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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.
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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.
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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.

Eloranta Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships Info Session
Jan/12 Wed 03:00PM–04:00PM

The Peter J. Eloranta Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships are awarded each spring to MIT undergraduates who submit proposals for their own novel research projects and/or further development of innovative ideas, devices, prototypes, etc.

This info session will provide an overview on the Eloranta Fellowships, eligibility guidelines, how to apply, and tips on what makes a strong proposal!

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 2022: Mission Innovation Program—Dual-use Ventures: Navigating Both Commercial & Defense Markets
Jan/19 Wed 09:00AM–05:00PM
Jan/20 Thu 09:00AM–05:00PM
Jan/21 Fri 09:00AM–05:00PM

Program Description

The Dual-use Ventures non-credit IAP course helps technology startups navigate early-stage challenges in market research, use cases, and federal funding opportunities. We provide insights into navigating SBIRs, STTRs, and other federal funding opportunities while working within the commercial marketplace so that tech founders - when thoughtful and working rigorously - can take their Minimum Viable Product from $0 in revenue to $1,500,000 in defense contracts over the course of 24 months. This program is intentional about instruction and training - our eminent goal is to help MIT-affiliated lab-based tech startups traverse the trough of disillusionment and commercialize tough tech products for the betterment of humankind. 

This course is for students, alumni, and ecosystem members who want to learn useful and actionable steps to create dual-use ventures (DuV). A dual-use venture is one that has both government and commercial (enterprise and/or consumer) customers. We’ll discuss frameworks, funding opportunities, entrepreneur roadmaps, and government resources. Topics in this course are particularly relevant to technology entrepreneurs interested in learning more about working with the Department of Defense.

MIT strives to enable higher levels of diversity and inclusion in the innovation ecosystem. Research shows that diversity is a key factor for innovation, helping unearth inherent biases in technological solutions, enabling teams to make better decisions, and driving stronger performance. We strongly encourage members of traditionally marginalized communities to participate in this course.

This series offers presentations over zoom from MIT and government speakers, a networking event, and plenty of opportunities to ask questions on topics we have found tech startups are most interested in learning more about.

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Course Thesis

Startups can be purposeful about designing their company to be ready to pursue both commercial and defense markets. This requires being informed, prepared, diligent, and ready when either market opportunity becomes available.

Key Outcomes

  • Learn about non-dilutive funding opportunities, nuances of the defense and dual-use markets, and stakeholders in the defense acquisitions system
  • Understand the need to move opportunistically across both commercial and defense markets in the early stages of ventures
  • Learn how government data rights interact with a dual-use venture’s commercially oriented IP strategy
  • Gain insights on how to protect the long-term value of your technology for both commercial and government markets
  • Achieve an actionable understanding of DOD contractual requirements for cybersecurity and information protection

Schedule
(updated regularly & subject to change)

Day 1 | Wednesday, January 19, 2022 | Dual-use, broadly…

Day 2 | Thursday, January 20, 2022 | My tech startup has a call with the military…

 Day 3 | Friday, January 21, 2022 | Startup funding pinball…

 

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SPEAKERS

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: Amy Wibowo
Jan/20 Thu 12:00PM–01:00PM

Join Amy Wibowo, MIT SB and MEng in EECS, and hear about her career journey, gain advice about your own career, and ask questions.

Amy Wibowo is the founder, editor, and CEO of BubbleSort Zines, a zine dedicated to making computer science more accessible. It has been Amy's life long dream to create zines that make computer science more accessible.

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 Amy here: https://shop.bubblesort.io/pages/about-us

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: 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.

MIT VMS Boot Camp Event: Crash Course in Enterprise B2B Sales 4 Startups
Jan/10 Mon 09:00AM–12:00PM
Jan/11 Tue 09:00AM–12:00PM

Presented by VMS Mentor Kent Summers:

A 2-Day Crash-Course!

As a popular (14+ year) IAP course on “B2B sales,” this workshop is consistently received by attendees with a great deal of enthusiasm and positive reviews. Highlighting practical knowledge of "how to sell," the sessions provide entrepreneurs starting a new venture and business school graduates entering a new profession with basic sales knowledge, skills and tools for success: how to target enterprise sales opportunities, manage a sales process, acquire customers and generate revenue.  

