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Technical Interview Mentoring Program

The Technology Middlebury Professional Network (MPN) and CCI, together are sponsoring this summer’s Technical Interview Mentoring Program for students interested in pursuing internships and full-time positions as software developers and/or engineers. The program provides rising junior and senior student participants (Mentees) with practice technical interviews, a critical component of the interview and hiring processes for most software development and engineer roles. 

This program is for rising juniors and seniors who plan to go through the recruitment process in the fall of 2019 for internships in summer 2020 or full time software developer/engineer positions after graduation in 2020. You do not have to be interning at a tech company this summer to participate but must be a computer science major interested in entry points in software development and/or engineering careers. You must also fulfill the time commitment requirements implied below.
Acceptance into this program is competitive. 

Selected students will be matched with a Middlebury alumnus/na to work together over the summer of 2019. During this time, your alumnus/na Mentor will schedule and conduct a minimum of three practice technical interviews with you over the course of the summer (plan for 60 to 90 minutes for each session). During the practice interview you will be given a technical problem to solve (demonstrating your data structure and live coding skills), receive critical feedback, suggestions for further work you can do to prepare for the next session, and discuss some of the Mentor’s insights regarding how best to position yourself for getting a desirable internship or full-time position upon graduation. Additionally, you should plan on committing time before each session preparing as the mentor has suggested for the next session. It is essential that you come prepared for each session in order to get the most out of the sessions and the program experience. You have the option of meeting in person or by video chat based on mutual agreement. These practice interview sessions should all take place during June, July and August.

Please apply with your resume and cover letter, indicating your summer 2019 internship plans (employer, role, and location), as well as your longer term career goals. Students selected for the program will be notified by May 8th and Mentor/Mentee matches will be introduced by May 15th. 

Questions? Contact Jeff Sawyer, Director of Professional Network Development, at jsawyer@middlebury.edu.