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Getting Started & Handshake 101

Find the Career That’s Best for You

Whether you’re a first year, a PhD or a professional planning a career change, start your journey by getting to know yourself better, finding your best career fit, and making a plan that puts your goals within reach. Undergraduates: Explore how choosing your major can affect your career path.

  • Your major doesn’t have to determine your career path, but it’s still helpful to learn about some common pathways for people in your area of study. See our resources for choosing your major, and for more information check out the “Majors” tab of the MyPlan resource.

Get to know yourself better: Conduct a self-assessment

  • Identifying your values, skills, and interests will help you figure out where you’ll be happy – and what’s a deal breaker.

Find the best career fit: Research career options

  • You’ll find your perfect job in the sweet spot between your passion and the world’s need. But what does the world need? What kinds of jobs are out there? Research various career paths to determine the right fit for you.

Put your goals within reach: Make a career plan

Enhance Your Resume: A guide for First-Year Undergraduates

As a first-year student, you may be overwhelmed with transitioning your high school resume into one that is ready to secure all sorts of great experiences at MIT. This guide will help provide the basics, and as you have specific …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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Twelve Things You Can Do in Handshake

Okay, okay, okay–truth be told I really wanted to refer to this article as “Handshake Hacks” or “How to Hack Handshake” purely for the alliterative quality, but I refuse to misuse such a cherished term around the Institute with some …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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Transcripts for First Year Internship Applications

Sometimes you may encounter an internship posting that asks for you to include a copy of your transcript. As a first year undergraduate student at MIT, you might be wondering what you might need to provide to them if transcripts …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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Finding jobs in 2021: CAPD’s guide to the current state of recruiting

After the last eighteen months, it comes as no surprise that the recruiting landscape has seen a major shift to virtual recruiting  and an emphasis on improving company culture and inclusivity. However, there’s plenty about fall 2021’s recruiting cycle …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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Cleaning Up Your GitHub

Sharon Lin writes, “I learned about GitHub somewhere between middle and high school after checking out some repositories from old Technology Student Association projects for the Video Game event. I remember watching a video demo of the state champion from …

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Cleaning Up Your GitHub

Sharon Lin writes, “I learned about GitHub somewhere between middle and high school after checking out some repositories from old …

MyPlan is a career-planning and self-assessment tool. This service may require that you make an account, but your access is …

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