GECD Launches Career Exploration Series

Lily Zhang, Career Development Specialist, GECD

In March, GECD launched a new Career Exploration Series to introduce current MIT students to a variety of industries. Five panels were offered, focusing on consulting, product design, public service, finance, and big data. Representatives from a number of companies, many of them alumni, shared their experiences, insights, and enthusiasm for their fields through lively discussions and Q & As.

GECD Career Exploration PanelEach panel drew 40 to 60 students, and overall feedback was very positive. Alumni shared with students what their day-to-day responsibilities are like, their nonlinear career paths, and how their MIT education helps them keep up with ongoing innovation at their respective companies.

The companies represented at each of the panels included:

Exploring Careers in Consulting
Boston Consulting Group, McKinsey & Company, and PA Consulting

Exploring Careers in Product Design & Development
Acorn Product Development, Corning, Bose, and Manta Product Development

Exploring Careers in Public Service
City Year, Design that Matters, Science from Scientists, and the State Department

Exploring Careers in Finance
Bridgewater, Goldman Sachs, Peak6, State Street, and Wellington

Exploring Careers in Big Data
Amazon, General Electric, Johnson Controls, and HP Vertica