Before you start looking for internships or jobs, there's 3 career first steps you should try:
- 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. There are several MIT programs and resources that can help you, and a handful of external search engines like iNet to check out, too. 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 focus on next steps. Take a look at various events and workshops, industry and occupation guides, and job posting databases targeted to the needs and interests of MIT students.
Connect with Recruiters, Alumni and Other Professionals
While you search for opportunities, expand your knowledge and network by attending career events on campus and talking to professionals from different industries.
Attending recruiting events is a great way to discover job or internship opportunities. Company presentations, held here on campus throughout the academic year, allow you the opportunity to learn more about a company and network with recruiters. Career Fairs are a great way to connect with potential employers, apply for internships and jobs, and learn about different companies and career fields.
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.