MiddCORE students working

Over the course of eight sessions, sharpen your professional skill set, expand your network, explore possibilities, and up-level your potential. 

MiddCORE(x) is designed to complement and enrich your summer experience, from anywhere!

In this mentor-powered program, you will be immersed in a community of support, offering advice, guidance, and mentorship to excel in your summer opportunity and prepare for what’s next. We will explore first-hand the skills, mindsets, and behaviors passed on by our dedicated MiddCORE mentors through weekly interactions. The program is open to Middlebury students with a focus on students enrolled in CCI, CCE, or Innovation Hub funded summer internships. Accepted students will receive $500 stipend for participation. Application are closed for 2021 summer.

MiddCORE(x) schedule May–July 2021

Schedule is subject to change based on mentor availability. All sessions are required and all times are in Eastern Daylight Time. Convert times with time zone conversion calculator into your location this summer.

3:00–6:00 p.m.

MiddCORE(x) kickoff—empathy and design thinking

On Zoom

6:00–7:00 p.m.

Team Building—Getting to know your cohort (on campus students)

This event is available for all students currently studying on campus and is optional. We will host an in person get together in an on campus tent.

3:00–6:00 p.m.

Problem solving—approaching your work with a design thinking mindset

On Zoom

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Cultivating relationships­— tips on building a life–long network

On Zoom

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Self–reflection—tools for assessing personal engagement and financial wellness

On Zoom

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Workplace etiquette­—helpful hints for excelling in the work place

On Zoom

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Difficult conversations—a case study in ethical decision-making

On Zoom

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Young alumni panel— insights from the field

On Zoom

7:00–9:00 p.m.

Evaluating the prototype­—a midsummer reflection and action plan

On Zoom

$500 stipend

Accepted students will receive $500 stipend for participation

Frequently Asked Questions

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MiddCORE(x) is designed to complement and enrich your summer experience whether you are participating in an internship, community-based learning, or other experiential learning opportunity. This summer, you will experience the magic of our programming while gaining additional real-world experience in your job/internship/opportunity. To balance the workload, we have altered and abbreviated the curriculum to run over the course of eight sessions. 

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Work with peers, expand your network, develop skills, and make the most of your internship/experience. Through our weekly workshops and asynchronous engagements, develop the skills, mindsets, and behaviors to excel in your summer experience. Collaborate with your peers and cultivate relationships with our distinguished mentors to up-level your potential.

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In this program, you will learn the essential MiddCORE skills throughout eight sessions and through our asynchronous activities. These core skills include elements of  leadership, strategic thinking, networking, financial wellness, and negotiation.

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By design, this program was created with your busy schedule in mind! Please refer to the schedule above for all synchronous session dates/times.

Outside of synchronous sessions, students should expect anywhere from ~1-2 hours of asynchronous work per week. (All relevant to your personal growth!)

 

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Yes, and we are excited to have you! Our May sessions will be conducted in a hybrid format, working in-person with students on campus and remotely with those studying off-campus. Throughout June and July, all sessions will be held remotely. The sessions scheduled above are in Eastern Daylight Time and you will have to attend these session times given your time zone. Here is a time zone converter.

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We will give first priority to students with summer opportunities funded through CCI, CCE, and the Innovation Hub. However, if you have an exciting summer opportunity and could benefit from MiddCORE(x), fill out an application and tell us more about your interest in joining us!

 

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Yes. All students will receive a $500 stipend at the end of our last summer session (all required sessions). Middlebury’s international students do not need special authorization to receive the MiddCORE(x) stipend because its purpose is to acknowledge participation in this skill-building program.

 

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Sessions will be run by MiddCORE mentors who are industry experts giving first-hand insight into leadership, innovation, and persuasive communication. The MiddCORE team (professors and staff) will facilitate the cohort discussions and reflections.

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We will be limiting this summer’s intake to 50 students to ensure the best mentor-to-student ratio and to foster engagement among students.

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Our goal is to deliver interactive programming that ensures connection and collaboration. We will plan to use a combination of the following: Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Canvas, Mural, Gathertown, and Google Workspace.

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All graduates of MiddCORE programming. In addition to Middlebury alums, this network spans several colleges and universities across the country, now working both nation-wide and abroad.

The alumni community is organized on LinkedIn, Midd2Midd, and Facebook.

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No, there is no course credit offered for MiddCORE(x)

MiddCORE
118 South Main Street
Middlebury, VT 05753

middcore@middlebury.edu
(802) 443-5672