Careers in the Time of Covid
Using Planning Flexibility, and an Entrepreneurial Mindset to Find Success
November 10th, 3:25 p.m. to 4:25 p.m. (Common Hour)
Networking, negotiating, communicating, leading, career planning. Did anyone ever teach these skills to you?
The Career Toolkit will help you master these vital skills and yield outsized returns for your career and your income.
No matter how great an academic institution you’re at, chances are it doesn’t focus enough on the critical skills everyone tells you you need: building a strong network, leading, teamwork, learning to negotiate, etc. Most schools assume you’ll figure it out as you go. And you probably will… a decade or two into your career after many missteps. Instead, get a head start with The Career Toolkit.
Mark "Hershey" Herschberg
Mark Herschberg is the author of The Career Toolkit: Essential Skills for Success That No One Taught You. From tracking criminals and terrorists on the dark web to creating marketplaces and new authentication systems, Mark has spent his career launching and developing new ventures at startups and Fortune 500s and in academia. He helped to start the Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program, dubbed MIT’s “career success accelerator,” where he teaches annually. At MIT, he received a B.S. in physics, a B.S. in electrical engineering & computer science, and a M.Eng. in electrical engineering & computer science, focusing on cryptography. At Harvard Business School, Mark helped create a platform used to teach finance at prominent business schools. He also works with many non-profits, including Techie Youth and Plant A Million Corals. He was one of the top-ranked ballroom dancers in the country and now lives in New York City, where he is known for his social gatherings, including his annual Halloween party, as well as his diverse cufflink collection.