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MiddCORE Summer Intern Lab applications are due 4/1 – don’t miss the deadline!

What our Alumni are saying about MiddCORE Summer Intern Lab

For two hours a week in June-July, join 30+ mentors from the MiddCORE community to build critical skills for professional success. Each Tuesday night, you will be joined by young alumni and distinguished MiddCORE Mentors to dive into interactive skill-building sessions and gain real-world insights. Each week is designed to build on the next. Realize your potential this summer and deepen your connections within the Middlebury community.

MiddCORE Summer Intern Lab is designed to complement your summer experience, from anywhere!

As recognition for completing the MiddCORE Summer Intern Lab, you will receive a $250 professional development award for attending all sessions.

Invest in yourself this summer 

Apply Now! Applications Due April 1

UpNext: Careers in Climate Solutions coming March 30-31. If you are interested in a career in climate solutions, don’t miss this chance to meet Midd alumni working in the field!

Climate Change touches everything, but it can be hard to know how to match your interests, skills, and passions up as you consider your career.

This two-day UpNext: Climate Careers program seeks to demystify the many existing and developing climate careers and sectors. The event is open to all students in all majors.

Through this panel discussion and networking reception (as well as small group discussions on Friday, March 31st), students will get an insider’s understanding of the opportunities, available career paths, and roles and skills necessary to enter future jobs and internships.

Panelists will talk about current and emerging trends shaping opportunities to work on climate change and their implications. Students also get a first-hand look into the personal career paths of participating alumni.

Cohosted by Center for Careers and Internships and Climate Action Capacity Project (CACP)

This event features:

  • Alumni Panel – Thursday, March 30th at 4:30 pm in Wilson Hall/McCullough Student Center.
  • Networking Reception – Thursday, March 30th in Wilson Hall after the Alumni Panel. Stick around to enjoy light snacks and networking with alumni, faculty, and fellow students.
  • Small Group Career Conversations 10:00 am-12:00 pm – Experienced alumni professionals currently employed by a variety of organizations and firms all relating to climate solutions will host multiple breakout sessions designed to set you up for success as you explore career possibilities, apply for positions, interview, and begin your own career tackling the solutions towards one of society’s largest global problems. Each workshop is 1 hour; stay as long as you can or visit another sector and expand your knowledge base.

Learn more about the Alumni guests.

Explore Technology, and Data Science with CCI Director of Employer and Professional Network Development, Jeff Sawyer

Curious about a career in technology or data science? Then you are in the right place!

Meet Jeff Sawyer, Director, Employer and Professional Network Development at CCI.

Here are 5 quick ways to get started towards a career in technology and data science:

  1. Need help with your resume and/or cover letter? We recommend you come to Quick Question hours with our Peer Career Advisors.
  2. Want to schedule an advising appointment with Jeff? You can schedule via Handshake.
  3. Sign up to receive Jeff’s weekly newsletter. Learn about coming events, alumni guests, and top jobs in the weekly newsletter curated by Jeff. Sign up for the newsletter online.
  4. Learn about top resources for this career path. Review some of the best information we think is available to help you learn about this career path.
  5. Connect with alumni working in this career path via Midd2Midd. Peruse Midd2Midd to find alumni working in your field of interest. Grow your network. Start conversations now that can grow through the year.

Work in Vermont. Lose Some of Your Student Loans.

The State of Vermont, in collaboration with the University of Vermont and the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC), is offering a $5000 loan repayment program to incentivize and retain new graduates from Vermont colleges and universities. Any graduate during the spring 2023 academic year with a Bachelor of Science and/or Bachelor of Arts can apply. Recipients will be selected on a first-come, first-served basis based on regional, employer, and institutional distribution criteria, as long as funding is available. Applicants must submit proof of employment when applying. Employment will be verified with the Vermont-based employer at two points: after one year of employment and after the second year of employment.

