With the unique combination of engineering and MBA knowledge, students at MIT Leaders for Global Operations have outstanding career prospects after the program. But more than just finding the next job, your two years at MIT will allow you to develop leadership skills and new perspective on your career development.

Through LGO curriculum, internships, and weekly leadership seminars, students develop specialized skills needed for top leadership positions in industry and technology companies.

LGO students have unique access to the MIT alumni network, LGO partner companies, and the MIT Sloan Career Development Office. All of these resources help move an engineering career into management and leadership roles in global industrial and technology firms.

Career Development

We’ve outlined some highlights of the LGO program’s career development opportunities below.

MIT LGO students get unique access to the LGO partner company network. During your time on campus, you will:

  • Go on plant treks to partner companies:
    • Local companies throughout your first summer in Boston
    • The annual Domestic Plant Trek, a three-week tour through the USA
    • The International Plant Trek, to a location of the class’s choosing
  • Meet with senior management within the companies:
    • LGO Summer Core Company Days: Each partner company will visit to introduce themselves and answer questions during these networking events 
    • Operations Seminar Series: welcoming various speakers every year
    • Case Studies: notable LGO alumni and partner company executives have worked with MIT faculty on case studies, and they sometimes show up in class to discuss the case with the LGOs.
  • Work on applied projects during the LGO internship

The LGO internship is an action-learning research opportunity to bring your engineering and MBA knowledge into a company, while practicing project management and leadership.

Students complete the internship at an LGO partner company. LGO program staff provide support in sourcing, scoping, and managing the project. Some, but not all, receive job offers from the internship. The research done at the internship is what the Master’s thesis is based on, and is advised by both a Sloan faculty member and a faculty member from a student’s engineering department.

The internship selection process involves numerous interviews, helping LGOs practice their interviewing and presentation skills.

Check out some recent projects on our Internship pages.


Recruitment Week serves as the capstone to a two-year integration process with LGO’s partners. A number of companies visit campus every fall for an exclusive LGO Recruitment Week.

Partner companies interview second-year, non-sponsored LGO students. During Recruitment Week, LGO partner companies interview students for full-time roles and also host receptions and information sessions for both classes. This event is open only to the small LGO class, and results in multiple career offers every year.

MIT LGO students have full access to the MIT Sloan Career Development Office (CDO) and career workshops that all MIT MBA students have at their fingertips. LGO students receive help through the CDO in a variety of ways:

  • Career education programs
  • Resume and cover letter reviews
  • Individual advising
  • Company presentations
  • Full-time recruiting and job postings (for non-sponsored students)
  • Career Fairs (for non-sponsored students)

The MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) office is available to all MIT students and offers a full range of career services.

The tight knit culture of a small LGO class extends to the larger LGO Alumni Network, providing a broad and enthusiastic community across companies and industries. A network of over 1,300 alumni are continuing the LGO mission of solving global problems and leading at the intersection of business and technology. LGO alumni are an invaluable resource of support and diverse perspectives.

Check out some notable LGO alumni and learn more about the annual LGO Alumni Conference