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Academia & Education

Interested in pursuing a future in Academia & Education? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Academia & Education

With a career in academia and education, you can inspire the next generation of students, create and deliver courses or educational materials, and generate new knowledge through research. Sample career paths include becoming a professor at a university or college; an investigator at a research institute; higher education staff; K-12 teacher; or creator of educational programs at museums. Click on the menu items below to explore additional resources.


Tips for Successful Screening Interviews

By Gaeun Seo | December 6, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed

The faculty interviewing season is upon us! Are you ready for first round interviews? This article has some great tips on what to expect and how to prepare.

“Although specific interview …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services Alexis Boyer
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Exploring careers? Check out the IAP Career Exploration Series

This IAP, CAPD is happy to announce an institute-wide Career Exploration Series! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.  

Visit the events page on Handshake and filter …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration Tianna Ransom
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PKG Center: IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge

The IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge is MIT’s 21 -year old annual social entrepreneurship program housed in the PKG Public Service Center. Since its founding in 2001, IDEAS has enabled MIT student-led teams to apply their education and expertise in collaboration …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor Ariel Ackermann
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Five Considerations When Applying for a Professor Position

by Dr. Ramon Goings, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

This article covers five considerations that are important when applying for a professor position:

1) Build Your Scholarly Community to Gain Access to Opportunities

2) Identify the Universities that …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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Women’s Technology Program 2021: The sweet sound of success

Jane Halpern | Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science| Publication Date: October 29, 2021

Now in its 19th year, the WTP brings high school students with little STEM experience to Cambridge for an immersive, four-week exploration of all things engineering. Read …

By MIT News
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Featured Resources


The following materials are commonly requested.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your …

Why Don’t We Teach PhDs to Be Mentors?

Do you think of yourself as a mentor? What is your mentoring persona? How are your relationships with your own …