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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.

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 agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.

Alumni in Arts, Media and Communications

We’ve been fortunate that many Midd alums have come back to campus to share their knowledge and insight with students regarding various industries when participating in CCI programs.

Click on the program links below to refresh your memory. We’ve also included their bios.

Athletics Field Guide

Film and Media Culture

English and American Literatures


History of Art and Architecture


Click here for the complete list of past Field Guide programs!

In addition, alumni participated in programs regarding Careers in Data Analytics, Communications, Media and More! Click here to review the complete list over the last few years.

If you would like to contact these alums and others, please log into Midd2Midd to connect. If you can’t find them on Midd2Midd, please connect with them via LinkedIn.

If you would like some tips on Networking, click here for our guide. If you would like tips on Informational Interviewing, click here for our interview guide. If you have any questions, please schedule an appointment with me in handshake. I’m here to help!

HubSpot Webinar Event – Tuesday, April 14

HubSpot helps millions of organizations grow better, and we’d love to grow better with you. Our business builds the software and systems that power the world’s small to medium-sized businesses. Our company culture builds connections, careers, and employee growth. How? By creating a workplace that values flexibility, autonomy, and transparency. If that sounds like something you’d like to be part of, we’d love to hear from you.

HubSpot was founded in 2006. We’re headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and we have offices in Dublin (Ireland), Sydney (Australia), Portsmouth, New Hampshire, Singapore, Tokyo (Japan), Berlin (Germany), Paris (France), and Bogotá (Colombia). Click here for the various job opportunities currently posted in handshake.

HubSpot Webinar Event: Grow Your Sales Career After BDR

Join a panel of our sales recruiters at HubSpot to learn more about our sales organization and roles you can explore, especially after starting at HubSpot as either an Inbound Success Coach or a Business Development Representative (BDR) – and learn what your next career move can look like. From this webinar, you’ll be able to: – Learn more about the HubSpot sales organization. – Identify what we look for from top performing BDRs and Account Executives. – Understand the career path in sales at HubSpot and learn more about our Direct and Channel sales teams. Register now using the link above and receive your Zoom link to join our virtual conversation. Unable to make it? Please still register and you’ll be on the list to receive the recording once it is available.

Date: Tuesday, April 14

Time: 5:30pm – 6:30pm EDT

Click here to RSVP in Handshake!

*In addition, we have at least three alums that work at HubSpot. You could connect with them via Midd2Midd!

HBS Online CORe – Important Update!

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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought new challenges including a rapidly shrinking job/internship market in addition to the abrupt shift to online learning. In an effort to do something to help during this challenging time, HBS Online is offering all Middlebury College students the opportunity to take May or June CORe for $450 (80% discount), regardless of financial need.

About CORe (Credential of Readiness)

Perhaps you’re looking to advance your career prospects or considering an MBA but don’t feel prepared. Maybe you want to run a nonprofit, lead an organization, or work in business after graduation. You might simply find business discussions as indecipherable as a foreign language. If this is you, the Credential of Readiness (CORe) program will help prepare you for your next chapter. CORe is a rigorous online program designed to help you achieve fluency in the language of business. You will develop deep-seated problem solving skills and the confidence to contribute to business discussions and decision making.

  • Market-recognized online credential program developed by Harvard Business School faculty
  • Three-course program covering Business Analytics, Economics for Managers, and Financial Accounting
  • Highly interactive, case-based, and social learning platform
  • ~150 hours of learning delivered over 10-12 weeks
  • Culminates with a 3-hour comprehensive final exam
  • View the CORe brochure.

Program Dates

May 19th (apply by May 11th), 10 weeks

June 23rd (apply by June 15th), 10 weeks

How to Enroll

Interested students should contact Ursula Olender via email to request a coupon code. Students will need to enroll through the HBS website, using the coupon code provided and their @middlebury.edu email address – https://online.hbs.edu.

Important Notes

  • Any student who has already enrolled in May or June CORe, who did not receive a high need scholarship, will be refunded by April 10 and invited to apply again with the promotional code.
  • This discount is only available for the May and June 2020 cohorts of HBS Online’s CORe program. The discount does not apply to the individual CORe courses, but HBS’s normal scholarship program is still available for those courses.
  • This discount does not apply to the May for-credit version of CORe offered through Harvard Extension School. Keep in mind that Middlebury currently does not accept summer credit from HBS or Harvard Extension.
  • There is no additional discounting available for high need students – all students are being offered the opportunity to take the program at our high need price.
  • Given concerns over COVID-19, all Pearson VUE testing centers are currently closed. Starting with the April CORe program, we are moving to a virtual final exam. It is likely that this will be used for participants of May and June CORe if the testing centers remain closed.
  • There will be space in the program for any student who wants to participate. We divide large groups into separate cohorts on the platform so that each group has the optimal amount of peer-to-peer support and engagement.

Students for whom the $450 fee would present a hardship should contact Ursula Olender.