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.”
Works for: Boeing Commercial Airplanes
Title: Director, Asia Business Development and Policy
"Through MIIS I was exposed to a diverse and wide network of trade policy professionals, many of whom were instrumental in helping me to launch my trade career. The unique curriculum with its mix of policy and business analysis provided the necessary tools. My MIIS experience was the foundation for my international affairs career."
Many MIIS alumni know a “double”—someone who’s attended both MIIS and another Middlebury-affiliated school—but Tim Dwyer and his daughter Emily have now earned the less common and distinct title of “triple.”