If landing a dream job is the goal of most graduate students, then the Monterey Institute could be said to be in the business of making dreams come true, as many students graduating this weekend are already close to attaining their goal.
MIIS Alumnus Erich J. Pacheco (MAIEP ’13) is working to improve global efforts in conservation and sustainable development.
The new Monterey Institute alumni website offers improved navigation plus the ability for MIIS alumni to connect directly with fellow alumni from throughout the Middlebury family of schools and programs.
Recent MIIS alumna Julia Townsend has successfully built a career applying behavioral science approaches to solving environmental issues, and will serve as a Global Youth Ambassador at the upcoming World Parks Congress.
“Communicating culture is a large part of language teaching,” says Monterey Institute alumna Lama Nassif, the newest member of the Arabic Department faculty at Middlebury.
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.”
After working for years in international business, when Michael Blakely felt it was time to take his career to the next stage, he found the perfect program for his goals at MIIS and was recruited into his dream job in international trade before graduation.
Alumna Satomi Kobayashi (MATFL ’97) took her talents as a language professional around the world to Malawi, Nepal and Tanzania before returning to settle down back in Monterey.
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.