The Middlebury Connection. A Lifetime of Opportunities.

Midd2Midd connects Middlebury students, alumni, and parents, supporting mentoring, networking, and engagement within the Middlebury community around the world. Whether you’re searching for a long-term mentor, reaching out for career advice, or sharing your perspective and expertise with others in the Middlebury community, Midd2Midd is your place to make things happen.

 

  • Midd2Midd hosts three programs: MiddMentors, MiddConnect, and MiddGroups. Each offers distinct features and benefits along with tools, useful features, and ample support.

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  • Be a mentor. Find a mentor.
    MiddMentors pairs students with alumni for one-on-one mentoring relationships that support students’ personal, professional, and intellectual growth.

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  • Give advice. Get advice.
    Through MiddConnect, alumni, students, and parents can ask questions, give advice, and share opportunities with one another.

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  • Find your community.
    Connects classmates, teammates, collaborators, and costars through affinity-based communities. 

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When’s the last time a conversation changed your life?

Mentoring is an essential part of the student and alumni experience at Middlebury.

It’s at the core of almost all we do as an institution, transcending our classrooms, laboratories, playing fields, theaters, and organizations.

Mentoring empowers us to develop the capacity for self-reflection and the courage to act. Mentors don’t tell us what to do. Instead, they partner with us to enrich our perspective and help us embark on paths that lead us toward our goals.

With Midd2Midd, our students have access to a worldwide community of alumni mentors. These mentors are ready to share their advice and perspective on careers, life paths, and ways to navigate four years at Middlebury.

A Midd2Midd partnership might just be a single conversation about an upcoming job interview. Or, it might continue over time, encompassing everything from shared hobbies to life’s biggest questions.  

Midd2Midd makes the exchange of ideas, inspiration, and advice seamless, building rewarding relationships across the Middlebury community. Our global network of engaged and committed alumni speak to the value and impact of mentoring at Middlebury. They show that while college lasts only four years, the Middlebury connection lasts a lifetime.

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From Middlebury to the World and Back Again

Midd2Midd mentoring gives current students the career support and life guidance they want—and offers alums a rewarding and meaningful way to give back to Middlebury.

I think an alumni mentor has a lot of value. Knowing that they're an alumni brings a sense of camaraderie whether it be having them recommend me or having them open doors for me that I couldn't open on my own. They see you as from like a very objective standpoint as someone who wants to see you succeed in every way.

The role of a good mentor is to provide guidance. I'd like to distinguish the role of a good mentor versus a great mentor, which I think provides the same but surrounds it with helpful encouragement.

The key from both sides and a mentor mentee relationship Is good communication. A mentor is gonna be more successful if the mentee is forthcoming so that the guidance that's forthcoming is as valuable as it could be.

Working with alumni who have been through the school and have been on the academic side and understand what that entails. But also be able to understand how they went from being here in the middle of Middlebury to being somewhere else in the world.

Part of it is just taking the time to get to know each other on a human level before you worry too much about, I wanna do this job or I need this advice.

It really meant so much to me to receive this kind of guidance and support. I really love the Middlebury network, I plan on taking full advantage of it for the rest of my time here. I think that's one of the most defined traits of Middlebury that makes it so special.

Middlebury offers this incredible opportunity to look at the world, we get to zoom-out a little bit whereas much of our life probably feels very detailed. But it's those zoom-out moments that kind of give you the 80,000-foot view that then you can start to kind of chart what's next in your life.

When I think about my transitions from, let's say entertainment over to marketing, I don't think I would have been able to do that if it weren't for the mentors throughout my life. And now I'm able to take those relationships and help other people and bring them along. And that's the really rewarding part about mentoring is like you get to open up these doors for other people behind you.

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Mentoring makes a profound difference. A recent Gallup study of college graduates found that those who had mentors as students were twice as likely to report thriving in all aspects of their lives compared to those who did not have mentors.

68%
of Middlebury alumni say they want to mentor current students
85%
of current students actively leverage Middlebury’s alumni networks
220%
improvement in life satisfaction for those with good mentors
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Why Midd2Midd Matters


In its first year, Midd2Midd is already fostering meaningful connections between alumni and students.

  • Leilani Brown

    “Middlebury changed the arc of my life. The most important way for me to give back to Middlebury is through its students.”
    - Leilani Brown '93

  • Adrienne Coslick

    “I really love the Middlebury network. I think it’s one of the defining traits that makes Middlebury so special.”
    - Adrienne Coslick '21

  • Jim Douglas MiddMentors Headshot

    "After a lifetime of public service, I hope I might be able to pass on something useful to the next generation.”
    - Jim Douglas '72

  • Fayza Rahman

    “The support of Middlebury alumni shows us that they have our back and sets an example for us to do the same and build that sense of community.”
    - Fayza Rahman '21

We invite all Middlebury students, alumni, and parents to join the Midd2Midd community. 

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