Manufacturing & Transportation

Interested in pursuing a future in Manufacturing & Transportation? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Manufacturing & Transportation

Are you interested in the way people and things move throughout the world? Are you a creative engineer with an eye for efficiency or design? Maybe you’re a little bit of both! Whether you want to build and program autonomous vehicles, sustainably fabricate the batteries for electronics, or manage the supply chains that make it all possible, there are opportunities for you in the field of manufacturing and transportation. This field is all about movement and change. Put your innovative perspective and unique skills to work testing and sampling construction materials as transportation engineer, searching for ways to sustainably improve production rates as a manufacturing engineer, envisioning new traffic patterns as an engineering consultant, or disrupting the industry with an unprecedented new idea. Visit Handshake to see all the jobs available in this exciting field.


The field of manufacturing combines the best of engineering, technical expertise, design, and business offering endless opportunities for those with a strong background in STEM fields. Those who work in the field of manufacturing are in the business of making things, and there are many ways you can engage with that process as a professional.

Aeronautics & Astronautics

We’ve been flying at MIT for more than a century. Aeronautical and Astronautical engineers keep pushing forward designing aircraft, satellites, new propulsion systems, and studying the systems and materials required to keep it all in the air. Work in this field offers the opportunity to live MIT’s “mens et manus” motto and take to the sky.      


Transportation is growing and changing quickly with advances in new technology like AI and computer vision as society faces new challenges like climate change and public health. Work in this industry promises to be exciting as it engages the interdisciplinary space between technology, research, government, and engineering.  

Supply Chain

Supply Chain is a field for problem solvers and leaders who like a fast pace. There are opportunities in almost every sector, and there are many ways to be involved from product design and life-cycle to maintaining business relationships. Engineers in this field are concerned with all the processes through which raw materials become products we use everyday.

New Volpe Center opens to support the country’s most innovative transportation projects

MIT community members gathered with local, state, and federal leaders in Kendall Square for a ceremony marking a milestone in the area’s transformation.

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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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 …

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Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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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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Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition, the MIT HR WorkLife and Wellbeing Center is hosting a series of live webinars throughout the month that will focus on personal wellbeing and mental health.

Experts in their fields, will share …

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