Middlebury’s MiddCORE at Sierra Nevada College is a four week summer program for undergraduates and recent graduates that will change your life. This mentor-driven experiential learning program builds skills, creates opportunities and expands networks for tomorrow’s leaders and innovators. The priority deadline is 4/15, but after that date, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. From the MiddCORE website:
MiddCORE Immersion is intense.
A diverse group of students from top liberal arts colleges and universities bring their energy and curiosity to the shores of Lake Tahoe. Collaborating in groups of 15-20, and working over 40 hours a week for one month, students face daily, weekly, and month-long challenges designed to build the CORE strengths needed to become effective leaders and creative problem solvers.
MiddCORE Immersion is experiential.
Students learn by doing. They learn to think strategically by addressing real challenges posed by partner organizations. They learn to innovate by developing and testing the feasibility of their own ideas in the MiddCORE Innovation Challenge. They learn to communicate persuasively by engaging in improvisation exercises, idea pitches, and story-making workshops. They learn to negotiate by practicing conflict resolution. They learn to handle the unexpected by managing crises. And they set their own moral compass by generating best responses to ethical dilemmas.
MiddCORE Immersion is collaborative.
Working in small groups students learn to listen, create, collaborate, and lead. Through formal and informal interactions with dynamic, engaging, and successful mentors, students learn to take calculated risks, be more resourceful, identify opportunities, and deal with ambiguity.
MiddCORE students arrive with curiosity and ambition. They leave with a unique set of skills, a vast network of mentors, and a newfound confidence. View our Testimonials
In short, they leave prepared to lead.
Find out more about this opportunity here, and apply today!