Partner Companies

LGO exists because of an intense commitment from our partners to bridging management with engineering. Our industry relationships represent top firms in key sectors such as energy, automotive, aerospace, healthcare, medical devices, and industrial equipment. Over 90% of funding for the LGO program comes from partner company membership, with additional support provided by LGO alumni.

This partnership is about more than networking. It provides opportunities for LGO students to gain priceless insight into the inner workings of organizations through plant tours, presentations, and coffee chats as well as opportunities to gain hands-on experience and make real-world impact through internships.

MIT LGO partner companies build their network with you from the moment you arrive on campus, throughout your LGO experience, and into your career as a leader of engineering technology:

  • Fellowships: As part of their investment in building LGO students’ careers as industry leaders, partners support funding for every non-sponsored student accepted to the program.
  • Leadership Seminars: Top executives from LGO partners visit campus regularly to network with students and share real stories from their careers as industry leaders, often as part of the student-organized Operations Leadership Seminar series.
  • Partner Introduction Series: As part of their first summer, each new LGO cohort has the chance to hear from all the industry partners in presentation sessions that introduce the unique opportunities for LGO students and alumni at these companies.
  • Plant treks: LGO students speak with company leaders about operations challenges. Often during plant visits, students enjoy exclusive access to factories and leaders. All LGOs visit companies in the New England region during their first months in the program. In January, the entire class visits LGO partners throughout the USA over three weeks.
  • Internships: All students are guaranteed a six month research internship at a partner company. The LGO internship is a key boost to your career and serves as the foundational research for the Master’s thesis.
  • Career Placement: LGO provides partners with exclusive opportunities to recruit graduating students into high-potential careers. Each year, around half of the graduating class accepts positions at a partner company.
Blue Origin

Partners since: 2022

Research areas: Product Development, Research & Development, Robotics & Automation, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Systems Optimization

Industries: Aeronautical Services, Heavy Machinery, Supply Chain

Northrop Grumman

Partners since: 2023

Research areas: Data Analytics, Lean Optimization/Manufacturing, Product Development, Research & Development, Robotics & Automation, Supply Chain, Sustainability, Systems Optimization

Industries: Aerospace and Defense, Electronics/Networks, Supply Chain, Technology