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Exploring Options

Exploring your personal, academic, and career interests enables you to begin to develop career goals. Reflecting on experiences in your classes, internships, student groups, and community will generate many interesting options to consider and learn more about.

NEW! Externship during Spring Break

As an extern you can:

  • Explore a career field
  • Experience the workplace up close and personal
  • Learn how to apply your academic major through discussions with a professional who has a similar background
  • Assess your "fit" for a particular position or organization
  • Make career connections and begin establishing your alumni network 
Current List of externships available:
  • The Optimist Center was founded by Travis Hallstrom as a coworking and retreat organization and hosts workshops and community programs in Woodstock, Vermont. It is B Certified and work would focus on business, finance, and consulting skills. They could host an extern any day of the week, and provide breakfast or lunch.
  • Brattleboro Area Middle School (BAMS)and Brattleboro Union High School (BUHS) are looking for an extern who is excited to work in an environment where every day is unique and different!
  • Voice of America (VOA) in Washington, DC, Congressional Correspondent Katherine Gypson is looking for an extern to work in a “multi-cultural environment at the center of national politics”. The extern would work with Katherine from March 19th to 22nd of 2018.
  • The Vermont Foodbank in Barre, Vermont, are looking for an extern to join their fun and supportive culture to help further their important mission to “gather and share quality food and nurture partnerships so that no one in Vermont will go hungry.” They would need help any weekday between March 12th and 23rd, depending on the project.
  • The elementary school of Reading, Vermont, is looking for an extern to work with students and help change the future! They can provide temporary housing and meals for help on any day except Tuesday.

Observe the day-to-day activities of your extern sponsor, discuss specific jobs and careers with alumni and their colleagues, and sometimes obtain limited hands-on experience. Students are typically responsible for all expenses related to the externship, including travel, accommodations (if any), meals, etc.

To Apply or express interest, email your resume and cover letter to 

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Research Experience for Undergraduates (REUs)

  • National Science FoundationNSF is divided into the following seven directorates that support science and engineering research and education: Biological Sciences, Computer and Information Science and Engineering, Engineering, Geosciences, Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences, and Education and Human Resources.

Student Run Organizations and Town Meeting Committees

  • Campus involvement is essential for a healthy community. Contact your RA, the OP, or SLC to get involved!
  • Town Meeting Committees are an excellent way to learn about our shared governance structure and gain valuable experience.

Study Away

  • International and Domestic opportunites are available for all Marlboro College students. To find out more about specific options, contact Maggie or Kate

Grants and Scholarships

  • Funding for experiential learning is available through Marlboro's internal grants administered by the Prizes and Scholarships Committee, Global Engagement Committee, and Town Meeting Scholarship Funds.

 Reflective Journal Writing template is a tool to help organize your throughts and reflection on experiences in the classroom and beyond.