Alumni

Welcome to the Alumni page!

At Career Advising and Professional Development, we support students and alumni on a journey of self-discovery, enabling them to build a challenging career and a rewarding life – and empowering them to make a difference in the world.  Only alumni on MIT COVIDPass, also applicable to current MIT postdocs and staff eligible who receive services, will have access to CAPD in-person appointments, all other eligible alumni will access appointments and programs virtually.

Take your Handshake account with you after graduation

Upon graduation from MIT, remember to update your Handshake account with your new MIT alumni address. You can “add another email” by logging in to Handshake > clicking on your initials or photo in the top right-hand corner > Settings > “Add another email”. It’s that easy. With your Handshake account, you can continue to participate in workshops, presentations, career fairs, job applications, and more!”


2022 Veterans’ Day Celebration

The MIT Student Veterans Association and MIT Student Veteran Success invites the entire MIT community to the 2022 Veterans Day Celebration, to honor the institute’s Veteran community, to come together, to build camaraderie, and hear from local civic and military …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Student loan forgiveness information from Student Financial Services

MIT’s Student Financial Services (SFS) put together the following information about President Biden’s student loan forgiveness program.

Quick facts about Biden’s loan debt relief

FTC Warns borrowers of scammers after Biden’s loan cancellation announcement
Scammers are attempting to capitalize on …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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What is Greenwashing

Created by the MIT Environmental Solutions Initiative

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Max Kampelman Paid Fellowships

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks candidates for its Max Kampelman Fellowship. The program is open to recent undergraduates (the beginning of the fellowship term should be less than one year since graduation), current graduate students, and …

By External Source
External Source
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Graduate Education Now Has Its Own Caucus in the House of Representatives

Adapted from Kelley Karnes, Council on Graduate School (original article here)

The Graduate Research and Development (GRAD) Caucus launched in July. This new bipartisan caucus in the House of Representatives was formed to address the needs and issues of graduate …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Featured Resources

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Hire a MIT Micro-intern
What is a Micro-internship?

Micro-internships are short-term projects or internships where students can collaborate with employers and/or MIT alumni on …

Professional correspondence guidelines (with samples)

Whether you are sending a follow-up email, requesting a new interview date, negotiating aspects of an offer package, or declining …

7 questions to raise immediately after you’re laid off

Millions of people are wondering what to do in the face of an actual or potential job loss during the …

When you start a new job, pay attention to these 5 aspects of company culture

Starting a new job is one of the most important — and challenging — parts of any professional’s career. All too often, …