Heather Bessette set a goal for herself of a specific career in a specific location, and a year after graduating with a Joint MBA/MA International Environmental Policy degree from the Monterey Institute, she has achieved both.
At Monterey Institute Spring Commencement, three outstanding alumni were honored for their achievements and commitment to the Institute: Amaury Cooper, Sylvio Baltodano and William Godnick.
Former Monterey Institute president Dr. Clara Yu delivers the commencement speech.
Catherine Carlton, a recent graduate of the International Environmental Policy program at the Monterey Institute, turned a summer internship into a leadership position working to combat malnutrition and environmental degradation through community-based permaculture projects in Malawi.
National events once again drew media attention to the Monterey Institute’s unique international expertise, this time generating interest in interviewing both faculty members and a student with a particularly timely thesis proposal.
Monterey Institute faculty and staff led students on career-focused trips to Washington D.C. and Silicon Valley over spring break, visiting potential employers and networking with alumni eager to help students starting their careers.
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