Career Development Office
Plan an Event
Company events are an effective way to inform and educate students about your organization and its career opportunities, and to increase your visibility on campus.
Join us in Cambridge! Presentations for full-time and internship hiring begin in early October and end in mid-November.
Companies may choose one of the three event options:
1) On-Campus Lunchtime Presentations
Lunchtime presentations held in MIT Sloan classrooms are an ideal setting for new companies seeking to connect with students while building their brand awareness on campus. They are also a great option for companies who have a longer-term relationship with MIT so they can continue to build their brand. These presentations are held in MIT Sloan classrooms and last 45 minutes. The event typically include a 25-minute presentation, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A. Our recruiting team makes the classroom, catering, and audio-visual arrangements for you, and your company is responsible for the costs associated with the lunch. Company materials may be shipped to our office prior to your event.
2) Evening Presentations
Evening presentations are a great opportunity for company representatives, especially MIT Sloan alumni, to interact with students. Well-known organizations and companies with a successful history of hiring at MIT Sloan usually find evening presentations most effective. Typically, a firm begins with a 45-minute presentation, followed by a reception where students and company representatives can network. Evening presentations take place off-campus at area hotels and restaurants.
Advertising Your Company Presentation
Please send your industry contact a short email announcement that publicizes your event to students. Your announcement should include the names of the presenters, location, time, date, and the types of positions for which you are hiring (full time, summer internships, or both). Please specify the intended audience for your company presentation based on your firm's hiring policies. For example, if your firm is unable to hire international students, include that information in the announcement.
This announcement will be shared with the student clubs of your choosing.
3) Coffee Chats
Another way to engage with students to answer questions about your company and your opportunities is through Coffee Chats. These 20-minute conversations will pair you with two students. Many companies schedule Coffee Chats the afternoon after their lunchtime presentation. Reach out to your industry contact to schedule coffee chats.
CDO Industry Contacts
Danielle Grassia | firstname.lastname@example.org | 617-324-1017
Account Manager for: Banks/Diversified Financial Firms, High Technology and Biotechnology, Pharma/Healthcare, Oil/Energy, Telecommunications
Susan Todd | email@example.com | 617-258-6493
Account Manager for: Consulting, Consumer Products, Non-Profit, Retail, Real Estate, Transportation/Defense, Automotive/Aerospace, Entertainment/Media