I’ve always been interested in technology, but after working on reconstruction projects in Afghanistan, I decided to make a career out of it. Seeing the impact first-hand that technology can make on an entire country really sealed the deal.
Now that I’m a first-year MBA student at MIT Sloan, I’m getting closer to that goal, and was excited to participate in our Technology Club’s Silicon Valley Trek. I wanted to learn more about the different types of tech companies out there and see where I might fit in. Not having been to this area before, I was looking forward to seeing some of the behemoths like Apple and Google as well as some (relatively) smaller companies like Yammer and Palantir.
Taylor Reid Yates is a first-year MBA student at MIT Sloan and vice president of treks for MIT Sloan’s Technology Club.