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.

2023 Graduates: Be sure to fill out the Graduating Student Survey by reaching out to or the MIT Doctoral Student Exit Survey.  Results from past years of outcome survey is on our Post-Graduate and Summer Outcomes page and is 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

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!”

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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 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.

Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition, the MIT HR WorkLife and Wellbeing Center is hosting a series of live webinars throughout the month that will focus on personal wellbeing and mental health.

Experts in their fields, will share …

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Interfaith Dialog Programming

MIT Addir is a hub for students, staff, and faculty to come together to explore interfaith issues.

Addir is centered around dialogue. Fellows are split into small groups (of 5-8 students) of diverse backgrounds. For the entire academic year, small group …

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Virtual UK Graduate School Tour

Marshall Mondays are the virtual version of the Marshall UK study tour. They provide US potential Marshall applicants with the opportunity to hear from Marshall’s UK partner universities. Each session is led by a different UK university and will cover …

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Yale Law School Launchpad Scholars Program

This innovative program aims to ensure that excellent applicants from all backgrounds can maximize their potential as law students and legal professionals, empowering them to become leaders in their future careers.

Participants will receive tools and resources — including one-on-one mentorship, …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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International Women’s Day: MIT Healthcare Innovation and Gender Equity 

International Women’s Day: MIT Healthcare Innovation and Gender Equity 

Date: Wednesday, March 8 from 6-8PM 

Location: E38 iHQ 795 | 7th Floor – Hacker Reactor

Join us for an inspiring and empowering evening as we celebrate International Women’s Day and recognize …

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