Archive for MBA
Thursday, October 13th, 2016
Members of the MIIS community are invited to join Profs. Yuwei Shi and Sandra Dow in spending time with and learning from an exceptional group of social innovators who will be on campus on Friday, November 4th for the J.M.K Innovation Prize. The founders of the following award-winning nonprofits/social enterprises will be in attendance:
- Advancing Real Change, Inc.: Using state-of-the-art investigative tools and methods, legal defense teams can highlight an offender’s life history, reducing severe sentences and reshaping a retributive criminal justice system.
- Bay2Tray / Real Good Fish: Bringing local fish into schools proves a powerful way to cultivate the next generation of ocean stewards, while promoting sustainable seafood and supporting a community’s fishing industry. Founded by MIIS alum Alan Lovewell.
- Behold! New Lebanon: A model for activating human resources in rural places, this “living museum of contemporary rural life” celebrates the inventive residents of New Lebanon, New York while engaging every sector of the town.
- org: To advance worker well-being, Coworker.org harnesses online tools to advocate for freelancers, independent contractors, and others in today’s gig-based workforce.
- Essie Justice Group: This peer-support program’s “healing to advocacy” agenda empowers women with incarcerated loved ones to push for social and policy reform, while boosting their economic resilience.
- Growing Veterans: Through a unique blend of peer mentoring, community farming, and “dirt therapy,” Growing Veterans uses sustainable agriculture as a catalyst for ending veteran isolation.
- Land Art Generator Initiative: A series of large-scale public art installations seeks to transform unloved clean-energy infrastructure into wildly inspiring cultural and economic assets.
- ScholarCHIPS: To break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration, ScholarCHIPS supports college students in the Washington, D.C. area who are among the millions of children with incarcerated parents.
From 11:00am – 12:30pm, we’ll break into groups to think through how emerging mega-trends (e.g., growing inequality) will impact the future of these and other mission-driven organizations. From 12:30pm – 2:00pm, participants are invited to join a celebratory end-of-week picnic catered by Alan Lovewell’s organization featuring – what else? – sustainably sourced fish!
Space is limited. Please complete this form to register. Additional logistical details will be emailed to those who register.
We hope you can join us for this special opportunity!
Wednesday, April 6th, 2016
MBA Capstone Information Session – Tuesday April 19th, 12:15-1:30pm, MG100
Are you a current MBA, Joint MBA/IEP or Joint MBA/IPD degree candidate? Starting to think about your capstone experience next year? Wondering about how the various options work?
Please plan to join Assistant Dean/MBA Program Manager Toni Thomas for an MBA Capstone Information session. Learn the ins and outs, and timing for committing to your capstone project. All MBA candidates that will not have completed their capstone by end of spring 2016 term should plan to attend.
Monday, February 22nd, 2016
Don’t miss your opportunity to participate in the 2016 Online DC Summer Internship Fair and connect directly with employers in government, public policy, international affairs, communications, and philanthropy. This event is great for those exploring opportunities in Washington DC. The event will take place on March 1, 2016 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST).
Thursday, February 4th, 2016
Are you interested in social impact, social investing, stakeholder assessment, and/or environmental impact assessment? Would you like to pursue a professional certification in ‘Introduction to Analysis of Social Impact’? Why not bolster your knowledge of these topics in a course taught by a leading professional in the field?
Join Professor Sara Olsen in the three credit course MBAG 8616 Emerging Discipline of Impact Accounting and Management. The course is open with no pre-requisites, and will be held on Wednesday evenings from 6:00-9:00pm throughout the entire term, starting February 10th.
The course will provide students with an overall framework within which to understand the social/environmental impact of any enterprise, and will then equip students with a practical toolkit. This toolkit can be applied to any entity to gauge its impact, and to manage impact as a strategic asset and/or risk factor.
In addition to other topics, Professor Olsen will cover content to prepare you to sit for an optional professional certification in ‘Introduction to Analysis of Social Impact’, awarded by Social Value International (SVI). Pursuing the optional certification requires an exam fee of $100.
Register for MBAG 8616 Emerging Discipline of Impact Accounting and Management today!
Thursday, December 10th, 2015
Help MIIS defend its title!
The Economist Case Study Competition is now live! That means that the People’s Choice voting is now open, so be sure to vote for MIIS, and tell your friends!
Students Hesham AlSaati, Thomas Gilmore and Michael Mahoney are representing MIIS with their Real Vision Investment Case Study. View their presentation! Don’t forget to vote and share!
