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

Throughout the academic year, the CDO sponsors programs designed to assist students in developing the skills and strategies that will enable them to achieve their career goals in today’s competitive job market.

Employment Report

Building on the foundation of MIT Sloan’s powerful finance legacy, the one-year MFin program offers a unique combination of heritage, resources, and relevance to shape the leaders who can effectively navigate the complex global economy. Graduates have pursued opportunities that were commensurate with their experience level. The majority accepted analyst-level positions, and those with greater relevant work experience secured positions at the associate level. Their current roles span diverse financial areas, including investment banking, asset management, financial consulting, diversified financial services, and corporate finance. Download the latest employment report.

Career Core

Drawing on the expertise of both faculty and CDO staff, Career Core provides valuable experience in self-assessment, career planning, networking, persuasive communication, interviewing, and negotiation. Sessions combine theory and practice to help students identify their strengths, focus their interests, and refine their career management skills.

Exploring Career Options and Networking Events

Through corporate discussions, company presentations, and networking events sponsored by the CDO, students will have the chance to explore industries and sectors they may not have considered before. The CDO works to expose students to professionals from all realms of the business and finance world in order to assist students in making the best possible 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 a rich repository of past students' résumé books to help craft a powerful message to target firms.

Online Career Management Materials

The CDO offers a vast collection of electronic media containing valuable information on career exploration, industry guides, and the interview process. Upon matriculation, students gain access to the CDO’s web pages that link to a broad range of career information and tools. During recruiting season, MIT Sloan’s career management software platform, Career Central, allows students to review and sign up for career activities, apply for jobs, find company contacts, or schedule an interview.

Club Activities

MIT Sloan student clubs offer a number of activities within and beyond the MIT Sloan classrooms to provide opportunities for students to interact and to work with corporate leaders. These activities range from single-day events, such as guest speakers in classes or seminars, to more involved trips, such as visits to companies that host groups of students at their headquarters. The Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship and the world-renowned MIT $100K Entrepreneurship Competition also allow students to engage with entrepreneurial leaders.

MFin Asia Study Tour

The MFin Asia Study Tour is one example of how the CDO can leverage MIT’s far-reaching global relationships to create exciting programs and events for students. The CDO connects with financial institutions in Asia, and the schedule includes both formal and informal events with major recruiting partners and local alumni. A résumé book is shared with companies before the trip.

Company Events

Many of our top recruiters showcase their companies to students through formal presentations and informal office hours. These presentations provide a great on-campus opportunity for MIT Sloan students to network with corporate leaders and to gain further insight into potential sectors and employers.

On-Campus Recruiting Program

On-campus recruiting provides an excellent opportunity for employers and students to connect right here in Cambridge. MIT Sloan attracts a range of well-known companies, and the recruiting process enables students to explore numerous career opportunities in finance sectors, such as investment banking, asset management, consulting, quantitative trading, and corporate finance.

Job Postings

Companies from around the globe send job postings to the CDO that cover the complete spectrum of industries, job functions, and geographic regions. Last year, we posted over 400 finance opportunities on MIT Sloan's electronic job board site. In addition, at MIT's main campus, over 200 invitations to interview were extended to MFin students. Small and midsize companies often use MIT Sloan-targeted job postings as a recruiting strategy, offering students a window to many unique and challenging careers.

Career Fair

Held each April, the MIT Sloan Career Fair offers students a unique opportunity to both network and interview with numerous companies in a single day.

MIT Sloan Alumni Network

MIT Sloan graduates have built a strong tradition of helping current students with career planning, networking, and job search activities. Twenty-three thousand strong, the MIT Sloan alumni network  is a valuable lifelong resource for both students and graduates.

Note: 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 after completing their degree.

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
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
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
MFIN STUDENT TAKE Collective Brainpower

"The classroom itself is filled with so much collective brain power . . . it's obvious that I'm caught up in a room full of 124 of the brightest, most curious people from around the world."

Tiffany Wetherell
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
INDIA LAB: BANGALORE Working toward market expansion

“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”

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

“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”

Kelsey McCarty
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
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
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
$100K 2010 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
LEADERS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS Connecting management and technology
“[LGO students] get the advantage of a small cohort that they take many courses with. But they’re also part of the larger community. They’re part of MIT, of MIT Sloan, of the MBA program. They’re part of the core program that meets every fall, they’re part of the engineering committee; they get the benefits of both the larger community and the small cohort.”
Don Rosenfield
Senior lecturer and director of the Leaders for Global Operations
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
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
MSTIR MIT Sloan Teaching Innovations Resources
"It’s always been a competitive advantage of MIT Sloan that faculty research gets into the classroom very, very quickly. That’s one of the things I personally enjoy about teaching here, students have the appetite and the capability for it. The cases are current and relevant to the issues that are top of mind."
John D. Sterman
Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management
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
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
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
G-LAB: INTERGRUPO, COLOMBIA Growing a business by cultivating relationships

"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."

Ramy Hakim
CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH Bringing people and machines together

“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”

Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, CISR
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
SLOAN FELLOW Getting serious about going global
"I had interviews and visited other business schools, and it’s nothing like the environment that we have here at MIT Sloan."
Abner Oliviera
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

“At MIT Sloan, you will find faculty engaging in many different kinds of research and multiple forms of pedagogy that, taken together, reflect the value of a wide range of perspectives, skills, and expertise in organizations.”

- Wanda J. Orlikowski
Eaton-Peabody Professor of Communication Sciences