Career Development News - 2011

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  • Since F/ASIP’s inception in 1997, over 650 MIT freshmen have participated in the 9-month, graded seminar geared towards teaching valuable career exploration and preparation skills. As part of F/ASIP, freshmen assess their interests, skills and values; explore career options, and cultivate professional skills like communication, etiquette, and networking. F/ASIP also assists freshmen in finding summer internships or research experiences, and pairs students with a mentor (usually an MIT alum) while they intern or complete a summer research project. Past participating employers include: The American Diabetes Association, CIA, Ford Motor Company, General Electric, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, NASA, and more.

    All freshmen are eligible to apply, including international students. Furthermore, the program is open to freshmen in any stage of their career development, from those who are unsure of their choice of major and professional interests, to those who are certain of their future plans.

    If you know of a freshman who you think would be a good fit for F/ASIP, please encourage them to apply by December 19th, 2011 on the F/ASIP website.

  • Image of DoctorThis spring, Prehealth Advising, part of Global Education and Career Development (GECD), will launch the sixth installment of the annual MIT Physician Shadow Program. The goal of the MIT Physician Shadow Program is to provide MIT Prehealth students with the opportunity to observe a typical work day for a physician, and gain exposure to a healthcare environment. The MIT Physician Shadow Program is one of many options that Prehealth Advising encourages students participate in as a way to explore careers in healthcare or medicine and begin preparing for their medical school application. Interested students can sign up for a half or full day shadowing experience at Children’s Hospital Boston, Massachusetts General Hospital, or Tufts Medical Center. In 2011, the MIT Physician Shadow Program connected 89 students with 53 physicians from these three hospitals.