Author Archives: Alicia Gomez

About Alicia Gomez

Hi! Come see me if you want to discuss career options in the Arts, Media, and Communications. I encourage students to reflect on their various interests and strengths when starting to explore possible career paths. I am available to chat about industry trends and practical skills while also sharing my own professional experiences, lessons learned, and insights.

Alumni on Campus this Week!

Dance alumni will be on campus this week to share their paths and professional lives with students to help them think broadly about their major. These alums are multidimensional. In addition to being amazing performers, they are also activists, singers, strategists, visual artists, arts administrators, educators, sculptors, producers, songwriters, and more.

Click here to learn more about our participating alumni!

 This event is part of the Dance Department’s Alumni Takeover Week!

What did they do at Middlebury and what are they doing now? Find out at these events!

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Alumni Panel 4:30 p.m. – MCA Room 110
Reception, 6:00 p.m.  – MCA Lobby

Friday, November 17, 2017

Alumni Chats (Talk one-on one), 10:00- NOON – Rehearsals Café

Featured Opportunities in Handshake

There are several exciting internship and job opportunities in Handshake. Below you’ll find a few I thought were interesting and worth exploring.

Oratory Now Intern at Middlebury College

Communications and Digital Coordinator- Toxics Action Center

Entry Level Marketing and Events Specialist – Workbridge Associates

How To Jumpstart Your Online Profile With A Podcast

Forbes contributor Paul Armstrong provides a few tips on how to get started in podcasting. Click here to read the article.

In addition, provides video tutorials on podcasting. All Middlebury students have access to these video courses. Click here to get started with

I would recommend the two below beginner courses to get started. They also offer advanced courses.

Marketing, Advertising, and Public Relations Alumni Lunch Panel Friday, Nov 10th @12:30pm (Coltrane)

Alumni panelists will talk about the trends shaping the communications industry, its greatest challenges, the similarities and differences in these segments for those beginning their careers, and what they mean for future roles in this field.

  • Patrick O’Donoghue ’85, Director of Business Affairs, Weiden + Kennedy NY
  • Meghan Barstow ’94, Executive Vice PresidentEmployee Engagement, Edelman
  • Peter McSherry ’06, Vice President, Analytic Consulting Group, Epsilon

Click here to sign up for the Lunch Panel!

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Content Creation: Roles and Skills Workshop, Friday, 11/10 @ 1:40pm (Coltrane)

Patrick O’Donoghue ‘85 will discuss the process through which strategies are translated into advertising and marketing campaign content, what the different roles are in content creation, and skills that interested students should be developing to best position them for entry-level opportunities. Click here to sign up for the event!

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Public Relations: Roles and Skills Friday, 11/10 @ 2:35pm (Coltrane)

Meghan Barstow ‘94 will discuss the Public Relations career landscape, including the different types of roles, skills/experiences that are required and case studies providing a glimpse of the day in the life of communications careers. Click here to sign up for the event!

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Digital Analytics in Marketing Workshop, Friday, 11/10 @ 3:30pm (Coltrane)

Peter McSherry ’06 (Economics) will speak to what digital analytics is and how it is used in the industry today as well as the big trends moving forward (e.g. Big Data, Personalization, and the internet of things). Pete will highlight some of the work he is doing at Epsilon and will also speak to the marketing landscape for the various jobs you can take in this space. Students attending will gain a good understanding of the skill sets that help when first starting in the industry. Click here to sign up for the event!

For full list of events visit go/upnext!