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Career Resources at MIT Sloan MBA

MIT Sloan provides a broad range of career development services to help students reach their professional goals. Through the Career Development Office (CDO), the School offers extensive resources to help students connect with companies, alumni, and business leaders, who can help guide you toward a rewarding careers.

During the academic year, the CDO sponsors a number of programs and seminars designed to help you develop skills and strategies that will assist you in setting and achieving your career goals.

Career Core

Career core, part of the first-semester core, is a series of classes designed to help you refine your career management skills whether you are planning to look for a job, return to your current organization, or start your own company.  Drawing on the strengths of both Communications and Organizational Processes faculty and CDO staff, Career Core covers key elements for any career including: networking, persuasive communication, interviewing, and negotiation.

Exploring Career Options and Networking Events

CDO-sponsored corporate discussions, company presentations, expert panels, and other networking events provide a chance for you to explore many different industries, including those you may not have previously considered for a career. The CDO works to provide numerous opportunities for you to meet and interact with corporate leaders, entrepreneurs, and company representatives from all realms of the business world, in order to give you a broad range of options for making informed career decisions.

Career Resource Center

The Career Resource Center (CRC) offers an expansive collection of both print and electronic career-related resources, including numerous members-only online database and information systems. In addition to a variety of business periodicals and career-related books, the CRC has staff members who can help expedite your access to industry-specific resources.

Online Career Management Materials

The CDO offers a collection of electronic media containing valuable information on career exploration, career selection, and the job search and selection process. Upon matriculation, you can gain access to the CDO's My Sloan Web pages that link to a broad range of sources. In addition, MIT Sloan's Career Central keeps students up to date on career activities happening around campus, opportunities to apply for jobs, finding company contacts, and scheduling interviews.

Company Presentations

Many top recruiters come to MIT Sloan to showcase their companies to students through formal presentations. These fall semester presentations provide a unique on-campus opportunity for you to network with local, national, and global corporate leaders.

On-Campus Recruiting Program

On-campus recruiting provides a convenient option for employers and students to connect face to face. MIT Sloan attracts an impressive range of well-known companies from many industries. The recruiting process gives you a chance to explore a variety of career opportunities in diverse fields, such as consulting, financial services, technology, operations, pharmaceuticals, and biotechnology.

Interact with Companies through Club Activities

MIT Sloan students gain even more opportunities to interact and work with corporate leaders through involvement in club activities. These range from lunch-time or single-day events, such as guest speakers in classes or seminars, to more involved trips and treks, during which companies often host groups of visiting MIT students for events at their headquarters. Students involved with the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the world-renowned MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition also have opportunities to engage and collaborate directly with entrepreneurial leaders.

Career Treks

The CDO works closely with student clubs to plan and coordinate high-impact visits to industry hotspots and meet with C-level executives at the companies that interest them most. Strong connections with our extensive alumni network are critical to the access and insight provided by these treks. Recent treks have explored a variety of industries — from technology to finance to entertainment — in destinations as diverse as New York City, Northern California, Miami, Los Angeles, Las Vegas, and London.

Career Fair

Every April, the MIT Sloan Masters' Career Fair offers first and second-year students a unique opportunity to network and interview with leading recruiters in a single day.

Job Postings

Companies from around the globe send job postings to the CDO that span an array of industries, job functions, and geographic regions. Each year, almost 1,000 jobs — full-time, summer, and part-time — are posted on MIT Sloan's Career Central. Small and midsize companies often use MIT Sloan’s targeted job postings as a recruiting strategy, which has launched many beneficial relationships and successful careers.

MIT Sloan Alumni Network

MIT Sloan graduates have built a strong tradition of helping current students with career planning, networking, and job search activities. The MIT Sloan alumni network is more than 25,000 strong and serves as a  lifelong resource for both students and graduates.

All students have access to our career education and advising services. Recruiting services are available to all students except those who have identified themselves as obligated to return to a company or sponsor for their internship(s), and/or after completing their degree.

