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The Tufts MSIM credential opens up a variety of paths for making a real impact and bettering the world through innovation. Small start-up or Fortune 500 enterprise? Corporate life or social venture? How you launch your career is up to you — and we’re here to help with a variety of resources.

If you’d like a little inspiration, typical career opportunities for MSIM graduates include:

  • Engineering/Technology
  • Management & Technology Consulting
  • Product/Project Management
  • Operations/Supply Chain Management
  • Financial & Business Analysis
  • Sales & Marketing

Career planning is built into your MSIM experience.

From day one, the MSIM program focuses on your career. The curriculum includes the powerful Career Planning seminar, a 10-week series that covers how to market yourself, develop your career plan, network, and interview. Lecturer Sarah Stockwell has over 20 years of training and development experience in the private and educational sectors.

Meeting leaders at innovative companies

To think like an innovator, it helps to learn from those who’ve done it before. That’s why the MSIM program features a variety of networking opportunities, including weekly seminars and visits to cutting edge companies across industries. The Innovator’s Mindset Series even includes improv comedy classes, and other sources of unexpected inspiration.

Past panel or seminar participants include:

  • Becky Bermont, Portfolio Director & Organization Designer, IDEO
  • Greg Chittim, Vice President, Strategic Marketing and Operations, Arcadia Healthcare Solutions
  • Luke Fraser,Director Innovation, Liberty Mutual
  • Mark Guarraia, Creative Director, Products and UX at Teva Pharmaceuticals
  • Hannah Lippe, Design Strategist, Fidelity Labs
  • Dylan Wilks, Founder and CTO, Orange Photonics
  • Benjamin Zander, Conductor, Boston Philharmonic

Past company visits and roundtables include:

  • MassChallenge, Boston-based Startup Accelerator
  • Ximedica, Medical Devices
  • FormLabs, 3D Printing
  • Medtronics Advanced Energy, Medical Devices

Real-world opportunities, in and out of the classroom.

Eager to put your new innovation skills and experience to use? The MSIM program includes a semester-long Capstone Leadership project. You’ll directly apply your learnings in your choice of industry setting and role:

  • Consultancy – Pick from a collection of proposals to join a consulting team solving a local company’s innovation challenge.
  • Internship – Execute an innovative project at a company anywhere in the world (last year, the Tufts Career Center posted 19,000 internships).
  • Entrepreneurship – Continue prototyping and business modeling of a team project to secure funding for your spin out venture.

It helps to know the right people.

The MSIM faculty, including MSIM Director Kevin Oye, are dedicated to your professional growth. It’s not just about learning skills in the classroom. Your MSIM professors will provide personalized guidance, connect you with industry leaders, and help you land the right internship or job based on your interests.

In our new mentorship program, you’re paired with an industry mentor based on your interests. You’re able to tap into a wealth of experience and have a proven innovator to provide advice and guidance as you plan your career path.

You can also tap into the Tufts Gordon Institute’s alumni network. More than 850 alumni work at leading tech companies in the greater Boston area, including Genzyme, Pfizer, Google, Apple, Honeywell, and Raytheon. Your Tufts connections can offer invaluable job or internship opportunities, so make sure to meet with these alums throughout the year at MSIM networking events.

Tufts Career Center: 7,000 jobs posted last year.

As an MSIM student, you have full access to the Tufts Career Center. Resources include:

  • Online database of jobs and internships, including the ability to set up search agents using custom criteria.
  • A dedicated team of career advisors to help guide your internship search.
  • Access to on-campus career fairs with 300+ top employers.
  • Workshops on interviewing skills, alumni meet and greets, and more.

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