Career Planning & Development

MIT provides comprehensive career management services to help you think about your career and development plan at MIT, including workshops, individual counseling, career coaching and networking.

Announcing Careers Across MIT 2017!

  • Exploring your career at MIT?
  • Curious about new professional development opportunities?
  • Looking for a new job at the Institute?
  • Interested in networking with MIT staff?

If so, come to the 5th Annual Careers Across MIT event! Join us on May 4, 2017 from 12 to 2 pm in Walker Memorial Hall, Building 50. (No registration required.) Find out who will be there and what you can learn.

Individual Consultations

The career coaching process begins with an overall exploration of your development needs and career aspirations. It continues with a plan for accomplishing short- and long-term goals. Depending on need, the coaching can focus on any of the following development topics:

  • Assessing skills, interests, and values
  • Exploring new roles and careers at MIT
  • Researching possibilities at MIT through informational interviewing
  • Creating a development plan for your current position
  • Preparing for a development discussion with your manager
  • Building a professional network
  • Discussing options for continuing education
  • Developing strategies to manage common career stage transitions at early career, mid-career, or late career and retirement

To schedule an appointment with the MIT Career Development Specialist, write to:


MIT offers workshops to support your career development. Visit the MIT Learning Center to learn about upcoming classes and to register online.

Below is a sample of MIT workshop offerings:

  • Career Development: Assessing Your Skills and Values
  • Writing a Great Resume & Cover Letter
  • Effective Interviewing
  • Networking and Informational Interviewing
  • LinkedIn: Networking with Technology

Additional Career Planning Resources

Career Management Group

This is a peer coaching group for employees to share information and assist each other in the career exploration and job search process. Attendees also hear from speakers on career-related topics.

Yammer Informational Interview Network

This network provides an opportunity to check out relevant postings, connect with other employees,  to learn more about their positions and career experiences, and share your own.

Tuition Assistance Plan

MIT provides tuition assistance to help you build or improve the skills you need to develop your career at MIT.

Lending Library

Staffing & Career Development Services provides a collection of books pertaining to career transition, exploration, self-assessment, interviewing, networking, coaching, mentoring, resumes and cover letters. To access the library, write to:

MIT Young Professionals Program

The MIT Work-life Center provides seminars, workshops and consultations that explore issues of interest to young professionals, such as managing finances and navigating life, relationships, and career.


You may also access an initial career assessment and a follow-up session to help you or a family member with career exploration and job search questions by contacting MyLifeServices.