Meet Our Students

LGO students come from a variety of undergraduate institutions, industry experiences, and career goals. Together, they forge lifelong friendships during the program. We’ve asked current students to explain their experience below. Why do a dual degree? Why study engineering and business at the same time? What unique opportunities does the LGO program, MIT courses, and MIT students offer? Even while completing two degrees, MIT still has flexibility for students to pursue what is most interesting for them.

Adriane Turner

LGO '20 interning at Nike in Memphis TN & Portland OR

Engineering department Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate degree Chemical Engineering, UC Santa Barbara

Company before LGO ACD LLC

Why LGO?

Before LGO, I worked in engineering sales, selling equipment to the energy industry in Southern California, and project engineering, managing cryogenic pump and turboexpander jobs. After working with power, paper, semiconductor, gas, and OEM industries, I saw an immediate opportunity to improve process efficiency in heavy manufacturing. I searched for MBA programs that could jump start me into a position to pursue process improvement, and found LGO. Both the program curriculum and the compatibility with my fellow students proved to be a perfect fit to learn how to become an effective leader and stimulate change inside of organizations.

 MIT Integration

There are countless ways to get involved with other students in the MIT community. As an athlete, I joined the MIT rowing club, where I met students pursuing PhD and master’s degrees from MIT and Harvard. I also joined the MIT climbing team, where I got to meet undergraduate and exchange students with a shared passion for the outdoors. The most memorable experience of the semester was when my climbing team went on a camping and climbing trip to New Hampshire in November; it was 20F outside and snowing, but we laughed and climbed anyways! There was no other group I would have rather been with. The MIT culture provides ways to integrate with any community you could ask for, and it’s nice to get outside of the MBA bubble.

Partner Companies

The LGO partner companies provide insight on what life is like in the industry and at the company. This kind of in-depth view of a company is an unmatched and invaluable experience, especially for students interested in switching industries. The partner companies are readily involved in the program: attending classes, organizing socials, speaking at the LGO Monday seminar series, hosting coffee chats, and connecting with the students individually. I have found value in attending all of these events to determine how I would fit into the company culture. These events show how important knowledge in operations is and how committed the partner companies are to making sustainability and efficiency changes inside their organizations.

Ankur Amlani

LGO '20 interning at Amazon Robotics in North Reading, MA

Engineering department Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate degree Chemical Engineering, UCLA, 2012

Company before LGO Chevron

Why LGO?

While working in manufacturing prior to graduate school, I developed an interest in emerging technologies & how they can be used to solve companies’ operational challenges. Thanks to its strong relationships with the MIT School of Engineering, MIT Sloan School of Management, and partner companies, the LGO program has been perfect for exploring that interest further. Beyond the coursework (which includes classes in data science and operations management), the six-month internship and associated graduate thesis offer a unique opportunity to become familiar with a real-world problem and make business impact in a technically rigorous manner.

 MIT Integration

The school has many resources for supporting student-run initiatives, so there are always interesting talks (like the Martin Trust Center speaker series), competitions (like the MIT 100K), and conferences (like the MIT Energy Conference) happening on campus. I had the pleasure of working with other students to organize a conference about robotics & AI deployment strategies. Various departments within MIT helped to sponsor the conference, and several faculty & on-campus offices helped find attendees, speakers, and corporate sponsors by reaching out to students, alumni, and industry contacts.

LGO Life

The entire class (all 48 of us, along with several wonderful faculty and staff members) went on Domestic Plant Trek during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January of the first year. We visited 13 LGO partner companies, traveling over 12,000 miles in under three weeks! It was an intense experience, and we all got to know each other incredibly well; playing board games together while waiting to get on a plane after a three-hour bus ride (after having seen some of the coolest technology in the world while on six hours’ sleep) promotes camaraderie in a way that many other experiences cannot! Everyone was quite sad when the trip was over; I will definitely look back on it as one of my most treasured memories during LGO.

Michael Ross

LGO '20 interning at Vektek LLC (LFM Capital Portfolio Company) in Emporia, KS

Engineering department Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate degree BS Ocean Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Company before LGO United States Marine Corps

Why LGO?

Over the years, I would often find myself stuck in front of the TV for hours watching ‘How It’s Made.’ While in the military, I learned that I loved operations, from process improvements to optimizing manpower. So in my post-military career, I knew I wanted to get into manufacturing operations, an area that is both engineering and business. When I found LGO, I knew it was the perfect opportunity to learn about both. But ultimately, it was the program’s emphasis on leadership that convinced me that it was the right program for me.

