Midd Gigs are short-term, professional projects offered by Middlebury alumni and parents.

Speaker 1: Jeffrey Sawyer, Director, Employer and Professional Network Development:
When I say the words Midd Gigs, what best describes what Midd Gigs are?

Speaker 2: David Small ’09.5
Expertise.

Speaker 3: Andrea Hamre ‘05
Maturity.

Speaker 4: Culton Koster ’21.5
Mentoring.

Speaker 5: Jonathan Fisher ‘20
Opportunities to connect.

Speaker 6: Michael Longo ‘14
Talented students.

Speaker 2: David Small ’09.5
Super satisfying.

Speaker 3: Andrea Hamre ‘05
Graduate level of research.

Speaker 4: Culton Koster ’21.5
Connecting with Midd alumni.

Speaker 6: Michael Longo ‘14
Good opportunities.

Speaker 5: Jonathan Fisher ‘20
Short term, low risk, high reward experience.

Speaker 2: David Small ’09.5
Be able to facilitate those new relationships.

Speaker 6: Michael Longo ‘14
Learning environment.

Speaker 3: Andrea Hamre ‘05
Showcasing Middlebury’s strengths.

Speaker 5: Jonathan Fisher ‘20
Can only learn by doing.

Speaker 2: David Small ’09.5
Expertise. Did I say expertise?
(laughter)

Speaker 1: Jeffrey Sawyer:
Really expertise.
(laughter)

Speaker 2: Davis Small ’09.5
Expertise. Fresh perspective.

Speaker 6: Michael Longo ‘14
It’s likely you’re going to get a lot more than you expected.

These projects enable Middlebury students and recent graduates to develop and demonstrate their skillsets, explore career paths, and build their networks. They also give alumni and parents access to the talented network of Middlebury undergrads and newly minted graduates.

Past Midd Gigs have encompassed a diverse range of industries and projects, ranging from podcasting and script editing in the creative industries to rigorous research and statistical analysis in STEM and business fields. They’ve entailed content creation and editing, marketing, social media, political lobbying, research and analysis, design work, coding, data analytics, business plan development, and more.

Midd Gigs are perfect for projects or short-term initiatives that don’t fit within the parameters of a traditional internship or work assignment. Our platform enables any Middlebury alum or parent to easily create a position announcement, manage the hiring process, and structure the project workflow. We encourage prospective project sponsors to think creatively about their needs and “hire Midd!”

Visit Midd Gigs on Midd2Midd to post or apply for projects.

Frequently Asked Questions

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Midd Gigs are alumni- and parent-sponsored professional projects similar to those suitable for an intern or new hire. Midd Gigs should incorporate professional development opportunities for the student or graduate, including skills development, project management experience, coaching and feedback, and help with networking.

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Midd Gigs are most appropriate for either a) projects or deliverables structured to last two weeks or less, or approximately 10-80 hours, or b) ongoing projects that can be suitably addressed with approximately 5-15 hours per week. For longer term assignments and full time positions, we encourage project sponsors to post their positions on Handshake.

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Midd Gigs can be offered at any point throughout the year. During the term it is common for students to balance their academic work with extracurricular opportunities like Midd Gigs. Project sponsors and applicants should discuss expectations and constraints in advance, particularly when the term is in session. 

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Midd Gigs can be paid or unpaid, at the discretion of the project sponsor. If there is payment associated with the project, it is set by and provided by the sponsor—not Middlebury College. With apologies, the College is unable to provide supplemental funding for gigs. Whenever possible, project sponsors should provide fair remuneration for their hires, commensurate with the task, the industry, and the applicant’s level of experience.

Interested in learning more about Midd Gigs? Get started here, or contact Jeff Sawyer, Director, Employer and Professional Networking Development.

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