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Navigating the MIT Recruiting Maze: Part 2

How can companies stand out from the crowd when recruiting at MIT? What appeals to students—and what turns them off? Part 2 draws on interviews with students who talk frankly about what works and what doesn't when it comes to recruiting practices on campus.

The lessons of UPOP ring true for UPOP alum GiHun Choi ’17.

Network. Communicate. Never burn a bridge. These are all UPOP lessons that bio-engineering student GiHun Choi ’17, a UPOP alum, took to heart as he navigated his internship opportunities.

Recruiting at MIT is like drinking from a firehose: employers, with thousands of corporate competitors, have to navigate the complexities of a decentralized campus. How do you find the students and staff contacts you are looking for from among student clubs, labs, departments, special programs, each with its own recruiting policies, procedures...

Photo | Courtesy Hannah Capponi

Hannah's project at Pioneer Natural Resources, Texas, during the summer of 2015 was to create a time-dependent pressure model of separation and storage facilities, called tank batteries, using VBA, Excel’s coding language.

UPOP gives students the skills that are in hot demand by employers! Applications for MIT's Class of 2019 sophomores are now closed; Class of 2020 sophomores can apply starting mid-summer 2017. Learn more about how UPOP can fast-track your career.

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