Never too early… never too late.
In the midst of your graduate studies, your career may be at the forefront of your thinking, or it may feel very far away. You may be planning for a faculty career, envisioning an industry career path outside of academia, or both. Wherever you are in your program, now is the right time to carve out some space for career exploration and advancement.
Here, you will find opportunities from across the Institute that focus on career development, from experiential learning and internships to practical and informative workshops. As you engage, you will find ways to clarify your goals, build confidence, and develop skills that will serve you throughout your professional life:
- Expand your disciplinary expertise, explore your options, and make a plan
- Intentionally build a professional network of mentors and thought partners
- Define yourself as a professional and create a professional brand
- Engage with digital tools like Handshake, The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other social media platforms to join in professional conversations relevant to your interests and values
- Recognize that your career is yours to manage and design
MIT Alumni Advisors's Hub
The Alumni Advisors Hub is one of the most powerful ways there is to augment your technical training. There’s no better source of information and wisdom to inform your journey than the scholars and professionals who have been where you are now, and gone on to discover, teach, influence, and lead with excellence in the world beyond the Infinite Corridor.
Career Advising Appointments
Meet with a CAPD advisor for a one-on-one career advising appointment to discuss a wide range of career topics including exploration and planning, job/internship searches, application materials, interviews, salary negotiations, and any other questions or concerns.
Experiential Learning for Graduate Students
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Job Shadowing + Informational Interviews
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Research and Teaching Experiences
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PhDs: Suggestions for Every Stage
Early Stage: Engage
• Create an IDP
• Take workshop at the writing center
• Meet with a career advisor
• Explore a certificate
Middle Stage: Expand
• Attend a conference
• Join professional associations
• Volunteer for departmental service
• Do a micro-internship
• Explore social justice opportunities
Exit Stage: Enhance
• Prepare your document portfolios
• Sign up for job wikis
• Conduct informational interviews
The Unleash your PhD event is open to anyone with a PhD or who is working on one and is curious about
non-academic job opportunities:
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