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UpNext: Careers in Technology coming Friday, October 21st. If you are interested in a career in technology, don’t miss this chance to meet Midd alumni in the field!

This UpNext: Careers in Technology program brings alumni in various segments of the tech industry and varying functional roles to campus to give students an insider’s understanding of that industry, available career paths, and info about roles and skills necessary to enter future jobs and internships. Students also get first-hand look into the personal career paths of participating alumni from the Middlebury Professional Networks (MPNs).

This event features:

  • One-on-one résumé review sessions with students and alumni (sign up required in Handshake).
  • Lunchtime Alumni Panel in which these professionals discuss the industry and emerging trends/dynamics.
  • Afternoon breakout sessions for the alumni guests to present on a number of topics within this field.

Learn more about the Alumni guests whose roles cover careers in Communications, Consulting, and Technology.

UpNext: Careers in Technology program on Friday, October 21 – register now for one or multiple sessions. Open to all students.

Schedule of Events for Friday, October 21, 2022

9:00 am-12:00 pm > Resume Review Office Hours in Kitchel House

If you are interested in a career in technology, don’t miss this chance to get valuable feedback on your resume from Middlebury alumni currently employed in the industry.  Resume reviews are private, one-on-one conversations and approximately 20 minutes in length.

  • Dan Kelley ’99 (Political Science, German), Engineering Manager, Meta
    For students interested in software engineering.
  • Chris Hench ’11 (German Literature and Economics), Senior Applied Scientist ML/NLP, Amazon Alexa
    For students interested in data science.
  • John Bowllan ’19 (Math), Data Science Technical Lead, Whoop
    For students interested in data science and/or working in a tech start-up.
  • Elizabeth Knox ’17 (Computer Science and Economics), Digital Specialist, McKinsey & Company
    For students interested in technology consulting.
  • Pete McSherry ’06 (Economics), Senior Vice President, Platform Data Strategy and Solutions, Epsilon
    For students interested in market research and/or data analytics.
  • Leah Bracken ’19 (Computer Science), Customer Engineer, Google
    A virtual session for students interested in software engineering.

12:30-1:30 pm > Panel Discussion in Hillcrest 103

When it comes to the technology field, there is a broad variety of ways to pursue your interests and find outlets for your abilities; digital technology has driven convergence in many ways. The panelists will talk about the trends shaping the scope of this industry and what they mean for future roles in this field?  Hear from a panel of Middlebury alumni with a variety of backgrounds who now have careers across a wide spectrum within the industry. 

A Conversation With:

  • Dan Kelley ’99 (Political Science, German), Engineering Manager, Meta
  • Pete McSherry ’06 (Economics), Senior Vice President, Platform Data Strategy and Solutions, Epsilon
  • Meghan Weber ’07 (History), Senior Space Product Manager, Amazon Web Services
  • Chris Hench ’11 (German Literature and Economics), Senior Applied Scientist ML/NLP, Amazon Alexa.
  • Elizabeth Knox ’17 (Computer Science and Economics), Digital Specialist, McKinsey & Company
  • John Bowllan ’19 (Math), Data Science Technical Lead, Whoop

2:00-4:45 pm > Breakout Sessions in various locations

Experienced professionals currently employed by a variety of technology firms 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.  Each workshop is 45 minutes.

What is the role of advocacy, people-power, and social movements in accelerating the green economy? Find out in the latest MIDDVantage episode.

Thanks to Eva Morgan ’22 for interviewing Michael Silberman! Watch the latest MIDDVantage: Exploring Careers in the Green Economy episode: The Role of Advocacy, People-Power, and Social Movements in Accelerating the Green Economy

Keep an eye out every week for new episodes in this series. This is a collaborative series developed by the Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Climate Action Capacity Project, and the Office of Sustainability Integration.

