SOPHOMORE IMMERSIVE WEEK
May 15-18, 2023
The 2nd in-person M&T immersive week was held in San Francisco from May 16-19, 2022.
During the week, 55 rising juniors explored San Francisco’s vibrant tech scene, learned from distinguished panelists, and connected with a large community of alumni.
Goal of the Immersive Education Week:
- Curricular – experiential learning opportunity to learn how tech and business are integrated in various industries
- Professional – explore different career paths and develop a networks in the Bay area
- Community Building – interact with students from the same class cohort in an environment outside of campus
Immersive Week 2022
Immersive Week 2019
“I had an amazing time hearing from M&T alum panelists and understanding how the decisions they made in school impacted not only their career path but also their personal growth and understandings. I especially enjoyed the interactive PM simulation where I saw how different specialties can come together to optimize a product’s success in the market, and hearing from Fitbit’s founder, Eric Friedman, about how learnings from his previous failed startups led him to start one of the largest wearable device companies in the world. It was also great to spend time with fellow M&Ts and explore SF!”
– Sarah Luthra, M&T’24
“My experience during immersive was transformative and definitely unforgettable. The best piece of advice I received was from our opening speaker, Harold Chen, who said the most important thing is to be in a room with people worth listening to––listen to them and build relationships. This set the tone for the week so that I was actively looking for actionable takeaways from other speakers on this idea. During the fintech panel, I noted that the best way to start these relationships right now is to hop on Quakernet and Graduway and “hustle”. The panelists defined “hustle” as actually doing something to show interest as opposed to just saying hello and asking a question. Hustling will help candidates stand out and build a relationship, rather than passively listening to industry leaders and experts.”
– Beth Fisher, M&T’24