Career Advising and Professional Development

Career Advising and Professional Development helps MIT students, recent alumni, and postdocs find jobs and internships, explore career options, and apply to graduate and professional schools. The office is located in E17-294 and can be reached by phone at 617-715-5329 or by email.

All students are encouraged to make use of Career Advising and Professional Development services early and often. These include:

  • Resume, cover letter, and CV review
  • Guided self-assessments
  • Mock interviews
  • Career fair preparation
  • Counseling on other career issues, including researching careers, finding jobs and internships, networking, and negotiating job offers
  • Workshops and events
  • Job postings
  • On-campus recruiting and interviews

Many of these services can be accessed via CareerBridge, Career Advising and Professional Development's online career tool for signing up for appointments, registering for events, and searching job postings.

First-year students can register for the First-Year/Alumni Summer Internship Program (SP.800 First-Year/Alumni Summer Internship Program/SP.801 First-Year/Alumni Summer Internship Program II), a 6-unit graded seminar that offers career development training.

Prehealth Advising

Prehealth Advising, part of Career Advising and Professional Development and located in Room E17-294, supports students interested in exploring and applying to health professional schools. There is no required major for admission to health professional schools; however, schools do require applicants to complete a number of science and writing subjects prior to admission. Students should visit the website for information on admissions criteria, the application process, and services provided.