The Secret Sauce for Acing Technical Interviews  Hint: algorithms aren’t enough

Tuesday, September 19
5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Grier Rooms

Algorithm excellence gets you noticed; interview finesse gets you hired. Just because you scored a 100 on your 6.046 [6.1220? :man-shrugging:] final or can perfect any LeetCode question doesn’t mean you’re guaranteed success in a software interview.

Join David Benhaim (MIT 6-3 2013), Ariel Wexler (MIT 6-3 2013), and Mindy Long (MIT 6-2 2023) for an immersive session on refining the essential non-technical skills to crush your next software job interview.  Collectively, David, Mindy and Ariel have interviewed thousands of software engineers over the last decade for some of the most elite technical teams.In this talk, delve into insider knowledge about what interviewers truly seek, the secrets to showcasing your skills effectively, and maintaining poise even when under the gun.Your classes arm you with the capability to code any algorithm or data structure; let us guide you on executing it under pressure, with flair so remarkable that you’ll swimming in offers.

This talk is aimed at course 6 upperclassmen or grad students who are already confident in their algorithm skills but looking to polish their interview game.


  • Date: Tuesday, September 19
  • Time: 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
  • Location: Grier Rooms