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Sign up for One-on-One Chats with Alumni at the Athletics Field Guide

Sign up for a one-to-one chat with alumni who will be on campus 11/14-11/15 for the Athletics Field Guide and will be available for one-to-one meetings on Friday, 11/15 from 9:00-noon here at CCI.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Christine in Handshake.

After graduating from Middlebury, Christine Bolger Bright ’07 spent 7 years in Boston working for two sports based youth development non-profit organizations, America SCORES Boston and Metrolacrosse. She also got her MBA from the Heller School of Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University.

A move to Maine had her working for a feminist/activist organization called Hardy Girls Healthy Women and assistant coaching for the Colby College Womens Soccer team and trying her hand as head coach of the Waterville Girls High School soccer team.

Since her time in Maine, Christine has been working for We Coach as a National Trainer- helping new and experienced coaches incorporate youth development practices into their coaching style and showing them the importance of brain development and impact of trauma on the young people they work with. In addition, she has founded Bright Contributions, a consulting practice that helps non-profits untangle the world of measurement and evaluation. She met her husband on the Midd Track and Field team and they live in Rochester, Minnesota with their two little boys and dog.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Erick in Handshake.

Erick Dalton ’04 is currently a professional scout with the Philadelphia Phillies, Erick is responsible for scouting numerous professional teams at various levels. He also helps with scouting assignments at spring training, trade deadline and playoff advance. Before joining the Phillies in the fall of 2017, Erick had been with the Washington Nationals since 2007. He has worked in baseball operations with his main focus being advance scouting.

Jim has led the Global Baseball and Softball Business for Wilson since 1997. In that time, Wilson has grown into the world leader in equipment with #1 overall market share in bats and ball gloves. Jim led the purchase of Louisville Slugger, DeMarini, Evoshield and ATEC -all leading brands that are now incorporated into Wilson.

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James “Jim” Hackett ’89 began his Wilson career as an intern while he was earning his MBA at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management (MM ’95). Jim worked for Nike from 1990 to 1993 -managing and opening stores in various locations around the U.S., and ultimately training managers and employees in Nike’s factory outlets and Niketown stores. During Jim’s Middlebury career he played Football and Baseball -captaining each team in his senior year. Jim lives with his wife and 3 children in Glenview, Illinois.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Scott in Handshake.

Scott Langerman ’87 is Chief Executive Officer of Athlete Content & Entertainment, LLC (ACE Media), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the NFL Players Association (NFLPA). ACE Media was launched in September, 2015 as a groundbreaking new vehicle through which to identify and develop a range of content opportunities for professional athletes. Since its launch ACE has placed over 1000 athletes in close to 1500 different content initiatives, and its successes to date include Catching Kelce on E!, Most Valuable Performer on CBS, Ritual on Amazon Prime Video, NFL Life: Kirk Cousins on NFL Network and Behind Baker on Fox. In addition to the above, ACE has developed and produced a wide a range of digital and branded content features for a number of the world’s leading distribution platforms.

As CEO of ACE, Scott is responsible for the strategic direction of the company, and oversees its relationships with production entities, distribution platforms, brands and athletes. A 20-year veteran of the sports and entertainment industries, Scott previously held senior executive positions with Vox Media, Comcast and Turner Broadcasting, among others.

Throughout his career Scott has been involved in a range of civic and charitable activities, serving on the boards of the Washington Nationals Youth Baseball Academy, the Military Bowl and the Chesapeake Bayhawks, co-founding an annual gala to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation currently in its 15th year, and chairing several local events and organizations in his community.

Scott holds a B.A. from Middlebury College and a J.D. from Yale Law School, and lives in Bethesda, MD with his wife Vicki and their three children.

Learn more about the Athletics Field Guide events at go/AthleticsFieldGuide.

RSVP for the Career Panel and Dinner at 5:00 PM on Thursday, 11/14 in Atwater Dining Hall.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Athletics Field Guide November 14-15

On Thursday, November 14th, alumni working in the field of athletics return to campus for the ATHLETICS FIELD GUIDE

Join us for the dinner panel Thursday night at 5pm in Atwater dining hall to hear how these alumni went from campus to career.

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major?” At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Career Panel, 5:00 p.m.
Dinner with alumni, 6:15 p.m.
Atwater Dining Hall
Reserve your spot, RSVP in Handshake!

Alumni will meet with students 1:1 on Friday, November 15th. Click the below links to schedule your chat.

National Trainer, Consultant
We Coach, Bright Contributions
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

Professional Scout
Philadelphia Phillies
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

General Manager/Baseball and Softball
Wilson Sporting Goods
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

ACE Media
Sign up for a 1:1 Alumni Chat

Learn more about the panelists here.

A Completed Handshake Profile Makes Your Profile More Appealing to Employers!

Great short project during J-Term!

Did you know that a completed Handshake profile makes applying for summer internships MUCH easier? It is super easy to complete and makes your profile more appealing to employers. A completed profile allows Handshake to share relevant opportunities to your feed based on your activity and interests.

Follow these steps to drive that Profile Level up to green!

