Career Advancement

MechE Graduate Coaching Program

Calling all graduate students (Master’s & PhD) looking to use the summer to further their professional development! Look no further than the MechE Graduate Coaching Program. Register by 7/10/2023. More details below:

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The program is a 3 session workshop …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair

On August 24th, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. Women who are studying science, technology, engineering, or math or who are already in STEM roles are encouraged to attend. The fair will allow …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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From Bench to Biotech

Life sciences class brings biotech industry experience into the classroom with part-time internships for graduate students.

by Leah Campbell | School of Science Publication Date: March 9, 2022

Kendall Square has been called the most innovative square mile in the United …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Tips for Successful Screening Interviews

By Gaeun Seo | December 6, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed

The faculty interviewing season is upon us! Are you ready for first round interviews? This article has some great tips on what to expect and how to prepare.

“Although specific interview …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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Working Against Racism Within Career Advising and Employer Recruitment

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) has a responsibility to acknowledge and recognize the systematic processes that disadvantage our Black and African American students in the MIT student recruiting process.  #ShutDownAcademia on June 10th was the perfect time to say …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Survival Guide for Women of Color

How to protect your bright mind from the drain of everyday racism you may encounter in academic life.

Most people spend a third of their lives — or 90,000 hours — at work.

When all those hours include stress due …

Set up for success in a new job – 3 tips from MIT alums

Starting a new job can be exciting and overwhelming, particularly if it’s your first time working in industry. Two MIT …

Application materials for PhDs and Postdocs: Examples and how-to guides

These resources are designed for MIT PhDs and postdocs to serve as guides through the process of career document preparation. …

American Council of Learned Societies: Pathways to Non-Academic Careers for PhDs

Interested in non-academic career paths for humanities & social sciences PhDs? Watch the recording of the American Council of Learned …