Career Fair with two offers for promising summer internships.
In February of her last semester Nathalie saw a job posting from Fair Trade USA and decided to apply. She was hired as a part-time contractor in March and helped organize a conference in Mexico. Her great performance there, especially in relating with the farmers, led to an offer of a full-time position and the day before graduating from MIIS she signed the employment papers.
“This position is really the opposite of my internship,” Nathalie shares, “it is very challenging and greatly rewarding.” She is a Supply-Chain Manager for the Produce & Floral Department at Fair Trade USA, working with farmers in Latin America who are not Fair Trade certified, helping them go through the certification process. “After I was hired I was told that my supervisor during the internship had pulled my application from the pile for special consideration,” she says. Nathalie loves her job and feels perfectly prepared for the challenge, adding laughingly that being a student at MIIS simply “makes you sharper all-around.”