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: email@example.com
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.
MIT provides tuition assistance to help you build or improve the skills you need to develop your career at MIT.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.