Faculty

LGO has a legendary set of instructors to include Arnie Barnett, Colin Fogarty, and Sean Willems. In particular, Sean’s teaching style and class during the Summer Curriculum, Introduction to Operations, has had such an impact on me that I chose a manufacturing/lean optimization heavy internship and I am currently applying the lessons he taught us to my partner company.

LGO Life

I fell in love with LGO the second I stepped on campus and attended the Preview Day in the fall. The humble, helpful, and compassionate attitude that every LGO student had was so attractive that I knew instantly that I wanted to be a part of this family. I learned in the military that it is always the people that make the experience worthwhile and I can honestly say that the best part of LGO is the people. Furthermore, the LGO family extends beyond your time here at school as I’ve been able to reach out to LGO alumni for career advice and mentorship.

Curriculum

After being out of school for almost a decade, I was concerned that the curriculum was going to be too much to handle. But my classmates’ selflessness to help out eased that worry while I was adjusting back to the student life. After just a few short weeks, I was back into the groove and began returning the favors on academic areas that I was strong in. In class, I’ve enjoyed learning from my classmates’ experiences as there is always someone in the class that has experience in the topic we’re discussing.  My favorite class experiences so far have been leadership discussions and learning about creating and managing innovation in a business.

Ali ElSeddik

LGO '20

Engineering department Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Undergraduate degree BS in Electrical Engineering, Michigan State University

Company before LGO Black & Veatch

Why LGO?

I am an engineer a heart. I wanted to come to MIT to pursue my passion for solving electrical engineering problems, but quickly learned the value of the MBA program. At LGO, I can be both a techie on the cutting edge of research and innovation and a business-minded entrepreneur bringing those innovations to markets.

MIT Integration

The MIT campus is a bustling place with a lot going on. Every research lab and every department can feel like its own hive of activities. As a graduate student, I have had incredible access to these resources and always have my calendar full of conferences, hackathons, speeches, and social events to go to.

Partner Companies

The partner companies are an incredible resource to LGO. The Domestic Plant Trek was an amazing experience that opened my eyes to how leading companies run their internal operations. Coming from a particular industry with a narrow focus, the breadth of experiences and industries the partner companies cover is outstanding. It truly is an opportunity like no other to learn from the best.

Curriculum

Classes at MIT and Sloan are very hands-on. They require working collaboratively in teams solving real world problems. One of my favorite classes last semester was Energy Ventures where I was working with a group of MIT Sloan Fellows, Harvard Kennedy School, and Harvard Engineering School students to develop a business model for a startup based on a novel electric storage battery technology. The class was based on MIT’s Bill Aulet’s 24 steps of Disciplined Entrepreneurship where in our assignments we pitched our ideas to venture capitalists, cold-called potential customers, and scoped out financial plans for our startup. Classes like this truly put you in the driving seat, simulating the decisions you would be making after LGO.

MIT Network

The MIT network is extremely wide, diverse, and accessible. In my short period of time at MIT, I have connected with multiple MIT alums just by shooting them an email or a LinkedIn message. One of these was with Noel Zamot (eMBA ’16), the Revitalization Coordinator at the Financial Oversight Management Board for Puerto Rico. After emailing him one day, he met with our class while we were there on the DPT, visiting partner company Amgen.

Ellie Azolaty

LGO '20

Engineering department Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate degree B.S. in Architectural Engineering, University of Texas, Austin

Company before LGO Accenture

 MIT Integration

There are amazing activities happening every day at MIT. There’s never a shortage of ways to get plugged into innovation. In fact, MIT has a broader connection to opportunities globally with other schools, as well. In the Fall of 2018, a team of us (3 students) advanced to a finalist stage in an international case competition that took us to Barcelona to team with another group of 3 students from the ESADE business school and develop recommendations for FC Barcelona Innovation Hub as part of the Creativity for Business Innovation Challenge hosted by the ElBulliFoundation. This has been one of my favorite experiences at MIT and a challenging but exciting opportunity to present in front of FC Barcelona Innovation Hub leadership and Ferran Adrià.

