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Alumni Career Design Fellowship

30-day online program to create a more fulfilling career

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.

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Define what you really want

Pinpoint exactly what you want from your career and prioritize what matters most to you

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Identify your unique value

Uncover core strengths and transferable skills that you can leverage in your next career move

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Discover exciting options

Identify career paths that fit you better and learn how to test them before committing to one

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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

Mid Career

Rodrigo R., MBA ’17

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“The fellowship program is a great way to learn more about yourself, gain fresh perspectives, and, of course, meet brilliant human beings!”

Mid Career

Priscilla E., ’10

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”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.“

Late Career

Eugene B., SM ’93, PhD ’01

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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).

Week 1

Oct 23-30

Identify your strengths, transferable skills, and interests

Use assessments and guided self-reflection to get to know yourself better

Week 2

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

Week 3

Nov 7-13

Explore your top potential career paths

Learn how to test your options and use our proven framework to narrow them down

Week 4

Nov 14-21

Create an action plan to structure your next steps

Make a plan to finish testing your best options and choose your next career move

Ongoing Support

Additional career resources and lifetime access to the curriculum

Continued accountability + MIT alumni career resources

 
Enroll now

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.

Early Enrollment

Enroll by 10/2

$199

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Regular Enrollment

10/3 - 10/18

$249

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We‘re confident you‘ll love it. There‘s really no risk in joining!

​Going through financial hardship?

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