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Fulbright UK Summer Institute Application Opens Nov 30!

The Fulbright UK Summer Institutes are three to four week programmes for US undergraduate students, who have no or very little travel experience outside North America. Participants can explore the culture, heritage and history of the UK while experiencing higher education at a UK university. Students will have the opportunity to: The Institute costs covered by the […]

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.

New: Voyager Scholarships for Sophomores Committed to Public Service, Apps due June 14

The Voyager Scholarship is a new initiative to support the next generation of public service leaders with financial aid and travel support. Created by the Obamas and Brian Chesky, Airbnb CEO, the program aims to alleviate the burden of college debt, provide meaningful travel experiences to expand students’ horizons, and a network of mentors and […]

Conflict Transformation Student Trek to Washington, DC on June 5-8! Application Deadline 4/17.

Students interested in areas of conflict transformation, including peace and security studies and migration and refugee issues, will be exposed to real-world professional experiences that will enable them to inform their career exploration and other post-graduate planning. This is a collaboration with the Middlebury in DC office and is funded by the $25 million grant to support programming in conflict transformation.

This will be an immersive “living and learning” experience organized around opportunities to meet with alumni and visit many different kinds of organizations. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.

The application deadline is Sunday, April 17 at 11:59 PM.

FAQ for DC Trek applicants:

As you consider applying for this exciting opportunity, we’ve collected a few questions that might be on your mind to help you be informed as you decide whether to apply or not.

What if my internship starts right around that week of June 6 when this trip is happening?

We encourage you to discuss this with your supervisor. In some cases this could be an actual good thing to attend and then start your internship. A contact or supervisor at your internship might be more understanding than you think. Let us know if you want to discuss this more. We realize this could be an issue but hope it’s not a big obstacle.

Will you really pay for all expenses to get me to DC? Like air tickets, food and hotels too?

Yup! We know it can be expensive, and will work with you within reason to make this affordable because we think it’s worth it. We’ll include dinner Sunday night, then 3 meals on Monday and Tuesday, and breakfast and lunch on Wednesday before the program ends. We’ll work with you to make travel arrangements to arrive in DC on Sunday evening, then depart on Wednesday late afternoon. We’ll also cover subway fares or other local transport in DC. And you’ll have housing on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

What organizations will we be visiting?

Good question. We are building this trip as we speak. We have some places in mind now, and depending on who is selected for the trip, we may adapt and try new visits. The purpose is to show you a wide range of interesting organizations doing work in this area. We will probably be visiting 2-3 places per day, with a reflection activity in the evening to help you process all you are learning.

What happens after this trip?

We hope you make connections with alumni and learn about the variety of opportunities that exist. You can use this trip as a spring board to investigate internships for future summers or explore how it connects to future classes you want to take on campus. We anticipate you will return to your scheduled summer internship or job or go home after the program ends.

I’m not sure if this trip is right for me, why should I apply? What are you looking for in candidates?

If you’re curious, open minded and are ready to learn, this trip is for you. If you’ve always wanted to visit DC, or have been in the past and want to go again, this trip is for you. All majors are welcome. All class years are welcome. In fact, younger students like first years might be the best. If you think you know what conflict transformation is, join us. Better yet, if you’re still working it out, that’s fine too, we will discover and explore together.


Lucia Snyderman ‘23.5 Named Goldwater Scholar

Congratulations to Lucia Snyderman ‘23.5 who was recently selected as a Goldwater Scholar! Lucia was one of 417 students selected from 1,242 college sophomores and juniors nominated for the award by 433 undergraduate institutions. With this scholarship, the Goldwater Foundation seeks to recognize and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming […]

Apply Now For BlackRock’s Find Your Future Forum!

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Brendan Mahoney ‘11 was kind enough to send us this announcement about a cool virtual opportunity for the right candidate. More details are in the attached PDF.

Where & When: Virtual: April 5th and April 6th

*Candidates will be considered to attend event on either date 

Application Deadline: Monday, March 7th  @ 8:00AM EST

Eligibility Requirements: We are seeking talented sophomores with strong academic credentials across any major or discipline. Applicants should self-identify as female, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latino, Native American, LGBTQ+ and/or disabled, and have an expected graduation date between August 2023 and July 2024. Prior internship experience is not necessary, to be considered.