Partner Companies

Our Domestic Plant Trek was by far my favorite method of interaction with LGO partner companies. It’s a great way to learn more by directly visiting their operations but also a chance to engage with all levels of their organizations whether through leadership panels, conversations with plant personnel and networking events. It helps provide some real insight into what a day-in-the-life of an LGO graduate working at a partner company would be like.

LGO Life

Life at LGO is nothing short of amazing. Over the course of the summer, I quickly realized the LGO community is a family and full of inspiring empathetic leaders. It’s beautiful to reflect on how quickly lifelong friendship bonds developed even though we all have a different path that brought us here.

Curriculum

There are a lot of inspiring faculty that I’ve come across whether as guest lecturers or through course work. Professor Amos Winter and his Global Engineering class had a great set of lectures into developing engineering solutions for emerging markets. One of my favorite lectures at MIT was a guest lecture in his class by another visiting, Professor Kathleen Sienko, about  “Global health technology case studies and implications for engineering design education and science.”

Barret Schlegelmilch

LGO '18 interning at Boeing in Huntsville, AL

Engineering department Aeronautics and Astronautics

Undergraduate degree University of California at Los Angeles, Astrophysics

Company before LGO United States Navy

 

Why LGO?

To me, LGO combines the best of both engineering and management. Before discovering the program I was ambivalent about making a decision between the two degrees. Luckily, I didn’t have to choose. LGO is structured in such a way that you don’t lose out on any of the rigor or experience of either degree.

Curriculum

Despite having to satisfy the requirements for two masters degrees in two years, I found a large amount of flexibility in choosing my coursework. The degree requirements and course schedule are accessible. I was able to plan out all of my classes very soon after arriving on campus with the help of the LGO staff. I am looking to transition to the private space industry, and thus had very specific courses in mind. Fortunately, I found classes in both engineering and Sloan that supported this goal and satisfied the requirements for the degrees.

MIT Integration

If what you are passionate about isn’t available yet at MIT, create it. The entire school is extremely supportive of new initiatives and activities. I was fortunate enough to be able to lead a new Space Industry Club and host a conference. Other LGOs helped and several different departments at MIT sponsored us. I was also able to get more involved with the AeroAstro department by becoming co-president of their graduate association. The amount of opportunities and things going on at MIT can seem like a lot, but if you stay focused on what you’re passionate about it will never be overwhelming.

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Barret and his MIT student team at SpaceX during their action learning project.

Action Learning

The GOAL Team project was one of my favorite experiences at MIT so far. I was able to work with two other LGOs and an AeroAstro PhD student on a project with SpaceX. The project embodied everything that we had learned in our first year — from operations management to data modeling. We spent a week on site at SpaceX in Los Angeles learning about the entire company. It was also an invaluable opportunity to connect directly with LGO alumni at the company and gain firsthand experience in an industry I hope to work in after graduation.

LGO Life

Despite the demanding coursework and schedule, I still have time for extracurricular things. Aside from leadership positions in several of the official organizations and clubs at MIT, I am able to keep up one of my other passions: long distance running. A Sloan classmate and I have been lucky enough to receive funding from the graduate student council to represent MIT in several ultramarathons around the world. And of course, there is always a trip or informal meeting going on within the class. One thing’s for sure – you’ll never get bored!

Julian Demetz

LGO '18 interning at Maschinenfabrik Reinhausen in Regensburg, Germany

Engineering department Aeronautics and Astronautics

Undergraduate degree Technische Universität München, Mechanical Engineering

Company before LGO Vestas Wind Systems

 

Why LGO?

After I graduated from university in Germany, I already planed to earn an MBA after a few years of work experience. The LGO program represented the unique opportunity to earn both an MBA while updating my technical knowledge. The program enabled me to dive into fields that I was not able to cover during my previous studies. Since I was coming from operations and wanted to continue, the LGO program was (and is) a perfect fit.

Curriculum

I wanted to build a solid business foundation, so my MIT Sloan electives cover a broad range of disciplines. This includes classes within finance, economics, strategy, operations, and communications. I prioritize quantitative classes because I want to learn “hard skills” that are more difficult to acquire in a job later.

For my engineering courses, I want to fill gaps from my previous degree and study things I haven’t dealt with before. During my first Fall semester I took Principles of Autonomy and Decision Making, an artificial intelligence class that covers algorithms used in autonomous vehicles. As a mechanical engineer, I had little coding experience. This class was an excellent (and admittedly challenging) way to explore a new and currently very “hot” topic.

