Alumna Jenifer Carter: “Finding the World in Your Own Backyard”

Jenifer Carter’s parents, both returned Peace Corps Volunteers and educators, instilled a sense of curiosity about the world and other cultures in Jenifer (MATESOL ’97) and her four brothers. “They encouraged us to travel and see as much of the world as we could,” Jenifer says, adding that she was first really bitten by the travel bug when she participated in a high school exchange program in France.

Thirty Monterey Institute Alumni Among Recruiters at MIIS Career Fair 2013

For many students at the Monterey Institute, the annual career fair comes at the end of an intense month of workshops and training to prepare for taking the next step on the road to their dream career. Students polish their resumes and practice their “90-second pitch” before meeting with potential employers.

MIIS Student Wins National Innovation in Arms Control Challenge

Lovely Umayam (MANPTS '13 and Gard 'n' Wall Scholar) won first prize and was awarded $5,000 in the Innovation in Arms Control Challenge sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance. Members of the public were invited to submit innovative approaches to using commonly available technologies to support arms control policy efforts, and the competition drew more than 500 submissions.

MIIS Student, Arrested at 15 by the Taliban for Teaching Girls, Now Poised for Leadership Role in Education in Afghanistan

Fulbright student Moslem Shah (MAIPS ’13) had his pick of U.S. universities, but chose the Monterey Institute of International Studies because he felt it would fit his long term plans to take on a leading role in rebuilding his native Afghanistan after three decades of war. “My experience here, both personally and professionally, has gone way beyond my expectations,” says Moslem, adding that he loves how the diverse student body has helped him to broaden his perspective.

Make Your Way Back to Monterey: Reunion 2013 Registration is Now Open

Do your campus memories include the People’s House, or Steve’s Sweetheart Café in the Holland Center?  What about learning to ski on the annual MIIS ski trip to Lake Tahoe, under the tutelage of Professor Peter Grothe?  Perhaps your memories are about the Student Council’s annual Margarita Blend-Off?  Or happy hours on campus after a hard week of finals?  Or getting that perfect internship, acing your “quals,” presenting your capstone or IBP, or finally handing in your portfolio? Maybe your memories are as much about the scenic beauty that is Monterey…the lights on the wharf, sailboats on t

Local NPR Station Features Alumna Leading Sustainability Efforts at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

“Achieving zero-waste is no small feat, especially for a multi-day event that takes place on three golf courses and draws thousands of spectators,” said Krista Almanzan, news director at local NPR station KAZU, in a February 14 feature about efforts to divert waste at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am golf tournament. Leading the way was recent graduate of the International Environmental Policy program at MIIS Abbie Beane (MAIEP ’12), who is now the director of sustainability programs for the Offset Project.

MIIS Match: Who knew networking could be so sweet?

Whether you were study buddies or bumped into each other on the recreational trail, your hearts made a connection through the Monterey Institute!

Elizabeth Wood: May 2012 Graduate on Dream Career Track at Boeing

While Elizabeth (Ellie) Wood (MAIEP ’12) was a student of in the Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy (MAIEP) program at the Monterey Institute, she focused on energy and climate change and also on sustainable business development. She is one of the 96 percent of the MAIEP graduating class of May 2012 to successfully gain employment in their desired field within six months of graduation.

Managing Localization Projects into 14 Languages at Apple Two Years After Graduation

Less than two years after graduating from the Translation and Localization Management program at the Monterey Institute, Emily Frye (MATLM ’11) is happily managing localization projects into 14 languages at Apple Inc. “I feel the classes at MIIS really prepared me for my position at Apple. My understanding of CAT tools, terminology management and the opportunity to have studied with a diverse group of people, have all been very useful on a daily basis.”

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MIIS Student Turns In-Class “Ah-Hah” Moment into Promising Company

We’re happy to report that there is a lot of buzz (as evidenced by this recent article in The Oregonian) surrounding Wikisway, an internet start-up company founded by MIIS alumnus Huston Hedinger (MAIPS ’12) while he was still a student. The company has already raised money from the Portland Seed Fund and other investors and is rapidly expanding. Huston’s team includes MIIS alumna Grace Andrews (MPA ’12), who is responsible for marketing and communications.