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Building Successful Careers and Organizations - UROP for Course Credit




15: Management

Faculty Supervisor:

Professor Emilio J. Castilla

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March 1, 2020



Project Description

Professor Castilla studies how social and organizational processes influence key employment outcomes over time. He tackles his research questions by examining different empirical settings with longitudinal datasets, both at the individual and company levels. His focus is on the recruitment, hiring, development, and job mobility of employees within and across organizations and locations, as well as on the impact of teamwork and social relations on performance and innovation. For more information, please go to: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/emilio-j-castilla.


Professor Castilla is currently looking for MIT students to help with certain research projects related to hiring and advancing individuals inside organizations. UROP for Course Credit. Research assistant job responsibilities may include (depending on student skills): collecting/coding data (using programs such as Qualtrics), programming, assisting in the creation/management of large databases (using e.g. Excel and Access); running statistical analyses of datasets (using e.g., SPSS and/or STATA, social network software, and GIS). Applicant should be well-organized, capable of working independently, and willing to take initiative. If interested, please send résumé with your contact information and interests to ecastilla@mit.edu (with Subject Title: Research Assistant). In your email, please specify how much and what kind of research experience you have. Also tell us which programs you are familiar with for collecting, coding, and analyzing data, if any. For more information, go to: https://mitsloan.mit.edu/faculty/directory/emilio-j-castilla.