  • Login at
  • Verify/update your MAJOR.
  • Fill out your WORK EXPERIENCE.
  • Add at least 1 INDUSTRY.
  • Add at least 1 JOB FUNCTION.
  • Have your RESUME approved at CCI!
Our amazing Peer Career Advisors are here to help!

Our Peer Career Advisors are available to approve your resumes and help with Handshake questions at the following times:

  • Monday-Friday in the CCI – 10:00 AM-4:00 PM.
  • Wednesdays in the Squash Lobby – 1:00-4:00 PM.

Health Professions Week Nov 16-21

Does Your Career Change Lives?

Health Professions Week (HPW) is a nationwide collaboration between today’s healthcare and education organizations designed to provide reliable, accessible resources to explore careers in the health professions.

If you are considering a future in the health professions, HPW is your one-stop-shop to explore over 20 career options. Registrants receive access to a personalized website with curated, on-demand content introducing the participating health professions, as well as access to exclusive live events featuring opportunities for one-on-one career advice.

All prospective health professionals are welcome to register for #HPW2019, including career changers, high school, college and graduate students, both domestic and international.

Free. Online. On-Demand.November 16th-21st. Register here.

1-Day Student Technology Trek to Boston – Open to ALL MAJORS!

Application deadline 9/29 at 11:55 p.m.

Looking for a fun and inspiring way to spend part of your fall break? Come meet tech alumni in Boston!

The Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury Professional Networks are partnering to provide a student ‘Tech Trek’ in Boston, MA on Monday, October 21st

You will be introduced to alumni working in all areas within tech companies – such as:

  • engineering
  • product management
  • advertising
  • marketing
  • and new ventures

You will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable you to apply your liberal arts learning while informing your career exploration and other post-graduate planning.

Spend the day visiting with alumni at companies such as Google (one of the Big Four tech companies), Wayfair (a leader in home goods e-commerce), and Cogo Labs (a startup accelerator), and close out the day with a networking reception in the evening. 

This trek is open to sophomores, juniors, and seniors of all majors!

Learn more and apply in Handshake.

Sign up for One-on-One Chats with Alumni at the Global Health Field Guide

Sign up for a one-to-one chat with alumni who will be on campus 10/3-10/4 for the Global Health Field Guide and will be available for one-to-one meetings on Friday, 10/4 from 9:00-noon here at CCI.

Firas Nasr (they/them) is a queer, genderqueer, Arab activist and organizer. In the wake of the Pulse Nightclub shooting, Firas founded WERK for Peace, a queer and trans grassroots movement that uses all forms of dance to promote peace. You may have seen them twerking on a car in front of Mike Pence’s house or Ivanka Trump’s house. WERK has gone viral several times and has been featured in the Washington Post, BBC, CNN, Vice, Buzzfeed, Huffington Post, Time, Reuters, AP, CSPAN, NowThis, NPR, Newsweek, and more. Firas was an Independent Scholar in Human Rights at Middlebury College in Vermont and also studied at Columbia University in New York to complete their degree. Later, they completed a full-stack web development boot camp at The George Washington University. As a full-stack developer and graphic designer, they have worked as the principal web developer for organizations and movements across disciplines, from Women’s March to the Community Justice Action Fund. They now serve as a founding member of Cultivate Strategies, a digital, field, and organizational strategy firm that provides strategy for progressive organizations, movements, and campaigns. They are based in Washington, DC.

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Alessandria Schumacher graduated from Middlebury in 2017 and works in environmental public health at ICF, a consulting firm in the Washington, DC area. Alessandria works on a broad range of projects from systematic literature reviews for potentially hazardous chemicals to providing technical and meeting support at scientific workshops to creating data visualizations to for epidemiology studies. One of the highlights of Alessandria’s 14 months at ICF so far has been learning new data visualization tools for ‘evidence mapping,’ which helps researchers and policy-makers better understanding a body of literature. Before joining ICF, Alessandria interned in the Senate office of Sen. Bernie Sanders where she did a little bit of everything from answering phones, to attending hearings, to helping put on town hall events. Before moving to Washington DC, Alessandria spent her immediate post-grad months where she grew up in Northampton, MA applying for jobs, babysitting, and volunteering at a local regional planning organization. Alessandria graduated from Middlebury in 2017 as a Geography major and had minors in Global Health and Italian. When not studying at Bi Hall, you could often find her serving language tables in Proctor, tap dancing in McCullough, or spending a late Monday night writing and editing for the Campus in Hep basement.

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Klaudia Wojciechowska graduated from Middlebury College in 2017 with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry and double minors in African Studies and Global Health. After graduation she was accepted into the Public Health Associate Program – a fellowship offered by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Through the fellowship she has spent two years working to reduce drug overdose-related morbidity and mortality within the State of Indiana. She is currently moving into a new role as the Drug Overdose Program Director, managing multi-million dollar grant funding to fight the opioid epidemic in the Hoosier state.

Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Klaudia in Handshake.

Learn more about the Global Health Field Guide events at go/ghltfieldguide.