Setting Yourself Up for Success in a New Job

Join a panel of MIT alumni to hear their advice on navigating the transition from the university environment to starting a new job, and how to set yourself up for success in your career progression. Potential discussion topics include:

-Making a good first impression
-Navigating company culture and determining priorities
-Understanding performance reviews and promotion criteria
-Addressing gender biases in the workplace and gaps in recognition and promotion opportunities


  • Cate Mingoya-LaFortune, National Director of Climate Resilience and Land Use, Groundworks USA, MIT MCP (2015)
  • Maureen Reitman Principal Engineer and Group Vice President, Exponent, MIT SB in Materials Science and Engineering (1990) & MIT PhD in Polymer Science and Technology/Materials Science (1993)
  • Minsun Biyun Kevers, Co-Founder & CEO, DiVerity, MIT SB in Management (2002)

This workshop is open to all MIT students and postdocs. Registration required via Handshake.

We hope to create a space where those identifying as women can share their thoughts and concerns about navigating a new work environment. Come prepared with questions! After a few starter questions from moderators, the session will be open to questions from the audience.

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