April 5 Net Impact Sustainable Fashion Show

In support of our friends at Net Impact, the MBASA would like to publicize the Sustainable Fashion Show, happening in Irvine from 7-9 pm on Thursday, April 5. Tickets are $7 each or 2 for $5 and include admission and refreshments following the show. Get your tickets outside Samson! Also, donate your clothes in bins in Quiet Samson and McCone for use in the show.

March 9 Happy Hour Speaker Series

Join the MBASA to hear retired HP executive, Barcelona native, and Monterey Bay local Luis Huix speak about his career and offer his advice to students. This event will be held in room Morse B106 from 4-5 pm. Swing by Samson for some drinks and fun at the Student Council Happy Hour after his talk!

Students, faculty, and staff from all programs are welcome to attend this event.

March 8 Trade Compliance and Marketing Seminar

CIA World Factbook International Export Data

The Monterey Bay International Trade Association is hosting a seminar focusing on trade compliance and marketing solutions that lead to successful exports. The seminar will take place on March 8 in Santa Cruz from 10:00-11:45 am, followed by a luncheon from 12:00-1:30 pm.


Follow the link below for registration details:
MBITA Seminar Information

McKinsey & Co. Director to speak at next Happy Hour Speaker Series November 11th

Please join us for the next Happy Hour Speaker Series with Lenny Mendonca, director of McKinsey & Company (see bio below) on Friday November 11th from 4-5pm in MG100. Afterwards, we will head over to the MIIS Happy Hour.

Lenny Mendonca is a director (senior partner) in the San Francisco office of McKinsey & Company, where he leads the firm’s knowledge development.

Lenny is on the Shareholders’ Council of McKinsey (its board of directors) and oversees the McKinsey Global Institute and the firm’s communications (including McKinsey Quarterly). He has helped dozens of corporate, government, and not-for-profit clients solve their most difficult management challenges.

 Lenny has led several McKinsey research efforts. He has written and spoken extensively on globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, education, energy policy, health care, financial services, and corporate strategy.

Lenny is the chairman emeritus of the Bay Area Council and is chairman of the Economic Institute of the Bay Area. He also serves on the board of the New America Foundation, Common Cause, and the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium; he is a trustee for the Committee for Economic Development and is a member of the Advisory Council for the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the board of ChildrenNow and the California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation.

He received his M.B.A. and certificate in public management from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an A.B., magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard College.

Lenny lives with his wife and two daughters on the Half Moon Bay coast, south of San Francisco, where he is the founder and owner of the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. 

Silicon Valley Fisher MBA Alumni Event

The Monterey Institute MBA Student Association


Mrinal (MBA ’01) and Natanya (MBA ’01) Desai

 cordially invite you to:

  Fisher International MBA Program Meet-and-Greet


Silicon Valley

 Saturday, October 15, 2011

4:00 pm -6:00 pm

 The Desai Family Residence

Los Gatos, CA

Join us for a social gathering of Fisher MBA leadership, alumni and current students. To RSVP by October 12th, please refer to the link in the invitation sent to your Monterey Institute email account.

Contact Alex Becker at abecker@miis.edu with questions.

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. www.citrixonline.com

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!