One hundred employers will gather in Monterey on Friday, March 8 to recruit students and graduates at the annual Monterey Institute Career Fair, including 30 Institute alumni now filling the role of recruiters.
Ten-Year Anniversary of IPSS
November 30, 2012
Alumni of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program shared their experience and reflected on the deep effect it has had on their careers and lives, at the 10-year anniversary celebration of the program on November 29. The program was the brainchild of Professor Ed Laurance, who ten years ago recognized the value of combining real-life work experience with rigorous academic training to prepare graduate students for the international careers of their dreams.
The program has been a huge success to the joy of its founders and current staff, who follow with great interest the careers of participants, many of whom secure long-term employment at the international organizations to which they are assigned. As Carolyn Taylor Meyer, director of professional immersive learning and special programs, points out: “IPSS is still a groundbreaking program after all these years, as most professional graduate programs still require their students to be on campus for four semesters.”
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