Designing Your Life Mini-Course for Grad Students

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 at 2:00pm to 4:00pm


Careers are ill-defined, "wicked" problems. Learn how proven design thinking mindsets like curiosity, bias to action, reframing, and collaboration can help you design and build your career in the face of all the unknowns. This series of four workshops will combine theory and practical approaches to give you valuable tools and questions to help explore and develop a career that works for you. Content of the series is tailored for graduate students. Designing Your Life (DYL) is a career exploration approach pioneered by Stanford design faculty, publicized in the best-selling book by professors Bill Burnett and Dave Evans. This workshop will be led by MIT staff, who attended the first-ever DYL training at Stanford.

Pre-registration is required so we have enough materials for everyone. Space is limited to 30 graduate student attendees. Please sign-up only if you can make all four workshops since the content is based off of previous sessions. Attendees of the previous 2 hour workshop are welcome to attend. This series will provide a more in-depth approach to the topics covered in the 2 hour workshop. Workshop attendees will receive a free copy of the books after completing all four sessions. Registration requested on CareerBridge (powered by Handshake).

Mini- course dates: (must attend all 4)
Tuesday, October 29, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 12, 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Tuesday, November 19, 2:00pm – 4:00pm


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Meetings/Gatherings, Workshops/Fairs, Career Development

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School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P), School of Engineering (SoE), School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (SHASS), Sloan School of Management (Sloan), School of Science


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