For more information on the challenge description and prizes, check out this link.
Friday, May 8th, 2015
Refugee Education Challenge is now accepting ideas to improve education opportunities for children in refugee camps.
“Now is the chance to share an idea you have for how to improve education for refugees. We’ve partnered with UNCHR and UNICEF – so even if you aren’t able implement your idea yourself, there’s an opportunity you to submit a winning idea that could be implemented through partnerships with organizations already working with UNICEF and UNHCR.
Winning ideas on our shortlist will attend a design support bootcamp hosted by IDEO.org designers, where participants will learn how to apply human-centered design to their challenge idea. A handful of these ideas will be selected to receive a share of $500,000 in funding and design support.”
Design Principles for Refugee Education:
- Focus on what we can do now
- Design for gender equality
- Keep resource limitations in mind
- Design for uncertainty
- Take an inclusive approach
- Be culturally sensitive
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
The Fisher International MBA Program invites applicants for the 2015-2016 Les Zambo Scholarship Program. Zambo Scholars will receive a grant of up to $10,000 towards tuition for MBA studies. Award may be applied to Summer 2015, Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 semesters.
Selection Criteria: Applicants must:
• Be full-time degree candidates in the MBA program.
• Have completed at least one full-time semester of graduate work in the Fisher International MBA.
• Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
• Be in residence during the Summer 2015, Fall 2015 or Spring 2016 academic term.
• Submission of attached application form.
• Submission of a 500 word personal statement attesting to scholarly achievement, talent, leadership qualities, character, interpersonal skills, intellectual curiosity, description of service to the Fisher MBA and the Middlebury Institute, demonstrated collegiality with MBA program, staff and faculty, and community involvement. Statement should also articulate future career aspirations of the applicant and their commitment to the field.
• Submission of a resume.
• Submission of unofficial transcript.
• Submit all of the above with the following form by Wednesday, April 22nd.
Click to view the Full Guidelines of the Application and the Application Form
Apply by Wednesday, April 22nd, to: Les Zambo Scholarship Fund, Fisher International MBA Program. Submit your application electronically to Toni M. Thomas, Assistant Dean, GSIPM, at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the Les Zambo Scholarship Fund Page to find out more about it and past scholars!
Thursday, April 2nd, 2015
Students from all MIIS Programs are encouraged to Apply!
Description of Responsibilities
Leadership term lasts early May 2015 to early May 2016
For more information check out the Team El Salvador Blog or email any questions to teamelsalvadormiis@gmail !
Send Resume & Cover Letter to email@example.com by Sunday, April 14th!
Tuesday, March 24th, 2015
At the Sustainable Brands Conference 2015 San Diego, nearly 2,000 thought leaders, brand innovators, designers, and global business leaders will gather to explore various topics and issues pertinent to sustainability. Whether through plenaries, workshops, the Activation Hub, the Innovation Open, or networking events, this conference has been designed to benefit everyone from NGOs and small business owners, to CEOs and global brand leaders. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to join them in discovering how to tap emerging innovations to successfully scale sustainability Now.
Check out the website here, http://events.sustainablebrands.com/sb15sd/about
All MIIS students can receive conference funding as well!
Wednesday, March 4th, 2015
Summer and Fall Applications Invited
In January several students applied for this grant but none were awarded. In every case the requests were for the summer because there was little time for anyone to prepare a travel grant proposal for the spring immersive learning programs.
The result is that all the money available for travel grants is now available for summer and fall travel for research on social change in Africa. The research must be conducted in Africa for a duration of at least 2 and a half months.
To receive this grant students must submit a research design that focuses on a social condition in Africa of the applicant’s choosing; e.g., poverty, environment, crime, armed violence, gender inequality, conflict, disease, education, refugees, etc., with the goal of making policy/program recommendations that can change that condition.
The application must include the following elements:
- Dates of research
- Location of research, to include a letter of support from an organization which is hosting or assisting you with your project.
- A two page statement that includes a complete research design, to include a research question, a literature review that shows a need for this research, evidence generation methods, and its potential impact on the social condition.
- A description of the deliverable and date of completion.
Applications must be received between now and 1 April. A committee of faculty judges will evaluate all applications and determine the recipients of the award by 15 April. Awards will be given as reimbursement for travel to Africa. Only enrolled students may receive a travel grant. If two students will be conducting the research together, the award will be split between the two students with a cap of $1500 per award. Travel will not be awarded for an internship, unless appropriate research will be conducted as part of the internship.
