Personal Storytelling Workshop

Saturday, January 22, 2022 at 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

During your journey towards that perfect job after MIT, you will network with a diverse range of people. Some will have deep technical skills and easily grasp your research. Others will have no technical background and may not fully understand your unique skills. There is one guaranteed way to create meaningful impressions with both of these audiences: personal storytelling. Like a muscle, this essential skill becomes stronger with exercise. Interested in a light workout?
You are invited to participate in a personal storytelling workshop where you will learn the fundamentals of storytelling and complete a series of fun and engaging exercises designed to help you craft a personal story around your research or area of interest.

This workshop was designed specifically for you by Course 2 alumnus Ravi Patil '93 SM '95 based on his experience as a hiring manager in the information technology industry. If you'd like to get a sense for Ravi's storytelling style, check out his podcast called Institrve - True stories about MIT. A trove of wonder, discovery, and madness.

Open to MIT Graduate Students. Registration required via Handshake.

More about the presenter:
Ravi Patil is Director of Product Management and Strategy at Broadcom, where he is responsible for the complete mainframe security and compliance software portfolio. He has 20 years of B2B information technology marketing, strategy, and consulting experience and 4 years of automotive industry experience in business planning and engineering. Ravi earned his SB and SM in mechanical engineering from MIT and an MBA from the University of Michigan. He received the MacVicar Award from the MIT Alumni Association in 2019 for his service to the Institute.

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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, Schwarzman College of Computing


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