I highly recommend informational interviews—not only do they help expand your network, but they are also a great way to practice interviewing. Take courses that offer you practical skills and experience, and take the time to work on your language skills.
Erica Williams MAIPS ’02 was recently promoted to executive director of the DC Fiscal Policy Institute. Erica shares how her MIIS experience helped prepare her for this role, and Dean Jeff Dayton-Johnson shares his view of the importance of the work Erica is doing.
Many of our graduates launch successful careers in the nation’s capital. This year our DC Career Week went virtual and continued to be a catalyst for our students as they made meaningful connections with employers and gained invaluable advice from professionals working in fields like international development, global security, trade, and localization.
My name is Loren Hall, I’m a graduate of the International Trade and Economic Diplomacy degree. Currently employed as a trade and logistics officer with the Global Alliance for Trade Facilitation. The job that I’m in now is absolutely what I wanted when I went to graduate school.
Learn how to create a résumé that gets seen by recruiters and increase your chances of getting an interview. MIIS alum Celina Souffrant has worked at Google and Facebook and is now a career coach. She shares tips that have helped hundreds of her clients land their dream roles at major tech companies and global nonprofits.
No matter the field or discipline, remote work (and remote learning) are becoming increasingly crucial and may be the key to your success. Our experts explore how to succeed in intercultural virtual teams.
The global pandemic has led to greater gender wage disparity, but Middlebury Institute alumna Zara Nanu MPA ’06, founder and CEO of GapSquare, says with the right response the long-term impact could be positive.
Best advice for a MIIS student today? Don’t be passive. Work with professors to design your own immersive learning projects, apply for funding, and get published. If you’re up for it, it’s a great way to do some hands-on learning that is a little more real world than perhaps a structured program.
Want to work in international development? Scott Webb, career and academic advisor for our MA in International Policy and Development, MPA, and MA in International Trade and Economic Diplomacy, discusses how to launch your career.