Whether you know exactly what you want for your professional life or you're still exploring multiple career paths, these resources and recommendations are sure to help you focus on next steps.
Job Search Resources
- Handshake: This key resource provides a database of job opportunities searchable by many criteria. You can also schedule career advising appointments and register for workshops and events.
- Job Alerts or Agents: Through Handshake, you can have emails sent to you when job postings are posted that meet your criteria. View our brief tutorial on how to create a job agent (pdf).
- Career Fairs: Career fairs, both on and off campus, are perfect opportunities to speak directly with company representatives and learn about various organizations in your field of interest.
- Company Presentations: Learn more about companies and discuss job possibilities with representatives right here on campus.
- Networking Events: Career Advising & Professional Development hosts several networking and industry panels throughout the academic year. Check our events calendar to see what's coming up next.
- MIT Alumni Advisors Hub: Connect with MIT alumni through this directory, maintained by MIT's Alumni Association.
- Informational Interviews: These days over 80% of jobs are found through networking. Start growing your network by setting up some informational interviews with professionals in your areas or companies of interest.
- #Morethancode Job Board: Search for civic technology work - work being done for social justice and more broadly, in the public interest.
- Jopwell: The leading career advancement platform for Black, Latinx, and Native American students and professionals.
Guides to Industries and Occupations
- WetFeet Career Guides, available through your Handshake account, are full of industry and occupations information.
- Sloan Career Cornerstone offers occupational searching by academic degree.
- Career Research Center organizes a list of popular careers.
- O*Net Online is a comprehensive database of worker attributes and job characteristics.
- Collegegrad.com provides a list of over 100 different types of jobs.
- Occupational Outlook Handbook is a classic reference about occupations from A to Z, compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- Inside Jobs helps you explore what opportunities exist and learn what paths can take you there.
- Riley Guide introduces you to the online job search, listing many online sites and services that are useful for your job search.
- Hoovers.com provides business information about companies, industries, and people with a database consists of 12 million companies.
- MIT Libraries host information on a wide variety of companies.
- Engineering Jobsis a site specific to engineering jobs.
- eFinancial Careers is a site specific to students interested in business and the financial sectors.
- Idealist is a website specific to those who are looking to work in the nonprofit and international development sectors.