Career Advising

Exploration, preparation, and a team that understands how it all works.  When it comes to planning for your career, you may know exactly where you’re headed. You may have ideas that you’re excited to explore. Or maybe you’re not even sure where to start. And that’s ok. Career Services is your hub for all things career, from researching internships and attending job fairs to preparing for interviews and negotiating offers. Connect with us to gain specific career development skills and insights, work with our team to think big-picture about your life goals and career path, or tap into our extensive network of alumni and industry professionals. We’re here for every student and postdoc, regardless of academic background or professional interests. Career Services team members are committed to becoming your trusted, understanding guide. Explore your options. Find your place. And let us help get you there.  Questions? Contact us at

MIT Libraries Business Databases

The MIT Libraries hosts several useful and informative databases that include Industry Codes (e.g. Census Bureau’s NAICS), Overviews (e.g. FitchConnect, IBISWorld, S&P Surveys, Statista), Industry-specific (e.g. GlobalData, eTrack, SNL), ratios, and specifics.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS): Occupational Outlook Handbook

The Occupational Outlook Handbook from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) provides information on what workers do; the work environment; education, training, and other qualifications; pay; the job outlook; information on state and area data; similar occupations; and sources …

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Five steps to writing a great resume

Your resume provides an overview of your experience and is often an employer’s first impression of you. Recruiters spend just a few seconds on average looking at a resume so it is crucial …

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Recruiting Calendar

Recruiting at MIT for Fall 2024 and Spring 2025 semesters. Please also take into consideration religious holidays.
Fall 2024
July 8

First day for scheduling Fall On-Campus or Virtual Interviews allowed through Handshake (Schedule Interview)
July 8
First day …
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A Major Puzzle: First Year Decision Making

This virtual toolkit covers different ways to approach the decision-making process around major declaration to accommodate your values, interests, purpose, and more! All of the resources presented are included in the Resource section of Handshake.

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Featured Resources


Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

CAPD is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone we serve. If you need any disability-related accommodations to …

How to write an effective cover letter (with samples)

You will have to prepare a number of materials for employers while looking for a job. One type of document …

What is most important to you? What do you value? Identifying your values may help you focus and prioritize your …

Learning more about industries and careers options can help you narrow your focus on those that might be a good …