Career Development News - 2013

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  • On Oct. 28, more than 120 MIT students, faculty, and staff gathered for “Lean In Women of MIT”: a live broadcast of Facebook chief operating officer Sheryl Sandberg, who called for college women across the world to “lean in” — advocate for themselves as business leaders and to think big.

  • This August, MIT Prehealth Advising in collaboration with MIT UAAP, launched the first-ever Discover Prehealth Freshman Pre-Orientation Program (FPOP).

  • We are pleased to report that the first annual MIT Employer Symposium was a succes. Held on April 3, 2013 at the MIT Faculty Club, this event brought seventy representatives from fifty employers together with MIT staff, students, and administrators to learn about best practices for recruiting MIT students.

  • On January 31 and February 1, 2013, the Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program (F/ASIP), run by Global Education and Career Development (GECD),  held a full-day symposium to provide participants with a large portion of the program’s career development curriculum before the start of the spring semester.

    F/ASIP allows MIT freshmen to develop competencies in career exploration, communication, professional etiquette, and internship search skills. This graded course teaches students how to acquire internships for the summer after their freshman year and to complete them successfully. F/ASIP seminars begin during IAP and continue throughout the spring semester, with internships in the summer between freshman and sophomore year.

    Students at Symposium

    A total of 75 freshmen, eleven GECD staff, seven MIT alumni and MIT librarian Howard Silver participated in the F/ASIP IAP Symposium. Overall feedback from staff and students was positive.