Michael C. Jakob
Product Manager, Software Engineer, Language Lover & Chocolate Fanatic
I am a recent graduate of ETH Zurich / Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received an M.S. in Management / B.S. in Computer Science. I am particularly passionate about the intersection of business and technology, and hope to pursue a career that bridges the gap between product management, software engineering, and social impact. You can usually find me at a coffee shop in Boston with a chocolate chip cookie in one hand and a latte in the other. Let's talk!
In 2017 and 2018, I am the Delegate and US Collegiate Coordinator for MIT iMUSE (International Mutual Understanding Through Student Exchange). I co-organized the 2017 summer session held in Beijing in July with Tsinghua University and Beijing University with 30 delegates from China and the United States. I worked with U.S. delegates from MIT, Harvard, and Wellesley and was awarded "best participate for outstanding performance" during the final project presentations at the summer session.
From 2014 to 2015, I was Manager of the HaDiKo student dormitory, Germany's biggest self-administered student dormitory with almost 1000 students. I lead a community of undergraduates passionate about entrepreneurship, global citizenship and language learning. Additionally, I was leading HaDiKo execs to perform daily operational tasks, house events, and outreach to the greater KIT community.
As a Residential Entrepreneurship Consultant for the ETH Entrepreneur Club, I mentored and accompanied 5 startups from ideation to product launch over 6 months. I organized weekly meetings and provided contacts to newspapers, city governments and established contacts with two Fortune 500 companies (Bayer and PepsiCo).