Twenty-five Monterey Institute students are taking part in a year-long development practicum experience that includes a fall semester course on policy analysis and project design, a research trip to Peru in January, and a spring semester course focused on data analysis and crafting a final report.
Strong Employment Numbers for MIIS Graduates
November 13, 2013
Making a difference—the goal of many a Monterey Institute graduate—often begins with a more immediate concern: finding a job. The good news is, a “one year out” survey of recent graduates of the Monterey Institute this fall found that an impressive 87 percent were employed, with another five percent not currently seeking employment due to continuing education or other reasons.
Underscoring the value of the support offered by the Monterey Institute’s global alumni network and Center for Advising and Career Services, half of those currently employed obtained their position with help from a Monterey Institute contact, whether alumni, current students, faculty/staff, or via the Institute’s annual Career Fair.
The Institute’s unique focus on language ability also proved invaluable for the 64 percent of respondents who stated that they use the language they studied at the Institute in their work.
“We’re delighted with these results, which demonstrate in concrete terms the relevance and marketability of a Monterey Institute degree,” commented Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy. “It’s also gratifying to see how supportive our alumni network continues to be of their fellow graduates.”
The survey, targeting 2012 graduates and administered by Middlebury College’s Office of Planning and Assessment, had an impressive 65 percent response rate, yielding a wealth of valuable data.
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“Make the most of every opportunity,” is the advice recent Monterey Institute graduate Nathalie Marin-Gest gives current students. She used her connections from a summer internship at Fair Trade USA to land a full-time position in her chosen field by the time she graduated.