MIT Network

The LGO summer, the first semester of the LGO program, was very special to me. The LGOs are pretty much alone on campus and take all courses together. On the weekends, there were always social events, such as cultural dinners, parties, or a camping trip. The social aspects and the intensive team assignments and projects made the LGO summer an incredibly exciting experience. I have already built strong bonds and friendships that will last well after graduation.

On top of that, LGOs have easy access to both the MIT Sloan and the MIT School of Engineering community — each of them a strong reason to join MIT. Of course, you have to prioritize, but for sure there is no shortage of opportunities.

LGO Life

To balance schoolwork and projects, I take advantage of the incredible MIT sports facilities and intramural tournaments. As a soccer and general sports fan, I competed with my LGO classmates in soccer and ice hockey leagues. It was another great way to bond outside of the classroom. A personal highlight: I participated in a 200-mile relay race across New Hampshire with eleven LGOs, Sloanies, and Harvard students last fall.

I dedicate a lot of hours to coursework, but there is definitely time to accommodate sports, fun, and recreational activities. Even for a “normal” person, which I certainly consider myself to be.

Lee Evangelakos

LGO '18 interning at American Industrial Partners in New York, NY

Engineering department Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate degree Harvard University, Computer Science

Company before LGO Applied Predictive Technologies

 

Why LGO?

I first learned about LGO at an info session for the MIT Sloan MBA program. I was interested in pursuing an MBA and was looking into MIT Sloan specifically because I wanted to find a program that was strong in analytics. (MIT immediately came to mind!) LGO seemed like the perfect way to pursue my MBA. Once in the program, I realized that in addition to the engineering coursework, a huge upside of the program is the class itself. You make connections with people who have similar engineering backgrounds but a wide range of interests and experiences.

MIT Integration

One of my favorite parts of LGO is our integration with the rest of the MIT community. When I arrived on campus, I tried to go to as many talks and events within the broader MIT community as possible. I’ve found that my favorite way to integrate with MIT has been through group projects in engineering classes. In my Public Transportation course, we had group homework assignments that were quite hefty in terms of the hours we would spend working on them together. I got to know my classmates who were in the engineering school studying transportation, computer science, and urban planning.

Action Learning

This spring, I took the LGO Action Learning class (Operations Lab), which was a great chance to apply concepts I learned over the previous two semesters. I also got to travel and work with a new group of LGOs. We worked on a project for Goodyear in Luxembourg and got to work closely with the team there. It was a very interesting project but we also had a ton of fun exploring Luxembourg.

Partner Companies

The relationship with partner companies is a crucial part of LGO. I don’t have an operations background, so it has been enormously helpful to tour partner company plants during DPT and IPT and to observe the tools and considerations we learn in class. The partner company relationship allows us to learn about these industries more fully. The leadership team might give an LGO seminar one week, then we’ll visit the factory floor during a plant tour the next. Later, a team will do an action learning project with their planning group. This continued closeness to the companies is great for learning. More than reading a case study, you have the full picture of the company and the different strategic priorities it is balancing.

Rahul Nechlani

LGO '18 interning at Amgen in Singapore

Engineering department Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate degree Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mechanical Engineering

Company before LGO Cipla Ltd.

Why LGO?

When I was choosing a master’s program, I wanted to find the right fit personally and professionally. I had five years of work experience in various roles. I managed a manufacturing facility to setting up the supply chain and operations systems for a multinational company. When I began my school search, I knew I loved operations management. I wanted the best program to prepare for a techno-managerial operations management role within a global organization. MIT LGO was exactly what I was searching for.

I also felt I would learn more and be happier in a small community of people. As an international student from India, it could not visit various schools to learn about their culture first hand. But the online interactions I had with LGO students made me realize that this was the community for me. LGO’s small class size gives you a chance to know each member of the community very well. At the same time, LGO gives you the chance to grow your network within the engineering and MBA communities at MIT.

Curriculum

I completed the LGO summer semester and the Sloan fall semester which mostly have a defined curriculum. During the fall semester, I took Managerial Finance which was a phenomenal learning experience. I gained a glimpse into how large corporations and financial markets function.

I also took a quintessential MIT product design class called Global Engineering. With other LGOs and engineering students, we designed an efficient and cost-effective cotton harvester for Indian cotton farms. This class brought home the basic MIT ethos of ‘mens et manus’ (mind and hand).

