Engineering a Successful Career Plan

Tuesday, January 30, 2024 at 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Pierce Laboratory (1) , 1-190 - Pierce Laboratory (1) 33 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02139

Classroom Presentation

You wouldn't undertake a 20 week project without first making a plan; what about a 20 year project? Your career is a major source of money, success, and fulfillment; it’s worth spending time planning it out.

Learn how to think strategically about your career and create a plan to achieve your career goals. We’ll explore key career questions, professional development, and how to adjust your plan. At the end of this talk you’ll have a framework to create and execute a career plan to maximize your professional growth.

Key takeaways:

• Questions to focus your career

• Components of a career plan

• Framework for an actionable career plan

• How to refine and adjust your plan as it unfolds

*A free tool to help you plan your career now and in the future

Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You* ( and the creator of the Brain Bump app ( From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia. At MIT, he received a B.S. in 8, a B.S. in 6-2, and a M.Eng. in 6-2, focusing on cryptography. Mark helped create MIT's UPOP class where he continues to teach. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools. He serves on the board of Plant A Million Corals.

*Attendees will be entered into a raffle to receive a free copy of Mark's book "The Career Toolkit, Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You"

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni.

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Career Development

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Career Development

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Students, Alumni

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