International Leadership Council Panel Discussions TODAY

From 1:40-3:15 today, all students are welcome to attend a panel discussion with members of the Monterey Institute International Leadership Council. MBA students should find the discussions of Social and Corporate Entrepreneurship (taking place in Morse B104) and Business & Emerging Markets (taking place in the McCone Boardroom) to be particularly interesting and pertinent to their business studies at MIIS.


First Happy Hour Speaker Series TOMORROW @ 4pm

The Happy Hour Speaker Series is a one-hour event before each MIIS Happy Hour where students can have an interactive dialogue with today’s business leaders. Tomorrow’s theme is recent Fisher MBA graduates. Joanie Baczewski and Cameron Jahn (see bios below) will join us to explain how they got their job, what they can recommend for finding a job in the tough market, and how their education at MIIS has helped get them to where they are today.

Joanie Baczewski, Sustainable Business Solutions Associate, Pricewaterhouse Coopers | Houston, Texas

A graduate of the MBA and a Master of Arts in International Environmental Policy dual degree program at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, Joanie Baczewski is a Sustainable Business Solutions Associate at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. She provides consulting services to clients around Sustainability strategy and reporting, focusing on the Global Reporting Initiative and the Carbon Disclosure Project.   Her background includes a focus on corporate reporting requirements and environmental regulations, especially those related to climate change.  After graduating from the University of Delaware’s Hotel, Restaurant, and Institutional Management program, Joanie spent significant time in the hospitality industry as a country club manager.

Cameron Jahn, Localization Manager, Citrix Online | Santa Barbara, California

Cameron directs all software localization and contributes to Citrix Online’s international expansion strategy. Before joining Citrix Online, Cameron studied Mandarin Chinese and US/China trade relations at the Monterey Institute of Int’l Studies, where he earned an MBA/MA. Previously, Cameron spent 6 years covering crime and politics as a reporter for The Sacramento Bee. Cameron speaks Spanish and Mandarin. Cameron is an avid traveler and has visited more than 20 countries.

When: 4-5pm, Friday September 16

Where: Morse B104

Why: because it’s never too soon to start thinking about job strategy.

We look forward to seeing you tomorrow at 4!

PHOTO UPDATE: Over 20 students came on Friday. Thanks to Cameron and Joanie for their insightful answers to our questions!

September 23rd San Francisco Fisher MBA Alumni Event

The Bay Area Fisher MBA Alumni Association has invited all current MBA students to an awesome event at the U.S. Green Building Council in San Francisco on September 23rd at 6:30 pm. Not only are we afforded the opportunity to meet alumni but there is a lecture on career building; this is clearly a win-win situation not to be missed! Please RSVP at and contact Amanda Plump regarding carpool information from Monterey at See you there!

PHOTO UPDATE: Thanks to the San Francisco Fisher Alumni for inviting us to the event on Friday and thanks to all of the current students who attended! Stay tuned for details on the next opportunity to meet with Fisher MBA alumni in October.

It’s time to dust off your boat shoes, because:

the MBA Student Association invites you to join us on Saturday, September 10th at 1pm to sail around the Monterey Bay.

Don’t know a starboard from a port? No problem! Monterey Sailing professionals will be taking the helm. $39 per person is steep, but can you really put a price on quality time with fellow MBA students while enjoying the breath-taking central coast from your very own vessel? Clearly, this experience is not to be missed!

Monterey sailing needs to hear from us a week in advance. So, please RSVP to us at by Friday, September 2nd or sign up at the wine tasting tonight.

See you there!

PHOTO UPDATE: Saturday was the perfect day for a sail–one of Monterey’s nicest in memory. Thanks to everyone who joined us!

Announcing the 2011-2012 MBA Student Association Board

We are here to serve you! Contact us with questions at any time.

President Alex Becker
Vice President Seungho Lee
Alumni Relations Chair Amanda Plump
Design Chair Celena Aponte
Education Chair Ben Grier


Attention incoming students! During the first month of school, two class representatives will be elected to join the board this year—one for exchange students and one for full-time students. Come to our first meeting on September 8th at 4pm in CF438A to learn more.