Bring your education, your passions, your purpose into the professional world

Over MiddCORE’s four weeks, this Winter Term you’ll be a consultant for Patagonia, with real-life problems to solve: You’ll learn how to do field research, develop your own recommendations, and pitch original solutions directly to Patagonia’s senior level management. 

MiddCORE is partnering with Patagonia for J-term 2022

Intern Lab Summer 2022

Intern Lab is designed to work in conjunction with your summer internship. Meeting about once a week in the evenings with your peers and learning from mentors you will gains skills that you can directly apply during your summer experience. Make an impression this summer. See the schedule and mentors from last summer’s Intern Lab. 

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MiddCORE Winter Immersion

This is open to all Middlebury undergraduates and will be in person for winter term 2022. Working with mentors for one month, students face daily, weekly, and month-long challenges designed to build the CORE strengths needed to become effective leaders and creative problem solvers. Applications due Friday Oct. 29.

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MiddCORE Workshops

MiddCORE Workshops are designed for affinity groups on campus and focus on leadership development, professional development, and life skills. For more information on organizing a workshop for your group contact

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Participants spend time outside meeting one on one with the MiddCORE Mentors. They're using this time to develop their ideas and gain important feedback.

Up-level your potential:
Develop the confidence, skills, hands-on experience, and network you’ll need to make a positive impact—on the world and on your future.


of recent participants said that MiddCORE gave them the skills to be confident in the workplace
declared MiddCORE to be one of their most important undergraduate experiences
felt they could approach strategic challenges in new ways

Meet the MiddCORE Mentors

  • Megan Nesbeth is a designer, strategist, and doer who empowers people, places, and organizations to thrive using the tools of design research, complex systems, business strategy, and the social sciences. She is currently a strategist at frog, a global design, strategy, and innovation firm. 

    Megan Nesbeth

    Strategist at Frog Design

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  • Simon is the Chief Operating Officer for Orvis. He is responsible for their customer facing teams, that include Marketing, Consumer Direct, IT, Merchandising & Product Development, Sourcing, and Merchandise Operations & Planning. In 2016, Simon developed an “in-house agency” for Orvis, and lead the development of Orvis’ brand storytelling.

    Simon Perkins

    COO at Orvis

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  • Jenna Arnold serial entrepreneur and author of Raising Our Hands. She is known as the co-founder of ORGANIZE and was a National Organizer for the Women’s March on Washington. Oprah has called Arnold one of the “100 Awakened Leaders who are using their voice and talent to elevate humanity”.

    Jenna Arnold

    Chief Impact Officer at Rethink

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  • Logan Randolph graduated from Midd in 2014, where he ski patrolled and played rugby. Following his time in Vermont, he moved to San Francisco and started a company providing a “digital personal assistant” which was later acquired. He later joined Quip in 2015 which later came under the Salesforce umbrella.

    Logan Randolph

    Sales & Marketing at Quip at Salesforce

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