Logistics for Employers

Logistics for Employers

We look forward to your participation in the Career Fair 2014. The following information should help you plan your visit.

Planning Your Day

Table Set-up

The Monterey Conference Center's Serra Ballroom will be available for employers to set up promptly from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. on Friday morning, February 28th.

Career Fair Hours

Students and alumni will begin arriving at 10:00 AM. Career Fair 2014 closes at 3:00 PM.

President’s Welcome Breakfast

Please join us for a welcome reception and hot breakfast from 9:00 to 9:45 AM on site in the Bonsai Room (we will guide you there).


Boxed lunches will be available from 11:30 to 1:30 in the Employer Break Room, which will be located near the entrance of the Ballroom.

Employer Reception

Please join us on campus for our Employer Reception, hosted by our Center for Advising & Career Services (CACS), from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the Samson Student Center.


If you arrive by car, the Monterey Conference Center allows 10 minutes to unload at the front doors in Portola Plaza. After unloading, please park your car in the City's East or West Lots as marked on the Career Fair Parking Map. The East Garage is $7.00 all day (coins/dollar bills accepted). The West Garage is a block closer, but costs $10.00 all day. Thank you for adhering to the Conference Center parking policy.

Career Fair Parking MapCareer Fair Parking Map

Parking on the Monterey Institute campus is limited, but the following are hints to help you locate a spot for the reception that follows the Career Fair:

1) We will have open parking in Institute lots that day, on a first-come, first-served basis. Security will NOT walk the lots and ticket cars that do not have MIIS parking permits.  We will have signs at the entrances to each Institute parking lot that day.

2) There are three City of Monterey parking lots around our campus: parking lot 4 at the corner of Van Buren and Franklin, parking lot 8 in front of Casa Fuente, and parking lot 7, which is across Pacific Street from Casa Fuente (Building #17 on the campus map). Lots 4 and 7 have ticket machines. Lot 8 is a partially metered lot.


A six-foot table with two chairs and a tablecloth are reserved for each live recruiter/employer. Signs are also provided.

AV Service/Electricity

AV services can be ordered for a fee from Bob Lindall at VAE Corp at 831-646-3757831-646-3757.

For electrical hook-ups, complete and fax this form to Trichord Tradeshow Services:

Contact Larry Bell for additional information at 831-883-8600831-883-8600.


Special rates are available at the following hotels. Please mention the MIIS Corporate rate when booking reservations, and note that the number of rooms available at this rate is limited.

Casa Munras

Address: 700 Munras Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 375-2411(831) 375-2411

Email: reservations@innsofmonterey.com

Room Types: Queen or two doubles

Special Rates: 

Sunday – Thursday: Standard $99/Deluxe $119. Pets welcome - $50 fee

Colton Inn
Address: 707 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940 
Phone: (831) 649-6500(831) 649-6500

Special Rates:

Sunday – Thursday$89 + tax

Friday/Saturday:  $109 + tax

Some kitchenettes available

Hotel Abrego

Address: 755 Abrego Street

Monterey, CA  93940

Phone: (831) 372-7551(831) 372-7551

Reservations: (800) 982-1986(800) 982-1986

Email: reservations@hotelabrego.com

Special Rates: Sunday-Thursday: $104, Friday/Saturday: $124

Hotel Pacific

Address: 300 Pacific Street

Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 373-5700(831) 373-5700

Reservations: (800) 554-5542(800) 554-5542

Email: reservations@HotelPacific.com

Special Rate: $129

Howard Johnson Express

Address: 1240 Munras Ave

Phone: (831) 375-6002(831) 375-6002

Special Rate: 10% off normal rate

February 28th Rate: $55 + tax – 10%

The Mariposa

Address: 1836 Munras Ave

Phone: (831) 649-1414(831) 649-1414, (800) 824-2295(800) 824-2295

Special Rate: Sunday – Thursday $79

Friday/Saturday discount not guaranteed.

Portola Plaza

Address: Two Portola Plaza 
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (800) 342-4295(800) 342-4295

Reservations: (888) 222-5851(888) 222-5851

Email: info@portolahotel.com

Special Rates: Sunday – Thursday $149, Friday/Saturday $179

The Monterey Hotel
Address: 406 Alvarado Street 
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 375-3184(831) 375-3184(800) 966-6490(800) 966-6490, (800) 727-0960(800) 727-0960

Special Rate: Weekdays - double $89

Recruiting Material

If you are sending materials to the Fair in advance, please use the following address:

Attn: Center for Advising and Career Services
Monterey Institute of International Studies
460 Pierce Street
Monterey, CA 93940


Monterey is located two hours south of San Francisco along the Central Coast of California.  Airport shuttles are available from both the San Francisco Airport and San Jose Airports. There is a small airport located in Monterey that caters to shorter flights. More Information on transportation in Monterey can be found on the City of Monterey Transportation website.

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