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Career Advancement

Graduate Student Professional Development

 

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

Virtual Event: “Unleash your PhD” Oct. 25-29, 2021

Register for your free tickets here.

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:
…From any sector (STEM, humanities, & beyond)
…Who wants …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall
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Faculty Job Opportunity: Open-Field Tenure-Track Role at Harvey Mudd

Harvey Mudd College invites applications for an open field tenure-track faculty position in our General Engineering program. The Department of Engineering seeks candidates with experience and knowledge in applications of engineering who can excel in teaching a broadly-based undergraduate curriculum …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall
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Codebasil

CAPD is collaborating on a pilot with Codebasil, a coding learning and interview practicing platform. MIT students and postdocs will have access to their Pro Membership for free until December 31, 2021.

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall
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Vitamin PhD

Vitamin PhD is a podcast that Boston University’s team created for anyone who is pursuing a doctorate, has a doctorate, or is supporting others on their doctoral journey. It is an excellent podcast that delivers career narratives and skills know-how …

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myIDP

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree.  Now it’s time to focus on how to leverage your expertise into a satisfying and productive career.  The Individual Development Plan (IDP) concept is commonly used in industry …

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Featured Profiles

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Featured Resources

myIDP

You have put a lot of time and effort into pursuing your PhD degree.  Now it’s time to focus on how …

Imagine PhD

ImaginePhD is a free online career exploration and planning tool for PhD students and postdoctoral scholars in the humanities and …

Vitamin PhD

Vitamin PhD is a podcast that Boston University’s team created for anyone who is pursuing a doctorate, has a doctorate, …