Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Meet inspiring alumni at the Geology Field Guide April 21-22 – Open to ALL students in ALL fields of study!

While these alumni may have majored in geology, they are all working in a variety of professional fields that will be of interest to students. They will be joining us to discuss their career paths and how their major made an impact on their careers after Middlebury.

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major or degree?”

The Geology Field Guide will feature an alumni panel and one-on-one chats. At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, April 21

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hillcrest 103
Click here to RSVP!

Friday, April 22

One-on-one chats with alumni.

Confirmed panelists include:

Cailey Condit ‘11Assistant Professor at University of Washington

Robyn Cook ‘02, Managing Hydrogeologist at GSI Water Solutions Inc.
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Robyn (9 am-noon in Kitchel House on Friday, 4/22)

Emily Dawson ‘08Manager at Deloitte Consulting

Kristoffer Falcones ‘14Platform Configuration Engineer at Esri
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Kristoffer (11:30 am-noon in Kitchel House on Friday, 4/22)

Meet alumni who majored in geography, build your network, and learn how to go from campus to career all in ONE GREAT EVENT!

Presented by the Center for Careers and Internships and co-sponsored by the geography department, this Field Guide brings our incredible alumni back to campus to share their knowledge and experience related to their careers.

Thursday, April 14, 2022
Career Panel,  5:00 p.m. Sign up in Handshake.
Hillcrest 103

Friday, April 15, 2022
One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
via Zoom and in person full bios available online.

Our alumni guests:

Anna Clements Teach ‘12, Corporate Partnerships Manager at Humanitarian Open Street Map

Tatsatom Goncalves ’19, Research Analyst at World Resource Institute – Energy Program

Hannah Judge ‘12.5, Senior Technical Account Manager at Mapbox

John Twiss ’98, Vice President, Airport Relations at Norse Atlantic Airways

Conflict Transformation Student Trek to Washington, DC on June 5-8! Application Deadline 4/17.

Students interested in areas of conflict transformation, including peace and security studies and migration and refugee issues, will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to inform their career exploration and other post-graduate planning. This is a collaboration with the Middlebury in DC office and is funded by the $25 million grant to support programming in conflict transformation.

This will be an immersive “living and learning” experience organized around opportunities to meet with alumni and visit many different kinds of organizations. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 17 at 11:59 PM.

FAQ for DC Trek applicants:

As you consider applying for this exciting opportunity, we’ve collected a few questions that might be on your mind to help you be informed as you decide whether to apply or not.

What if my internship starts right around that week of June 6 when this trip is happening?

We encourage you to discuss this with your supervisor. In some cases this could be an actual good thing to attend and then start your internship. A contact or supervisor at your internship might be more understanding than you think. Let us know if you want to discuss this more. We realize this could be an issue but hope it’s not a big obstacle.

Will you really pay for all expenses to get me to DC? Like air tickets, food and hotels too?

Yup! We know it can be expensive, and will work with you within reason to make this affordable because we think it’s worth it. We’ll include dinner Sunday night, then 3 meals on Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday before the program ends. We’ll work with you to make travel arrangements to arrive in DC on Sunday evening, then depart on Wednesday late afternoon. We’ll also cover subway fares or other local transport in DC. And you’ll have housing on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

What organizations will we be visiting?

Good question. We are building this trip as we speak. We have some places in mind now, and depending on who is selected for the trip, we may adapt and try new visits. The purpose is to show you a wide range of interesting organizations doing work in this area. We will probably be visiting 2-3 places per day, with a reflection activity in the evening to help you process all you are learning.

What happens after this trip?

We hope you make connections with alumni and learn about the variety of opportunities that exist. You can use this trip as a spring board to investigate internships for future summers or explore how it connects to future classes you want to take on campus. We anticipate you will return to your scheduled summer internship or job or go home after the program ends.

I’m not sure if this trip is right for me, why should I apply? What are you looking for in candidates?

If you’re curious, open minded and are ready to learn, this trip is for you. If you’ve always wanted to visit DC, or have been in the past and want to go again, this trip is for you. All majors are welcome. All class years are welcome. In fact, younger students like first years might be the best. If you think you know what conflict transformation is, join us. Better yet, if you’re still working it out, that’s fine too, we will discover and explore together.


Come meet FOUR inspiring alumni at the CCI Field Guide April 7-8 – Open to ALL students in ALL fields of study!

While these alumni may have majored in religion, they are all working in a variety of professional fields that will be of interest to students. They will be joining us to discuss their career paths and how their major made an impact on their careers after Middlebury.

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major or degree?”

The Religion Field Guide will feature an alumni panel and one-on-one chats. At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, April 7

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hillcrest 103
Click here to RSVP!

Friday, April 8

One-on-one chats with alumni – to sign up, click the links below.

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (unless otherwise stated below)
Location: Kitchel House and virtual

Confirmed panelists include:

Marie Clouquer ‘08.5Clinical Social Worker at McLean Hospital
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Marie (9 am-noon in Kitchel House on Friday, 4/8)
Connect with Marie on Midd2Midd.

Sarah Elkhayat ‘10, Learning Specialist and Diversity and Equity Coordinator at The Packer Collegiate Institute
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Sarah (9 am-noon on Friday, 4/8 – Virtual)

Matthew Weinert-Stein ‘14Strategy Insights and Planning Associate Consultant at ZS Associates
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Matt (9 am-noon on Friday, 4/8 – Virtual)
Connect with Matthew on Midd2Midd.

