MIIS Students Advance to Finals of International MBA Competition at World Economic Forum in Davos

Four Monterey Institute MBA students have advanced to the final three in the international Business for a Better World competition, sponsored by Corporate Knights and the Schulich School of Business, beating out teams from 20 other universities around the world. At stake is prize pool of $15,000 and an amazing achievement to add to their resumes.

Alumna Hires MIIS Students: “I Wanted the Whole Package”

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.

Students Tour Silicon Valley Businesses, Get Valuable Career Advice from Alumni

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 Alumni Chosen for Prestigious CRS Fellowships in Africa

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.

May Graduate Nathalie Marin-Gest Turned Summer Internship Into Dream Job

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

Alumna Heather Bessette Promoted into Dream Job a Year after Graduation

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

Jessy Bradish Wins Student Innovator Award at Monterey Bay Regional Business Plan Competition

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.

Institute Community Mourns Passing of Longtime MBA Professor Harvey Arbeláez

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.

Frontier Markets Scouts Program Wins Prestigious Ashoka U – Cordes Innovation Award

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.

MIIS Students: Thankful for New Friends and Getting to Spend Thanksgiving with Family

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.