Career Fair Prep Week Offerings

2018 Career Fair Prep Week Offerings:

Employer Resume Critiques

Do you want to get your resume reviewed by an employer before the fair? If so, log into CareerBridge and sign up for Employer Resume Critiques happening Monday Sept 17th through Thursday Sept 20th. We’ll have representatives from Finance, CS, Consulting, Energy, Materials Science, Electrical Engineering and more! Advanced Sign-up Required via CareerBridge. Email careerbridge@mit.edu with any questions!

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.

 

Should I join a startup or an established company?

Wed, September 12, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm | 1-190

Are you thinking about what it might be like to join a start-up? Not sure about how it would be different from working at an established company? Come learn about how your role might differ at the two types of companies and determine which environment is right for you. In a fun and engaging format, Sue Acton will share her experiences at start-ups and established companies, and you will leave with insights as to which environment is the best fit for you. RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.

 

Career Fair Prep at New House Residence Hall 

Wednesday, Sept 12, 2018 6-7pm

How are you preparing for the Fall Career Fair? Bring your laptop and use the latest platform, VMock, provided by Career Services to have your resume critiqued.  Then you will learn about the best strategy for you on how to navigate the Fall Career Fair and make the most use of your time as you jumpstart your internship or fulltime job search.

 

Orientation to Recruiting

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 | 7:15 – 8:15 pm | 56-114

Looking for a job or internship? Start here! Learn about:

·         MIT recruiting guidelines

·         Etiquette when applying to jobs, interviewing, courting potential employers and more

·         Professional integrity – how not to mess up your professional reputation

·         Making sound career decisions

·         Quick tips and tricks on the CareerBridge and LinkedIn

RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.

 

Industry Job Search for PhDs and Postdocs

Thursday, September 13, 2018 | 2:30 – 4:00 pm | 35-225

Increase your confidence to launch an effective job search in industry and for non-professor opportunities. You will learn about many valuable resources. We will examine networking as an important strategy and discuss how to do it in a way that will work for you. MIT has excellent resources to help you network with alumni in different fields. The program will also provide tips on how to stay competitive throughout your job search. Come learn how you can deliver an effective message about your qualifications when communicating with employers.

RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All PhDs and Postdocs welcome to attend.

 

How to Work a Career Fair

Monday, September 17, 2018 | 2pm – 3pm | E25-111

Many students are overwhelmed when attempting to navigate a career fair with hundreds of employers.  Come learn what to do in preparation for the fair, what to do at the fair, and what to do after the fair.  The fair is an excellent opportunity to connect with employers -- create a strategy that will help you make the most of your time! RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.

 

Careers in Consulting

Monday, September 17th, 2018 | 7pm-8pm | 3-370

Hear the employer perspective from some of the top Consulting firms including Exponent, McKinsey, BCG and others. You’ll learn more about the various roles in the industry and how to stand out in preparation of the Fall Career Fair. RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.

 

Developing a Meaningful Elevator Pitch

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 2:00 – 3:00 pm | 24-121

Among the greatest missed opportunities are ordinary responses to questions like “tell me about yourself?” Learn and exercise creative ways to be a successful self-advocate: together, we will strengthen our responses to hallway chatter and use reflection to develop, rehearse, and share an authentic elevator pitch with meaning. RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.

 

Career Fair Tips for First Year Undergraduates Panel

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 6:30-7:30pm | 2-190

Career fair advice for first-timers including how to prepare, what to expect, what to ask employers and more. Bring a copy of your resume to drop-off with employers in case you are invited to do so after the event! RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All First Year undergraduates welcome to attend.

 

Technical Interviewing 101, featuring Facebook

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 | 2-3pm | 1-190

Are you getting ready to interview at a tech company? Come learn the ins and outs of technical interviewing from the experts at Facebook. RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.

 

Overcoming Stereotypes in Interviewing and Industry

Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 2-3pm | 4-149

Hear from industry professionals on how to navigate stereotypes during the interview process and throughout your career. You’ll learn strategies you can employ during interviews after the career fair and have a chance to ask a diverse panel of professionals about how to handle any situations that may arise. RSVP Required via CareerBridge under “Workshops”.

All undergraduate and graduate students welcome to attend.