Career Services (CAPD)

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3 MIT Alumni on their Medical School Experience
Jan/18 Tue 06:00PM–07:30PM

Do you wonder what medical school is really like?
Then join MIT’s Prehealth Advising for a panel of 3 current medical school students – also MIT alumni - to get answers to your most pressing questions about medical school. Register in Handshake and bring your questions about preparing yourself for medical school, applying, and adjusting from MIT.

After the panel will be an opportunity to connect with other MIT Prehealth students in small groups. 

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. Registration required via Handshake.

Please indicate any accommodation needs by completing the following survey.
https://airtable.com/shrfsjcovcoDIN0da Note: Accommodation requests should be submitted one week in advance of an event. If accommodations are not possible due to the late timing of the request a team member will reach out to you to discuss alternative resources and/or solutions.

Build to a Purposeful Career
Jan/27 Thu 02:00PM–03:30PM

How do you reconcile your interests, passions, and motivations to construct a rewarding career? With a little reflection, and some LEGO, you will have an opportunity to ideate the types of careers you might be searching for—and get feedback from fellow participants about how to make it a reality. Join us for this light, fun, and engaging workshop using the LEGO Serious Play method. Proper mask wearing is required for this in-person workshop.

Open to all current MIT students and postdocs. Registration required via Handshake.

Cultivating Strong Career Mentors during your PhD and Postdoc
Jan/11 Tue 04:00PM–05:30PM

Mentors are important at every stage of your career. As a PhD and postdoc, learn how to strengthen the relationship with your research advisor, as well as find additional mentors to support your career development and success.

This session will include a workshop, followed by a panel of former PhDs and postdocs who will share their experiences with career mentors.

Please indicate any accommodation needs by completing the following survey.
https://airtable.com/shrfsjcovcoDIN0da
Note: Accommodation requests should be submitted one week in advance of an event. If accommodations are not possible due to the late timing of the request a team member will reach out to you to discuss alternative resources and/or solutions.

This CAPD event is open to MIT graduate students and postdocs. Registration required via Handshake.

Engineering a Successful Career Plan
Jan/18 Tue 07:00PM–08:00PM

You wouldn't undertake a 20 week project without first making a plan; what about a 20 year project? Your career is a major source of money, success, and fulfillment; it’s worth spending time planning it out.

Learn how to think strategically about your career and create a plan to achieve your career goals. We’ll explore key career questions, professional development, and how to adjust your plan. At the end of this talk you’ll have a framework to create and execute a career plan to maximize your professional growth.

Key take aways:
• Questions to focus your career
• Components of a career plan
• Framework for an actionable career plan
• How to refine and adjust your plan as it unfolds

Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You* (
https://www.thecareertoolkitbook.com/). From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia. He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools. He also works with many non-profits, including Techie Youth and Plant A Million Corals.

*Attendees will be entered into a raffle to receive a free copy of Mark's book "The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You"

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Registration required via Handshake.

Fulbright Virtual Info Session
Jan/19 Wed 02:00PM–03:00PM

Learn how to apply to Fulbright! The Fulbright US Student Program offers grants to over 150 countries for an academic year of research, graduate study, or English teaching assistantship. Eligible students must be US citizens and have completed at least a bachelor’s degree by the start of the grant in fall 2023/spring 2024. Graduate students and recent alum are also eligible. You should begin working on your application this spring – learn how! More info: Julia Mongo, Fulbright Program Advisor, jmongo@mit.edu

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. Registration required via Handshake.

IAP Employer Site Visit - Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center - Virtual
Jan/19 Wed 03:30PM–05:30PM

NOTE: This Event has changed to a VIRTUAL Employer Site visit due to Covid-19.

Attend this VIRTUAL employer site visit to learn more about career opportunities in Data Science for Life Sciences at Johnson & Johnson. This program will include an introduction, company and innovation center overview, as well as a review of data science career opportunities by members of J&J’s talent acquisition team.

Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 3:30 – 5 pm RSVP on Handshake at: https://app.joinhandshake.com/edu/events/919414

Johnson & Johnson is accelerating innovation worldwide in consumer health, medical devices and pharmaceuticals. With a goal to bring forth highly differentiated healthcare solutions that extend and improve lives, collaboration with innovators and entrepreneurs all over the world is a business priority, and necessity in order to unleash the power of science and technology to advance the health of everyone, everywhere.

