Employer Symposium

Get the most out of your recruiting efforts.

Our Employer Symposium offers strategies and tools for recruiters -- whether you're new to recruiting at MIT or you've been hiring here for years. Exchange ideas and information with MIT faculty, staff, undergrads, grad students, and postdocs.

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Employer Symposium 2018

Hyatt Regency Cambridge CVB BallRoom
575 Memorial Drive | Cambridge, MA 02139
Tuesday, April 3, 2018 from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM

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8:30 a.m. Registration and Breakfast

9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks: Melanie Parker, Executive Director, Global Education and Career Development (GECD)

9:10 a.m. Speaker: Karl Koster, Executive Director, Corporate Relations, MIT Industrial Liasion Program

9:25 a.m. Keynote Address: The Persona of the MIT Student: Elaine Chen, Senior Lecturer and Entreprenuer-in-Residence, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepeneurship

10:15 a.m. Morning Break

10:30 a.m. Trend Data from MIT Graduate Outcome Surveys: Exploring the Years 2006-2017 - Deborah Liverman, Director, Career Services GECD & Sue Acton, PhD Career Services Data Analyst Intern - In this session, Deborah will present an overview of key employment and career-related outcome trends for undergraduate and graduate students. You'll see a deep dive into data surrounding immediate career plans, salary, geographic locations and top industries for undergrads and grads

11:15 a.m. The MIT Formula for Recruiting Undergraduates (student panel) - Tamara Menghi, Associate Director, Employer Relations and Career Programs, GECD - During this panel, employers will learn how to attract MIT undergraduates to work for their company. Student panelists will offer insight on how to make your organization stand out from the crowd of other employers at MIT.

12:15 p.m. Networking Lunch (12:15-1:15 p.m)

1:30 p.m. Afternoon Keynote: Negotiating with Bright Young Minds: Dr. Bruno Verdini Trejo, Instructor of MIT's Popular Courses, The Art and Sciece of Negotiation, Lecturer, Department of Urban Studies and Planning, Executive Director MIT-Harvard Mexico Negotiation Program

2:15 p.m. Recruiting Strategies to Attract MIT Graduate Students and Postdocs (student panel) - Jake Livengood, Senior Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services - Explore recommendations for recruiting graduate students and postdocs from MIT in this panel. Employers will hear about strategies to connect with both of these populations through various labs, networks and events at MIT.

3:15 p.m. Afternoon Break

3:30 p.m. Networking Reception — Symposium attendees have the opporutnity to network and exchange ideas with MIT offices, Career Fair organizers, labs and academic groups. This is a rare opportunity to meet with potential partners and teams within the institute to help employers achieve their recruitment goals

Accommodations: http://institute-events.mit.edu/visit/where-to-stay

Last day for refunds is March 4th 2018.

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