Career Planning & Development

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


MIT HR offers workshops on a variety of topics to support your career development.

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, contact

Additional Career Planning Resources

Careers Across MIT

This annual event is a great opportunity to learn about how you can develop your career at MIT. It’s also an excellent networking opportunity for staff. You’ll get to meet representatives from MIT career development programs and services, and talk to MIT employees who have built their careers at the Institute.

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, email

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.