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.

NEW Internship Opportunities Reserved for only Midd students

We recently posted new internship opportunities reserved for only Middlebury College students in Handshake.

Click here to review the list and the deadline dates. If you have any issues reviewing the list, click on jobs, click on filters, scroll down to Labeled by Your School, choose cci sponsored and reserved for midd from the drop down menu, and click See Jobs.

Please keep in mind you could apply to the CCI for funding an unpaid internship opportunity. Click here to learn more about funding an unpaid internship.

Television Academy Foundation internship- Deadline date Thursday, January 24

The Television Academy Foundation’s Internship Program provides 50 internships in a wide variety of categories to college students nationwide. The program gives both undergraduate and graduate students in-depth exposure to professional television production during an eight-week, paid summer period in Los Angeles. Click here to learn more about this great opportunity!

Using a Foreign Language in Your Post-Midd Career – Thursday, January 17

Are you interested in using your foreign language skills in your career?  Hear ideas and opportunities on how to use your language ability to maximize your potential and stand out from the competition — from finding the right prospect, to nailing the interview to making the most of your language skills as an employee.

The talk will be given by Brian Burke, Midd ’97, who majored in Chinese at Middlebury and is currently a partner at Shearman & Sterling, an international law firm.

Date: Thursday, January 17

Time: 12:45pm-1:45pm

Location: CCI (Adirondack House)

Click here to RSVP! (Lunch will be served)

2019 Marketing and Advertising Education (MADE) Internship- January 18, 2019 Deadline date

Job Description

The MADE (Marketing and Advertising Education) internship is a leadership development program for students interested in becoming the future leaders of the marketing and advertising industry. Founded by the ANA Educational Foundation, the MADE internship places you in a summer intern program at one of more than 50 marketing, advertising, or media companies, with participants including MasterCard, IBM, Sephora, McCann, mcgarrybowen, and Ogilvy. Positioned as the “common app” for summer internships, this paid program is designed to provide students with the skills, the mentors, and the training that will help you thrive in the industry.

Application deadline: January 18, 2019

Who Can Apply

Due to company demand, we are only looking for current juniors and seniors. If you’re not yet into your junior year, we’ll see you soon! For students who already have graduated from college, we unfortunately won’t be able to consider your candidacy.

Matching Process Overview

Currently, we have more than 50 companies signed up to hold a slot for the MADE program. Given that we do not know the exact hiring needs of every company, we have a greater pool of candidates who we are sharing with host companies than we have slots. See below for the process we are using to match students with host companies:

  • Based on student interest and the MADE committee assessment, we have shared the candidate’s entire file (e.g., resume, recommendation, digital interview, online assessment score) with that host company
  • That host company then selects the two candidates who they want exclusivity to continue the conversation. That exclusivity lasts for one week, and after that time expires, other companies can consider that candidate.
  • The host company then sets up a further discussion with that candidate. Some companies will want you to meet the hiring manager. Others might just accept you outright. Every company is different so we are trying to gather as much information as possible and communicate that to you.

A Few Things To Consider

  • Matching process is slow – we are talking to all of our host companies during the month of February. We have stressed urgency but often the matching process is slow (e.g., scheduling conflicts, committee review of candidates, delay in getting back to us). We have created mechanisms to drive greater urgency but can only move as fast as the hiring companies.
  • A match is not guaranteed – we unfortunately cannot guarantee a placement for you during this process. Please treat every opportunity as an interview so that you can make the best possible placement.
  • Competition for just one slot – the company will often be interviewing two candidates from the MADE pool for one slot. Please make sure you are prepared for that conversation.
  • Insight into the MADE host company – we will try to prepare you as much as possible for that conversation with the MADE host company (e.g., what they are looking for, what the candidate process looks like). We want you to succeed.
  • More companies added to the MADE mix – our goal is to enable placement for many of you as possible. We are adding more companies to the MADE host pool every week based on our conversations.

Our Expectations Of You

  • Please just communicate with us if a company is of interest. We expect you to get back to us within two business days. If we do not hear from you, we will then assume you are not interested in that opportunity (and also the MADE program in general).

Please do let us know if you have other offers. We can give you a realistic sense of where you stand in the process based on our conversations.

Click here to apply through handshake.

Check out these great upcoming events happening on campus this week!

Sonia Shechet Epstein ’09, specializes in the intersection of science and cinema. At the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria, New York, she runs the Sloan Science & Film initiative which is comprised of a website publishing writing about film from a scientific angle, commissioning scientists on film, and producing educational materials. Also at the Museum, Sonia curates an ongoing film series that brings scientists and filmmakers together for conversation following screenings of rarely seen films.
In her presentation, Sonia will use film clips to illustrate a fascinating talk about the history of documentary science films from the invention of the moving image to the present, and will provide a critical framework to think about what makes a good science film.

Website: Sloan Science & Film (
Sponsored by the Neuroscience Program and Film and Media Culture


WHEN Wednesday, November 28, 2018, 12:30 – 1:30pm
WHERE McCardell Bicentennial Hall 216
  (Lunch provided at 12:15pm)


Works of hand drawn animations from Studio Art courses ART 185 and ART 200 will be screened along with a concert performance by Raumshiff Engelmayer.
Raumschiff EngelMayer is a multifaceted musician who will be working along with the students finalizing their drawing animations. The resulting animations will be a part of his live concert.

WHEN Thursday, November 29, 2018, 7 – 9pm
WHERE Twilight Auditorium 101