Managing Timelines, Deadlines, & Exploding Offers: Advice on Managing Recruiting Timelines and Advocating for Yourself

Tuesday, November 15
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Grier Room

Tuesday, Nov 15 at 5:30pm in Grier Room
Food will be served! Please RSVP through Handshake

Interview timelines seem to be moving earlier and earlier as companies rush to lock candidates in. Urgent deadlines, exploding bonuses and perks, and other pressure inducing tactics are also becoming increasingly common. Learn what you as a candidate can do to advocate for yourself and keep your options open as you manage multiple hiring processes.
Hear from a panel of industry professionals representing companies who frown upon these pressure tactics and have experience coaching candidates through the stresses of the hiring process.

Nick Wage, Trader – Jane Street
Jeremy Reff, Head of Recruiting – D.E. Shaw & Co.
Lauren Salustro, Campus Manager, University Recruiting – NVIDIA
Meredith Pepin, Associate Director, Career Advising & Education – MIT CAPD

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This panel program is being co-hosted by the EECS Alliance and MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD). The panel will be moderated by a member of the CAPD Advising Staff. Come with questions to ask and pick up insight on how to manage your search and negotiations. For more information please email

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  • Date: Tuesday, November 15
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
  • Location: Grier Room