Each summer, the MechE Alliance partners with experts across campus and among our alumni and industry networks to develop professional development oppotunitites for our students and postdocs. During summer 2021, we are excited to be offering the below opportunities to our MechE community in collaboration with the MechE Communications Lab and Career Advising and Professional Development.

2021 Series Overview

Our goal with this series is to provide structure and community support for your focused career development and job search. Students will have access to a group Slack channel over the summer and sessions will include opportunities to share with and meet fellow students.

Registration is required for participation in the group Slack and the alumni portfolio review event.

All workshops will be recorded if a student cannot attend at the date/time it is offered.

Series Schedule

Tuesday, June 8th - 3:00-4:30pm EDT - Academic Job Search - Overview, CVs, Coverletters - with Simona Rosu, CAPD

Wednesday, June 9th – 12:00-1:00pm EDT – LinkedIn for MechEs - with Meredith Pepin, CAPD

Tuesday, June 15th – 3:00-4:30pm EDT – Academic Job Search - Research, Teaching, and Diversity Statements - with Simona Rosu, CAPD

Tuesday, June 22nd – 5:00-6:30pm – Portfolio development Part 1 - with Meredith Pepin and Tavi Sookhoo CAPD and and alumni guest!

Tuesday, July 13th – 5:00-7:00pm – Portfolio development Part 2 - with the MechE Comms Lab: Register Now

Tuesday, July 27th – 12:00-1:00pm - Publishing and working with journal editors - with the MechE Communications Lab: Register Now

Tuesday, August 10th – 5:00-7:00pm – Portfolio alumni/industry feedback - hosted by the MechE Alliance:
Pre-registration closed on 7/22 but you can sign up to be placed on the waitlist. Register Now

Thursday, August 19th – 1:00-2:30pm – Academic Mentorship Workshop - with the MIT School of Engineering Communications Lab: Register Now

All content and examples will be geared to the MechE audience, however, this series is open to all MIT graduate and undergraduate students as well as postdocs. Students who graduated in the 2020-2021 academic year are welcome to participate.

Participation in the alumni portfolio review event is limited to MechE students and postdocs. If you have questions about your eligibility, please contact me-alliance@mit.edu