Data Science at Johnson & Johnson From pharmaceuticals to medical devices, consumer products to supply chains, we’re assembling a global team of data scientists to innovate, accelerate discoveries and drive so much real-world impact. A career as a Data Scientist at Johnson & Johnson is an opportunity to solve a range of complex challenges in a fast-paced environment where your solutions directly impact the lives of patients around the world. You’ll work collaboratively in partnership with the business to bring bold innovations to life, guided by insights from today’s most advanced algorithms, technologies, and data sets. Grow your skills and experience as you disrupt and transform how diseases are detected, improve how we manage our supply chain, and help discover life-changing drugs.

Innovation Center (Cambridge, MA) The Johnson & Johnson Innovation Centers identify early stage transformational healthcare solutions from academics or startup companies who want to partner with us to accelerate their novel program. Our Innovation Centers are located around the globe in the central life sciences hot spots of South San Francisco, Boston, London and Shanghai. The Boston-based Innovation Center has a footprint that spans the East North America region. The Boston team is embedded in the innovation ecosystem (from Toronto to Washington, D.C.) connecting entrepreneurs, scientists and emerging companies to our own expertise and to our broad global network. The team comprises deep scientific, commercial, investment and deal-making expertise as well as company incubation, lab space and networking opportunities that can help accelerate promising science.

For more information about this employer site visit, please email the employer relations team in MIT Career Advising & Professional Development at fborrego@mit.edu.

Infinite Careers: Gloria Chao
Jan/10 Mon 12:00PM–01:00PM

Join Gloria Chao, MIT SB in Management Science, and hear about her career journey, gain advice about your own career, and ask questions.

Gloria Chao is the critically acclaimed author of AMERICAN PANDA, OUR WAYWARD FATE, RENT A BOYFRIEND, and WHEN YOU WISH UPON A LANTERN (forthcoming 2023). As an MIT grad turned dentist turned writer, she is now grateful to spend her days in fictional characters’ heads instead of real people’s mouths.. Space is limited to 30 people.

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Registration required via Handshake.

Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

Learn more about Gloria here:
https://gloriachao.wordpress.com/

Please indicate any accommodation needs by completing the following survey. https://airtable.com/shrfsjcovcoDIN0da
Note: Accommodation requests should be submitted one week in advance of an event. If accommodations are not possible due to the late timing of the request a team member will reach out to you to discuss alternative resources and/or solutions.

Infinite Careers: May-Li Khoe
Jan/18 Tue 12:00PM–01:00PM

Join May-Li Khoe, MIT SB and MEng in EECS, and hear about her career journey, gain advice about your own career, and ask questions.

May-Li Khoe is a designer, researcher, prototyper, engineer, game developer, director, and VP. She has previously worked for Khan Academy, founding and co-directing a long-term research group and served as the VP of Design. She is also the co-founder of Scribble, a collaborative whiteboard for long-distance drawing.

Registration required via Handshake. Space is limited to 30 people. This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni.

Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

Learn more about May-Li here: http://www.maylikhoe.com/

Please indicate any accommodation needs by completing the following survey. https://airtable.com/shrfsjcovcoDIN0da
Note: Accommodation requests should be submitted one week in advance of an event. If accommodations are not possible due to the late timing of the request a team member will reach out to you to discuss alternative resources and/or solutions.

Launch Into Spring: Draft Your Cover Letter
Jan/20 Thu 06:00PM–07:00PM

“Ugh, a cover letter? How do I write a cover letter?”-- Whether you are new to this feeling, or have felt it many times before, take 60 minutes out of your IAP to learn how to start, draft, finalize, and be proud of the cover letter you will send alongside your resume! At the end of the workshop you will have a deeper understand of how to write and leverage a cover letter to really appeal to different employers. This is offered exclusively to first year undergraduates, so don’t let this opportunity slip by you!

Registration required via Handshake.

Launch Into Spring: Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile
Jan/26 Wed 06:00PM–07:00PM

Spring recruiting is starting, and is your LinkedIn “recruiter ready”? Does your headline need some attention? Not sure what to put “about me”? Through this 60-minute workshop you will learn ways to make your LinkedIn profile an “all-star”. This is offered exclusively to first year undergraduates, so don’t let this opportunity slip you by! Registration required via Handshake.

Launch Into Spring: Find a Summer Experience
Jan/24 Mon 06:00PM–07:00PM

Develop a plan to find the right summer experience for you. We will cover the resources, tools, and strategies to help you find a summer internship or other experience. During this interactive workshop, you’ll be following along as we review various resources available to you. Offered exclusively to first year undergraduates.