This boot camp includes 2 days of 3-hour sessions, combining lecture, interactive exercises, and anecdotal evidence from real sales situations. During the 2-day boot camp, you will focus on basic concepts, tools and mechanics for sales focus and efficiency. You will also learn more “qualitative” aspects of selling, with emphasis on how to navigate an organization, overcome obstacles and objections, build buyer team consensus, and negotiate to close deals. Attendees will also troubleshoot “failed sales case studies” and recommend corrective action or behavior. 

Kent Summers has been offering the Sales Boot Camp in collaboration with VMS since 2008. He regularly presents sales workshops at the Harvard MBA program, the Wharton School of Business and many domestic and international business accelerators. Summers founded and sold three software companies in the Boston area, and since 2002, has helped many new MIT companies navigate critical sales strategy and execution challenges. His success with early-stage ventures and enterprise sales is uniquely suited to the needs of start-ups and scale-up ventures.

 

Please register here: https://bit.ly/3oWaLpD

 

MIT VMS IAP UX Boot Camp: Defining the Problem Statement, User Experience Research and Journey Mapping
Jan/13 Thu 05:30PM–07:30PM

Presented by Karen Donoghue and Craig Newell

Register here: https://bit.ly/3m5JLCg

 

You’re an early-stage founder with a new product concept, or you are thinking of developing a new product. To realize your idea with the least amount of risk, you should validate the product idea before building it. This involves designing a prototype and gathering customer feedback to fine-tune the product, validating your assumptions about the benefits of your product and to whom your offering is delivering value.

User experience exists at the intersection of the needs of end-users, business needs, technology capabilities and engineering realities - and is a continual balancing act between all of these constraints. Your product’s user experience should function like a well-oiled machine, driving user behavior that enables your business model to flourish. Conversely, a poor user experience damages customers’ perception of your product and can grind your business model to a halt. 

This 2-hour UX Bootcamp presented by MIT VMS assumes little or no prior technical or UX experience and provides concrete recommendations on designing, validating and de-risking new software product concepts. 

 

Topics covered:

  • User experience in the context of envisioning new products
  • How to develop a great Problem Statement
  • Personas and User Research: how to build knowledge about end-users of your product to create the right solution for the right customer
  • Journey mapping: understand your end users’ journey with your product to deliver the right experience

 

About the Presenters:

Karen Donoghue (MS MIT Media Lab) is a practicing product designer with many years of experience delivering successful projects for startups and corporate clients. Karen founded and runs HumanLogic, a user experience consultancy. She is a former Principal UX Designer at Microsoft and a Senior UI Design Manager/Architect at Motorola, where she worked on designing the enabling software platform and UI framework for the Razr2 cell phone. Karen has been holding UX Expert Office Hours at MIT VMS and advising VMS entrepreneurs since 2011.

Craig Newell is the former Chief Architect for Mobile at VMware and a Principal at HumanLogic. Craig co-founded and was Chief Architect at SavaJe Technologies, a VC-backed mobile device platform startup in Boston acquired by Sun Microsystems.

Together, Karen and Craig launched Local Haze, an iPhone app that crowdsources air quality sensor data for over 29,000 sensors across six continents. In 2021, Karen and Craig co-authored the book “Envision Product User Experience for Founders”.

 

This bootcamp is designed for MIT IAP participants, VMS entrepreneurs, early-stage founders and teams and grad and undergrad students who are learning about becoming entrepreneurs – but all are welcome to join.

Please register here: https://bit.ly/3m5JLCg

Medical Interpreting Course
Jan/03 Mon 12:00AM–09:00PM
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Jan/26 Wed 12:00AM–09:00PM

ActLingual and the Prehealth Advising Office are teaming up to offer a medical interpreting training this IAP through the University of Massachusetts Medical School! There are some very important details below so please read carefully if you are still interested in signing up:

  • Weekly classes are planned to be from Monday to Thursday starting on January 3rd- January 26 (with MLK day off). The classes will be completely virtual and at night from 6pm to 9pm. Two nights a week are dedicated to anatomy and physiology and two nights a week are dedicated to interpreter skills.
  • All languages are welcome for this course, as there will be no specific language coaching, so you should already have a good grasp on your target language.
  • Certificates will be given to students to show completion of 40 hours of interpreting training.
  • Students will need to pay $200 and non-students will pay $400 for this course. Please bring a check made out to CAPD to E-17-294

Please fill out this form if you are interested!

