As the situation around COVID- 19 continues, many students are learning that their summer opportunities and fulltime job offers are changing in significantly or have been rescinded entirely. CAPD has compiled the following list of ways that alumni, parents and employers can partner with campus organizations and programs at MIT to help us support undergraduate and graduate students, Post-Docs and recent alumni.
If your organization has a job, internship, project, or temporary work that can be handled remotely, please post them to Handshake. Simply create a free account for your organization (as needed) and yourself. All accounts are approved by CAPD prior to being able to post opportunities. If you have additional questions about posting to Handshake, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Your organization can host virtual events to promote internships or full-time opportunities, career exploration and more. We encourage you to create these virtual events in Handshake and extend them to MIT so that they appear on our events calendar and we can help drive awareness.
There are various mechanisms in place for you to help students and postdocs this spring or in the near future:
(1) Fireside Chats with the Graduate Student Council (GSC), done via Zoom. Contact Richard Zhang with the GSC if interested at email@example.com.
Our MIT colleagues at the PKG Center for Public Service are seeking internship hosts for opportunities around the US with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and for-profit companies focused on social innovation. Internships are paid and costs are shared by MIT and the host agency. You can learn more here and contact Julie Uva from the PKG Center at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or opportunities.
If you want to lend support for students encountering transition during this time, we frequently refer students to the Alumni Advisors Hub. This is a great way to connect with students for informal discussions from a distance to help them with questions about job searches, career preparation, assist them in networking with other professionals and other career navigation topics.
Over 600 MISTI students have been left without internships. International internships that can be done remotely are an excellent opportunity for these students to expand their language and cultural skills while collaborating with top companies around the world. Contact the MISTI Program Manager for your region if you can provide a remote international internship for an MIT student.
This volunteer e-mentoring opportunity matches MIT alumni with a rising sophomore, junior, or senior (aka protégé) for a career and professional development-focused mentoring relationship. EMAP Mentors engage with their assigned protégé on a monthly basis through the year on a variety of topics, including general career guidance/discussions, resume reviews, mock interviews, internship prep, and networking. Learn more on the Office of Minority Education (OME) site and apply by May 13, 2020.
The Sloan CDO has organized a similar list of opportunities for Alumni to offer support to MBA students. Learn more about the 5 Ways you can Give Back and Support the MIT Sloan Community.