Designing Your Life for First Years

Monday, January 27, 2020 at 2:00pm to 3:30pm


Careers are ill-defined, "wicked" problems. Learn how proven design thinking mindsets like curiosity, bias to action, reframing, and collaboration can help you help you design and build your career in the face of all the unknowns. Practice and take home valuable tools and questions to explore and develop a career that works for you. Designing Your Life (DYL) is a career exploration approach pioneered by Stanford design faculty, recently 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 attendees. Workshop attendees will have the opportunity to receive a free copy of the book (more details at the workshop). This event is offered exclusively for first-year undergraduate students. Registration requested via Careerbridge (powered by Handshake).

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Meetings/Gatherings, Workshops/Fairs, Career Development

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Career Development, IAP (Independent Activities Period)

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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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