“Tap deeply into the long-standing MIIS alumni network, as well as professors and advisors,” advises Mary Njeri Njuguna MATESOL ’20 as she reflects on how she got her role as an English and social studies teacher at an international school in Egypt.
As part of the Middlebury Institute’s Leaders in Residence program, Institute alumna Lorena Ortiz Schneider MATI ’92 recently presented three sessions for students sharing experiences and insights from her 30-year career in language services.
From language studies and the financial crime management specialization to career advisors helping me with salary negotiation, the entire Middlebury Institute experience helped me hit the ground running in the exact career field I was looking for.
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.
An alum from the ITED program helped me secure my internship with the International Trade Administration, and that role, above all else, helped me land my current job. If there is one piece of advice I would give current students, it’s that it’s never too early to start networking and looking for your summer internship or your full-time job.