By Peter DiPrinzio ’13
Arthur Mittnacht IV graduated in a tough jobs climate in 2009, but managed to land on his feet at the New York branch of the German finance firm, Commerzbank. After training in London, he now works in Corporate Solutions Sales. He recently returned to Middlebury on homecoming weekend to share his journey and discuss the possibilities for Midd Kids to work at Commerzbank.
Full interview after the jump.
By Dave Campbell ’09
Career Services recently held a panel discussion for graduating seniors about “Establishing Yourself as a Professional”. They asked me to share my perspective as a recent Middlebury grad. As I thought about the lessons I have learned and the best way to share them, I came up with a Top-10 List for Middlebury’s newest group of graduates.
Yes, the title is a bit of a doozy, but you will want to come to this.
This spring seminar is dedicated to helping Middlebury seniors aka Class of 2010 aka those who don’t have to go through the room draw/housing crisis aka those who will be entering the real world very very soon, understand and deal with transitioning to life after college.
Its goal is very simple: provide the seniors with the critical “financial literacy” tools needed to get professionally established.
Topics that will be covered include, though not limited to:
1. strategies for paying off student loans and other debts
2. leasing vs buying a car
3. managing your credit rating
4.401k and why you will care about it
5. insurance basics
6. international student help
7. tips on how to succeed at the office your first year on the job
Midd Alum Panelists:
Dilanthi Ranaweera ’09
Muchadei Zvoma ’07
Dave Campbell ’09
Dan Rosenfeld ’99
Dear Class of 2010,
What they never tell you about leaving Middlebury: when the bubble bursts, reality will hit you. It may not hit you hard, but it will hit you. It’s not pleasant, but it’s nothing to be afraid of. In fact, chances are, the better you are prepared, the less likely you will be negatively surprised. Here are some common difficulties which you may encounter.
By Andrea Rice
Anatomy of a Thank You Note
Keep 3 things in mind when you write your thank you note. It should be immediate, short, and specific.
PCA Megan Nesbeth sat down with several Midd seniors to talk about the progress they’ve been making in their plans for after graduation. Employed for next year or not, your peers have some good advice. So straight from your fellow seniors, remember…
1. Know the company or organization you’re applying to.
”Talk to as many people as you can. Talk to the Midd alums. Talk to the representatives. If you can, visit a classroom [or the company or organization that you’re applying to] to see what it’s like.
– Sarah Elkhayat