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National Association of College and Employers Women and Tech Careers Report Released

One of the study’s key findings is the impact college career services can have in leveling the playing field for women in general and in particular, for women pursuing tech careers. Specifically, Undergraduate men get more job offers than undergraduate …

By Deborah Liverman
Deborah Liverman Executive Director, Career Advising & Professional Development
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LinkedIn releases the 2023 Veteran Opportunity report

The 2023 Veteran Opportunity Report, powered by LinkedIn data and insights,  highlights the challenges many American veterans face when entering the civilian workforce today — including low internship rates, undervalued military experience, and prevailing myths around retention.

Access the full report …

By External Source
External Source
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Ayomikun Ayodeji ’22 named a 2024 Rhodes Scholar

Julia Mongo | Office of Distinguished Fellowships
Published by MIT News on November 11, 2023

Ayomikun “Ayo” Ayodeji ’22 from Lagos, Nigeria, has been selected as a Rhodes Scholar for West Africa. He will begin fully funded postgraduate studies at Oxford University in …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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Economics Nobel Prize goes to Claudia Goldin, an expert on women at work

Scott Horsley | NPR

Harvard University’s Claudia Goldin has won the 2023 Nobel Prize in Economics for her research on women in the labor market. She studies the changing role of working women through the centuries, and the causes of the persistent pay …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Chancellor’s Community Innovation Fund Is Back!

The Chancellor’s Community Innovation Fund is back!

Founded and supported by the Office of the Chancellor, the Community Innovation Fund seeks to leverage the creativity and problem-solving skills of MIT students, staff, and faculty to strengthen the fabric of our …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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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 …

Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

CAPD is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone we serve. If you need any disability-related accommodations to …

Did you know that about 99% of Fortune 500 companies use some form of applicant tracking system (ATS) to streamline …

Choosing a major does not have to be tedious or boring. You can have a little bit of fun before …