Tag Archives: Career Exploration

Careers in Education: Opportunities for Gap Year, Teacher Certification, and More!

Are you thinking about a career in education, but not entirely sure where to start?

WHEN: Tuesday, November 15

TIME: 7:00 pm-8:00 pm EST

Join us for an hour-long virtual conversation with 5 organizations operating in education spaces. There are gap year opportunities, options to get your teaching certification, and programs that will take you abroad.

Present will be:

  • Arizona Teacher Residency
  • Breakthrough Collaborative
  • City Year
  • Peace Corps
  • Urban Teachers

Meet alumni at Beyond Wall Street: A Field Guide for Economics Students November 10-11 – This event is open to ALL students, not just Econ majors

While all of these alumni have majored in economics, they are working in a wide-range of professional fields that will be of interest to many of you. They will join us both virtually and in-person to discuss how their major has impacted their career paths.

If you have wondered, “What can I do with my liberal arts major or degree?” Then this is the event for you!

The Beyond Wall Street: A Field Guide for Economics Students features an alumni panel and one-on-one chats, providing outstanding opportunities for you to connect with alumni, faculty, and your peers.

The Schedule of Events:

Thursday, November 10

Alumni Panel:

Time: 5:00 pm
Location: Library 105 A&B
Click here to RSVP!

Friday, November 11

One-on-One chats with alumni:

Meet inspiring alumni at the Neuroscience Field Guide November 3-4 – Open to ALL students in ALL fields of study!

While these alumni may have majored in neuroscience, they are 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 Field Guide for Neuroscience Students 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, November 3

Alumni Panel

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

Friday, November 4

One-on-One chats with alumni:

Sign up via the links below their names. Read alumni bios on our website at go/FieldGuide.

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.

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