Wondering what comes next for your career? Now‘s the time to make a plan.
Whether you want more from your current role or you want to change careers entirely, the Fellowship will help you get there!
The MIT Alumni Association is collaborating with the career design experts at Mission Collaborative to bring you this 30 day online program that will give you the clarity and confidence you need to create a fulfilling career that fits you.
Whether you‘re early, mid, or late career, the Fellowship provides the structure and accountability you need to make the breakthrough progress you‘ve been struggling to achieve on your own (while fitting into your busy schedule)! Exclusively open to MIT alumni.
Define what you really want
Pinpoint exactly what you want from your career and prioritize what matters most to you
Identify your unique value
Uncover core strengths and transferable skills that you can leverage in your next career move
Discover exciting options
Identify career paths that fit you better and learn how to test them before committing to one
Follow a proven process
Make a plan for your next steps toward a more fulfilling career and be held accountable for following through
Who this is for
We‘ve designed the Fellowship to help MIT alumni like you figure out exactly what you want next from your career and develop a plan to get there, regardless of your age, background, or industry.
The Fellowship is perfect for you if you‘re:
Unsure about your future in your current career and want to be proactive
Feeling bored, burned out, under-appreciated, or not using your strengths at work
Wondering how your skills and experience translate to other career paths
Transitioning to a new phase of life and want to reinvent your career
Rodrigo R., MBA ’17
“The fellowship program is a great way to learn more about yourself, gain fresh perspectives, and, of course, meet brilliant human beings!”
Priscilla E., ’10
”Bouncing ideas, fears, and learning experiences off of fellow alums, who all brought something different to the table, gave me fresh insight into my own career process.“
Eugene B., SM ’93, PhD ’01
“The fellowship takes advantage of the tremendous reservoir of MIT alumni talent, and reminds you that MIT alumni are the best career development resource that you can have!“
How it works
The Fellowship is not 1:1 coaching — it‘s a peer learning career development program based on the principles of Design Thinking. Starting Saturday, October 23, spend about five hours per week doing the following:
Complete assignments on your own time
Learn the Career Design Process from experts, explore MIT career resources, and complete insightful exercises at your own pace by the provided deadlines.
Weekly team working sessions
Work with a diverse team of fellow MIT alumni to get new perspectives and enlightening feedback. Choose between Weds at 12 p.m. ET or 7 p.m. ET or Thurs at 9 p.m. ET.
Weekly calls with your Partner
We‘ll match you with another MIT alum that you have a lot in common with. To keep you accountable, you‘ll have weekly calls at times that work for both of you.
Leverage the whole community
Crowdsource ideas, resources, and connections from MIT alumni, your personal network, and the Fellowship facilitators. You have an entire community supporting you!
What you‘ll experience
Expect to spend about five hours per week on the Fellowship. You‘ll have a 1.5 hour video meeting with your assigned MIT Alumni Team once per week (Weds at 12 p.m. ET, Weds at 7 p.m. ET, or Thurs at 9 p.m. ET, you pick). You‘ll also have weekly hour-long phone calls with your assigned MIT Alumni Partner (at times you choose together).
Identify your strengths, transferable skills, and interests
Use assessments and guided self-reflection to get to know yourself better
Oct 31-Nov 6
Define what you want and identify options that align
Prioritize criteria you want your career to fit and start discovering potential options
Explore your top potential career paths
Learn how to test your options and use our proven framework to narrow them down
Create an action plan to structure your next steps
Make a plan to finish testing your best options and choose your next career move
Additional career resources and lifetime access to the curriculum
Continued accountability + MIT alumni career resources
We‘re committed to offering MIT alumni outstanding experiences that are accessible to everyone.
Compare to 1-on-1 career coaching ($2,000+). Exclusively available to degreed MIT alumni.
Enrollment closed. Next session will be Spring 2022.
Enroll by 10/2
We‘re confident you‘ll love it. There‘s really no risk in joining!