MiddView Trips Engage in Vermont Communities

As a culminating orientation week experience, Middlebury College sends its first year students off campus with various MiddView trips. These three day excursions allow students explore Vermont, wilderness, and/or community engagement. The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) advises the eight community engagement trips, supporting new students to learn more about pressing social issues in the Vermont community. This year, based on student interest, the CCE addressed six central themes across the trips: Access to Affordable Housing, Animal Advocacy and Rehabilitation, Bridging the Health Gap, Exploring Education in Rural Communities, Immigration and Vermont’s Diverse Communities, Working Together to Effect Change. Sixteen student leaders with experience in these areas led the trips, after two weeks of hard work in training and preparation.


One of the Animal Advocacy and Rehabilitation trips, led by Tyler DeStrong ’22 and Noelle Ruschil ’22, learned and served at Homeward Bound, Addison County’s Humane Society.

By the end of the weekend, students worked with forty six Vermont organizations. Each group partnered with Vermont community organizations that embodied the theme of their trip. The Access to Affordable Housing group worked with organizations like the Charter House Coalition and Addison County Habitat for Humanity, while the Immigration and Vermont’s Diverse Communities trip worked with Migrant Justice and the Open Door Clinic. Some other partnering organizations included Homeward Bound, North Branch Nature Center, Adison Central Teens, and Bixby Memorial Free Library.

Middlebury first year students had a chance to not only get to foster new connections with their peers, they also got to start engaging with new communities. Alex Dobin ’22, a Juntos Board member who supported an information panel with the Immigration and Vermont’s Diverse communities trip, shared, “It was awesome to meet first years who dedicated their first few days at Middlebury to thinking about immigration and social justice, and to engaging with the Addison County community.” In my experience as a student (Alondra Carmona, ’21), I value MiddView trips because as the academic year progresses and things get busy, it becomes harder to initiate engagement with the community outside of Middlebury College. As participants return to campus and classes get started, students take with them a fun and meaningful introductory experience that is shared among their new classmates.

Middlebury’s community partners, College, and CCE welcomes the class of 2023 and hopes to hear amazing stories from our future leaders!

FFW: Student Innovation Trek to Silicon Valley Panel

Several of the student participants in the Silicon Valley Innovation Trek will discuss their experiences on this fully-funded CCI-led trip to explore careers involving innovation.

After this week-long Student Trek where they were immersed in daily job shadowing experiences, employer site visits, small group career path reflection dinners, and an Innovation Summit networking reception, our 10 Middlebury undergraduates returned to campus for the start of the spring semester with a better understanding of how to pursue career paths involving innovation in organizations ranging in size from start-ups to Fortune 100 companies.

Student Treks are unique “living and learning” cohort experiences designed over academic breaks, engaging students with multiple alumni and organizations in major cities to explore specific career fields of interest. Learn more about Student Treks on the CCI website.

For a full list of CCI’s Fall Family Weekend events: go/cciffw.

PPIA Junior Summer Institute–Apps Due Nov 1

The PPIA Junior Summer Institute (JSI) Fellowship Program is a fully-funded,  rigorous academic graduate level preparation program for undergraduate juniors committed to public service careers. The program seeks to address the lack of diversity across the spectrum of professional public service, including government, nonprofits, public policy institutions, and international organizations. The purpose of the JSI Fellowship […]

Critical Language Scholarship Application Due Nov 19!

 The 2020 Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program application is now open!  This is a fully-funded summer study abroad program to learn a critical foreign language. The application is now live and available online at:  https://www.clscholarship.org/apply Applications are due Tuesday, November 19, 2019 by 8:00pm EST. All class years are eligible to apply; you must be a US […]

Winter Term Internship Info Session on Tuesday, 9/24 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

Each Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.

Internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining high-level exposure to work tied to your academic and/or professional interests.

On Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Term Internships in Hillcrest 103.

The information session will cover the steps needed to:

  • find a winter term internship,
  • earn internship credit,
  • secure funding support from the CCI.

RSVP in Handshake if you plan on attending.

Questions?

AFC, Cultural Orgs, and CCI will discuss all the Great Resources the Center for Careers and Internships offers students. Please join us! Sign up in Handshake!

Click here to register in Handshake!

1-Day Student Technology Trek to Boston – Open to ALL MAJORS!

Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st

You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:

  • engineering
  • product management
  • advertising, marketing
  • and new ventures

You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening. 

This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!

Learn more and apply in Handshake.