G-LAB: WARMBATHS HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA Improving staffing at a maternity ward

“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”

Kelsey McCarty
S-LAB: JAKARTA WATERSHED Combating a clean water crisis

“I came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."

Ian Lavery
SLOAN FELLOW Getting serious about going global
"This year we were so fortunate to have 26 nationalities. So it was amazing exposure. I feel much more well rounded as a global business maker than I was before."
Abner Oliviera
LEADERS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS Connecting management and technology
“We are preparing leaders to run the world’s operations companies. And those leaders are at the cutting edge of both management and technology.”
Don Rosenfield
senior lecturer and director of the Leaders for Global Operations
CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH Bringing people and machines together

 “For 35 years, we’ve been studying how companies get value from information. … We try to help organizations take a more holistic view of what they are trying to do.”

Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, CISR
INDIA LAB: EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT Creating employable workers to boost the economy

“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”

Ted Chan
RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS Luxury beauty and the multicultural consumer
"The goal of the Retail and Consumer Goods Club is to provide networking opportunities for students at MIT Sloan, and to educate students about different functions within the retail and CPG space. We bring in executive-level speakers to educate our community on this topic."
Nga Phan
MBA, co-president of Retail and Consumer Goods Club
G-LAB: PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA Defining growth at a for-profit clinic

“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”

Anne Reilly
G-LAB: AIDS IN TANZANIA Striving for economic empowerment

“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”

Krishna Venugopalan
INSTITUTE FOR WORK AND EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH Adapting to the changing nature of work

“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”

Thomas Kochan
Co-director, IWER
G-LAB: INTERGRUPO, COLOMBIA Growing a business by cultivating relationships

"After we gave our recommendations, the great part was that the very next day the CEO was in the boardroom implementing them with his top vice presidents."

Ramy Hakim
SWITZER FELLOWSHIP WINNER JASON JAY Focusing on environmental research and leadership

 “I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”

Jason Jay
Lecturer, Sustainability, MIT Sloan
MIT LEADERSHIP CENTER Changing views of leadership

“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”

Deborah Ancona
Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center
G-LAB, KUALA LUMPUR Assessing the future of the Smart Card
"You have to manage what you can deliver for the company and what the company is expecting. The bottom line is that the CEOs of those companies want results. Even though we have to work five months in a row with the project, we have to deliver. This experience is more pragmatic than academic. It's a good opportunity to match those two worlds."
Camilo Syllos
INDIA LAB: BANGALORE Working toward market expansion

“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”

Katie Baron
G-LAB, RAS RESORT, INDIA Marketing in Mumbai
"The project was really interesting because the scope changed a lot. We started focusing in one goal, then we changed to another, then we changed to another, all before we even left Cambridge."
Gerardo Guzman
G-LAB: MERCY CORPS, INDONESIA Using business principles to address malnutrition

“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”

Libby Putman
SLOAN FELLOW Merging disciplines for climate change
"I needed to get a better understanding of the interaction of management and technology. And I think MIT is an obvious place for that. There’s probably no better place in the world [for learning] how technology and management interact."
Pascal Marmier
$100K WINNERS: C-CRETE TECHNOLOGIES Reducing the environmental impact of concrete

“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”

Natanel Barookhian
G-LAB: NAM MEE BOOKS, THAILAND Helping a book publisher mature

“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”

Lia Cavalcante
COURAGE AND STRENGTH Supporting a student with breast cancer
"The Sloan community really rallied around me in a way that I totally didn’t anticipate. … It was just really nice to be a part of a community that I was totally comfortable in and felt completely supported by."
Kyle Maner

“MIT Sloan is a serious research environment, and that reverberates in the classroom. Students are eager to participate in research, not just review finished case studies. They have the opportunity to see research unfold.”

- Fiona Murray
Class of 1922 Career Development Associate Professor