There are a variety of avenues available to help your firm create a presence on campus: company presentations; Career Development classes and seminars; topical discussions with student clubs; corporate sponsorship and involvement in student conferences.
Company presentations, sponsored by the MIT Sloan Career Development Office, are a popular and effective way to inform and educate students about your organization and the career options available within your firm. For the 2013 — 2014 academic year, presentations for full-time hiring will begin on September 16 and end on December 6, 2013. Presentations targeting both full-time and internship hiring will begin September 30 and end on December 6, 2013.
Companies may choose from the following two options for their company presentation:
Well-known organizations and companies with a successful history of hiring at MIT Sloan usually find evening presentations most effective. Held at 6:00 p.m. in the MIT Faculty Club or at a nearby hotel, evening presentations are a great opportunity for company representatives, especially MIT Sloan alumni, to interact with students. Typically, a firm begins with a 45-minute presentation, followed by a reception where students and company representatives can speak informally. Companies are responsible for reserving space and arranging catering with a local hotel or restaurant for breakfast and evening presentations. Take a look at our list of venues for locations closest to campus.
Brown-bag lunches held in MIT Sloan classrooms are an easy and informal way for companies, both new and familiar to the School, to meet students. The lunches start at noon and are held in classrooms. You have approximately 50 minutes (11:45 a.m. — 12:45 p.m.), which allows for a 25 — 30 minute presentation and 15 — 20 minutes of questions. For brown-bag lunches, the CDO recruiting team makes the room, catering, and audio-visual arrangements for you. Your company is responsible for the charges associated with the lunch. Company materials may be shipped to our office prior to your lunch presentation at the address below.
Please call the CDO recruiting team at 617-253-6149 to discuss the best presentation format for your organization. Presentation dates must be confirmed with the CDO recruiting team before booking a venue.
Please send a short e-mail announcement that publicizes your event to students to your industry contact. Your announcement should include the presenter(s), location, time, date and the types of positions for which you are hiring (full-time, summer internships or both). We further encourage you to specify the intended audience for your company presentation based on your firm's hiring policies (for example, if your firm is unable to hire non-U.S. students, it is best to let students know about this policy). This text will be posted on the home page of our centralized career database. Please note that we are unable to forward attachments to the entire student body and that we no longer offer mailbox stuffings.
The Career Development Office prepares students for internships and beyond by offering 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 welcome employers' assistance with résumé coaching and interview preparation. For more information on how to become involved, contact Sue Kline at 617-253-3946.
The MIT Sloan Corporate Relations team is available to facilitate interactions between companies and the School outside of recruiting, such as 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, at 617-253-7161.