MIT LGO students are sought after by employers, particularly LGO partner companies, for their leadership skills and technical acumen, both today and as potential future company leaders. Students have many opportunities to take advantage of industry recruiting, primarily through the LGO and MIT Sloan recruitment processes, but also through the MIT Careers Office. In addition, the tight-knit LGO alumni network is an invaluable resource for students both in planning their careers and in gaining valuable insight and connections within companies.
LGO partner companies are invited to visit LGO for one week in early November when they have the opportunity to interview all non-sponsored students* in the second-year class. LGO encourages companies to keep open interview schedules so all students with an interest in a company will have the opportunity to interview for a position. Companies host receptions and information sessions during the week so they can interact informally with students and share important information about their companies.
What makes the LGO recruiting process unique is that students and partner companies have already had multiple occasions to interact and learn about one another through receptions, plant treks, seminars and internships that start during the students' first week at MIT and continue throughout their time here. Partner companies have invested significantly in the LGO program and its students, and they're eager to hire LGO graduates into key manufacturing and operations positions. LGO encourages students to make a good-faith effort to consider employment by our partner companies.
Like other full-time MBA students, LGO students have access to the full array of programs and services provided by the MIT Sloan CDO. LGO and the CDO work hand in hand to help students achieve their career goals. Services provided by the CDO include:
* Full-time recruiting services are available to all students except those that have identified themselves as obligated to return to a company/sponsor after completing their degrees.
Career Core, an integrated part of the first-semester MBA core, combines theory and practice to help students refine their career management skills. Drawing on the strengths of both MIT Sloan faculty and CDO staff, Career Core provides valuable experience in self-assessment, career planning, networking, persuasive communication, interviewing, and negotiation.
The MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD) is available to all MIT students and offers the full range of career services.