What is the application deadline?

Friday, May 23, 2014

When do I find out if I’ve been accepted?

Friday, June 6, 2014

What are the areas of interest I can apply for?

The featured careers are: Product Marketing, Product Design, Product Development, Brand Marketing, Product Sales and Product Buyer.

What does the daily schedule look like? 

Your day will begin your day at 9:30 am and end at 5:00pm. Your schedule will be a combination of all day instruction, research, independent project assignments or job shadow.

Are there classes on weekends?

You will be expected to work on your group projects on weekends as a team.

Will I need to bring supplies? If yes, what? 

No special supplies are necessary but if you have a laptop please bring it with you.

 What does it mean to do a job shadow? 

You will meet your career mentor at their place of employment and spend the day observing. During this day you will sit in on meetings, meet co-workers and gain a better understanding of what it is like to work in this career track.

What’s the clothing attire?

Casual unless on a job shadow in which case you should ask your mentor what the appropriate attire will be for their agency.

Will there be breaks in the day?

There will be breaks periodically through out the day.

Will there be food provided? 

You will be responsible for bringing your own lunch or purchasing it at a local establishment. Lead will provide snacks and beverages throughout the day.

What if I have a summer job?

LEAD has a relationship with several Boston and Cambridge Youth Summer Job programs. Please inquire about your specific situation.

What should I consider regarding transportation & parking

You will be responsible for your own transportation to and from MIT, located in Cambridge, Ma. We encourage you to use public transportation as there is limited street/meter parking. There are a few parking garages located within blocks of MIT but they are expensive and you will be responsible for your own parking costs.

How do I get to MIT if I’m taking the T?

The closest subway station to campus is Kendall Square on the Red Line. You may also want to consider going to Central Square (also on the Red Line) or taking the #1 or CT1 bus across the Charles River from Back Bay, depending on where you are coming from and your destination on campus.

How much does parking cost?

If you must drive to the campus, there is both on- and off-street parking available, but most public parking is not very close to the center of the MIT campus (unless you arrive early in the morning or late in the evening). There is metered parking on Massachusetts Avenue for short stays and evenings/weekends, as well as a number of lots at which you may park for a fee. These include Vassar St. Public Parkingat the corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street, University Park / Star Market Public Parking, and the Marriott Parking Garage on Ames St. and Broadway.

Who can I contact with additional questions?

Please direct all questions to