Recruiting @ MIT Sloan 2013–2014

Whether it’s in a classroom or a boardroom, MIT Sloan students come to the table with innovative ideas, coupled with a collaborative work style. Equipped with the latest management theories and superb analytical skills, they are ready to tackle any business challenge. And they do so in a down-to-earth manner. Carefully selected for their leadership potential, academic and professional accomplishments, and team spirit, MIT Sloan students are principled, personable, and professional.


Class profiles


Joint/Dual Degree Programs at MIT Sloan

Leaders for Global Operations Program culminates in dual MIT degrees: an MBA or SM from MIT Sloan and an SM in an engineering discipline (two-year program).

MIT Sloan and Harvard Kennedy School has a dual degree program that allows students to pursue an MBA and a Master of Public Policy or Master of Public Administration (three-year program).

Recruiting at MIT Sloan begins with your relationship with the Career Development Office (CDO). We are committed to supporting your recruiting goals and are your gateway to recruiting the best candidates for your organization.

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Building Visibility on Campus


Company Presentations

Beginning in late September and continuing through early December, company presentations offer students an opportunity to get acquainted with your organization. Students sign up for presentations in advance, enabling you to anticipate the size of your audience. Presentations for full-time hiring begin September 16, 2013 and end December 6, 2013; combined presentations for full-time and internship hiring begin September 30, 2013, and end December 6, 2013.

Companies may choose from the following three options for their company presentation:

Type

  • Evening
  • Lunch
  • Breakfast

Relationship to MIT Sloan

  • Well-known and familiar firms (more formal event)
  • Familiar and new firms to MIT Sloan (informal event)
  • Firms familiar to MIT Sloan (informal event)

Presentation Format

  • 45 – 60 minute presentation
  • 6pm start time M, T, Th; 7pm start time on W
  • Reception to follow
  • 50-minute presentation
  • 11:45 – 12:45pm
  • 50-minute presentation
  • 7:35 – 8:25pm

Venues for Evening Presentations*

  • Cambridge Center Marriott (5-minute walk)
  • The Liberty Hotel (10 minute subway ride or walk)
  • Le Meridien (formerly Hotel@MIT) (20-minute walk)
  • The Charles Hotel (20 minutes by subway)

*Presentation dates must first be requested and confirmed with the CDO recruiting team before booking a venue. The recruiting team will advertise your event through our weekly newsletter, centralized career management database, and the student clubs.

Contact the CDO recruiting team at (617) 253-6149 to discuss the best presentation format for your organization and to schedule your presentation date.

Other Connections

The MIT Sloan environment offers a wide variety of other potential touch-points to help make your company known in a setting that best suits your goals.

Career development classes and seminars, developed and managed by the CDO, prepare students to be successful in their job search. We offer targeted, customized career programming that reflects current industry trends and incorporates industry experts with a strong focus on self-assessment and job search / communication skill development. We also welcome employers’ assistance with résumé coaching and interview preparation. Participation in industry panels, case preparation workshops, and career-related skill building is a valuable way to create a stronger company presence on campus. For more information on how to become involved in MBA career education programming, contact Sue Kline, (617) 253-3946; contact Glenn Cunningham to be involved in MFin programming (617) 715-5454; contact Janet Marks to be involved in Sloan Fellows and Executive MBA programming (617) 715-5469.

Student clubs are an integral part of academic and student life at MIT Sloan. Involvement in club programs enables your company to meet students interested in specific industries and functions. Clubs events must be educational in nature rather than recruiting focused. We recommend your company speak on industry trends, company projects, or share other intellectual capital. To identify the most appropriate clubs for your organization, contact Susan Kenney, (617) 258-6493.

Treks and Trips: Acting as a host company offers valuable opportunities to interact with students. Treks and trips are organized and run by students in partnership with MIT Sloan faculty and staff. To become a host company, contact Tiffany Hogan, (617) 253-0529.

Sponsorships, Student Conferences and Other Opportunities for Involvement: The MIT Sloan Corporate Relations team is available to facilitate interactions between companies and the School outside of recruiting, including involvement with faculty, student conferences, speaker series, case competitions and research projects. These venues allow companies to gain further visibility on campus and build stronger relationships with students. For more information, please contact Dave Weber, Director of Corporate Relations, (617) 253-7161.

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Ways to Recruit

The CDO offers a variety of methods to advertise your job opportunities, as well as interview and recruit MIT Sloan students:

Conduct on-campus interviews for MBA, MFin and MSMS candidates

Recruiting Dates for 2013–2014

  • Full-time Interviews: September 30 – December 6, 2013 / February 5 - March 7, 2014
    will book dates as needed after March 10th
  • Internship Interviews: January 7 – March 8, 2013
    will book dates as needed after March 8th

Invite Only Schedules: Students are chosen to interview from submitted cover letters and résumés and/or through the résumé Book. You provide the CDO with a list of students you want to interview. For Full-time recruiting, the lists begin to be due on September 16, 2013 and continue on a rolling basis. For MBA internship recruiting, invite lists begin to be due on December 16, 2013 and continue on a rolling basis.

Open-For-Bid Schedules: These schedules apply to internship recruiting schedules only. First-year MBA students are selected through a bidding system that gives priority to candidates most interested in your internship openings and who meet the mandatory requirements specified in your job description. If you have Open-for-Bid schedules, your invite lists will be due to the CDO Recruiting Team eleven business days before your scheduled interview date.(see invite only schedules, above).

Multiple Schedules: For MBA internship recruiting only: if your company offers more than one schedule per job opportunity, we require 25% of one full schedule be an Open for Bid Schedule.

