Connecting with employers

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Find a Job or Internship


  • Focus your search
  • Set up search alerts
  • Get Organized
  • Network


Career Fairs


Attending a career fair, in-person or virtual, is a great way to gather information about a wide range of opportunities from various industries. Conversations had with employers can help you learn about different industries, build your networking skills and possibly identify upcoming internship and job openings.


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Explore career options, research companies, apply to jobs, find out where MIT alumni work and more. LinkedIn is an important tool that helps you build your online presence, brand and make powerful connections.


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Both in-person and written communication with employers are an important part of networking, interviewing and the job and internship offer stage of the recruiting process. The following resources are available to help you make a good professional impression.


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Recruiting Guidelines


In addition to the following topics, learn about the rights, responsibilities, and ethics of engaging in recruiting activities.

  • Communicating with employers
  • Interviewing
  • Cancellations and no show policy
  • Evaluating offers
  • Negotiating and accepting offers


Job and Internship Offers


Getting to the job or internship offer stage of the recruiting process is exciting but can also be stressful. We have information and resources to help you manage making a decision that is well thought out, professional, and ultimately the best choice for you.

OME’s Momentum – Applications due October 15th!

Momentum is an interdisciplinary design course (16.682) offered to first and second year undergraduate students during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP).

Momentum 2024 will be held January 8th – February 2nd, 2024. This year, Blue Origin is challenging participants to …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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IAP Micro-internships are in Handshake – Apply now!

Looking for a short-term project or internship over IAP? Consider a micro-internship! Build skills, connect with employers and explore a career path. Check out these micro-internships:   

There are more projects in Handshake and it’s really easy to search for them.  …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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Exploring careers? Start with the Career Exploration Series!

CAPD is coordinating the third annual, institute-wide Career Exploration Series that begins on September 11th and runs through IAP! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, and employers to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.   

Visit the events page on …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Schedule a Coffee-Chat, Connect Informally with an Employer

Representatives from the following organizations and industries are eager to connect with you prior to the fall career fair through a coffee-chat conversation. Schedule your coffee-chats by applying on Handshake. The time slots available are limited, so apply today. Instructions …

By Mitchell Moise
Mitchell Moise Employer Relations Coordinator
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Applications for our 2024 Global Internships and Graduate Programmes are now open in Hong Kong and Singapore

Whether you’re in your penultimate or final year of your undergraduate or postgraduate studies, we offer a wide range of exciting opportunities for you to start your career with HSBC.

We are currently accepting applications for the following programmes in …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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