Find the Right Opportunities for You.
Before You Start
Before you start looking for internships or jobs, consider these three career first steps:
- Clarify your interests, skills, and values through self-assessment
- Research career options
- Put together a career action plan
This will help you know what to look for -- but you'll still need to know where to look. Below are common ways you can learn more about companies and find opportunities.
Targeted resources will be key to finding an internship that’s right for you. Review our Internship Search Resources to find opportunities that match your interests, skills, and professional values.
Whether you know exactly what you want for your professional life or you're still exploring multiple career paths, these Job Search Resources and recommendations are sure to help you find job opportunities.
Attending recruiting events is a great way to discover job or internship opportunities.
- Employers host information sessions and other events where you can network and gain insight on the company and the opportunities available. View all employer events on Handshake.
- Career Fairs are a great way to connect with potential employers, apply for internships and jobs, and learn about different companies and career fields.
- CAPD hosts several networking and industry panels throughout the academic year. Check our events calendar to see what's coming up next.
- You can conduct informational interviews with people to learn about where they work and what they do.
- Further develop job or internship leads by networking with friends, professors, and especially MIT alumni. One great resource is the MIT Alumni Advisor Hub, an online platform to connect with alumni for career conversations and informational interviews.