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Student Success Stories

From triathlons to aerospace, Caitlin Braun MBA ’21, SM ’21 pursues passions for leadership and manufacturing

By Kara Baskin | Leaders for Global Operations

The LGO alumna is working toward transforming American manufacturing and elevating her company’s people and processes. Caitlin Braun MBA ’21, SM ’21 covers ground as an Ironman triathlete — and scales new heights at …

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Lindsey Backman: Biochemist, mentor, and advocate

Hannah Meiseles | MIT News Office

Publication Date: September 28, 2021

The PhD candidate studies the human microbiome and its proteins, while also championing the Latinx community on MIT’s campus. Raised in Tampa, Florida, Lindsey Backman takes pride in her family’s …

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Melding Traditional Manufacturing Techniques with Technological Advances

Aug 16, 2021 | Stephanie M. McPherson SM ’11 | Slice of MIT

Madeline Salazar ’13 is helping aerospace and defense company Northrop Grumman transform its approach to manufacturing—an effort that, along with her work at other companies, recently earned her a …

By Alexis Boyer
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A Deaf Pilot’s Path to Aviation

I am honored to call myself a pilot and join the ranks of around 200 deaf pilots in the nation. …My flying experience has motivated me to earn my private pilot license this fall to further challenge myself as a …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services Alexis Boyer
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2021 35 Innovators Under 35

Innovative scientists like Anna Goldie (MIT alumna), Jie Xu, and Tammy Hsu are having a positive impact on the field of manufacturing with new, more sustainable materials and scalable technologies.

“The 35 Innovators Under 35 is our yearly opportunity to …

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Networking at Your First Professional Conference

Jenny demoing her game with GDC attendees at the Children’s Creativity Museum

Surrounded by posters of newly released video games, indie game expo booths, …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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Meet the 2020-2021 CAPD First Year Advisory Board

The question: How can CAPD best support and engage first year undergraduates as they start their career development journey?

The answer: Ask a small group of sophomores to provide insight and ideas on programming and resources that target the needs …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. This means that, yet again, numerous …

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Making Connections in the Video Game Industry

Jenny (Course 6, ’19) attended the Women in Gaming conference twice – this time taking the stage

The clip-on speaker felt heavy at my side as I walked up to the podium. Not only was the clip making me mildly uncomfortable, but …

By Lydia Huth
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Take the leap: What it’s like to take a gap year before med school

Emily Brown graduated from MIT in June 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Biological Engineering and Biology. She spent the year after graduation doing clinical work in a private dermatology practice in Boston and started medical school in the …

By Lydia Huth
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