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IAP 2014

Career Management with Alumnus Mark Herschberg

Mark Herschberg 95, MNG 97, 05, CTO at Madison Logic

Jan/29 Wed 07:00PM-08:30PM 32-141

Enrollment: Unlimited: Advance sign-up required

Career Management: What is it and how to do it?

Upon graduating from MIT you will begin a career.  MIT has provided you with countless facts and formulas to help you with your job, but what have you learned to help you with your career?  This talk provides an overview of the basic issues needed for career planning and management such as: How do you know which job is right?  Where will you be in 20 years?  How to plan work-life balance? How to select the right projects? What to ask for in job negotiations? Register today!

MARK HERSCHBERG Educated at MIT (with degrees in physics, EE/CS, and a masters in cryptography) Mark has spent his career launching and fixing new ventures at startups, Fortune 100s, and academia. Mark has worked at and consulted to number startups typically taking on roles in general management, operations, and technology. He has been involved from inception and fundraising through growth and sale of the company. These startup companies have included a wireless application platform, online advertising, lead generation, OLAP, and new language development. Mark was instrumental in launching Sears online home services labor market; he also helped fix NBCs online video marketplace (now  In academia Mark spent a year at HBS working with two finance professors to create the upTick system now used to teach finance at many of the top business schools.

Sponsor(s): Alumni Association
Contact: Elena Byrne, W98-206C, 617 252-1143, EBYRNE@MIT.EDU