Professional & Personal development

This section describes the variety of resources available to graduate students for advice and counsel—whether for individual concerns, career planning, support for student groups on campus, or informal discussions about the day-to-day life of a graduate student—with folks “in the know.” Looking for even more resources? See the Professional development page on the MIT Student Resources site.

Upcoming events

To hear directly about many upcoming events, sign up for the Global Education and Career Development (GECD) Graduate Career News list and the Graduate Student Council Professional Development e-mail list.

 New open access policy for all MIT authors

When: The opt-in license applies to all scholarly articles you write after signing it.
  • An open access license changes the copyright default for authors of scholarly articles.
  • An OA license lets you hold onto rights to reuse your work, even if you sign a publishing agreement that transfers copyright (as it usually does).
  • Once signed, authors may opt out of the license for a given paper.
  • Go here to learn more.
  • Go here to sign the license.

Whole Scientist course – career skills course