Rebecca Owen and Heather Frank, both recent graduates of the Middlebury Institute’s International Education Management program, are co-organizing the “Lessons from Abroad” conference at MIIS in March.
Works for: Apple
Title: Senior Manager for Government Affairs
"MIIS gave me practical, hands-on experience combined with traditional classes, that allowed me to enter my first job running after I graduated."
Works for: Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers
Title: Director of International
"I was glad to have Monterey as my alma mater due to its diverse, international student body. I was also fortunate to intersect with some of the most of inspiring commercial diplomacy professors who shared their valuable practical skills, shaped me as a professional, and helped me navigate exceptional career opportunities."
If landing a dream job is the goal of most graduate students, then MIIS 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.
Four experts from the Monterey Institute’s James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies recently partnered with MIIS alumni in Kazakhstan to teach a course and promote nonproliferation education.
Works for: Office of the United States Trade Representative (USTR)
Job Title: Director for APEC Affairs and lead policy advisor for USTR on issues arising in the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC).
Ed received his Master's in Commercial Diplomacy from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.
Works for: Cisco, in the Government Affairs Department in Washington, DC.
Job Title: Senior Manager of International Trade & Energy Policy
“My experience at MIIS was excellent: (a) academically, because I could continue my advanced studies in French, with relevant content and expert instruction, (b) professionally, because I came to my career prepared and oriented towards addressing global issues, and (c) personally, since many of my closest and most intimate friends are classmates at MIIS and from ongoing interactions with MIIS students and faculty in the intervening years.”