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Consider Determine
What motivates you? Location
What topics pique your curiosity? Industries
What types of problems would you like to help solve? Work environment
What skills do you want to develop? Company culture/size

Set up search alerts to learn about opportunities

Get organized

  • Create a Job/Internship Search spreadsheet to track applications, companies of interest and other opportunities
  • Curate a target list of companies and begin networking with MIT Alumni or other contacts working there

Develop your application materials and prepare for interviews

Make connections (network)

  • Attend employer-sponsored events to learn about companies and the available opportunities. Sign up for these events on Handshake
  • Participate in a career fair to connect with employers who are actively hiring
  • Develop a list of connections you might have developed through FSLIG’s, UROPs, classes, or other extracurricular activities. Let them know you’re looking for a job or internship
  • Talk with MIT Alums to discuss job or internship search strategies

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We’re here to help you find opportunities and prepare your application materials. Schedule an appointment with a career advisor for additional support

Professional correspondence guidelines (with samples)

Whether you are sending a follow-up email, requesting a new interview date, negotiating aspects of an offer package, or declining an offer, communicate effectively in writing to leave a good impression and set the tone for mutual respect. Review these …

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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:   

Program Manager with Intune @ Microsoft 
Climate Engineering and Sustainability @ Transsolar Inc. 
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Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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Communicating effectively with employers

Whether you are meeting with recruiters at a career fair, networking with MIT alums or negotiating a job offer, feel confident and communicate effectively during these interactions by reviewing these tips. 

Make a great first impression

The first 30 seconds …

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Four factors to consider when evaluating a job offer

Whether you have several job offers from which to choose or just one, there are certain aspects to take into consideration.  There are four major areas to keep in mind when evaluating a job offer. 

1. Does this job fit …

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Feds Hire Vets

In 2009, Executive Order 13518, Employment of Veterans in the Federal Government, established the Veterans Employment Initiative and OPM created its Veterans Services Office to provide strategic leadership and direction for the Initiative. Using a strategic, straightforward approach to helping …

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