Presented by the Center for Careers and Internships and co-sponsored by the International and Global Studies department, this Field Guide brings alumni back to campus in-person and virtually to share knowledge and experience related to their post-Middlebury careers and professional lives. Learn more about the alumni here.
Join us for the panel discussion Thursday, November 11 at 5:00 p.m. to hear how our panel of alumni went from campus to career.
You can also sign up for one-on-one conversations with alums on Friday morning.
Thursday, November 11, 2021
Career Panel, 5:00 p.m.
Sign up in Handshake.
Conor Maxwell ‘17
Editor at Large at Georgetown Journal of International Affairs
Connect with Conor on Midd2Midd.
Conor has lived in Washington, DC since graduating from Middlebury College, working at think tanks and an international democracy and development nonprofit since 2017. In the past several years, Conor has worked on geopolitical research for the Center for Strategic and International Studies and implemented inclusive civil society and political party programs throughout South Asia. Conor is currently pursuing his Master of Science in Foreign Service at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service, where he is also the Editor at Large for the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.
Hannah Stonebraker ‘13
Manager, Strategy, Research & Evaluation at The Impact Architects
Schedule a one-on-one meeting with Hannah in Handshake.
Hannah works at the Impact Architects, a small strategic research firm specializing in impact measurement for journalism organizations and funders of journalism organizations. She received her MBA from the Yale School of Management in 2019, where she focused on digital news media. She previously worked at the International Women’s Media Foundation in Washington, DC, where she provided programs and grants for women journalists covering underreported narratives worldwide. Hannah is passionate about equity, inclusion, and diversity in journalism. Originally from Chicago, IL, Hannah holds a Bachelors in International and Global Studies, with a focus in Political Science, African Studies, and French from Middlebury College.
Hannah has lived in the United States, Ghana, Madagascar, and Israel, and is currently based in San Francisco.
Now in its 37th year, the IRTS Multicultural Career Workshop has earned the reputation of being one of the best ways for BIPOC students and recent grads to get a jump start in their media careers, all while interfacing with top media companies for insights & open opportunities.
You will leave our conference with a greater understanding of the media business, career paths you might not know exist, tangible next-steps, and an even stronger sense of why the industry needs your talent and perspective more than ever. No cost to attend the workshop!
Click here to learn more about this great conference and to apply!
- Winter 2022 PR Intern (Remote) – Deadline date: Friday, November 12
- Winter Term 2022 Innovation Hub Winter Term Internship for Credit – Deadline date: Friday, November 12
- Winter Term 2022 Bilingual Patient Services Intern – Deadline date: Friday, November 12
- Winter Term 2022 Arts Administrative Internship 2021 – Deadline date: Monday, November 15
- Winter Term 2022 – Financial Wellness Program Research Assistant Intern (remote) – Monday, November 15
Click the below button to schedule an advising appointment in person on Monday or Wednesday in the Mahaney Arts Center. Choose Quick Questions for Arts, Media and Communications from the options listed under the appointment type.
In addition, I will continue to offer appointments via zoom. Choose Arts, Media and Communications from the options listed under the appointment type.
Please join Midd Vets Give Back (MVGB) on Thursday, November 11 at 3:00 PM for a Virtual Veterans Day Gathering, Recognizing and Honoring Military Service. This will be a moderated panel discussion followed by a period for audience questions and comments. All are welcome.
Mindful of Middlebury’s mission to prepare students ‘to address the world’s most challenging problems,’ Midd Vets Give Back will host a 90-minute zoom event on Veterans Day, November 11th, starting at 3:00 pm Eastern. Entitled “A Conversation About National Service,” the discussion will be moderated by Kate Bailey French ’93, and include six panelists serving – or having served – in military and civilian capacities over the past 15 years. The conversation will recognize Middlebury veterans while encouraging students and alumni to explore careers in national service, including military and national security. Whether climate change or other domestic and/or global issues, Middlebury alumni can and do make a difference – and this event will focus on cross-generational ideas and thinking that shape steps taken to serve our nation’s interests.
Introduction: Mike Heaney ’64
Welcome: Lt. Alec Wilson ’21
Moderator: Kate Bailey French ’93
- Lt. Stephen Bissainthe ’18
- Captain Callie Bullion ’14
- Chris Harnisch ’06
- Cadet Liam Hoagland ’22
- Conor Simons ’16
- Major Conor Stewart ’09
STEP THREE: Consider taking on a short-term resume building assignment.
