Five students from the Monterey Institute of International Studies who are looking to make a difference will compete March 7-8 in the regional finals for the Hult Prize, “the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good.”
International Environmental Policy
Four Monterey Institute MBA students traveled to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland in January to compete in the final round of the international Business for a Better World competition, sponsored by Corporate Knights and the Schulich School of Business.
Monterey Institute alumnus Michael Murphy is leading efforts to build Massachusetts’ water technology cluster, bringing together nearly 300 organizations, companies and institutions to create a world-class hub of water innovation.
The stakes are high as four Monterey Institute students travel to the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland later this month to participate in the final round of the Business for a Better World Competition, after beating out competitors from universities around the world.
Establishing a tradition of career-focused “treks,” the 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
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