• Lawrence Glazer and Steven Dimitriou presenting to MIT staff, students, and postdocs on Nov. 18.

    Lawrence Glazer and Steven Dimitriou presenting to MIT staff, students, and postdocs on Nov. 18.

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  • Lawrence Glazer and Steven Dimitriou presenting to MIT staff, students, and postdocs on Nov. 18.

    Lawrence Glazer and Steven Dimitriou presenting to MIT staff, students, and postdocs on Nov. 18.

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Work-Life Center to host career development workshop for MIT young professionals

MIT Work-Life Center career workshop

On Dec. 3, corporate and career communications consultant Jim McGovern will present, “Stop Worrying About Your Career and Start Working on It.”


If you’re in your 20s or 30s, your career can be one of those “big questions.” On Wednesday, Dec. 3, corporate and career communications consultant Jim McGovern will present, “Stop Worrying About Your Career and Start Working on It.” For more than two decades, McGovern has helped his clients — from executives to emerging young professionals — develop effective communications strategies and compelling messages to achieve their most important career objectives.

During this interactive workshop, you will learn how to maximize your career opportunities by developing concrete skills, such as:

  • crafting a compelling personal narrative;
  • developing your professional network; and
  • building a personal brand.

Dinner will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m. in Room 76-158 at The David H. Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research. The workshop will be held from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in Room 76-156, and the event is free of charge and open to MIT young professionals. Registration is required.

The workshop is part of an evening seminar series for MIT young professionals — a collaborative effort of the MIT Work-Life Center, MIT Global Education & Career Development, the MIT Office of the Vice President for Research, and MIT Millennials ERG.

On Nov. 18, Lawrence Glazer and Steven Dimitriou, co-founders and managing partners at Mayflower Advisors, presented “Making It All Add Up: How Life Decisions Impact Your Financial Well-Being,” to an engaged group of MIT young professionals on how to assess and make financially savvy personal lifestyle decisions.

“It was perfectly geared towards the needs, questions, and challenges that Millennials face when trying to figure out their personal finances,” says Danielle V. Auriemma, associate director of class giving. “The speakers provided not only easy-to-understand explanations of financial instruments, concepts, and other jargon, but also offered concrete, manageable, and actionable next steps that each attendee could take after the event.”

“They were able to balance the seriousness of the subject with a passionate, down-to-earth speaking style that made the presentation both extremely effective and enjoyable,” adds Matthew Salvatore, associate director of marketing and participation. “It was an incredibly engaging seminar that provided clear and concise explanations of financial concepts, while also introducing practical steps that Millennials could implement immediately in order to achieve their financial goals.”

Jenny Blake, author and former career and development manager at Google, kicked off the series with, “Defining and Finding Your Own Success: Learning to Be Agile in Work and Life” on Nov. 6, providing insight and advice for MIT young professionals looking to build a sustainable, dynamic career that suits their strengths.

To learn more about the Work-Life Center’s services, resources, and seminar series, visit the Work-Life Center’s website and follow @mitworklife on Twitter.


Topics: Students, Staff, Work and family life, Community, Global Education and Career Development

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