Ninety-six percent of the May 2012 graduates from the International Environmental Policy program at the Monterey Institute are currently employed in the field of their choice, including Elizabeth Wood, who landed a job where she “always wanted to work” at Boeing.
Record Number of Employers Seeking to Hire MIIS Graduates at Annual Career Fair
February 24, 2012
Showing once again the relevance of the degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute, employers flocked in unprecedented numbers to the annual MIIS Career Fair, held on Friday, February 24 at the Monterey Conference Center. A record 109 employers participated in the Career Fair this year, representing large corporations such as Apple, eBay and HSBC as well as government agencies and local and international non-profit organizations.
“We’re delighted by the record turnout for this year’s career fair,” commented Institute President Sunder Ramaswamy. “The enthusiastic response we received from employers speaks volumes about the value they place on the kind of highly practical, cross-cultural professional skills that Monterey Institute graduates acquire.”
Students introduced themselves to employers at booths, learning about job opportunities, dropping off resumes, and setting up interviews. Workshop panels featured Institute alumni and invited guests talking about their professional experiences and offering tips on launching a career, networking, and advanced career strategies.
Among the employers participating in the fair were:
- CARE USA
- Central Intelligence Agency
- Defense Language Institute
- Fair Trade USA
- Federal Bureau of Investigation
- Global Fund for Women
- Honda R&D Americas, Inc.
- International Atomic Energy Agency
- Language Line Services
- Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
- Monterey Bay Aquarium
- NOAA National Marine Protected Areas Center
- Peace Corps
- The Principal Financial Group
- Rainforest Partnership
- Sierra Club
- Stanford Hospital and Clinics
- U.S. Department of State
- U.S. Foreign Commercial Service
- U.S. Green Building Council
- World Intellectual Property Organization
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