At the Center for Careers and Internships, students have access to a wealth of resources, tools, opportunities, and advising to help deepen their engagement and learning during the undergraduate years and prepare them for life after Middlebury.
Our goal is to empower students to apply their liberal arts education and engage the world through their professional pursuits, active citizenship, and life’s work. We support their development by helping them translate the skills they have developed as liberal arts students into skills used in the professional world they are entering and by helping them understand themselves as engaged members of communities.
Student Stories from Summer Internships: A Center for Careers and Internships Panel Discussion
At Middlebury, students don’t just learn how to engage the world—they go out and do it. Even in the midst of a pandemic, our resilient and innovative students participated in meaningful internships (many of them remote) this summer. They gained valuable experience, contributed to research on Covid-19, cancer and climate change, taught children, brought the arts online, and used language, writing, research, and analytical skills acquired at Middlebury to benefit major NGOs, corporations, non-profits, and campaigns.
Check out the recording of our Fall Family Weekend Zoom panel discussion below. Hear directly from Middlebury students about how transformative internship experiences can be and what advice they offer to help students find and secure the right internship for their interests.
Support Your Student
Encourage your student to visit our office early and often. Our career advisors are readily available by appointment and during drop-in hours.
We encourage you to look through our website to get a full picture of the different programs and resources we offer.
Be a Resource for Other Students
The Middlebury community of parents and alumni, and the varied types of career experience and expertise embodied in that community, offers our students a deep well of advice, learning, and career opportunities.
Whether you are a teacher, banker, dancer, or biologist, there is a student who is interested in your profession and would benefit from your advice and perspective.
Here are some ways in which you can offer support:
- Participate in a career event on campus.
- Volunteer for an informal Career Conversation with a small group of students.
- List an internship or job opening from your company/organization, or encourage the HR department in your company to list opportunities.
- Become a Midd2Midd volunteer career adviser.
- Post a project to Midd Gigs. Midd Gigs are short-term, professional projects offered by Middlebury alumni and parents that enable Middlebury students and recent graduates to develop and demonstrate their skillsets, explore career paths, and build their networks.
Contact us at email@example.com for more information and ideas!