Student Perspectives

Career Resources

“I was looking for career structures or support structures to help me figure out where I was going to spend my time during my summer internship and after MIT Sloan. So the CDO was hugely helpful in setting that up. They had a number of early...

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“I was looking for career structures or support structures to help me figure out where I was going to spend my time during my summer internship and after MIT Sloan. So the CDO was hugely helpful in setting that up. They had a number of early career seminars several people attended. The seminars focused on what do you want to do, what has your work experience prepared you for, what things you would love to do in an ideal setting. Then MIT Sloan really focused on making this a collaborative process in a safe environment. Classmates examine what you say you want to do, your work experience, and how you want to get there, and suggest jobs and summer internships that might link to some of those things.

“The process unearthed things that I wasn't previously aware of. That led me to a startup this summer. Without the CDO’s support, I probably would have looked to do something in finance or consulting. Instead, I found exactly what I was looking for.”

Hakim Thompsom

“I got my job through the CDO, absolutely 100 percent. And that's where I got my summer internship. So, I actually think the CDO is a great resource for that.”

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“I got my job through the CDO, absolutely 100 percent. And that's where I got my summer internship. So, I actually think the CDO is a great resource for that.”

Amanda Rottier

“Each person in the professional services area in our Career Development Office (CDO) is someone who really genuinely cares about your future, what's important to you, and in helping make that happen. I see my career advisor all the time. She...

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“Each person in the professional services area in our Career Development Office (CDO) is someone who really genuinely cares about your future, what's important to you, and in helping make that happen. I see my career advisor all the time. She knows me, she knows my family history; personally, I know a lot about her outside of work, and I feel like it's a much stronger, individual and personal relationship than you would ever expect.

“And I don't know that you'd get that at many places where there are thousands of students coming in and out to see a person about getting a job, right? Then it's just about putting a person in a position, that's about it. Here, it's much more than that.”

Tarun Rathnam

“MIT Sloan really gives everyone an opportunity to learn and experience industries that they're intrigued with, but previously unaware of, and really determine whether or not that's something to follow as a career. For instance, I had an...

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“MIT Sloan really gives everyone an opportunity to learn and experience industries that they're intrigued with, but previously unaware of, and really determine whether or not that's something to follow as a career. For instance, I had an opportunity to run a panel at the Venture Capital (VC) Conference in December. VC is something that I knew little about, but that I was interested in, and it was an opportunity for me to bring something that I did have knowledge in – digital media – to extend my experience into an industry that I was curious about.

“That experience was totally club-driven. From the organizers to the operational side, everything was student-driven, and all club-driven. It's just an example of how the spirit of getting things done surrounds you, and everyone just gets together as a student body, as a student club, to make what was a really big, successful event happen.”

Brian Liu