Hear from Yina Smith-Danenhower ’09 about conversational design enabling chatbot solutions in this week’s MIDDVantage: Careers in Creative Design Episode.

We invite you to watch the sixth and final episode of our Exploring Careers in Creative Design series.

Yina Smith-Danenhower ‘09, Head of Product Design, XAPP AI. Since her years at Middlebury, Yina has been a dancer/choreographer, an architectural designer, UX designer, and now a conversational designer at XAPP AI where she directs a creative review process to ensure coherency with design principles and the design language system through contribution and collaboration with the team. After graduating from Middlebury with a degree in Dance and International Studies, she applied her academic preparations as an independent dance choreographer and performer for three years in New York City.  Yina subsequently pursued a Masters in Architecture at the Harvard University School of Design, and after graduating, worked as a Senior Architectural Assistant with LWK & Partners Ltd. in Hong Kong.  She ultimately determined that UX/UI design and more specifically voice/conversation design was the place to bring her design interests and accelerating technological innovation together in her current role.

About the Creative Design series: Design is absolutely everywhere—from the clothes we wear to the apps we use; from the cars we drive to the chairs we sit on. As a designer, you have the power to shape the world in which we live. The global market for design services is expected to be nearly $250 billion by 2022. This series includes interviews with many professionals who will share their vantage points on how they use creative design in their career roles, their paths from campus to career, and career advice they would have for students interested in this career space.

Exploring Careers in Creative Design is a collaborative series developed by the Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC with content contributions from members of the Middlebury Professional Network and Middlebury students.

Spend the summer making a difference in Vermont with MiddWorks for Vermont and Vermont Innovation Summer! Learn more at our info session Wednesday, March 1st

Don’t miss a chance to make an impact in Vermont this summer AND also experience farmers’ markets, hikes, swimming holes, outdoor cafes, music festivals, sunsets on the lake, and warm, sunny weather!

  • 40 MiddWorks for Vermont and Vermont Innovation Summer internships in Handshake.
  • $4,000 summer internship funding award.
  • Every sector: start-ups, business, education, health care, social justice, arts and culture, and the environment.
  • Middlebury and Burlington housing available.

Sound too good to be true?  It’s not!  Join CCI and the Innovation Hub on Wednesday, March 1st at 7:00 pm in Coltrane Lounge for an Info Session with KEVIN CHU ’14, Executive Director of the Vermont Futures Project. Kevin will be joined by summer 2022 Vermont interns who will be sharing their experiences from last summer.

Get in the mood for Vermont summer with coupons for FREE Shiretown creemees for info session attendees!

Visit Handshake to register or for more details.

Hear how Middlebury helped Nick Delehanty ’17 prepare for his career as Data Director at the Federal Public Defenders Office in Brooklyn in this week’s MiddVantage: Careers in Data Analytics episode

Interviewed by Ellie Thompson ’22, Nick talks about data analytics and the justice system.

Nick Delehanty ‘17 (he/him) is currently the Data Director at the Brooklyn office of the Federal Defenders of New York. Federal Defenders, the federal public defender organization for New York City, represents people accused of crimes in federal court. Nick’s data collection and analysis work support Federal Defenders’ day-to-day operations, casework and trials, and strategic litigation. Previously he was a paralegal and chief paralegal at Federal Defenders. At Middlebury, he majored in history with minors in French and global health.

Exploring Careers in Data Analytics is a collaborative series developed by the Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC with content contributions from members of the Middlebury Professional Network and Middlebury students.

Data analytics is broken down into four basic types. Descriptive analytics describes what has happened over a given period. Diagnostic analytics focuses more on why something happened and predictive analytics moves to what is likely going to happen in the near term. Finally, prescriptive analytics suggests a course of action. Market watchers project the number of jobs for data professionals in the U.S will increase to over 3 million by 2022. This series includes interviews with many professionals who will share their vantage points on how they use data analytics in their career roles, their paths from campus to career, and career advice they would have for students interested in this career space.

Watch the full series at