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Ideas for an Impactful Summer

With mandatory closures of many organizations, social distancing requirements, and “shelter in place” orders due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is unlikely that many interns will be able to complete their summer 2020 internships on-site as planned. The CCI team has come up with some ideas of what you can do if your summer plans have changed.

Want help with finding summer opportunities? CCI is here to help! You can schedule a video or phone chat with an advisor in Handshake or sign up for Quick Questions with one of our Peer Career Advisors.

Global Affairs Career Forum – virtual – on April 23

What does a career in international affairs really look like?
On April 23rd, the Women’s Foreign Policy Group and NYU are co-hosting our first virtual international affairs forum. The program will include an online panel discussion, followed by breakout sessions with international affairs professionals. Participants will have the chance to connect with mid- and senior-level experts to gain practical career advice and to ask their own questions about our mentors’ career paths and today’s global job market. 

Panel Discussion: Launching Your Career in International Affairs
The program will open with an online panel conversation with international affairs practitioners. You’ll hear how they got started and what advice they have for you as you launch your career.

Breakout Sessions: Virtual Mentoring Roundtables
Attendees will break out into smaller virtual roundtable conversations to give students and recent graduates the chance to ask more in-depth questions of our mentors.

April 23, 2020 | 4:00 to 5:30 PM EST
Space is limited. Advance registration is required.

Please direct any questions to or (202) 429-2692. Learn more about WFPG’s mentoring programs.

Breaking into Consulting Panel with upper-class students, hosted by MCG

Interested in a career in the world of consulting? Hear from current Middlebury upperclassmen who have secured internships and full-time jobs at top-tier consulting firms in strategy, management, and economic consulting at the annual Breaking into Consulting Panel hosted by Middlebury Consulting Group.

The panel will consist of a moderated session on the panelists’ experiences followed by an open Q&A session for participants.

Moderator: Olivia Reed ‘20 – Oliver Wyman


Alex Corda ‘20 – EY-Parthenon

Elisa Gan ‘20 – Analysis Group

Nolan Shapiro ‘21 – Kaiser Associates

Frances Vandermeer ‘20 – Accenture Federal

The program will be: Sunday, April 19th, at 1 pm ET via Zoom (link to be emailed prior to event).

Sign up here:

Zoom Security Update

Zoom Security Update slater@middleb… Wed, 04/08/2020 - 10:14 Chris Norris

Zoom has just released a new software update which adds a Security option to the Zoom meeting controls bar of the in-meeting experience. See below for a screenshot example. This new feature allows meeting hosts to easily manage the security of their Zoom meetings, including the ability to quickly lock a Zoom meeting, enable the waiting room feature, and a number of other helpful options to keep your Zoom meetings safe and secure.

Zoom toolbar with new security controls
(Credit: Zoom )

Security is very important to ITS and Middlebury. ITS continues to evaluate Zoom’s security posture and we have published an evolving list of guidelines and tips for safe use, as well as explanations of Zoom’s security options here:

Similarly, the FBI released guidance on March 30, 2020, which reflects that, with the appropriate security options enabled, Zoom can be used securely. ITS continues to monitor for updates to the FBI’s guidance on using Zoom and we will advise of any significant change to Middlebury’s use of Zoom.

Please familiarize yourself with how to use Zoom safely and securely, and should you have any questions about using Zoom at Middlebury, please reach out the ITS Helpdesk for guidance at

For Alumni For MiddPoints For Faculty For Staff For Students

Looking for a remote internship or experience this summer? Here are some tips to get you started.

Convert your current experience or create your own:

  • Already offered an in-person internship? Ask your employer if it can be converted into a remote experience. See article below on making the most of a remote internship.* 
  • Create your own by contacting an organization to ask if a posted internship can be done remotely or if the organization has projects (think research, writing, data analysis, social media, and more) you can work on from home in order to gain experience while helping them achieve their goals. 

Search databases and third-party providers for remote experiences:

  • Handshake: In the jobs tab, search internships and then use key word search “remote.” Use this article to get started:  How to get a job on Handshake (FAQ)
  • Idealist: Type “remote” in location tab to find hundreds of remote internships worldwide with organizations and nonprofits committed to making a difference.
  • Parker Dewey: Sign up for multiple paid micro-internships available across a variety of industries from entrepreneurs to large enterprises.  Create a free account and explore which opportunities seem most interesting to you based on assignment details, deadlines, and pay.  
  • CEA Virtual Internships Abroad: Engage in supervised international work experience and build global career readiness competencies, all while staying at home. (Deadline April 15; $450 placement fee but may be able be able to extend deadline and/or waive additional $95 application fee.)
  • Virtual Internships: Work for companies across the country or globe supporting projects ranging from social media support to full business projects, website design, market reports, financial assessments, and more. 

Articles on the benefits and how to navigate Remote Experiences:

CCI’s Remote Internship Guide

*6 Ways to Make the Most of a Remote Internship

Virtual Quick Questions Now Available Monday-Friday!

Thanks to our amazing Peer Career Advisors who are juggling remote learning and remote work, we are now offering virtual Quick Questions!

QQ hours are available Monday-Friday in Handshake. Please view the Events Calendar in Handshake for specific hours and details on how to sign up. 

SENIORS – Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for Jobs/Internships in Communications

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.

Next week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments. Please let me know if you would like to attend one or both. I will add your appointment in handshake.

Wednesday, April 15 from 3pm – 4pm EST –Career Path: Advertising, Marketing and PR

Friday, April 17 from 3pm – 4pm EST — Career Path: Journalism and Publishing

These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.