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With an average of eight to ten years experience prior to joining our program, combined with MIT’s state-of-the-art education in managing complex systems, SDM fellows are among the most highly sought after graduates at MIT. 

What You Can Expect From Our Fellows

SDM takes pride in educating leaders with the ability to manage complex systems. Titles held by our graduates in industry include:

  • Senior product manager
  • Systems architect
  • Director of hardware engineering
  • Vice president of engineering and technology
  • Software engineering manager
  • Senior technical program manager

Our fellows have also chosen to enter nonprofit, financial, and consulting arenas, holding titles such as:

  • Senior consultant
  • Manager of corporate strategic planning
  • Analytics engagement lead
  • Head of commercialization

For additional information on SDM hiring outcomes, please see our Employment Report.

Recruiting and Hiring Current Students 

The SDM program helps facilitate the recruiting process for companies seeking to hire current self-funded SDM students, as well as international students eligible for Curricular Practical Training, Optional Practical Training, or the OPT STEM extension for both full-time and internship opportunities.

Employers can choose to give an on-campus presentation and conduct interviews — often the most effective path to recruitment. SDM will work with your company to customize a recruitment strategy that fits your timeframe and needs — from posting summer and full-time positions to sharing our collections of current student resumes for direct outreach.

Our Alumni Network

Our alumni network is a rich resource for finding talented, seasoned professionals. 

Through our exclusive posting system, we can help you advertise your direct-hire positions to our network of more than 1,000 alumni.

Participating Companies

Since its inception, many companies have recruited at SDM. Over the years, these have included the following:

  • Amazon
  • Apple
  • C3
  • EY
  • Flex
  • Nasdaq
  • Schneider Electric
  • Shell TechWorks
  • SumoLogic
  • Tesla
  • Vivint Smart Home
  • Wayfair

Connect With SDM

Are you hiring? Looking to give an on-campus presentation? Interested in recruiting current SDM students or alumni?

Inquiries can be sent to:

Julie Papp 
Manager, SDM Career Development