“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.
A unique tri-lingual TEDxMonterey talk by two MIIS professors and a then-student is featured as an Editor’s Pick on TEDxTalks, offering a live demonstration illustrating the profession of interpretation.
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.
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 alumnus (and professor) Mike Gillen has mentored students of the Russian language for close to 30 years, but is equally well-known as the beloved bagpipe-playing leader of the Commencement procession.
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.
Recent Monterey Institute alumnus Amer Barghouth landed an exciting high-level position in his chosen field of renewable energy management less than three weeks after graduation, and says the training and education he received at MIIS prepared him well.
MIIS Board Member Jed Smith has presented the Monterey Institute community with an exciting challenge. If 250 alumni and friends of the Institute make a gift of any size in the next 25 days, he will match these gifts with $25,000 for financial aid. Spread the word!