Global Education and Career Development

Global Education and Career Development (GECD) helps MIT students, recent alumni, and postdocs find jobs and internships, explore career options, and apply to graduate and professional schools. Staff also advise MIT students about global programs and manage study abroad for the Institute.

Global Education and Career Development is located in Kendall Square in E17-294. The office can be reached by phone at 617-715-5329 or by email.

Career Services

All students are encouraged to make use of GECD's Career 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, GECD's online career tool for signing up for appointments, registering for events, and searching job postings.

Freshmen can register for GECD's Freshmen/Alumni Summer Internship Program, a 6-unit graded seminar (SP.800 Freshmen/Alumni Summer Internship Program/SP.801 Freshman/Alumni Summer Internship Program II) that offers career development training.

Prehealth Advising

Prehealth Advising, part of GECD 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.

Global Education

Global Education, GECD, is a one-stop office for information on all MIT global education opportunities, helping students identify and integrate global opportunities into their MIT experience.  Global Education offers comprehensive support to undergraduates interested in and preparing for study abroad, and works with partner programs such as the UROP Office, the Priscilla King Gray Public Service Center, D-Lab, and MISTI to support global opportunities. The office also provides support and guidance to students preparing applications for distinguished fellowships, including but not limited to the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates, and Fulbright fellowships. For further information, see the section on Study at Other Universities.