Kai Wiggins ‘16.5Law student/Policy Analyst at Stanford University
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Kai (10 am-noon on Friday, 4/8 – Virtual)

DC Week: Explore Careers in International Development and Environmental Policy

The Center for Advising and Career Services at the graduate school at MIIS has generously invited Middlebury undergraduate students to participate in the virtual information sessions scheduled during the week of March 21. This is during spring break, but you can log in from where ever you are. There are 20+ events scheduled. Check out the list here in Handshake.

Select employers include:

  • 3/21: Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture (CNFA) – a USAID implementing partner nonprofit NGO working on international development projects focused on agriculture, livestock, and general ag/livelihoods and food security programming around the world.
  • 3/21: Cisco Systems, International Trade & Energy Policy
  • 3/21: Search for Common Ground – the largest peace-building NGO in the world, celebrating over 35 years.
  • 3/21: The World Bank – an introduction to the World Bank Translation and Interpretation Unit. This is strictly a language session.
  • 3/22: World Wildlife Fund – Join Senior Director, Large Initiatives and Infrastructure, Evan Freund (MIDD alum), and other MIDD alumni as they discuss WWF’s organizational structure, projects, and potential career paths.
  • 3/22: Ploughshares Fund – a public grant-making foundation that supports initiatives to prevent the spread and use of nuclear weapons, and to prevent conflicts that could lead to their use.
  • 3/22: Integra LLC – Integra delivers international social and economic development solutions to promote self-reliance in emerging economies through analytical tools and private sector engagement.
  • 3/23: TechnoServe – an international nonprofit that promotes business solutions to poverty in the developing world by linking people to information, capital and markets.
  • 3/23: Environmental Incentives – a small business that supports USAID and implementing partners to practice adaptive management and improve the outcomes of environment and development programs through systematic learning and performance-driven approaches.
  • 3/23: USAID / OIG – is the lead U.S. Government agency working to end extreme global poverty and enable democratic societies. The Mission of USAID‚ Office of Inspector General is to safeguard and strengthen U.S. foreign assistance through timely, relevant, and impactful oversight.
  • 3/24: OCEANA – discuss OCEANA’s mission, career paths, current projects, and potential career opportunities. OCEANA – Protecting the World’s Oceans.

Special note: if you do take advantage of these opportunities and sign up, please take the commitment seriously and make sure you show up at the Zoom meeting, dress professionally, listen and learn and be ready to ask prepared questions as appropriate.

Connect with Midd Alums at the Philosophy Field Guide March 10-11.

Middlebury alumni who majored in philosophy will be joining us to discuss their career paths and how their major made an impact on their careers after Middlebury.

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major or degree?”

The Philosophy Field Guide will feature an alumni panel and one-on-one chats. At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, March 10

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Hillcrest 103
Click here to RSVP!

Friday, March 11

One-on-one chats with alumni – to sign up, click the links below.

Time: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm (unless otherwise stated below)
Location: Kitchel House and virtual

Confirmed panelists include:

Blair Bowie ‘09Legal Counsel & Restore Your Vote Manager at Campaign Legal Center
>>Sign up for one-on-one with Blair. (9:00-noon on Friday, 3/11)

Allison Grant ‘11Head of Growth at Origin
>>Sign up for one-on-one with Allison. (10:30 AM – Noon on Friday, 3/11)
Connect with Allison on Midd2Midd.

Aaron “AK” Krivitzky ‘10Tech Lead at Mixpanel
>>Sign up for one-on-one with Aaron. (9:00 AM – Noon on Friday, 3/11)
Connect with Aaron on Midd2Midd.

Andrew Plumley ‘11Senior Director Equity and Culture American Alliance of Museums Founder
Connect with Andrew on Midd2Midd.

Stephanie Preiss ‘11Vice President at The New York Times
>>Sign up for one-on-one with Stephanie. (9:00 AM – Noon on Friday, 3/11)
Connect with Stephanie on Midd2Midd.

Michael Wiser ‘00Writer and Producer at Kirk Documentary Group
>> Sign up for one-on-one with Michael. (10:00 AM – Noon on Friday, 3/11)

Meet Midd Alums at the American Studies Field Guide March 3-4.

Middlebury alumni who majored in American Studies will be joining us to discuss their career paths and how their major made an impact on their careers after Middlebury.

They can help you answer the question, “What can I do with my liberal arts major or degree?”

The American Studies Field Guide will feature an alumni panel and one-to-one chats. At these events, you will have the chance to connect with alumni, faculty, and other students.

Thursday, March 3

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Virtual
Click here to RSVP!

Friday, March 4

One-on-One Career Chats
9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. – Links coming soon!

Confirmed panelists include:

Maya Doig-Acuña ‘16PhD candidate in African & African American Studies, Writer/Author/Freelance/Editor
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Maya. (9:00-noon on Friday, 3/4)
Connect with Maya on Midd2Midd.

Erica Goodman ‘06Farms for a New Generation National Director at America Farmland Trust
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Erica. (9:00-noon on Friday, 3/4)

Jason Mikula ‘01Sales Manager/Publisher at Outer Limits Publishing/The Mountain Times
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Jason. (9:00-noon on Friday, 3/4)

Nicholas Warren ‘15Staff Attorney at ACLU of Florida
Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Nicholas. (9:00-11:00 AM on Friday, 3/4)
Connect with Nicholas on Midd2Midd.