Establishing a tradition of career-focused “treks,” Monterey Institute students toured a number of organizations in the Bay Area last Friday, with sustainability as the central theme for a day of networking with alumni and exploring career options.
Linda Childs Hothem (BAPS ’85) committed to the largest alumni gift in Monterey Institute history, pledging $450,000 over three years to support the Institute’s Center for the Blue Economy.
This summer, thirteen Monterey Institute students received financial and academic support to pursue professional fellowships around the world as part of the Center for the Blue Economy Fellowship Program.
How to value the invaluable? As the Monterey Institute’s Jason Scorse explains in Fortune, measuring the market value of natural features such as waves is an important part of economic planning and development.
Heather Bessette set a goal for herself of a specific career in a specific location, and a year after graduating with a Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy degree from the Monterey Institute, she has achieved both.
Fulbright Location: Shandong, China
"MIIS has lots of opportunities outside of the classroom to gain professional experience and internships..."
Fulbright Location: Calgary, Canada
"The Monterey Institute professors really do understand what the U.S. Fulbright [program is] looking for in applications.”
"Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my Joint MBA and International Environmental Policy degree.”
Catherine Carlton, a recent graduate of the International Environmental Policy program at the Monterey Institute, turned a summer internship into a leadership position working to combat malnutrition and environmental degradation through community-based permaculture projects in Malawi.
Professor Jim Williams, whose paper on transitioning to a sustainable low-carbon economy was recently praised by Dr. Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University, will give a public lecture on climate change May 1 at the Monterey Institute.