My First Big Gig : Jobs @MITX Companies

Posted by Jaime Reynolds on Tue, Aug 3, 2010

MITX is passionate about connecting our member companies with the next generation of leaders.

Combine Logo resized 600In this past quarter, we held our annual Career Combine, a half day event for educating and connecting students and recent grads with open opportunities in Boston.

Kate Forrestall, Manager of Global Recruitment at TripAdvisor noted, “TripAdvisor attends the MITX Career Combine each year because we know that it will yield promising candidates. In 2010, we were able to fill three key roles via the Combine. The event is not only a great way to meet excellent candidates but is a great way to promote your employment brand and network with other tech companies.”

Everyone at MITX worked hard to make this event come together, and we were blown away by the interest and comments we received.  Here's a quick snapshot of the 2010 Career Combine, and some insight into what you can look forward to next year (so start planning now):

  • Over 400 people registered, of which, 300 were students
  • 40 Colleges and Universities from around New England were in attendance
  • The number of employers 'working' the show grew by 60% over last year

Many thanks to all the companies who participated, and special thanks to our partners, Microsoft and Greenhorn Connect.

Interested in helping us advance the cause of connecting students with jobs in the Internet industry?  Click here and learn more about our My First Big Gig initative, and the benefits available to all members including access to:

  • Full details on the 122 of industry related jobs posted last quarter
  • Submit your resume on the Career Exchange
  • Attend educational MITX events at 50% off, and learn more about emerging technologies and trends in our industry
  • Review our membership list, including full contact details once you log into the site, to learn more about the companies in New England

And just for students...

This is just a start to what we've got planned. If you're a recent graduate or senior in college -- let us know what else would help you stay here in the region.