If you have any questions or wish to discuss the eligibility of your planned research for this award, please make an appointment with Professor Ed Laurance at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can also be reached at 831-402-2631.
These awards are made possible by a continuing donation from the family of Sarah Meek, a MIIS alum of 1996 whose life was cut short while working to improve social conditions in Africa.
Thursday, February 5th, 2015
Monday, January 26th, 2015
Practical and Inspiring Thought Leadership
A graduate course and high-profile speaker series featuring leaders and practitioners working to provide solutions to some of the world’s greatest challenges.
Impact Investment is investment made with the intention to generate measurable social, environmental and financial return. Impact investing deploys multiple sources of capital – private, philanthropic and public to address pressing global challenges. Impact investing has the potential to unlock significant sums of commercial capital, but challenges to the commercialization of impact investing remain significant. The struggle, however, may shed light on how capitalism as we know of today can and will be transformed and leveraged for maximizing welfare and wealth creation. This course engages students with thinkers and practitioners in the impact investing sector who will share their perspectives and experiences in bridging the gap between commercial and impact investments, and explore and envision a better future.
Learn more: go.miis.edu/colloquium
Course Information: Register via Banner (IPMG 8593); 2 or 3 Credit Option.
Timing and Location: March 12 – May 14, 2015 . Thursdays, 6-9pm, MG102
Follow Fenix International on Twitter: @fenixintl
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015
The International Professional Service Semester (IPSS) is excited to announce the placement of 30 Middlebury Institute of International Studies students to the distinguished semester-long assignment with premier international organizations around the globe. Since the IPSS program’s inception in 2002, more than 200 students have served in over 150 organizations. 2015 is another promising year for many students and we wish them the best of luck in their semester long assignments. Below is a list of current fellows, the organizations they will serve, position location, and major.
Good luck Fellows!
|Arnold Africot||Santa Lucia Preserve||Monterey County||IEP|
|Mary Elizabeth Miller||FAO (Food and Agriculture Organization)||Rome, Italy||IEP|
|Jordan Sanchez||Wild Coast||San Diego, California||IEP|
|Victoria Bell||Marine Conservation Institute||Washington D.C.||IEP|
|Kelsey Richardson||Secretariat of Pacific Regional Environment Programme (SPREP)||Apia, Samoa||IEP|
|Burton Julius Gaiseb||WWF (World Wildlife Fund)||Windhoek, Namibia||IEP|
|Frank Lin||The World Bank||Washington D.C.||MPA|
|Sean Peck||Consortium for Terrorism & Responses to Terrorism (START)||University of Maryland||NPTS|
|Thomas Gray||IAEA (International Atomic Energy Agency)||Vienna, Austria||NPTS|
|Ani Saakyan-Peck||FINCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network)||Washington D.C.||NPTS|
|Angel Quintanilla||Lawrence Livermore Laboratory||Livermore, CA||NPTS|
|Lily Vaccaro||VCNDP (Vienna Center for Disarmament and Non-Proliferation)||Vienna, Austria||NPTS|
|Cervando Banuelos||CTBTO (Comprehensive Nuclear-Test-Ban Treaty Organization)||Vienna, Austria||NPTS|
|Adam Proveaux||U.S. State Department and the Center for Arms Control and Nonproliferation||Washington D.C.||NPTS|
|Cassandra Peterson||UNODA (United Nations Office for Disarmament Affairs)||New York City||NPTS|
|Shant Krikorian||U.S. State Department of Proliferation and Financing||Washington D.C.||NPTS|
|Charles Odorfer||UNDP (United Nations Development Programme)||Istanbul, Turkey||IPS|
|Joshua Fleming||UNECLAC (United Nations Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean)||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Oscar Grijalva||FINCEN Policy Division||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Theresa Gauvreau||U.S. State Department||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Audrey Metcalf||International Organization for Migration (IOM) Regional office||Bangkok, Thailand||IPS|
|Kendra Haugh||FINCEN (Financial Crimes Enforcement Network)||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Kathryn Krueger||UN Women||Istanbul Turkey||IPS|
|Gaelen Hayes||Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development||Calca, Peru||IPS|
|Terri Pugh||Ihangane Project||Rwanda||IPS|
|Benjamin Volscko||NATO (North Atlantic Treaty Organization)||Romania||NPTS|
|John Gebbia||Mercy Corp.||Washington D.C.||IPS|
|Aileen Yang||Tesla||Freemont, CA||IPS|
Monday, December 15th, 2014
Upcoming Application Deadline for Fellowship – January 27th, 2015
Great opportunity for those who are studying or who want to study less commonly taught languages such as Arabic, Chinese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili – among MANY others. Boren Awards also has an African Flagship Languages Initiative, for those interested in studying Akan/Twi, French, Portuguese, Swahili, Wolof, or Zulu. Check out Boren Awards website for a complete list of languages as well as Country Preferences, fields of study, and length of study.
