Angelique Stevens MAIEM '15
Angelique Stevens MAIEM ‘15 at home.

Middlebury Institute graduates discuss where they are working today, how the Institute helped them get there, and what advice they’d give to current and future MIIS students.

My name is Angelique Stevens and I graduated with an MA in International Education Management from the Middlebury Institute in 2015. My language of study was French. After graduation I worked in international student services for Pepperdine University and Florida State University, and now I am a visa specialist with Cultural Vistas, working remotely with their Washington, D.C.-area office.

While I was enrolled at the Institute, I networked by visiting the Pepperdine campus and asking to speak with the director of International Student Services. All of my courses helped me land my first position and have continued to help! My supervisor at Pepperdine was always impressed that I had a master’s degree that is so closely related to my degree. 

Pay Attention to Best Practices

My best advice for current students is to really pay attention to the readings on best practices and to the projects—it seems easy when you are doing it in the classroom and everyone agrees, but you will need those arguments when people doubt why we should follow the best practices in a professional setting.