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Network & conduct informational interviews

Networking is the process of discovering and making use of connections between people. These network connections can be as informal as talking to your family and friends, or as formal as attending a career event with prospective employers. Networking is useful for gathering information about a certain industry, organization, career path, or skill. Networking is about building relationships with people who can provide information and advice, and may lead to future opportunities. One great networking resource is the MIT Alumni Advisor Hub, an online platform to connect with alumni for career conversations and informational interviews.

Lessons From the Aerospace Life: Networking is Important, Too

By Jordan Cox | Air & Space Magazine

The job: Lara works in the Boeing Research and Technology (BR&T) structures department at the company’s St. Louis facility, where he investigates materials and composites for building lighter and stronger aircraft. Lara has …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services Alexis Boyer
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Professional Correspondence Samples

Writing professional emails and letters is different than the casual emailing and texting done with friends. View the sample cover letters, job acceptance letters, and offer decline letters to help you craft a professional message and leave a good impression.

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CAPD Videos

Whether you’re looking into programs, looking for networking tips, or just exploring, our video resources are always available to you. For additional resources, be sure to check out our full video library on YouTube.

Look Before You Leap

This one-hour …

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Career Handbook

Here it is: your starter guide for developing the knowledge and skills you’ll need throughout your career. Compiled by our expert staff, here’s what this handbook covers:

Overview of the career development process
Tips for identifying your skills, interests and …

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Networking at Your First Professional Conference

Jenny demoing her game with GDC attendees at the Children’s Creativity Museum

Surrounded by posters of newly released video games, indie game expo booths, …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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Career Advising & Professional Development (E17-294) has private interview rooms which can be reserved if you need a space for …

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The Blockchain Industry Group (BIG) is dedicated to the advancement and adoption of blockchain technologies through the development and promotion …

Writing professional emails and letters is different than the casual emailing and texting done with friends. View the sample cover …

Whether you’re looking into programs, looking for networking tips, or just exploring, our video resources are always available to you. …

Here it is: your starter guide for developing the knowledge and skills you’ll need throughout your career. Compiled by our …