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Alumni who studied linguistics join us for a virtual panel and one-on-one chats for the Field Guide for Linguistics Students.

Presented by the Center for Careers and Internships and co-sponsored by the Linguistics Program, this Field Guide brings alumni back to campus virtually to share knowledge and experience related to their post-Middlebury careers and professional lives.

On February 24-25 Middlebury graduates will join us via Zoom. Thursday evening, alumni will participate in a virtual career panel. Friday morning, some of our alumni guests will hold one-on-one chats with students via Zoom.

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.

Join us for the Zoom panel discussion Thursday, February 24 at 5:00 p.m. to hear how our panel of alumni went from campus to career.

You can also sign up for one-on-one conversations with alums on Friday morning.

Linguistics Event Overview

Thursday, February 24, 2022
Career Panel,  5:00 p.m. Sign up in Handshake.

Friday, February 25, 2022
One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
via Zoom and in person (full bios available below)

Alumni participating in the Linguistics Field Guide

Bios coming soon!

  • Maya Barzilai ‘13 - Independent Scholar | Linguistic Research Manager, Ellipsis Health
  • Lydia Mitchelson ‘11 - French major | Content Designer, M&T Bank
  • Austin Nielsen-Reagan ‘16 - Chinese major | JD candidate 22/Intern, Harvard Law School/New York Immigrant Family Unity Project (NYIFUP) team at Brooklyn Defender Services | Connect with Austin on Midd2Midd.
  • Hannah Washington ‘08 - Independent Scholar | Senior Computational Linguist, Verbio
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Natalie Figueroa ‘18

Assistant Director of Admission, Wellesley College
International & Global Studies/Latin American Studies major

Natalie Figueroa ‘18 grew up in small town southeastern Massachusetts before attending Middlebury College. She first heard about Middlebury her senior year of high school through the Discover Middlebury fly-in program that invites students from underrepresented backgrounds in higher education to visit campus. Natalie was drawn to both the International & Global studies major as well as the Linguistics minor to fuel a post-grad career that bridges cultural & linguistic communities.

She pursued a number of different classes and experiential learning opportunities to explore what that career could look like - from the translation J-term course to Bread Loaf Translators’ Conference to study abroad in Chile via the Human Rights track in Santiago. By senior year, Natalie noticed many of her projects focused on globalism, linguistics, and education. After four years as a work-study student in the Admissions Office, she began her professional career as an Admissions Counselor working in college access. Three years at her alma matter, Natalie begin a new phase of her admissions career as an Assistant Director of Admission for domestic and international applicants.

Connect with Natalie on Midd2Midd.

American Studies Field Guide

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Alumni who majored in American Studies join us for a virtual panel and one-on-one chats for the American Studies Field Guide.

Presented by the Center for Careers and Internships and co-sponsored by the American Studies department, this Field Guide brings alumni back to campus virtually to share knowledge and experience related to their post-Middlebury careers and professional lives.

On March 3-4 Middlebury graduates will join us via Zoom. Thursday evening, alumni will participate in a virtual career panel. Friday morning, some of our alumni guests will hold one-on-one chats with students via Zoom.

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.

Curious about majoring in American Studies (AMST)? Check out the major’s learning goals, reasons you might choose this major, where AMST majors might go for internships, and what sorts of careers they move on to. See the full major guide.

American Studies Event Overview

Thursday, March 3, 2022
Career Panel,  5:00 p.m. Sign up in Handshake.

Friday, March 4, 2022
One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
via Zoom and in person (full bios available below)

Stay tuned for the list of alumni participating in the American Studies Field Guide!