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.

2024 L.I.F.T. Summit

Applications close on April 30, 2024.

L.I.F.T. Summit stands for Leaders Innovating Flight for Tomorrow. It is geared specifically for university students interested in advancing the future of flight.  Recognizing GE Aerospace’s commitment to Diversity, Equity …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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Writing Together Online

Make your New Year’s resolution: write regularly with Writing Together Online during IAP 2024

Date: Mon, Jan 8th through Thu, Feb 1st

Time: 8-9:30am or 9:30-11am
Location: by Zoom (pre-register to receive the link to connect)


Make your New …

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Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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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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Manufacturing & Transportation Job/Internship Search Sites

In addition to Handshake, you can use the websites below to find jobs and internships related to computing and computer technology. CAPD has not vetted opportunities listed here, so use your best judgement and reach out to CAPD if you …

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2022 Best Places to Work: Disability Equality Index

The Disability Equality Index (DEI), a joint initiative with the American Association of People with Disabilities, is a benchmarking tool that provides an objective score and roadmap on disability inclusion policies and practices. Over the seven-year history of the DEI, …

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Featured Resources


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