During my internship at Amgen, I have developed an interest in healthcare and the bio-pharmaceutical industry. I am planning to use my second year at LGO to take courses such as Healthcare Economics, Healthcare Finance, Case Studies in Drug Development, and classes in biomechanics. The freedom to design my own curriculum is going to play a unique role in my development as a business leader.

LGO Life

When you hear the words MIT + Engineering + MBA + 2 years, it’s normal to think that you won’t have time beyond academics. However, I have managed a great balance of academic, social, and extracurricular activities throughout the first year. I was one of the three co-chairs of the LGO Internship Committee, who helps to source and match LGO students with internships at partner companies. I also took on a leadership role for the Sloan Healthcare and BioInnovations Conference.

On the fun side, I coached and captained MIT Sloan’s first cricket team into the MIT Intramural semifinals while also playing on the LGO dodgeball and air-pistol intramural teams. I learned some salsa and swing dancing over the last two semesters through MIT’s ballroom club. I had a chance to visit my home in India twice and planed a great LGO trip to Costa Rica. Finally, I had a great time getting to know the larger MIT community through a series of social events at Sloan and MIT. And all of this has been manageable with the academic work across the first two semesters.

Clinton Rendall

LGO '18 interning at Amgen in Los Angeles, CA

Engineering department Mechanical Engineering

Undergraduate degree Rice University, Chemical Engineering

Company before LGO ConocoPhillips Australia

Why LGO?

Attending MIT is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to rub shoulders with the most brilliant scientists and faculty in the world. LGO bridges the gap between MIT Sloan’s management excellence and the MIT School of Engineering’s technical superiority. Solving the biggest challenges of the 21st century – such as climate change, disease, and poverty – will require multidisciplinary approaches. Where else can you attend the #1 engineering school in the world and earn a top-10 MBA at the same time?

MIT Network

Intramural sports are such a fun and rewarding part of the LGO experience. I had never played ice hockey before coming to MIT, but being a part of the LGO ice hockey team has been incredible. Great exercise and so fun! LGO students create teams across a variety of sports, and I’ve also enjoyed basketball and softball this year. It’s been a good way to meet other students outside of LGO and MIT Sloan.

Partner Companies

The partner company relationship and access to industry is something special and unique the program. Through plant treks, internships, and recruiting events, LGO students gain exposure to an incredible cross-section of U.S. and international industry. Plant tours at Boeing in Seattle, Nike World HQ in Portland, Oregon, and Raytheon in Andover, Massachusetts, were especially noteworthy. My internship at Amgen has given me an amazing insider’s perspective into one of the world’s largest biotechnology companies, where thousands of people come to work every day to help cure the world’s most serious diseases.

LGO Life

LGO life is different when you have a family, especially children. While many of your classmates head to the Muddy Charles in the afternoons, students with families head home to help their spouse with the kids. Homework time comes after bedtime. LGO can be intense for families. Fortunately, there are plenty of graduate students (at LGO and across MIT) with kids. We’ve formed a tight network with the other parents. Cambridge is great for families, with many employment opportunities for spouses and easy access to excellent schools, not to mention fun activities such as the Museum of Science, the Boston Children’s Museum, and two zoos!

Lila Fridley

LGO '18 interning at Indetex (Zara) in A Coruña, Spain

Engineering department Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate degree MIT, Chemical Engineering

Company before LGO British Petroleum

Why LGO?

There are many reasons to choose LGO, but I’ll highlight two that were especially important to me. First, completing both the MBA and MS degrees allows me to pursue my leadership and business goals without abandoning my technical foundation. I noticed in my previous work that the best leaders in our industry had all maintained a strong engineering expertise. Second, LGO is a small community within the larger MIT and Sloan networks. The LGO community is tight-knit and driven, fun, and intellectually curious. It’s a community that will help me navigate the challenging path of combining management, engineering, and leadership.

Action Learning

This spring I traveled to Shanghai to work with Shark|Ninja on an Action Learning project. I was able to apply a number of classes I too in operations, product design, and Organizational Processes. Our team analyzed labor-intensive manufacturing plants and observed workplace dynamics. The best part of the project was the opportunity to work closely with three students from our partner university in China, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. Rather than observing Chinese culture as a complete outsider, I got to know people and understand more deeply the cultural interactions, history, and experiences (not to mention better access to amazing food!).