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.

Patent Law Essentials: What Scientists, Engineers & Entrepreneurs Need to Know
Jan/12 Wed 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/19 Wed 07:00PM–09:00PM
Jan/26 Wed 07:00PM–09:00PM

Patent protection for inventions is a valuable component of business strategy for startups and established companies. This workshop covers the basics of U.S. patent law, including the patent application process, prosecution, litigation, and licensing. Undergraduates, graduate students, and post-docs in science, engineering, and business are welcome. We will discuss what recent developments in patent law mean for inventors, and draw examples ranging from the computer software to the pharmaceutical industries.

The event will be held over Zoom. Registered participants will receive the Zoom link via email.

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.

Stretch Your Impact - Using Social Media for Good
Jan/27 Thu 12:00PM–01:00PM

Join the PKG Center for our last “Stretch Your Impact” session of IAP. 

For this season finale, we are thrilled to be joined by Pabel Martinez and Adán Chávez. Currently, Pabel serves as Founder and CEO of Plurawl and Global Account Director at Tik Tok. Adán is U.S. Politics and Global Outreach Manager for Meta, previously know as Facebook.

Learn more about our speakers here. 

On Zoom - RSVP to get link.

Stretch Your Impact - faculty talk with Ben Armstrong
Jan/19 Wed 12:00PM–01:00PM

Join the MIT PKG Center in conversation with Ben Armstrong, Interim Executive Director and a Research Scientist at MIT’s Industrial Performance Center. His research and teaching examine how workers, firms, and regions adapt to technological change. His current projects include a national plan for the U.S. manufacturing workforce in partnership with the Department of Defense, as well as a policy playbook developing lessons for struggling regional economies in the United States.

In his work, Ben has collaborated with governments, non-profit organizations, and firms to understand how scholarship and education can be useful to practitioners and policymakers. Ben completed his undergraduate degree at Northwestern University and his PhD at MIT. Before graduate school, he helped lead an open-source hardware non-profit and worked at Google Inc.

Want to learn more about Ben’s work? Check out this Forbes article featuring his work. 

On Zoom - RSVP to get Zoom link 

Wednesday, January 19th, at 12 PM

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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.

Summer Internships with Coding it Forward - info session
Jan/06 Thu 12:00PM–01:00PM

Looking for a meaningful tech internship for next summer?

Want to innovate at the intersection of tech and public service?

Join the PKG Center and Coding it Forward to learn about paid tech internships in government in the US. 

 

On Zoom - RSVP to get the Zoom link

Thursday, January 6th, noon ET

 

In 2017, a group of Boston-area technology students found themselves frustrated by the lack of mission-driven technical internships - so they decided to do something about it! Today, Coding it Forward offers paid internships for innovative technology students to work with federal, state, and local government offices. Applications for the summer programs open in January.

 

  • As a Civic Digital Fellow, you can spend the summer deepening your understanding of the technology behind federal government services and applying your skills to develop solutions that will serve everyday Americans.
  • Or, apply to the Civic Innovation Corps for the opportunity to collaborate with a host office at the state or local level to make government more effective and efficient for all.

 

Hear from MIT students who’ve participated recently and bring your questions for Coding it Forward’s Deputy Director, Ariana Soto.

Tips + Strategies to Find a UROP
Jan/13 Thu 03:30PM–04:30PM

Join us to learn key ways to find research opportunities in your area(s) of interest. Includes overview on UROP postings, how to identify faculty/labs that align with your research interests, best practices when emailing supervisors, as well as resume and interviewing tips. There will be time to ask questions and receive suggestions based on your personal research interests! 

UROP IAP Expo (virtual)
Jan/19 Wed 04:00PM–05:00PM

Undergraduates - Join us (virtually) to learn about UROP opportunities at MIT!  We will have faculty, postdocs, graduate students and administrators from academic departments and research labs/centers available to speak with you about research projects in their areas.  This is a great way to start learning about and looking for a Spring or Summer 2022 UROP! Sign-up here!

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.