The LGO alumni community offers the program's 1,100+ graduates opportunities to sustain the friendships and connections developed at MIT, and to network and develop career opportunities. More than 96 percent of recent graduates found jobs at salaries averaging more than $123,000. The program relies on the generosity and stewardship of its alumni community to help support its mission and key initiatives. Read more about how you, your fellow alumni and LGO can stay connected after graduation, and how you can contribute to LGO's continued success.
The LGO alumni advisory board has responsibility for fundraising oversight, the LGO Alumni Conference, Operating Committee representation, and networking events. The elected chair of the Alumni Board is Kristin Smith (LGO ’03). The alumni have established three funds to support the program (see "Give to LGO" below). An LGO student alumni relations committee is responsible for working with the advisory board and furthering the connection between the program and its graduates.
Each year, a group of alumni hosts a reunion conference for their fellow LGO graduates. The conference includes two days of speakers, workshops, and networking and social events. The 2016 conference will take place in April 2016. The 2015 Alumni Conference was held in Austin, Texas on the theme of Operational Challenges of Growth.
LGO students and alumni as well as alumni of the MIT System Design & Management program can join this online career group to receive and post relevant positions. Many LGO graduates have used this resource to identify career opportunities in manufacturing and operations. To join the group, email firstname.lastname@example.org and identify your LGO graduation year. An LGO graduate maintains the group, and all requests to join will be checked against the LGO alumni list maintained in the LGO/SDM virtual community.
During the academic year, the LGO Program Office hosts web seminars given by alumni, faculty, and industry speakers on topics including their careers since graduation, their current technology and management challenges in industry, and ongoing faculty research. These seminars are open to students, alumni, and industry partners. Members of the LGO community will receive periodic updates on upcoming seminars and can contact Josh Jacobs at email@example.com if you’re interested in giving a future seminar.
Donations from LGO alumni are used primarily to support scholarships for current students, which is a key factor in attracting the best candidates to LGO. To make an online contribution to LGO, please select one of the three gift funds described below:
LGO is also honored to benefit from:
If you have any questions or would like more information about giving to LGO, please contact Josh Jacobs at firstname.lastname@example.org or 617-253-2959.
Recent LGO web seminars:
Blogs by recent LGO graduates: