Since studying conflict resolution at the Middlebury Institute 20 years ago, Nykeesha Damali Peterman MAIPS ’02 has gone on to a successful career as a corporate attorney and now CEO of her own mediation and arbitration firm. Her work was recently recognized with an invitation to join JAMS, considered a global leader in the field of alternative dispute resolution.
A new memorandum of understanding with UNICEF reserves internship slots at the UN agency for two Middlebury Institute students each year, offering an accelerated path into the international development field.
“The interview process is an opportunity to make sure the organization is a good fit for you as much as it is for them to assess your qualifications,” says Emmy Ham MPA ’20 about her role as a leader at the Santa Cruz County Business Council.
Despite challenges in international travel, there is still significant demand for international education professionals. The opportunities are not just in study abroad but also in technology, philanthropy, diplomacy, and more. Join Grace O’Dell (International Education Management career and academic advisor) for an exploration of the depth and breadth of international education careers.
“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.