“We are the best recruiters,” say Monterey Institute students and U.S. Army Veterans Jens Wiik and Olga Volcsko, noting that a number of their military friends have joined them after hearing their stories about MIIS.
International Policy Studies
Monterey Institute professor Beryl Levinger had the opportunity to work with many MIIS alumni as she consulted on 14 different development projects in 11 different countries during her sabbatical.
Getting started on her dream career path a month after graduation, MIIS alumna Sally Quigley (MBA/MAIPS ’14) feels well prepared for her chosen path: “Everything I am doing now I have already done through class work.”
Program: International Policy & Development: Gender and Human Rights
Undergrad: Portland State University
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Reflecting the changing demands on graduates in their chosen fields, the Monterey Institute has made several changes and enhancements to programs offered in the Graduate School of International Policy and Management.
Monterey Institute alumnus Peter Evans says the professional development opportunities provided during his studies helped him “stand out amidst the crowd of job seekers.”
Monterey Institute student Michael Lui’s “transformative” summer internship in Cameroon is one of many made possible by MIIS alumni.
You never know where an international career may take you – for alumnus Garvey McIntosh, the path led from Japan to Monterey to a rewarding career as an international programs specialist with NASA.
Fifteen Monterey Institute students had the opportunity to experience the real-world issues, impacts and policy implications of the Shanghai Free Trade Zone during a specially designed immersive learning course that one described as “life-changing.”
Monterey Institute students have partnered with seven local community organizations this spring, working with them on diverse projects as part of a new service-learning course that teaches program design by merging theory with practice.