Partner Companies

I was on the MIT Energy Conference‘s Content Development Team. It’s the largest student-led energy conference in the US. Before the the event, I was nervous that our content was too forward thinking – perhaps it wouldn’t appeal to the attending industry professionals. However, during the conference I bumped into several members of the National Grid leadership team, who immediately recognized me as an LGO. They told me that they were excited about the conference topics, were learning new ideas, and were eager to return to National Grid to bring concepts of innovation and change back to the stubborn energy industry.

These subtle connections with partner companies are not the only way we interact with the partner netowrk. Our seminar speaker series and networking sessions are equally valuable. It is a glimpse into how the LGO network truly fosters change, demonstrating leadership in academia and industry.

LGO Life

Life outside of class is a huge part of the LGO experience. The hardest thing is striking a balance that is right for you. One thing I learned early is to say yes as much as possible (Maintain a daily workout schedule? Yes! Compete at the Patagonia business case competition & go surfing with their executives? Yes!, Organize an all-day brewery tour for 55 LGOs & staff during DPT? Yes!)… but also to know when to say no (Ski trip when I haven’t seen my SO in a month? No).

Like life, LGO is a balance – it’s just a more intense (and fun) version.

Jeff Birenbaum

LGO '18 interning at Amazon in Shakopee, MN

Engineering department Civil and Environmental Engineering

Undergraduate degree George Washington University, Mechanical Engineering

Company before LGO Eaton Corporation

Why LGO?

LGO is the perfect match for my graduate education hopes and dreams. I joined an operations leadership development program after college. For graduate school, I wanted to build upon that baseline of knowledge while keeping up on my engineering background. I wanted a program at the intersection of business and engineering and gain the expertise required to be a business leader in a technical environment. The LGO program is perfectly tailored to that.

In addition, the opportunity to learn about partner companies through plant treks, LGO networking and recruiting, and a six-month internship was something I was excited about. But graduate school is a personal choice as well. I come from the Boston area, so I cherished the opportunity to return home for two years.

Curriculum

As a member of both the engineering and management schools at MIT, I found the most difficult part of the program to be designing a curriculum to fit all your interests. I wanted to deepen my supply chain and operations knowledge. I also wanted to take a few engineering classes outside of operations (and my comfort zone) and broaden my business acumen through finance and leadership classes.

So far, this has gone according to plan. I’m scheduled to take several supply chain classes as a part of the new LGO supply chain track in the Civil & Environmental Engineering department. In addition, I’m taking a class focused on enterprise database systems and a class called How To Make Almost Anything, where I’ll learn about PCBs, 3D printing, and machine design. On the business side, I’ve had some incredible classes that have been extremely valuable; two of my favorite classes to date have been with Adrien Verdelhan (Managerial Finance) and Miro Kazakoff (Communications for Leaders).

Partner Companies

Plant treks have been one of my favorite extracurricular experiences at LGO. We’ve visited the manufacturing plants and facilities of 17 partner companies across 7 states and 3 countries. We also have additional opportunities throughout the rest of the program to learn more about our industry partners. These visits gave me a unique understanding of the company culture and  provide insight into different manufacturing and operations facilities. They also provide a view into emerging technologies in different industries and different levels of evolution that companies have achieved in manufacturing and operations.

When we visited Amazon in Seattle, Washington, as a part of our domestic plant trek, I had already confirmed my Amazon internship. As a result, I was able to use that plant trek to begin making contacts. Those connections have proven very helpful during the evolution of my research into inbound supply chain. Partner companies like Amazon value the LGO relationship. LGO alumni have leadership roles in many of the partners too, and they take an active role in your future.

LGO Life

A good portion of the LGO experience is outside of the classroom. At the beginning of the program, our China Leaders for Global Operations (CLGO) partner program at Shanghai JiaoTong University came to visit us at MIT. I planned this visit with a few other classmates. We enjoyed a Red Sox game, hosted a traditional American house party, and spent time touring around Boston and MIT. The LGO class took over the MIT Sailing Pavilion for a Fourth of July party and we’ve competed in intramural sports (from Soccer to Tennis to Cricket).

I’ve also been involved in the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference, the largest student-run conference in the world. I was in the logistics team, and this year I’ll run the ticketing portion of event. This engagement has been a fantastic addition to my experience. I explored something outside of operations while making new friends.