Registration required via Handshake.

MIT Biotech Alumni Panel
Jan/13 Thu 12:00PM–01:00PM

Curious about a career in biotech and pharmaceuticals but don't know where to start? Let MIT alumni shed light on these ever-expanding fields through this panel with industry leaders. Following a moderated discussion, get your questions answered to gain greater clarity on what it would be like to embark on your career in biotech or pharmaceuticals.

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs.. Registration required via Handshake.

Please indicate any accommodation needs by completing the following survey. https://airtable.com/shrfsjcovcoDIN0da
Note: Accommodation requests should be submitted one week in advance of an event. If accommodations are not possible due to the late timing of the request a team member will reach out to you to discuss alternative resources and/or solutions.

Medical School Application & Committee Letter Overview
Jan/12 Wed 06:00PM–07:30PM

Are you planning to apply to medical or health professions school in June 2022? Then join MIT's Prehealth Advising to learn about the various steps to submit a competitive application, an overview of MIT's Committee Letter Process (COPA), the application timeline, and the many resources available through Prehealth Advising.

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, and alumni. Registration required via Handshake.

Personal Storytelling Workshop
Jan/22 Sat 03:00PM–05:00PM

During your journey towards that perfect job after MIT, you will network with a diverse range of people. Some will have deep technical skills and easily grasp your research. Others will have no technical background and may not fully understand your unique skills. There is one guaranteed way to create meaningful impressions with both of these audiences: personal storytelling. Like a muscle, this essential skill becomes stronger with exercise. Interested in a light workout?
You are invited to participate in a personal storytelling workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of storytelling and complete a series of fun and engaging exercises designed to help you craft a personal story around your research or area of interest.

This workshop was designed specifically for you by Course 2 alumnus Ravi Patil '93 SM '95 based on his experience as a hiring manager in the information technology industry. If you'd like to get a sense for Ravi's storytelling style, check out his podcast called Institrve - True stories about MIT. A trove of wonder, discovery, and madness.

Open to MIT Graduate Students. Registration required via Handshake.

More about the presenter:
Ravi Patil is Director of Product Management and Strategy at Broadcom, where he is responsible for the complete mainframe security and compliance software portfolio. He has 20 years of B2B information technology marketing, strategy, and consulting experience and 4 years of automotive industry experience in business planning and engineering. Ravi earned his SB and SM in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He received the MacVicar Award from the MIT Alumni Association in 2019 for his service to the Institute.

Pursuing Academic and Industry Trajectories Simultaneously
Jan/13 Thu 03:00PM–04:00PM

Not sure if you want to apply for positions in academia or pursue an industry job? You can do both! Join this workshop to learn more about job search timelines, networking in academic and industry spheres, and preparing yourself to apply for faculty positions and industry opportunities at the same time.

This CAPD event is open to MIT  graduate students and postdocs. Registration required via Handshake.

Summer Internship Search Strategies
Jan/12 Wed 04:00PM–05:00PM

During this virtual session, you’ll hear about resources you can use to secure your next summer experience. We’ll discuss these 5 tactics to find a summer internship:

1. Focus your search
2. Set up systems to learn about opportunities
3. Get organized
4. Develop your candidacy
5. Make connections

At the end of the session, you’ll develop 3 SMART Goals you’ll work on during IAP to find the right summer experience for you.

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates. Registration required via Handshake.

What Every International Student and Trainee Should Know about U.S. Employment
Jan/19 Wed 01:00PM–02:30PM

Dan Beaudry, former head of campus recruiting at Monster.com, shares the potent job search system used by many international students and trainees to find U.S. employment. H-1B's are won in ways you likely don't expect. What you'll discover in this presentation may surprise you:
• Learn how to secure H-1B sponsorship at companies that have a policy against sponsoring H-1B visas.
• Learn why 80 percent of open jobs are never advertised - and how to find them before anyone else.
• Learn why human resources is often an obstacle instead of a conduit to finding a U.S. job-and how to bypass it.
• Learn why submitting résumés online is not an effective use of your time-and how you can better invest that time.

Dan’s programs at MIT have been very popular in years past. Find more information about him and his book, The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States, at
www.powerties.net. This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni.

This event is sponsored by Career Advising & Professional Development, the Office of Graduate Education, the Office of the Vice President of Research, and the International Students Office.

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Registration required via Handshake.