A group of faculty, staff and students at the Monterey Institute, many of whom are Japanese American, launched a fundraising drive on March 15 aimed at supporting relief efforts in area of Japan devastated by the recent earthquake and tsunami.
As Monday morning dawned in earthquake- and tsunami-devastated Northern Japan, eight Japanese-American faculty and staff members at the Monterey Institute of International Studies announced a fundraising drive aimed at supporting relief efforts in Japan.
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The annual Monterey Institute Career Fair drew 97 employers to Monterey on February 25 for the opportunity to interact with students and alumni. Also, 18 additional organizations collected resumes at the event. This was the largest career fair the Institute has hosted. Every year the diversity of employers represented increases.
On February 25, the Monterey Institute Center for Advising and Career Services will host its annual career fair in the Monterey Conference Center's Serra Ballroom from 9:00 A.M. to 3:30 P.M.
We're upstairs at Café Lumiere, the old Monterey fishermen are arguing in Sicilian downstairs, a group of Fulbright scholars from West Africa are hunched over laptops, and a man from Copenhagen is ordering a panini. Like a highly caffeinated United Nations, it is a perfect setting for a conversation with former UN intern, Anita Joshi (IPS '11).
For most Monterey Institute students, the short winter term in January is a great opportunity to take what they have been learning in the classroom and either develop practical skills through intense practicum courses, or go out into the real world and take their classroom lessons to the field.
The MIIS Around the World stories campaign started a year ago as an attempt to collect first-person narratives from members the MIIS community that illustrate the global impact of the Institute. One hundred and twenty students, alumni, faculty and staff members have already submitted their stories. The submissions range from tales about international experiences that brought students to MIIS, to funny anecdotes about attempts to communicate in a new language, to the sharing of life-changing moments.
I taught a seminar in Spring 2010 on Grassroots Leadership for the first time, and this innovative seminar culminated in a Grassroots Leadership Symposium. This Symposium was organized by my students, and many grassroots leaders and some academics who work in the local Monterey area were invited to the Symposium.
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