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Career Resources for Asian American and Pacific Islander Students

The CCI is committed to supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students in professional and career development including planning their careers, networking with alumni, and job and internship resources. Please note, that while these resources are being highlighted as part of AAPI Month, the CCI is here for students all year. We invite you to call, email, or stop in any time.

Use the scheduling tool in Handshake to set up a 30-minute appointment with one of our career advisors.

Job and Internship Resources

Fellowships, Internships, and Scholar Programs

The following programs are funded opportunities that help you gain career experience. The opportunities can also allow you to access important professional networks that will help you with your job search when the fellowship or program is over.

Below are just some opportunities available for AAPI students:

May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island). *from https://asianpacificheritage.gov/about/

How to ethically accept a job or internship offer

It is the time of year when seniors receive job and/or internship offers. You’ve put in a lot of time and effort, and it’s good to celebrate this accomplishment. It’s an exciting time! This note is to review how to accept an offer ethically.

Review the offer details in full, make a final decision, and communicate to the employer whether you accept or decline the offer.

If you accept, remember that you agreed to Middlebury’s CCI Student Code of Conduct which states, “After I accept an internship or job offer, I agree to immediately withdraw all pending applications and cancel all scheduled interviews (on- and off-campus). I will notify my career center that I have accepted an offer.”

This means that it is unethical to continue applying and interviewing for opportunities to see if something better comes along.

It is a small world, and you do not want to burn any bridges. Reneging on an accepted offer reflects poorly on you, can hurt future relations between Middlebury and the employer, and affects other students.

Please keep this in mind as you evaluate your options, and here at CCI we are always happy to help you evaluate and respond ethically to offers.

Head First! Join the SGA and CCI at our LinkedIn Event on Tuesday, May 3rd

Dive head first into improving your professional portfolio and get your headshot in Axinn on May 3rd @ 5-7:30 PM. Come dressed for success and get your headshot taken by a professional photographer. Running from class and don’t have time? The CCI wardrobe will be there to help with dress shirts, combs, and mirrors. 

The CCI and SGA Student Affairs and DEI Committees have partnered to bring a variety of stations to help YOU personalize your professional brand. Visit our LinkedIn Review station, meet with a Peer Career Advisor to help with your resume, and learn about Middlebury’s Midd2Midd network. Join us for some music and charcuterie boards and try your luck at winning some prizes!

*This event is partially funded by SGA JusticeProjects.

Attention International Students – OPT/STEM work authorization session with immigration attorney

International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) invites Middlebury international undergraduate and graduate students as well as recent alumni on OPT/STEM OPT to attend.

Attorney Megan Kludt, a partner at the immigration law firm Curran, Berger & Kludt, will provide an overview of U.S. visa options after students complete their Middlebury degree and OPT/STEM work authorization. Join us to learn about available employment and post-graduation visa categories—beyond standard and STEM OPT (Optional Practical Training). She will discuss H-1B processes, Legal Permanent Residency and more. Come with your questions!

The focus of this session is on visa options after completing your student status. (Note: Questions about OPT/STEM OPT should be directed to isss@middlebury.edu and will not be addressed at this session.)

Monday, April 25th

Presentation 4:30-5:30 pm PDT, followed by 15-min Q&A

IT Careers in the Foreign Service and the Role of Emerging Technologies

The U.S. Department of State offers career opportunities to professionals in specialized functions needed to meet Foreign Service responsibilities around the world. As a Foreign Service Specialist, you will provide important technical services at any of our more than 270 posts overseas, in Washington, D.C., or elsewhere in the United States.    The Department of State’s Information Resource Management team will provide insight into IT focused roles in the Foreign Service, the hiring process, career paths, cybersecurity, and how new technology impacts their work.  

Event Date: Monday, April 25, 2022 2:00pm – 3:30pm Eastern Time

Please register for the event! 

Meet alumni, 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 The Greenberg-Starr Department of Chinese Language and Literature, this Field Guide brings alumni back to campus to share knowledge and experience related to their post-Middlebury careers and professional lives.

You DON’T have to be a major to attend and all class years are welcome!

Alumni participating in this event

  • Olatokunbo (Tixo) Augustus ‘06Founder at Self-Employed (Chinese and Economics joint major)
    Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Tixo (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150B on Friday, 4/29)
  • Tony Huynh ‘13Senior Manager, Strategic Consulting at Greenhouse Software (Chinese and Economics joint major)
    Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Tony (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150B on Friday, 4/29)
  • Kate Sauer Pumarejo ‘99.5Attorney at the Travis County Mental Health Public Defender (Chinese major)
    Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Kate (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150A on Friday, 4/29)
  • Ravi Râmphal ‘13Senior Software Engineer at Cisco (Chinese and Linguistics joint major)
  • Shannon Shaper ‘99.5 Global Head of Reporting and Insights, People Operations at Google (Chinese and English double major)
    Sign up for a one-on-one chat with Shannon (9:00 am-noon in Davis Library 150C on Friday, 4/29)

Join us for the panel discussion on Thursday, April 28th at 5:00 p.m. in Hillcrest 103 to hear how our panel of alumni went from campus to career.