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 email or by phone at 617-715-5329.

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

  • Counseling and advising on career issues, including researching careers, finding jobs and internships, networking, and negotiating job offers
  • Advice on applying to graduate  and professional schools
  • Guided self-assessments and career exploration
  • Resume, cover letter, CV, and personal statement review
  • Mock interviews for employment and graduate school
  • Career fair and networking preparation
  • Workshops and events on career paths
  • Job postings for internships and full-time opportunities
  • On-campus recruiting and interviews

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

Distinguished Fellowships

Distinguished Fellowships help MIT students identify, explore, and apply to competitive domestic and international fellowships. If you have an impressive academic record,strong extracurricular experiences, desire to make a difference in society, and are looking for funding for graduate school or independent research, consider applying for a distinguished fellowship. For many of these awards, MIT selects or endorses students through an internal process before the national deadline. Some fellowships are only available for U.S. citizens. If you are interested in any of these scholarships, contact

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.