Tag Archives: Networking

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!

Calling All Seniors and New Grads! Join Us for a Networking Workshop on 2/8 or 2/9!

Seniors and new grads are invited to join CCI’s Matt Kuchar to learn effective networking strategies to build and maintain relationships with people who can help you tap into knowledge, information, and connections to advance your career goals. You will learn how to source connections in Midd2Midd and LinkedIn and connect authentically and productively.

This workshop is designed for Seniors and New Graduates.

Interested in Sustainable Investing? Join a Virtual Networking Event to Learn More

Join New England Sustainable Investing Network Event

On Thursday, October 22nd from 6pm-7pm EST, a group of Boston investment professionals will host a virtual networking session to introduce students and recent graduates to the field of sustainable investing, which typically focuses on investing as it relates to environmental and social issues, as well as impact investing.

Students and recent graduates will participate in three different small group breakout discussions where an industry professional will share information about their job in finance and how ESG is integrated into their firm’s strategy.

To get a sense of the types of firms that are practicing in this type of sustainable investing, check out affiliates to BASIC (Building A Sustainable Investing Community) Boston. BASIC connects the community of sustainable and responsible investment (SRI) professionals in the greater Boston area through educational programs and social networking opportunities.

No matter what your class year, this is a great opportunity to learn about sustainable investing and career options in this industry.

Friendly reminder about good email etiquette when networking

As you reach out to alumni and other individuals to conduct informational interviews, please keep the following tips in mind in order to have the most successful interactions:

  • Spell names correctly. It sounds obvious, but this can really get the conversation off on the wrong foot from the beginning. Pay close attention to this detail.
  • Do not use two different fonts in an email. It makes it really clear you’re just copy-pasting from other outreach notes.
  • Offer your availability in reasonable blocks of time, for example 1-2 hour windows on 2-3 different days and allow the person to choose. Presume they are busier than you, and make it really easy for them to pick a time. Providing a link to your online calendar and requesting they go in and book the meeting themselves may not be preferred.
  • Know how to set up a calendar meeting in whatever program you use (outlook, gmail, etc). Don’t just rely on the email to act as the final confirmation, get it on the calendar.
  • When sending the meeting invite, only use 20 or 30 minutes, not 1 hour. That is too long.
  • It’s usually best to offer to call them and ask for their best number. Put this into the calendar invite, so at the designated time, no one is wondering who is going to call whom.
  • Zoom is very popular, but also consider learning how to use Microsoft Teams.

SENIORS – Group Advising Appointments to discuss searching for Jobs/Internships in Film and Media

In addition to signing up for 1:1 advising appointments, I’m offering group advising appointments this semester focused on a specific career path. Please continue to check back since we will discuss a different industry during each meeting.

This week I will be hosting and facilitating two group advising appointments to discuss Film and Media. Please let me know if you would like to attend one. I will add your appointment in handshake.

Wednesday, April 22 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

Friday, April 24 from 3pm – 4pm EST – Career Path: Film and Media

These group advising appointments will be a great opportunity for students to learn more about a specific industry, build a career community, and practice peer to peer learning.

I am limiting the number of participants. Therefore, YOU MUST REGISTER WITH ME. Please send an e-mail to agomez@middlebury.edu to let me know you will attend, and I will add your advising appointment to handshake.