Career Fair Week Events

Career Fair Week Events

Numerous events took place before and after this year's Fair. Don't forget to check out our Career Fair preparation sessions and pre-Fair resume workshops, too!

There are information sessions, panels and alumni events going on throughout the week.

Friday, February 17th

Networking Workshop

Time: 2PM - 6PM

Location: Casa Fuente 434

Gabriel Key (MAITP '06), World Bank Consultant, will facilitate a highly interactive workshop focusing on the "hidden rules" of networking in the professional world. RSVP on Zócalo under Events/Workshops. The first 15 RSVPs will be invited to the Employer Reception on Thursday, February 23rd!



Tuesday, February 21st

World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) Fellowship Presentation and Q&A

Time: 12:15PM - 1:45PM

Location: Irvine Auditorium

Presentation on WIPO, the work they do and the fellowship offered, followed by a Q&A with Monterey Institute graduate Sally Young.


Thursday, February 23rd

USAID Coffee and Conversation with Ken Lee

Time: 8:30AM - 11:30AM

Location: East Village Coffee Lounge 498 Washington Street

Join Ken Lee for an opportunity to meet over coffee and have your questions answered in a relaxed, café environment.

Defense Intelligence Agency Info Session

Time: 12:15PM - 2PM

Location: Morse B-104

Meet a team of DIA representatives to learn more about careers with this agency, including the Cooperative Education internship program.

USAID Information Session

Time: 12:15PM - 1:45PM

Location: Morse B-105

Join Ken Lee for a presentation and information session about opportunities at USAID.

Community Interpreting Careers Panel

Time: 12:15PM - 1:45PM

Location: Irvine Auditorium

This year's TILM Career Panel will focus on Community Interpreting, including legal, medical, government services, and other aspects of the field.
Moderator: Holly Mikkelson


Employer Reception

Time: 5:30PM - 8PM

Location: Monterey Marriott Ferrantes Room


Saturday, February 25th


Time: All Day

Location: McCone Building
Interviews will be held throughout the day by many employers. Refer to the participating employer list (link) or see your career advisor in CACS for additional information. If you have questions on the day of the interviews, staff will be on hand in the CACS offices, 3rd Floor of McCone.

Alumni Panel: "Life After Monterey"

Time: 10:00AM-12:00PM

Location: Morse B-104

Join us at 10:00 for coffee, donuts and conversation. The panel will start at 10:30.

Our alumni panelists are internationally, academically, and professionally experienced. They represent a broad range of sectors, industries, and specializations. Come to learn about their experiences, and hear valuable advice regarding the reality of “Life After Monterey.”

Moderator: Maggie Peters, MAIEP ’09/MBA ‘09, Career and Academic Advisor, MIIS


  • Joshua Ramey-Renk (MBA '02), Sierra Club, Director, Talent Acquisition and Staff Development
  • Elena Ilina Nicklasson (MAIPS '09), Global Fund for Women
  • Kate Butchart (MBA '06), Method, Lead, Client Services
  • Tonya Hennessey (MAIPS '06), Greenpeace, International Fundraising Officer
  • Michelle Randall (MBA '97), Enriching Leadership International

Alumni Event

Time: 1:30PM – 4:00PM

Location: Terranova Fine Wines, Ste a, 315 Calle Principal, Monterey, CA 93940
(Not open to students) In conjunction with the 2012 Career Fair, please join fellow alumni for an afternoon wine tasting at Terranova Fine Wines in downtown Monterey. Beverages and light appetizers will be available. Space is limited for this special event so please register today at or by emailing or call 831-647-3557.