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. 

6 tips for making a career change, from someone who has done it

Updated December 21, 2022

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MIT Alumni Association: Careers

The MIT Alumni Association supports you in your career explorations and transitions by offering tools, programs, and tailored content on trending career topics and industries of interest. These career resources are a benefit for you, and they’re yours for life.

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