Boren Fellowships, an initiative of the National Security Education Program, provide unique funding opportunities for U.S. graduate students to study less commonly taught languages in world regions critical to U.S. interests, and underrepresented in study abroad, including Africa, Asia, Central and Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East. The countries of Western Europe, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand are excluded.”
“Boren Fellows represent a vital pool of highly motivated individuals who wish to work in the federal national security arena. In exchange for funding, Boren Fellows commit to working in the federal government for at least one year after graduation.” – Retrieved from Boren Awards Website
Not just national security:
Boren Awards views National Security broadly, to include “the challenges of global society, including sustainable development, environmental degradation, global disease and hunger, population growth and migration, and economic competitiveness.” – Retrieved from Boren Awards Website
This is a great opportunity to study a unique or uncommonly taught language – perfect for MIIS Students!
For more information check out their Website: https://www.borenawards.org/boren_fellowship
Application Deadline: January 27th, 2015
Thursday, November 20th, 2014
Join us tomorrow at 4:30 in the Irvine Auditorium as student teams present their social business ideas to tackle President Bill Clinton’s 2015 Challenge of Early Childhood Education in the Urban Slum and Beyond. The event will be Emceed by Program Chair Jeff Dayton-Johnson and our panel of judges will include:
– Yuwei Shi (Dean, GSIPM)
– Jerry Hildebrand (Director of the Center for Social Impact Learning)
– Beryl Levinger (Distinguished Professor and Program Chair)
– Eric Stephenson (Portfolio Manager, The Cordes Foundation)
– David Dobrowski (Evaluations Officer, First 5 Monterey County)
Friday, November 14th, 2014
On Tuesday, November 18 GSIPM will be holding our 2014 Fall Graduation Photo Session beginning at 11:45 a.m. The pictures will take place on the steps of City Hall, adjacent to Friendly Park. The photos that will be taken are group photos, so we are asking that you arrive as close to 11:45 a.m. as possible. Our photographer will not be taking any individual photos.
Due to professional courtesy, family and friends will not be permitted to take photographs while our photographer is working. Shortly after the photo session, GSIPM will follow up with an e-mail explaining ordering and payment options.
The dress code for this event will be business attire. So please be prepared to dress appropriately for the occasion.
Friday, November 14th, 2014
Wednesday, November 12th, 2014
Join one of the most respected local government management training programs in the United States!
This one-year program offers:
- Professional leadership development and mentorship in nationally acclaimed program
- Multi-department rotations
- Opportunity for a career in the nation’s largest Council-Manager local government
- Full-time position with competitive salary and comprehensive benefit package
“If selected, you will learn about every facet of a large, urban, complex city operation from the ground up. During this exciting, and fast-paced year, you will:
- work on a variety of assignments and projects that affect our community of 1.6 million residents;
- gain exposure to innovative best practices in an our award-winning organization through your rotations in the City Manager’s Office and a department that provides direct service to the community;
- participate in the process of setting city policy by staffing City Council meetings;
- use research and writing skills by studying an issue, recommending solutions and drafting a management report;
- work directly with residents and city staff on service delivery to the public.
Some of the projects completed by past participants include:
- Providing staff support for the Pension Reform Task Force;
- Conducting benchmark studies on weighted voting in regional governments;
- Assisting in developing the city’s Sustainability Action Plan;
- Analyzing best practices for apprehending real time graffiti vandals;
- Developing a project-tracking database for the 2010 Census Complete Count Committee activities.”
– information retrieved from internship website
- Have earned or completed all coursework for a master’s degree in Public Administration, Business Administration, or a related field by June 29, 2015
APPLY THROUGH JANUARY 06, 2015
Online at: phoenix.gov/interns or Call: 602-262-4800
For more information, Visit City of Phoenix Management Intern Program