MIT Administrative Assistant Program

The MIT Administrative Assistant Program (MITAAP) provides Administrative Assistants with the opportunity to enhance their confidence and increase their ability to influence the work, resulting in high levels of excellence, professionalism, and job satisfaction.


We are now accepting applications for the summer 2017 MITAAP program. Please review the criteria below before you apply.

About the Program


MITAAP classes in 2017 will take place on Tuesdays and Thursday from 9 am to 11 am, beginning June 20 and concluding July 18, with a break during the 4th of July week. See full schedule.

Learning Objectives

By the end of MITAAP, participants will be able to:

  • Further develop core skills and knowledge relevant to the success of their departments, labs, and centers
  • Work with a greater sense of respect, confidence, and satisfaction while advancing the work of their areas
  • Leverage a professional network of peers across campus
  • Have greater influence over their work
  • Demonstrate a greater appreciation for their professional identity and value to MIT

Targeted Participants

MITAAP is intended for Administrative Assistants who are:

  • Familiar with the responsibilities and challenges of the Administrative Assistant role at MIT
  • Currently successful within their role as an Administrative Assistant
  • Self-starters who demonstrate a high level of engagement and professionalism
  • Ready and eager to learn and develop

MITAAP is not:

  • An orientation to the role of Administration Assistant
  • An opportunity to explore other careers at the Institute
  • Intended to result in a job change

Criteria for Participation

To be considered for participation, individuals should meet the following criteria:

  • Have been in the role of Administrative Assistant at MIT for at least one year
  • Demonstrate readiness to learn and develop professionally
  • Have explicit support from their supervisor to participate fully in the program
  • Can commit to attending all program workshops
  • Can commit to bringing back new learning to work area and sharing with others

Learn More

See the components of the program, learn how to apply, or see the schedule.

Need Help?

For all questions, please send an email to and a member of the MITAAP team will get back to you.