Negotiate job offers

iGrad Financial Literacy

As part of a larger Office of Graduate Education initiative supporting graduate student financial wellness, iGrad is a comprehensive platform offering training and resources on a broad range of financial topics of interest to graduate students. On the platform, you …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Demystifying the Salary Negotiation Process – 5 Key Takeaways from MIT Alumni 

In a panel event held in October 2021, MIT alumni offered advice and insights on the salary negotiation process. Thank you to Danielle Class SB ‘13, Michel Rbeiz SB ‘04 & MNG ‘06, Kristin Smith SB ‘04, and Stephanie Tan …

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Academic Job Offers

If you receive an academic job offer, express interest, and then take the time to carefully assess whether the offer is a good fit.  Make a plan to negotiate items of interest.  Consider the following:

Balance of research, teaching and …

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Non-compete Agreements

Non-compete laws and regulations vary by state. Students are encouraged to learn about the laws in the location of the internship or job to better understand their rights and what is allowable.

The recent Workforce Mobility Act of 2021 may …

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How to Ask for a Raise or Negotiate Your Salary

Whether you’re negotiating your incoming salary for a new job or asking for a raise in your current position, here are some points you’ll want to address in order to have a professional conversation regarding your salary.

1. Know the …

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Featured Resources

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Choosing between job offers (worksheet)

Receiving two or more job offers can be both an exciting and stressful time. Whether you are waiting to hear …

If you receive an academic job offer, express interest, and then take the time to carefully assess whether the offer …

Review your job offer: State-by-state guides

When reviewing your job offer, use these state-by-state tip sheets to help you understand your rights regarding non-compete agreements, verifying …

2022 Fall Career Fair, 2024 Spring Career Night: Employer Equal Pay Initiatives

You can review this list of MIT Fall Career Fair 2022 employers who shared the pay equity efforts conducted at …

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 …