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Nine Killer Halloween-Inspired Careers…Because Its Halloween After All

“When you’re a kid, you’re constantly being asked the question, “If you could be anything in the world, what would you be??” As you become an adult, you get asked less and less (And since it can be a stressful question, that’s usually a good thing!)” Unless, of course, you’re home for Thanksgiving break and your relatives bombard you with the usual line of questioning about how your ‘major’ will equal a career…in what, you think?!  So Roadtrip Nation took to the road and gathered some intel about what gets us excited about Halloween, but more importantly, how your interests in everyday events can actually translate into bigger motivations like a career!

So go ahead and scroll through their list, choose the costume option that sounds most like your approach to Halloween, and they’ll show you some “wickedly great careers” you might want to explore. Whether you’re the type of person who spends weeks thinking up a costume, or the type that actually sews one (as opposed to thrift-store shopping), or puts endless hours into decorating your room or house with spooky stuff, here is a fun exercise to think creatively about the job you didn’t even know existed!

As for me, I am all about the candy, KitKats and Reece’s Peanut Butter Cups–which I have been swiping from my 3 kids’ trick o’ treat stashes for years!!


Featured Consulting Opportunities

Compass Lexicon

One of the world’s leading economic consulting firms, Compass Lexecon provides law firms, corporations and government clients with clear analysis of complex issues

They are holding an information session about summer 2018 internships on Wednesday, November 8 at 5:30.  Sign up on Handshake here.


The greatest ideas in the world will die on the vine if not properly implemented. At BTS, we turn our clients’ ideas and strategies into results. We do this by designing customized assessment and development experiences that drive innovation, alignment, and performance.

They have a job posting in Handshake here, with deadline of Nov 10, AND are coming to campus for an info session on Wed Nov 15 before on-campus interviews on the 16th.

Kaiser Associates

Check out the internship here.  Summer Associate Consultants typically work on one to two engagements throughout their internship, offering an opportunity to experience the diversity of Kaiser’s work across vertical (industry) and horizontal (skill-related) practice areas. Throughout the summer you’ll be supported by an exceptional group of peers and leaders as you take on significant challenges and develop the highest quality recommendations and solutions for our clients.


Infrastructure Consultant offered by an alum!  Check out the job here.  We are recruiting highly motivated self-starters with an interest in infrastructure to join a dynamic multidisciplinary team in our specialty group Advisory Services. We seek problem solvers who combine strong written and verbal communications skills and the ability to develop innovative solutions independently and master new concepts quickly to deliver high quality work.  The successful candidate will be part of a team working on national and international engagements. You will work mainly on engagements to advise public sector clients on the funding, finance, and delivery of major capital projects and a variety of related infrastructure management and policy issues.

McChrystal Group

Check out the internship here.  The McChrystal Group summer internship program is a focused developmental experience for aspiring leaders with unparalleled exposure to complex challenges facing senior executives and their organizations.  During this paid 10-week program, interns at McChrystal Group will have the opportunity to function as a full-time contributor to our team by directly supporting project teams and functional lines of effort to align leadership, prioritize goals, and increase the speed and effectiveness of decision-making for our clients. Interns will work on client sites around the country and McChrystal Group headquarters in Alexandria, VA.

Middlebury to Silicon Valley: Tales of a Liberal Arts Background in Tech

Have you considered a career in technology, at a startup or just curious about what it’s like to work for a company like Tesla after graduating from Middlebury? Come hear Joe Powers ’06 talk about his experiences in Silicon Valley and engage in a Q&A on the value of liberal arts degrees in an increasingly technology-oriented world.

Joe Powers ’06 later graduated from Tuck School of Business in ’14 and had a career focus on Environmental Tech. He has worked in business development and operations as well as sales. Joe is also in the process of founding a new startup! He will be a great resource for students interested in tech and startups and has worked for:

  • Tesla electric vehicles and clean energy systems (Sales/Marketing/Retail Development)
  • Clean Marine Energy liquid natural gas for shipping(Business Development)
  • Zoox electric autonomous mobility(Operations)
  • Ripso early stage closed-loop apparel startup (Founder) – Present

Thursday, November 9th at 12:30 in the Adirondack House Library.

Pizza will be provided!

RSVP in Handshake.

Intrexon Corporation Info Session TONIGHT!

Intrexon Corporation is an innovative biotechnology company working within the growing field of synthetic biology. They believe that advancements in science can be applied to solve major global challenges across human health, energy, environmental solutions, food / agriculture, and consumer products.

Intrexon is seeking current juniors and sophomores to join them for the summer of 2018 in either  the finance/corporate development or research & development (R&D) teams.

They encourage any Middlebury students interested in finance/business or research/scientific opportunities in the biotechnology industry to join them TONIGHT (October 25th) to learn more! 

There is a Middlebury Alumni currently working at Intrexon and one of our current students interned there last summer.

Check out the internship posting in Handshake now!

Wednesday, October 25 at 7:00 pm in the CCI Library (ADK House)

Sign up here to let us know you’re coming, or just show up!

Vermont Employer Highlight: SunCommon

SunCommon® believes that everyone has the right to a healthy environment and brighter future – and renewable energy is where it starts.

Energy from the sun can power our lives and build vibrant communities. SunCommon’s mission is to tear down barriers to clean energy and use their business as a force for good.

Save Money. Go Solar.

“We are succeeding by celebrating creativity, cross-functional collaboration, high energy, hard work, good play, deep networking and acknowledging that we’ll each make mistakes and learn from them. We know success. We know fun. Come do both with us.”

Their open positions are listed on their website. To apply to their Vermont clean energy jobs, prepare your resume and cover letter (both in PDF format) describing what interests you about the position, why you believe you’d succeed at it, and one of your greatest accomplishments. Please do include a cover letter – it helps them get to know you!

Teaching Alumni Panel on Thursday

The Education Studies Program presents “A Panel of Alumni Teachers: What’s it like to make the move from Middlebury to your own classroom?” Join Middlebury alumni Clifford Alexander ’15, Missan DeSouza ’14, Tim Garcia ’14, Megan LaCasse Mercier ’14, and Emily Owens ’08 as they address your questions on Thursday, October 26 at 7:30pm in Twilight Auditorium.

UNH offers M.Ed. Opportunity for STEM Undergrads

During December, UNH TRRE is hosting virtual information sessions every Tuesday at 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm.

Teacher Residency for Rural Education (TRRE) is a grant-funded program from the U.S. Department of Education which prepares teachers to work in rural, high-need NH schools. TRRE offers an opportunity for individuals to earn a master’s degree in education from UNH and an initial NH teacher certification in elementary or secondary, math or science. Accepted residents participate in a summer institute, a community internship, and a year-long residency at a partnership school in rural NH.

Teaching residents are provided with a $28,000 living stipend, new laptop computer, and 50% tuition discount during the 15-month program. In return, residents commit to working in a rural, high- needs NH school for three years upon graduation, during which time they benefit from two years of mentoring and induction support.

Interested? Learn more online.