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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

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
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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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Career Readiness: Competencies for Successful Entrance into the Workforce

Career readiness is a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.

For new college graduates, career readiness is key to ensuring successful entrance into …

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Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

What is Handshake?

Handshake is an online career management system — in other words, it’s a website where you can find job and internship listings, upcoming events to build your career, and helpful resources from around MIT. The platform was built …

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MyPlan

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

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Featured Resources

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 …