Welcome Letter from the Center for Advising and Career Services
Dear Monterey Institute Student:
A warm welcome from the Monterey Institute’s Center for Advising and Career Services (CACS)! Upon arrival, it is important to make the CACS your first stop so that we can check you in and provide you with a complimentary USB drive loaded with important orientation and degree information. The CACS is located on the top floor of the McCone Building at 499 Pierce Street.
Students in the Graduate School of International Policy & Management (GSIPM): You will soon hear from your advisor regarding your degree program including details about a live Webinar advising session that provides critical degree and registration information. If you are unable to attend the live advising webinar, it will be recorded and made available to watch at your convenience. However, please be sure to attend the live Webinar or watch the recording prior to arriving on campus. Stay tuned for exact times and dates in later correspondence.
Program-specific advising sessions will also be held during Orientation to discuss career planning and clarify any unanswered questions prior to registration. Actual online course registration begins on Friday, January 25th at 7:00am.
Students in the Graduate School of Translation and Interpretation & Language Education (GSTILE): If you are in the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) or Teaching Foreign Language (TFL) program, you will receive information by email from your academic advisor regarding your degree program and other services.
During orientation week, prior to registration, all GSTILE students are required to meet with their program chair and academic advisor. Actual online course registration begins on Friday, January 25th, at 7:00am.
Your specific career goals will shape the content of advising sessions with your advisor. Consequently, please consider the following points prior to your arrival so that you are well prepared to discuss career aspirations with your advisor:
- Explore sectors in which you would like to work. Your degree and areas of interest are critical because it is important that you begin to identify the key organizations in your field of interest.
- Think about your internship/job search strategies. What skills and knowledge areas do you need in order to thrive in your chosen career? Which academic and professional experiences would help you reach your goals?
- Begin developing your career network. Bear in mind that your Institute classmates will become part of your professional network. We also urge you to communicate with family, friends, and professional colleagues. Tell the people you already know about the career path you're exploring - you never know what may come to you through this valuable network!
Beginning with your time at the Monterey Institute and well into your future as a member of the MIIS alumni community, we look forward to partnering with you on your career journey! Consider us your support team as you prepare to “Be the Solution!”
Tate Miller, Dean
Center for Advising & Career Services