Career Fair 2013

Career Fair 2013

Check out the details from last year's Fair!

Jiayin Wang, Translation & Interpretation student, speaks with alumna Renata Skersyte (MBA' 10) of Capital Insurance Group.

2013 Sponsors


Participating Employers

Review the list of employers who recruited MIIS students and alumni at Career Fair 2013.

Schedule of Events

All events were held at the Monterey Conference Center except where noted.

10:00am: Exhibition Opens, Serra Ballroom

11:00am-12:00pmPanel One: Rise Above the Noise, Ferrante Room

12:15pm-12:45pm: Breakout Session: Careers in Intergovernmental Organizations, Ferrante Room

1:00pm-2:00pm: Panel Two: Make the Most of Your Global Career, Ferrante Room

2:30pm-3:30pm: Panel Three: Careers in Nonproliferation, Ferrante Room

3:00pm: Exhibition Closes, Serra Ballroom

3:30pm-5:00pm: Employer Reception, McCone Atrium, MIIS Campus

Panel Descriptions

Rise Above the Noise: How to Differentiate Yourself

Business, policy and language experts convey how to stand out and shine in the job search.

Time and Location: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Monterey Conference Center, Ferrante I
Moderated by: Leah Gowron (MPA ’97), Director of Alumni Relations & Annual Giving

  • Sabine Rioufol (MATI ’92), Manager, Language Specialists, Localization, eBay
  • Robert Kearsley, Senior Manager, Trade and Customs Practice, KPMG LLP
  • Sheila Madden, CEO, Madden Coaching & Consulting
  • Joshua Ramey-Renk (MBA ’02), Director, Talent Acquisition and Staff Development, Sierra Club
Breakout Session: Careers in Intergovernmental Organizations

A career in a UN agency or other intergovernmental organization is within your reach! 

Time and Location: 12:15 pm – 12:45 pm, Monterey Conference Center, Ferrante I

  • Jean du Preez, Chief of External Relations and International Cooperation, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
Make the Most of Your Global Career

Successful professionals provide insight on using stretchwork to go above and beyond to climb the career success ladder.

Time and Location: 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm, Monterey Conference Center, Ferrante I
Moderator: Dr. Edward J. Laurance, Professor of Public Administration, Human Security & Development, Gordon Paul Smith Chair of International Policy Studies

  • MacKenzie Hizon, Head of Program Development & Digital Strategy, CRCC Asia
  • Ken Lee, Senior Alliance Advisor, Office of Innovation and Development Alliances, USAID
  • Joanne Lewis, Operations Manager, EF Language Travel, Education First
  • Denise Spacinsky, Partner & Director, Americas, Larsen Globalization
Careers in Nonproliferation

Prominent members of the nonproliferation community present perspectives on career paths and points of entry in this field.

Time and Location: 2:30 pm – 3:30 pm, Monterey Conference Center, Ferrante I
Jeffrey Knopf, Professor and Program Chair, Nonproliferation and Terrorism Studies

  • Jean du Preez, Chief of External Relations and International Cooperation, Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty Organization (CTBTO)
  • Shirley Johnson, Consultant, Tucker Creek Consulting
  • Ian Dunn, Central Intelligence Agency