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MiddVentures Alumni Series with Coumba Winfield ’17

Curious about what it feels and looks like to run your own business?

Interested in learning more about the intricacies and highlights of starting a tech startup as a recent grad? Come meet Coumba Winfield ’17, MiddChallenge grant recipient, founder of app PopGig and currently self-employed as a graphic and web designer based in Burlington, VT. This talk and Q&A session will take place on Monday, October 7th at 5pm in the new location of the Old Stone Mill at 82 Weybrdge.

Midd Entrepreneurs J-Term Course Info Session

The Innovation Hub is now accepting applications for its J-Term course Middlebury Entrepreneurs. This is a visiting instructor-led winter term course taught by the team at the Vermont Center for Emerging Technologies (VCET). The goal of the class is to provide student entrepreneurs with the tools and knowledge necessary for developing their ideas for a new business, tech company or social organization into a full-fledged startup.

Innovation Hub staff members and Sam Roach-Gerber, one of the instructors from VCET, will be holding an info session on Wednesday, October 2nd at 4.30pm in the Conference Room of the Innovation Hub. Join us if you are interested in learning more about the course or apply now to the course at go/MiddE20. Email Meron Benti ’19 mbenti[at]middlebury.edu if you have any questions in the meantime. 

How to Solve Big Problems in the Public Sector and Why it Matters

Do you have an interest in shaping how new ideas, models, and technologies can transform how the government works? Then come meet Accenture Federal Services (AFS) CEO, John Goodman ’79, P ’23!

At the forefront of innovation, AFS is focused on improving how people work, live, and connect.  We combine human-centric design with commercial practices and new technologies—like cloud, artificial intelligence, and advanced analytics—to deliver real outcomes –from rescuing healthcare.gov, to transforming one of the largest supply chains in the world, to redefining the student loan experience. AFS is on the leading edge of fundamentally redefining the next generation of government. 

Join us on Friday, October 11th at 12:30 pm in Axinn 229 to meet John Goodman and learn more. Lunch will be provided. Let us know you’re coming here!

FFW: Sushi & Social Change-Work on Purpose

Join us for this unique, Fall Family Weekend opportunity for students to network with parents who have worked to advance the common good—planned or through happenstance —whether through careers in the public, nonprofit, business, or environmental sectors, serving on boards, or volunteering. Whether it’s in public health, public interest law, the government, social services, community development, advocacy for better school lunches, or microfinance, this is an opportunity for our students to interact with professionals (parents!), promoting a deeper understanding of the different sectors while thinking about how to craft a career with a positive social impact.

Innovation Hub Now Accepting Applications from Sophomores for Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and the ChangeMaker Program

Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program are designed to help students carry out Middlebury College’s mission: “Through a commitment to immersive learning, we prepare students to lead engaged, consequential, and creative lives, contribute to their communities, and address the world’s most challenging problems.” 

This fall, the staff of Middlebury’s Social Entrepreneurship Program will select eight sophomores (members of the class of 2022 or 2022.5) to receive up to $7,000 in funding as well as mentoring and work space. The Fellowship and ChangeMaker Program will help these sophomores to grow their personal qualities and to enhance their academic experience at Middlebury.

The application can be found here (GO/SEAPP19) and is due on MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 30, 2019 by 11:59 PM (Eastern Time). Questions can be directed to Charlotte Sullivan via email at cxsullivan@middlebury.edu or in person at the Innovation Hub at 118 South Main Street.

Middlebury Major Guides Now Online!


  • Read about each major/minor.
  • Find reasons you might choose a certain major/minor.
  • Review how to translate your learning into professional competencies.
  • See some of the many interesting ways Middlebury graduates have applied their liberal arts learning to engage the world.

Winter Term Internship Info Session on Tuesday, 9/24 at 4:30 pm in Hillcrest 103

Each Winter Term, many Middlebury students participate in internships.

Internships are a valuable opportunity to earn academic credit while gaining high-level exposure to work tied to your academic and/or professional interests.

On Tuesday, September 24 at 4:30pm, the Center for Careers and Internships will host an information session for students interested in Winter Term Internships in Hillcrest 103.

The information session will cover the steps needed to:

  • find a winter term internship,
  • earn internship credit,
  • secure funding support from the CCI.

RSVP in Handshake if you plan on attending.