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.

2024 Graduates: Be sure to fill out the Graduating Student Survey or the MIT Doctoral Student Exit Survey when it reaches your inbox.  Results from past years of outcome survey are on our Post-Graduate and Summer Outcomes page and are helpful for exploring potential career paths, options for graduate school, prepare for interviewing, and negotiating job offers.

Take your Handshake account with you after graduation

Within 6 months of graduating from MIT…
Please 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.

Beyond 6 months from MIT graduation…
Please email  to share your new alumni email address and request that your Handshake email on record be changed to the alumni address. Once that change is made by CAPD, you will be able to access Handshake to view workshops, presentations, career fairs, job opportunities, and more.


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Career Services

Recent MIT alumni who have graduated in the past two years have access to career advising appointments, workshops and events, on-campus recruiting, and to the job listings MIT Handshake system. Handshake postings are targeted toward current MIT students, postdocs, and recent alumni.

For all alumni, the MIT Alumni Association provides career support by offering tools, programs, and tailored content on trending career topics and industries. Alumni seeking jobs can use the MIT Alumni Job Board. MIT alumni more than two years after degree completion also have access to CAPD workshops, On Campus Recruiting, and Handshake job listings.


Distinguished Fellowships

Distinguished fellowship staff work with alumni, as well as students, although fellowships often have eligibility limitations. Read thoroughly to ensure that you meet requirements before beginning the process.  The Fulbright Program is the most common fellowship program that interest our alum, however there may other programs that interest you including the Schwarzman, and Mitchell fellowships. Explore our fellowships at Distinguished Fellowships .


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Prehealth Advising

Medical and health related school appreciate candidates who take time after college to gain additional skills and experiences. Students who start the process of applying to medical or health related schools while at MIT can continue to receive support after graduation.  The Prehealth Advising Staff can help as you position yourself for opportunities. Peruse applying to medical and health profession schools to learn more about the process.


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Graduate Student Professional Development

Graduate students explore many career pathways beyond their graduation time. Professional Development offers programs that will assist with your career advancement, teaching, mentoring, communication, interpersonal,and social responsibility.   Read more about developing your skills at Graduate Student Professional Development

Recruit students and postdocs

MIT students and postdocs are always interested in exploring careers, industries, and employers, especially where there is an alumni presence. Consider recruiting students through a range of events, programs, and opportunities through CAPD including career fairs, tech talks, office hours, or perhaps join the Employer Connection Program. Contact hiremit@mit.edu for more information.

Share your knowledge

Current students value connecting with alumni and hearing your experiences. From volunteering with CAPD to engaging with the MIT Alumni Advisors Hub, there are many ways that you can get involved with MIT students.

Political science and physics major Leela Fredlund wants to ensure fairness and justice prevail in humanity’s leap into space.

“I realized that I could raise very interesting questions at the intersection of astronomy and political science,” says Fredlund. Through undergraduate projects at MIT and at institutions such as NASA, Fredlund has been focused on the ways governments are shaping …

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It’s Equal Pay Day. Women earn 84 cents for every dollar men make — or even less

HEARD ON ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

by Andrea Hsu | NPR

Equal Pay Day has come around again, and it feels a little like Groundhog Day.

Despite the annual reminder about how far into the new year women have to work to …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Explore career options & build your network with the MIT Infinite Careers Speaker Series

As we kick off the Spring semester, we are excited to share an excellent opportunity for you to connect with MIT alumni and gain valuable insights into various industries through the MIT Infinite Careers Speaker Series.

The program offers a …

By Desi Soetanto
Desi Soetanto CAPD Program Assistant
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2024 Path of Professorship builds up women in academia

On November 18-19, 2023 CAPD and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) successfully organized the 18th annual Path of Professorship program. Path of Professorship is a 2-day workshop for women interested in pursuing academic careers. This revered tradition was created by Blanche …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
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Explore Careers in Medicine & Healthcare this IAP!

By Akunna Rosser
Akunna Rosser Senior Assistant Director, Prehealth Advising
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