Learn how you get meaningful youth engagement in international environmental policy in this MIDDVantage interview with Mika Mei Jia Tan ‘15, Coordinator, ASEAN Youth Biodiversity Programme

Thanks to Maria Than ’21 for this engaging interview! Watch the latest MIDDVantage: Exploring Careers in the Green Economy episode: How do you get meaningful youth engagement in international environmental policy?is at the Ballot Box?

Keep an eye out every week for new episodes in this series. This is a collaborative series developed by the Center for Careers and Internships and Middlebury in DC, in collaboration with the Climate Action Capacity Project, and the Office of Sustainability Integration.

Midd2Midd – Don’t forget to activate your account!

First-Years and transfer students – you don’t want to miss out on joining Midd2Midd.

Midd2Midd is Middlebury’s online platforms that facilitates mentoring, networking, and outreach across the Middlebury community. We recently sent YOU an invitation to join and we encourage you to activate your account and complete your profile.

Our programs include:

  • MiddMentorsBe a mentor. Find a mentor. Lets you find a dedicated alumni mentor for conversations and advice on careers, exploring what’s next, and navigating life at Middlebury.
  • MiddConnectGive advice, Get advice. Enables you to reach out to alumni and Midd parents to get career advice, ask questions, and explore our talented community.
  • MiddGroupsFind your community. Connects classmates, teammates, collaborators, and costars through affinity-based communities.
  • Midd GigsShort-term, professional projects offered by Middlebury alumni and parents. These projects enable Middlebury students and recent graduates to develop and demonstrate their skillsets, explore career paths, and build their networks.

Check your Middlebury email for a personal invitation to join.

Returning students: Remember to complete and/or update your Midd2Midd profile and then begin connecting with alumni!

Have you joined Midd2Midd yet?

First-Years and transfer students – did you know that nine in 10 workers who have a career mentor say they are happy in their jobs? Activate your Midd2Midd account and begin searching the Middlebury network for advisors, mentors, and connections.

Midd2Midd is Middlebury’s online platforms that facilitates mentoring, networking, and outreach across the Middlebury community. We recently sent YOU an invitation to join and we encourage you to activate your account and complete your profile.

Our programs include:

  • MiddMentorsBe a mentor. Find a mentor. Lets you find a dedicated alumni mentor for conversations and advice on careers, exploring what’s next, and navigating life at Middlebury.
  • MiddConnectGive advice, Get advice. Enables you to reach out to alumni and Midd parents to get career advice, ask questions, and explore our talented community.
  • MiddGroupsFind your community. Connects classmates, teammates, collaborators, and costars through affinity-based communities.
  • Midd GigsShort-term, professional projects offered by Middlebury alumni and parents. These projects enable Middlebury students and recent graduates to develop and demonstrate their skillsets, explore career paths, and build their networks.

Check your Middlebury email for a personal invitation to join.

Returning Returning students: Remember to update and complete your Midd2Midd profile and then begin connecting with alumni!

Join Midd2Midd TODAY!

First-Years and transfer students – we want to share an important resource with you: Midd2Midd.

Midd2Midd is Middlebury’s online platforms that facilitates mentoring, networking, and outreach across the Middlebury community. We recently sent YOU an invitation to join and we encourage you to activate your account and complete your profile.

Our programs include:

  • MiddMentorsBe a mentor. Find a mentor. Lets you find a dedicated alumni mentor for conversations and advice on careers, exploring what’s next, and navigating life at Middlebury.
  • MiddConnectGive advice, Get advice. Enables you to reach out to alumni and Midd parents to get career advice, ask questions, and explore our talented community.
  • MiddGroupsFind your community. Connects classmates, teammates, collaborators, and costars through affinity-based communities.
  • Midd GigsShort-term, professional projects offered by Middlebury alumni and parents. These projects enable Middlebury students and recent graduates to develop and demonstrate their skillsets, explore career paths, and build their networks.

Check your Middlebury email for a personal invitation to join.

Returning students: Remember to update and complete your Midd2Midd profile and then begin connecting with others!