Creating a Successful Career--Strategies, Techniques, and the Big Mistakes You're Going to Make

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 at 7:00pm to 8:30pm


Upon graduating from MIT you will begin a career. MIT has provided you with countless facts and formulas to help you with your job, but what have you learned to help you with your career? This talk gives you structure to think through your career and help you maximize both your income and happiness. It will teach you how to answer questions such as: How do you know which job is right? Where will you be in 20 years? What to ask for in job negotiations? The talk also covers the common job mistakes and how to avoid them.

MARK HERSCHBERG Educated at MIT (with degrees in physics, EE/CS, and a masters in cryptography) Mark has spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 100s, and academia. Mark has worked at and consulted to number startups typically taking on roles in general management, operations, and technology. He has been involved from inception and fundraising through growth and sale of the company. These startup companies have included a wireless application platform, online advertising, OLAP, and new language development. Mark was instrumental in launching Sears online home services labor market; he also helped fix NBCs online video marketplace (now In academia, he spent a year at HBS working with two finance professors to create the upTick system now used to teach finance at many of the top business schools and at MIT helped launched UPOP at which he's taught the past 15 years.

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni. Registration requested via Careerbridge (powered by Handshake).

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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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