Nearly a year ago, Japan experienced the worst natural disaster in the nation's postwar history. On March 11, 2011, a magnitude-9 earthquake shook northeast Japan and the resulting massive tsunami ravaged countless coastal communities, sweeping away or destroying thousands of houses and other buildings, roads, bridges, cars, trees, farmlands, and everything else in their paths. The death toll amounted to 15,850 persons and 3,287 remained unaccounted for as of February 16.
Showing once again the relevance of the degree programs offered at the Monterey Institute, employers flocked in unprecedented numbers to the annual MIIS Career Fair, held on Friday, February 24 at the Monterey Conference Center. A record 109 employers participated in the Career Fair this year, representing large corporations such as Apple, eBay and HSBC as well as government agencies and local and international non-profit organizations.
When MIIS alumna Mary Graham Bliss (MAIPS ’04) was a summer intern in Mali, she was told that the only thing that worked were “les petits projets pratiques” or the “practical small projects.” She listened, founded a non-profit organization focused on solar-energy projects, and named it “Practical Small Projects (PSP).”
Many students at the Monterey Institute find that their time here has a lasting effect far beyond the education they receive. Many make friends for life and some find their life partners at MIIS. We celebrate those special connections and the stories that follow as so-called “MIIS Matches.”
Author Reza Aslan and Kiva Co-Founder Jessica Jackley to Lead MIIS Executive Ed Course on Social Media
On February 17-18 the Monterey Institute and Aslan Media will host a two-day executive education course offering insights on “Harnessing the Power of Social Media, Youth Movements and Dynamic Markets.” The course will be held at the Monterey Institute and will offer training in:
The Monterey Institute takes pride in its success in preparing students for a professional international career so that they can hit the ground running after graduation. A large part of that success can be attributed to the many immersive learning opportunities offered to students in all degree programs, varying from smaller projects involving the local Monterey community to longer-term internships with non-profit and international organizations around the world.
17 students from the Monterey Institute are training and preparing to head off around the world as part of the International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) program.
As participants in IPSS, they will be working as junior professional staff members for 6 months with international organizations like the UN and the U.S State Department. The students will also receive credits toward their degree for completing an academic project related to their job assignment.
The Monterey Institute is committed to serving veterans. As part of the Yellow Ribbon Program, the Monterey Institute and the Veterans Administration (VA) will guarantee complete tuition payment for up to 50 veterans each academic year to attend one of our world-class master's degree programs.
Emily Patrick is pursing her Master's in Public Administration at the Monterey Institute. This past summer, Emily interned in Namibia as part of the Development Project Management Institute Plus (DPMI Plus) program.