Logistics for Employers

We look forward to your participation in the 2013 Monterey Institute Career Fair.  We hope that you find the following information helpful in planning your visit.

Planning Your Day

Table Set-up

The Monterey Conference Center's Serra Ballroom will be available for employers to set up between 5:00 PM and 8:00 PM on Thursday, March 7th. The room will open up again at 7:30 AM the next morning for those who would prefer to set up on the day of  the Fair.

Career Fair Hours

Students and alumni will begin arriving at 10:00 AM. The fair closes at 3:00 PM.

Welcome Reception and Breakfast

Please join us for a welcome reception and hot breakfast from 9:00 to 10:00 AM at the Monterey Conference Center's Bonsai Room.


Lunches will be delivered to each table at 12:00 PM. If you would prefer to leave your table for lunch, a break room will be located near the entrance of the Ballroom.

Employer Happy Hour

Please consider joining us on campus for our Employer Happy Hour, hosted by Student Council & the Center for Advising & Career Services (CACS), from 3:30 to 5:00 PM in the atrium of the McCone building.


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 Joe Lahiff at VAE Corp at 831-646-3757. Contact Larry Bell of Tricord Tradeshow Services for table electrical hook-ups at 831-883-8600.


Special rates are available at the following hotels, and will be noted here shortly. You must mention the MIIS Career Fair rate when booking reservations:

Casa Munras

Address: 700 Munras Ave.
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 649-0227
Contact: Safarina Maluki

Room Types: Queen or two doubles

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

Rates and Room Types:

Thursday: $79 King or two queens,

$89 King or two queens w/ fireplace 

Friday: $109 King or two queens,

$119 King or two queens w/ fireplace

Hotel Abrego

Address: 755 Abrego Street

Monterey, CA  93940

Phone: (831) 372-7551

Contact:  Michelle Relecker 

Rates: Thursday: $99, Friday: $119

Hotel Pacific

Address: 300 Pacific Street

Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 373-5700 or


Rate: $129, use group rate code: “MIIS Career Fair”

Merritt House Inn
Address: 386 Pacific Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 646-9686
Contacts: Fran (daytime manager), Edmund Braly (evening manager)

Rate: $132, includes parking and continental breakfast

Monterey Hotel
Address: 406 Alvarado Street
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: (831) 375-3192
Contact: Fady Hanna

Monterey Marriott

Address: 350 Calle Principal 

Monterey, CA 95940

Phone: (831) 649-4234

Contact: Sheila Fonseca
Room Types: Queen or two doubles

Portola Plaza

Address: Two Portola Plaza
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone: (831) 649-4511

Contact: Valerie

Rates and Room Types:

Thursday: $142 King or two doubles

Friday: $172 King or two doubles

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.