Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

We support you in taking ownership of your academics and career development to positively impact your employability.


The Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS) provides students and alumni customized advising and professional development services empowering you to maximize your Middlebury Institute experience and fulfill your academic and professional goals.


Everything we do in CACS serves to support your overall employability. We define "employability" as the combination of your professional knowledge, skills, and abilities; positive attitude and interpersonal relations; and a comprehensive career management strategy that will allow you to navigate your career throughout your lifetime.

Integrated Advising

We are committed to building collaborative relationships with you, grounded in mutual respect and trust. We work with you as a prospective student to explore how our programs can help you realize your career goals. Once admitted, we work with you before you arrive on campus to map out your academic plan. Along the way, we’re your resource for all professional and academic pursuits. We continue to be a resource for you as an alumnus whether you are recruiting MIIS students and graduates or seeking a new position yourself.

Career Success Stories


Negotiating Agreements for the United Nations

Himayu Shiotani graduated from researching arms control issues to helping implement an international agreement for the United Nations.

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Managing Localization Projects at Apple

Emily Frye is managing projects covering 14 languages at Apple, and credits her training at MIIS for her success.

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Creating a World-Class Hub of Water Innovation 

Understanding the value of water leads to a valuable career for MIIS graduate Michael Murphy.

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MIIS Alumnus Named a Top Young Foreign Policy Leader

Aaron Stein made Diplomatic Courier’s list of 99 top foreign policy leaders under the age of 33.

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