Spark Ventures is a Chicago based non-profit organization that partners with grassroots organizations in developing countries to provide children in poverty with healthcare, education, and training.
Twenty-one Monterey Institute student participated in a career-focused “trek” to Palo Alto and Oakland organized by Career and Academic Advisor Ted Bouras last Friday. “It was very valuable to be able to talk with professionals in their place of work,” says Jamie Shirreff (MBA/IEP ’14), adding that, because many were MIIS graduates, it was interesting to hear how their education had prepared them.
Three Monterey Institute graduates, Anne-Claire Benoit (MPA ’12), Kathleen Gordon (MPA ’12), and Bill Reinecke (MBA ’10) are on their way to one-year assignments in Africa as Catholic Relief Services (CRS) Fellows. Hundreds of qualified people apply annually to this highly coveted and prestigious fellowship, but no other graduate school is as well represented as the Monterey Institute.
Program: Dual degree International Policy Studies/ Master of Business Administration
Undergrad: UC Santa Barbara
Fast Fact: Monica spent her summer interning for Spark Ventures in Nicaragua.
Nathalie Marin-Gest (MBA/IPS ’13) has a lot going for her. Multilingual, intelligent, and likeable, she was so enthusiastic about a career in development that she added a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) degree to her International Policy Studies (IPS) degree to make sure she had all the right skills. It was not a surprise to her career adviso
A year after graduating from the Monterey Institute, Heather Bessette (MBA/MAIEP ’12) is celebrating her promotion to associate marketing manager at Rosen Convergence Marketing, a Portland company dedicated to “help purpose-driven companies do more good with less.” Combining researching sustainable companies and practices with marketing perfectly fits Heather‘s professional ambitions and the skills she gained through her Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy degree: “I couldn’t be more happy to u
Monterey Institute student Jessica “Jessy” Bradish (MAIEP/MBA ’13) received the 2013 Student Innovator Award at the Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition last Friday. "Winning the Student Innovator Award was a wonderful culmination of my Joint MBA and International Environmental Policy degree” says Jessy.
The sad news reached Monterey late last week that recently retired MBA Professor Harvey Arbeláez passed away in his sleep on February 27 after a brave fight with cancer, surrounded by his family at home in Colombia. The Institute has again lost a valued community member and friend.
The unique Frontier Market Scouts® program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies has won the Ashoka U - Cordes Innovation Award, given to innovative university programs focused on promoting social entrepreneurship.
In the spirit of the season of giving thanks in the United States, members of the Monterey Institute community are sharing expressions of gratitude. We continue our series with a common sighting on the Monterey campus – friends from different continents.