Transformative. Life-altering. That’s how college students describe Middlebury’s MiddCORE: a four-week summer program held in Monterey California on the coast of the Pacific Ocean for students who want to develop the SKILLS, EXPERIENCE, and CONFIDENCE to be successful in life and work. Through an intensive daily schedule of small-group classes and mentor-led workshops, students develop skills in teamwork, innovation, trial-and-error exploration, networking, and practical problem-solving. The program is highly collaborative and hands-on, and students work closely with each other and more than 50 mentors from the top leading fields and professions. To better understand MiddCORE check out the course book, brochure , and alumni report. Apply today
This year marked the launch of MiddCOREplus, MiddCORE’s project-based summer program. Each week throughout the summer, students spent four days interning at Vermont-based organizations followed by all-day workshops each Friday to build skills such as problem-solving and persuasive communication. Led by established and experienced mentors, students were tasked to complete specific challenges—from researching Smart Grid technology and its implementation to building the social media presence for the Better Middlebury Partnership.
To wrap up the program, students presented a summation of their experiences to faculty, staff, and mentors. MiddMag’s Brendan Mahoney ‘11 was there to capture their presentations.