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Social Impact, Policy, & Law

Interested in pursuing a future in Social Impact, Policy, and Law? Find resources, events, opportunities, and advice to confirm your interest and kickstart your career.

Explore a career path in Social Impact, Policy, and Law

Do you enjoy mission-driven work, combining your technical skills and knowledge with non-technical skills such as collaboration and communication, or solving problems that positively effect communities at the local and global scale? If so, a career in social impact, policy, or law might be a fit for you.

SP.256 Informed Philanthropy in Theory and Action

This spring semester, join the PKG Center to explore the potentials and pitfalls of philanthropy as a mechanism for social change. Then, work as a group to grant $7,000 to local community agencies! We will examine how community agencies are …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration Tianna Ransom
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Exploring careers? Check out the IAP Career Exploration Series

This IAP, CAPD is happy to announce an institute-wide Career Exploration Series! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you.  

Visit the events page on Handshake and filter …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration Tianna Ransom
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Expanding the conversation about sustainability

Senior Stacy Godfreey-Igwe seeks to make marginalized communities more visible in the fight against climate change.

Read the full article on MIT News.

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PKG Center: IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge

The IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge is MIT’s 21 -year old annual social entrepreneurship program housed in the PKG Public Service Center. Since its founding in 2001, IDEAS has enabled MIT student-led teams to apply their education and expertise in collaboration …

By Ariel Ackermann
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Silicon Valley beckoned, but he went home to Delaware

Senior Max Williamson uses his background in computer science to tackle public policy issues in his home state and on a global scale.

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Toolkit: How to transition from academia to industry

At first glance, academic training can seem ill-suited to careers in industry. However, there are plenty of ways in which …

Profiles in Public Service Podcast

In “Profiles in Public Service,” a podcast from the Partnership for Public Service, co-hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and

In short, any major is perfectly fine. You may be surprised to hear this, and think that you have to …