On-campus Interview Schedules

Interview Length Interviews per schedule Start/ End time
30-minute 12 8:30 am / 4:15 pm
45-minute 9 8:15 am / 4:15 pm
60-minute 6 8:30 am / 3:45 pm
30- minute (back to back)** 12 (minimum 2 interviewers) 8:30 am /4:15 pm
45- minute (back to back)** 10 (minimum 2 interviewers) 8:00 am /4:45 pm

**Back to back schedules allow a student to have two consecutive interviews, one directly after another, with two different recruiters from your firm. Two rooms must be reserved for back to back interviews.

Additional Approaches

Although on-campus recruiting is the most visible approach, there are other successful ways to reach students. If on-campus recruiting does not fit your organization’s needs, please consider these alternative, highly effective approaches:

Job Postings Each year over 1000 full-time, summer, and part-time jobs are posted on our online student job board, for MBA, MFin, and MSMS candidates. (If your job posting draws a significant number of qualified candidates, we would be happy to arrange interviews on-campus.) In addition, we maintain an Experienced Hire/Alumni online job board to help you recruit the Sloan Fellows, Executive MBAs and our alumni. For more information, and to post directly online, visit http://mitsloan.mit.edu/cdo. Please see “Recruiting Tips” for job description criteria.

Résumé Database Online résumé databases are the primary tools employers use to identify students with particular backgrounds and interests. The Full-time résumé database becomes viewable the week of September 16, 2013 and the summer internship résumé database will be available the week of November 11, 2013. They are sold separately and as a set. You may order them directly from the website at: https://www.mbafocus.com/MIT.aspx

Participate in our annual Masters’ Career Fair The annual CDO-sponsored Masters’ Career Fair provides you with an opportunity to network informally and hold one-on-one interviews with MBAs, MFins, MSMS, Sloan Fellows, and Executive MBAs. Past fairs featured companies from the technology, consulting, healthcare, consumer products and financial services industries. Typically these events draw 15-20 firms and more than 100 students. Our next Masters’ Career Fair will be held on April 4, 2014.

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Recruiting Tips

Use the MIT Sloan Career Development Office for all stages of planning. We recognize that every firm is different, and we want to help you develop a successful recruiting strategy that meets your needs. If you would like to learn more about best practices and recruiting strategies within your industry, please call our recruiting team.

Get involved in career education opportunities. MIT Sloan offers workshops and seminars on a variety of career-related topics including writing cover letters and résumés, case preparation, networking, and interviewing. Students’ value employers’ expertise on these topics, and the CDO welcomes your participation in our programs. It is a great way for you to build visibility on campus and get to know our students.

Tailor your message to our students. Company presentations are most effective when they include information relevant to the positions for which you are hiring and involve representatives who know the School well.

Choose enthusiastic, personable presenters who are excited about recruiting for your organization.

Involve your employees and executives who are MIT Sloan alumni in the recruiting process in order to engage students and make your company stand out. Students are always interested to know about MIT Sloan alumni who work in your organization.

Take a personalized approach when sending job descriptions in Microsoft Word format:

Include all of the following information when sending job descriptions in Microsoft Word format:

  • General profile of your organization, including website address
  • Job/internship title
  • Specific description of job functions and responsibilities
  • Candidate qualifications, including previous work experience, education, skills and abilities
  • Type of work authorization required to be employed by your company
  • Hiring locations
  • Complete contact information: name, title, address, phone, and e-mail
  • Résumé/application deadline

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Hiring Non-US students for U.S. based positions

MIT Sloan has a long and rich tradition as a global school of management, with more than one-third of our students coming from outside the United States. The skills and perspectives of these students make them particularly valuable in the global business environment.

Full-time employment An H-1B visa from the U.S. Customs & Immigration Service (USCIS) allows for three years of professional employment and may be extended for an additional three years. Employer and employee petition together for the visa, and the process is relatively inexpensive.

Summer internships Most non-U.S. MIT Sloan students with F-1 visas are eligible to participate in a Department of Homeland Security (DHS) approved educational program called Curricular Practical Training (CPT). CPT authorizes non-U.S. students to work legally in the U.S. during the summer between their two full years of study. The work authorization is provided by MIT and the DHS prior to the student starting work. On the first day of employment, the student will already have all the necessary documentation to legally complete the I-9 form and begin work for your company. This work authorization requires no pre- or post-work administration on the part of the employer: no paperwork, no pre-qualification, and no fees.

Hiring Policy It is important that all members of your recruiting team understand your hiring policy either for your organization or for a particular business unit, if they are different. Please let us know what your work authorization requirements are so we can help make certain that students have accurate information when they are applying for job opportunities.

Recruiting Policies

2013–2014 Recruiting Calendar

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Career Development Office Contacts

Employer Relations

Tiffany Hogan
Associate Director
thogan@mit.edu
(617) 253-0529

Susan Kenney
Assistant Director
skenney@mit.edu
(617) 258-6493

Danielle Grassia
Assistant Director
dgrassia@mit.edu
(617) 324-1017

Jen Graham
Recruiting Coordinator
grahamj@mit.edu
(617) 324-9639

Career Education Workshops

Sue Kline
Director, Master’s Programs Career Development
skline@mit.edu
(617) 253-3946

Glenn Cunningham
Master of Finance Advisor
gcunning@mit.edu
(617) 715-5454

Janet Marks
Director, Sloan Fellows, EMBA and Alumni Career Development
jrmarks@mit.edu
(617) 715-5469

Corporate Relations

Dave Weber
Director, Corporate Relations
dweber@mit.edu
(617) 253-7161

MIT Careers Office

Deborah Liverman
Associate Director of Career Services
(617) 253-4733

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Collaborative environment

Collaboration is fundamental to the MIT Sloan experience, yielding graduates who know how to work with peers and lead teams.