Leadership. Innovation. Strategic Thinking.

MiddCORE, a four-week, mentor-powered innovation experience for undergraduates and recent grads who desire to launch their education and passions into the world at large.

MiddCORE Summer Immersion

This program is open to students from all colleges. MiddCORE is based at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, California. The program is an intensive, hands-on collaborative learning experience.
Applications are now open.
Round 2 Applications due: February 16 (save $250). 

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MiddCORE Winter Immersion

This is open to Middlebury undergraduates only and is held at the Middlebury College campus in Middlebury, Vermont. Working more than 40 hours a week 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.

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Connect to a MiddCORE Alum

Still on the fence about MiddCORE? Want to talk to someone who has fully experienced the program? Click the link below to be connected to a MiddCORE alum who would be able to talk to you about their experience at MiddCORE and answer some of your questions.

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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.

MiddCORE graduates are prepared to be leaders on whatever life path they choose. In just four weeks of team-based hands-on learning, MiddCORE students gain a stronger sense of who they are and what they're capable of. The graduates report that they take the skills and experiences they gained at MiddCORE far into their lives.


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, Frog Design

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  • John Hedden has over 30 years of business leadership experience ranging from small business to Fortune 500 organizations. He has driven the development and implementation of successful business strategies, overseen numerous acquisitions and forged critical partnerships in a range of industries.

    John Hedden

    Managing Partner of BroadBranch Advisors

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  • Suzie Reider leads the North America business for Waze. She was hired as the CMO of YouTube in the summer of 2006. Over the past thirteen years with Google Suzie has been engaged in all things video and YouTube. She ran the YouTube sales organization for five years, launched the BrandLab and Google’s Brandcast, now in its 7th year.

    Suzie Reider

    Managing Director of Brand Solutions YouTube / Google

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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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