Build your Brand at MIT
You will find recruiting here at MIT is a bit different than at other colleges and universities. To be successful and create a strong presence with the MIT campus community, you will want to get to know MIT better and explore ways to connect with MIT students. Some ways to build a positive relationship include:
- Become a member of the Employer Connection Program
- Participate in a career fair
- Schedule a program or private event
- Host students through internship programs (Note: Some departments conduct their own recruiting — contact Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, and the Sloan School of Management directly for details.)
Recruiting at MIT can be complex due to diverse student interests, competition to attract students, and the many different ways employers can recruit. In the 2021-22 academic year nearly 100,000 jobs and internships were posted to MIT students and post-docs on Handshake, and nearly 1,000 virtual programs and events were available to students and post-docs. The following is a list of resources, information, and contacts to help you learn more about MIT and determine your organization’s fit for MIT students.
- MIT FACTS: Learn more about the MIT community and student population.
- Post-graduate and Summer Outcomes: Review data collected by Career Advising & Professional Development, MIT’s Institutional Research, and MIT’s Registrar’s Office to learn more about MIT and effectively planning your recruiting efforts.
- MIT News: Get the latest news on campus and search MIT for a specific need.
- Social Media: Explore the world of MIT through social media.
Develop Your Strategy
- Review MIT’s Recruitment Policies and Procedures to be aware of important deadlines for internships, job offers, and more.
- Review post-graduate and summer outcomes to help you select the most suitable jobs and internships to recruit for at MIT, identify potential competitor companies, and develop your salary offers for MIT students.
- View the MIT Recruiting Calendar to learn about important dates and events.
- Identify MIT alumni and past student internships that have worked at your company. Get them involved in developing your MIT recruiting plan and participating in recruiting events such as career fairs, presentations, and events.
- Plan to post jobs or internships and schedule interviews around key events such as career fairs if possible or appropriate.
- Develop compelling job and internship descriptions that get students excited about your company and its opportunities.
- Build a presence for your company at MIT. Learn how to get the word out about your opportunities by visiting our Advertise at MIT page.
To discuss potential strategies for recruiting MIT students and alumni, raise your visibility on campus, and/or learn more about resources available at MIT, please email our Employer Relations Team, or call us at 617-715-5327.