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.”
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.
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.