Transitioning to the world of work after college is an exciting and unique time. As you navigate your new identity as an emerging or early career professional, you are simultaneously tasked with making informed financial decisions, planning for future success, and taking care of your mental, physical, and emotional wellbeing.

MIT’s Career Advising & Professional Development team continues to meet with alumni for up to 2 years post-graduation, which means you will take your Handshake account with you. Book an appointment with a career advisor to discuss your career development needs. If you are past the 2-year mark, connect with the Alumni Association‘s resources. 

What is a smart casual dress code?

A smart casual dress code refers to a desired style of dress that is more kempt than casual and less flashy than formal. Finding the right balance between comfortable and fashionable is tricky, but most people can likely create a …

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ISO webinar: Life After Practical Training: Employment Visas and Green Cards

A presentation by immigration attorney Elizabeth Goss from the firm Goss Associates from Boston, MA.
The presentation slides are available on the International Students Office website (log-in required).

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Can Letting Go Help You Get Ahead?

By Kara Baskin, Slice of MIT

Executive coach, strategy leader, and author Jessica (Begen) Galica MBA ’16 is redefining workplace success for women. Her new book, Leap: Why It’s Time to Let Go to Get Ahead in Your Career, reframes hard-charging …

By Ariel Ackermann
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5 ways you can overcome a bad reference, professionally

“Prospective employers highly value information that indicates the quality of your performance in past positions, and one way they learn about this is through professional references. Although you may perform well in other parts of a job interview, a bad …

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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 whether your salary matches your co-workers, negotiating for contractual protections, and more!

This map resource is a work in progress …

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What is a smart casual dress code?

A smart casual dress code refers to a desired style of dress that is more kempt than casual and less …

A presentation by immigration attorney Elizabeth Goss from the firm Goss Associates from Boston, MA.
The presentation slides are available …

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 …

Most people spend a third of their lives — or 90,000 hours — at work.

When all those hours include stress due …