in the non-profit sector, running international child welfare programs. In her career, Shannon has raised funds to build school buildings in Mali, negotiated the evacuation of tourists stuck across the Pakistan-China border, and reunited a pair of twins placed in adoptive families thousands of miles apart. She holds a masters in Psychology from Harvard University and a bachelor’s degree in Mandarin Chinese and Poetry from Middlebury College.
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Shannon (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150C on Friday, 4/29)