The third tip for National Career Development Month is to consider taking on a short-term resume building assignment.
These assignments help you to stretch developmentally by placing you with a new challenge in order to learn and grow. You can find these sorts of assignments in Midd Gigs.
Midd Gigs projects enable Middlebury students and recent graduates to develop and demonstrate their skillsets, explore career paths, and build their networks. They also give alumni and parents access to the talented network of Middlebury undergrads and newly minted graduates.
STEP FOUR: Try online courses to build upon your current skills and learn new ones.
The fourth step is to try online courses to build upon your current skills and learn new ones. You can find online classes on websites such as Coursera, Udemy, Alison, or LinkedIn. Did you know that Middlebury offers free LinkedIn Learning accounts to students?
Their mission is to provide the highest quality culturally based foreign language education, training, and evaluation to enhance the national security of the United States. As an Associate of Arts Degree and certificate granting Institution, DLIFLC is wholly committed to student service member success.
Date: Wednesday, November 3
Time: 4:30pm – 5:30pm
Location: Twilight 201
Click here to register for this event!
Click here to sign up to meet with a recruiter 1:1!
- Winter Term 2022 Arts Administrative Internship 2021 – Deadline date: November 5
- Winter Term 2022 Library Creative Marketing Internship – Deadline date: November 5
- Winter Term 2022 Digital Marketing Associate and Copy Editor (remote) – Deadline date: November 5
- Winter Term 2022 – Financial Wellness Program Research Assistant Intern (remote) (Arts Internship – The Actors Fund)
- Costume Shop Winter Term 2022 Internship – Deadline date: November 7
Have you been thinking about what to do this summer? It is not too early to start planning your summer internship! Learn strategies for finding or creating the best summer internship for you.
At this session, we will:
• Give you examples of past internships Midd students have done.
• Highlight top resources to use in the search process.
• Discuss strategies for creating your own experience.
• Provide an overview of CCI’s GRANT FUNDING available for unpaid internships.
• Help you with the process of narrowing down fields in which to pursue your internship.
We look forward to seeing you and answering all of your questions!
Sponsored by the Center for Careers and Internships.
RSVP on Handshake now!
Do you know what professional development resources you can engage with this month (well…any time, but especially this month)?
Drop in with our Peer Career Advisors (PCAs) to plan what’s next!
- Explore your career options – go/CareerToolkit
- Create/Update your resume and cover letter – go/ResumeGuide
- Discover different majors and careers – go/MajorGuides
- Prepare for interviews – go/Interviews
- Build your network – go/BuildYourNetwork
- Learn job and internship search strategies with our Peer Career Advisors – go/PCAs
You can schedule an appointment with one of our advisors online through Handshake, or drop in during our PCA Quick Questions (no appointment needed!)
>>Steps One and Two to develop your career during COVID-19<<
STEP ONE: Spend time reflecting on your personality and skills and identify how you’d like to grow. Then focus on that goal.
The first step toward career development is figuring out what you’re working with and working toward. Spending time reflecting on your personality, skills, interests, and values can not only help you think about what your future might hold but also help you figure out how to get the most out of your time at Middlebury.
It is important to make informed choices based on who you are, what you value, and what you can offer to the world. Take some time to consider where you want to go in your career. What is your next step?
Once you’ve clarified your goals, figure out what skills you’ll need to develop or strengthen, what types of experience you need to gain, and what connections will be helpful to cultivate before you make your next move. Keep these skills in mind as you come up with a plan to develop your career. And stay focused.
STEP TWO: Career exploration is a process. You do not need to have all the answers, but we do ask you to embrace exploration, risk taking, and discovery. We invite you to schedule a meeting with a career advisor to discuss options.
The second step is to remind yourself that career exploration is a process. While some students know what they want to do after graduation, the majority of Middlebury students spend time and get lots of help along the way as they consider and discover their career options.
The CCI welcomes you in this journey of exploration and invites you to schedule an appointment in Handshake for an exploratory conversation with one of our career advisors. You can also begin the exploration process with our Career Exploration Guide (link below).