MBA CDO Spring Programming

The spring semester offers a range of events and programs to meet you wherever you are on your career journey. Some offerings include Job Search Strategy Groups, sessions for International Students in the job search, and career fairs. Whether you are seeking Highway, Dirt Road or Jungle opportunities, we are here to support you. For more details, see the full list below:


Interactive Workshop: Trauma’s Impact on Performance
February 7, 2022 at 7pm ET (virtual) and February 16, 2022 at 11:45am ET (in-person)

Trauma may be a drag, but this workshop isn’t! Upbeat activities and mesmerizing hacks are shared to help you manage trauma-based stress. Not sure that trauma is really hindering your ability to reach your goals? Well, science says it can. People who experience trauma “frequently experience emotional, cognitive and behavioral symptoms that compromise occupational functioning”¹. Using science and evidence-based content and hands-on activities, you will:

  • Learn the super common but hidden symptoms
  • Learn how to manage the impact of challenging times (pandemic or otherwise)
  • Craft a personal plan to overcome the impacts of hard times so that you can achieve your professional goals!


Work Visas Simplified: Practical Answers to U.S. Work Visas
February 23, 2022 at 7pm ET (virtual)

OPT, STEM, H1B, oh my! So many letters, so many questions. Attorney David Gluckman will present an overview of post-graduation employment visas for international students who wish to work in the U.S. Understand the eligibility requirements and processes of the most common visas to help identify the best path forward for you and what to keep in mind as you explore options with employers. David will cover:

  • An overview of Optional Practical Training, STEM extensions, and H-1B visas (including the new electronic registration process)
  • Other common work visa options used by US employers to hire international graduates
  • Issues regarding permanent resident green cards for those who may qualify

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Panel Chat: Keys to Landing a Dirt Road Job as an International Student
March 2, 2022 at 7pm ET (virtual)

You’ve worked on your resume and clarified your career goals. Now how can you gain momentum in your Dirt Road internship or full-time job search as an international student? For those seeking U.S.-based non-Highway opportunities, the search can feel much more challenging compared to Highway pursuits where companies have straightforward visa sponsorship programs. You’re not alone, and hearing from Sloanies who have successfully conducted a Dirt Road search is one of the best ways to learn what works and what doesn’t. This is a chance to ask questions to second year students and alumni who obtained internships and full-time roles off the Highway path. They’ve been in your shoes and shared your challenges, and now they’re eager to help you learn from their experiences. Panelists include: Ines Iberico, Teresa Morais Leitao, Sebastian Rojas Restrepo, Jess Singh, Vaishnav Sunil, and Andres Garza Villarreal. You’ll gain insights into:

  • What actions and resources were key to their searches
  • How they overcame their biggest challenges
  • How they navigated the immigration landscape and conversations with employers

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Startup Spotlight
March 2, 2022 at 11:45am ET (virtual)

Join this virtual event to meet with startup companies who are interested in hiring Sloan talent.

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“Biomarkers”² of Success: Managing How Others Perceive You Professionally
March 3, 2022 at 6pm ET (virtual) and March 10, 2022 at 11:45am ET (in-person)

Beyond executive presence, here we explore traits that are ascribed particular attributes. What do your traits say about you? Are there traits you may choose to leverage or modify to your advantage in your professional life? Learn to manage how you perceive others and how others perceive you. From the sound of your voice, word choice, speech pattern, how you age, to your vices and biological predisposition for lateness, discover how you can engineer your impression and decode the impressions that others make on you.


Dirt Road and Jungle Interviewing Strategies Workshop with Serial Entrepreneur Mark Hardie
March 9, 2022 at 11:45am ET (in-person) and April 6, 2022 at 11:45am ET (virtual)

This session will cover strategies to prepare for and ace interviews at growing dirt road companies and early-stage startups in the jungle. Whether the role is a new one being created for you, a role doesn’t exist yet, or you are interviewing with a founder, MBA Career Coach and serial entrepreneur, Mark Hardie, will be sharing how to think about your interview preparation, strategy and pitch through the lens of his experience as a serial entrepreneur and start-up veteran. Submit your questions via Slido here.

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Sloanies Helping Sloanies: Enabling Career Connections
March 9, 2022 at 6:00pm ET (in-person)

Join the MIT Sloan community for an evening of Sloanies Helping Sloanies: Enabling Career Connections. Alumni and students can meet and share their experiences, learn from one another, and enjoy networking at this in-person event.

From Stress to Eustress: How to Thrive Under Job Search Pressure
April 6, 2022 at 11:45am ET (in-person) and April 21, 2022 at 7pm ET (virtual)

The job search is an emotional stamina sport. It’s a persistence marathon, and not a sprint. It’s possible to develop emotional resilience so your search isn’t held back by perfectionism and undue pressure. In this workshop you will:

  • Acquire specific and easy tips used to successfully handle the demands of a job search
  • Go into the often forgotten realm of the intuitive with strategies proven to find work, get work, keep work, and thrive at work
  • Develop a clear, step-by-step action plan for the most potent job search you’ll ever experience with confidence and peace

Using a manageable process and predictable format, known as “The Formula”, we shift the mindset away from stress and towards a serene, yet powerful job search. Smile, and be cool in the fire and dry in the sea.

Click here to register for the virtual session.

Spring Career Fair
April 11, 2022 at 11:00am-2:00pm ET (virtual)

The MIT Sloan CDO’s annual Spring Career Fair is your opportunity to connect with employers who are interested in hiring Sloan’s talented students. The event will be held in a virtual environment, but similar to an in-person career fair, you can share your resume and chat with employers about current or future opportunities.

Companies scheduled to attend include (subject to change): Advatix, Alariss Global, Bear Robotics, Best Buy, Capula, City Different Investments, Cross River, Curo Pet Care, Cyrus, Dandelion Health, DataRobot, Decasonic, Delivery Hero, Food Fleet inc, Ginkgo Bioworks, GridMatrix, Heroes Technology, Hunter Real Estate, Insurify, IntelyCare, Kendall Capital Partners, Liberty Strategic Capital, Mars & Co, OP Crypto, Sciens Capital Management, TechnoServe, The TIE, Toyota Research Institute, Virgin Orbit, Virtus Solis Technologies, Inc., VOX Space, Wreno. Please check Career Central daily for new companies that are added!

Negotiating Employment Offers with a Start-up

April 14, 2022 at 11:45am-12:45 pm ET (in-person)

This session will cover strategies to negotiating employment offers with early-stage startups in the Jungle. Entrepreneur-in-Residence, Susan Neal, will be sharing how to think about your interview preparation, strategy and pitch through the lens of her experience as a founder.

We’ll take your questions in advance to answer during the presentation – please submit your questions via Slido.

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