Tag Archives: Alumni Advice

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!

Interested in Making a Difference in a Child’s Life? Join Us to Learn How with Any Major

On Wednesday, March 24th, alumni return to campus for the EDUCATION STUDIES FIELD GUIDE. Join us for the career panel Wednesday night at 7:00 p.m. via Zoom 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.

Alumni will meet with students 1:1 – Click the links below to schedule your chat. Most chats are scheduled between 9:00 and noon on 3/25, with the exception of Colin Meltzer who is available from 5:00-7:00 p.m. on 3/25.

ZOE KASLOW ’15
Psychology/Education Studies
Philanthropy Officer
Planned Parenthood of Northern New England
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Zoe

COLIN MELTZER ’05
Computer Science/Teacher Studies
Director of Academic Technology and Fab Lab
The Carroll School
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Colin – available from 5:-7:00 p.m. EST

TAYLOR PIERCE ’15
American Studies
Lead Recruiter
Ab Initio Software
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Taylor

ALICE PFEIFER ’13
English & American Literatures
Assistant Editor
St. Martin’s Press
Sign up for a 1:1 chat with Alice

SENIORS: An Alumni Panel Just for YOU! Weds., 5/6 @ 5:30 pm EST

 Please mark your calendar for a virtual event specifically geared to YOU! On Wednesday, May 6th at 5:30 pm EST we’ll be hosting a panel with four alumni from the Classes of 2007, 2008 and 2009 who graduated into the Great Recession. Come hear their own stories and reflections about graduating in a time of great uncertainty. They will talk about their challenges and those of their classmates and provide some great advice on next steps for coping—and even thriving—in a world turned upside down. 



Our Midd2Midd alumni volunteers on this panel come from a variety of majors and sectors. Below is a brief bio for each: 

Ryan Y. Kellett, Class of 2009.5, Senior Director of Audience, The Washington Post. Ryan is a senior editor and journalist in the newsroom of The Washington Post. He oversees several teams of creators and curators dedicated to growing readership and increasing digital subscriptions. Over his career, he’s helped the organization grow to reach over 90 million U.S. readers monthly with nearly two million digital subscribers. His previous roles at The Post have included community reporting on federal workers, overseeing digital coverage of presidential elections, and launching of The Post on social channels from Reddit to Snapchat. He’s on Twitter @rkellett for work and Instagram @ryankellett for fun.  

Abby Blum, Class of 2008.5, Associate Director of Development, The Nature Conservancy. Abby Blum has served as an Associate Director of Development for The Nature Conservancy’s Adirondack Chapter and New York Division since September 2019. Prior to this, she worked in Middlebury’s Office of Advancement for nearly seven years, most recently as a Senior Development Officer. Abby started her career working on political campaigns helping female candidates get elected to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. This year, she started her term as Vice-Chair of the United Way of Addison County’s Board of Directors.  

Hugo Lara, Class of 2007, Marketing Director, Spartan Capital Intelligence. Hugo Lara is the Marketing Director of Spartan Capital Intelligence, a Fintech startup focused on providing accessible financial advisor services for all.  Hugo has 8+ years’ experience working in sustainability, nonprofits, and entrepreneurship.  He recently made a career pivot to Tech after completing his MBA (Class of 2020) from ESADE Business School in Barcelona, Spain.  Hugo is the President of the Middlebury LGBTQ+ Alumni group and lives in Raleigh, NC with his partner.  

Sarah Shaikh, Class of 2007, Director of Consumer and Retail Investment Banking, TD Securities. Prior to this role, Sarah spent the past 10 years in various roles including leverage finance, corporate development and venture capital advisory. Sarah began her career in Financial Planning and Analysis at Time Warner in New York. Sarah holds a B.A. from Middlebury College, an M.B.A. from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and a DipFS from Said School of Business at Oxford University. 

Can’t wait to see you at the Panel!
~The CCI Team