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.”
To hear directly about 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.
Upcoming career workshops
Date: Tuesday, January 7 | 1:00-2:00 PM
Bring your laptop and discover the many ways LinkedIn can help you in your career exploration and job or internship search. We will begin with an overview of LinkedIn and some of the key areas of a complete LinkedIn profile. This will be followed by individual work on your profile, with Career Services staff available to answer your questions. Please set up a free LinkedIn.com account prior to attending. Limited to 15 students. Advanced registration requested via CareerBridge – select Workshops, Career Fairs and Events.
Career Planning for PhDs
Date: Wednesday, January 8 | 10:00 AM -12:00 PM
Do you ever ask yourself questions like, “What do I really want out of my life, my PhD and future jobs?” or “What do I want out of a career?” Perhaps you’ve wondered how to communicate your research to a non-technical audience or how to go about networking and making new professional connections. If so, you might be a good candidate for the Career Planning for PhDs program.
Over four two-hour group sessions, we will cover essential career planning competencies such as self-assessment, communication, business etiquette, and networking. Participants may gain awareness of what skills, interests, and values can be useful in future work, and will expand their knowledge of relevant resources and tools for when they are seeking full-time employment upon graduation.
Please note that this course will not cover direct job hunting skills, such as creating or editing CVs/resumes, salary negotiation, etc. The focus will be on self-exploration, career decision-making, and expanding knowledge of resources to help after completing an MIT PhD. Also, it is mandatory to attend all four sessions of this course, and advanced registration is required via CareerBridge.
Best Practices in Teaching Global Audiences
Date: Thursday, January 9 | 4:00-5:00 PM
Do you teach or tutor international students, or are you considering going abroad to teach? Have you ever experienced challenges or frustration when doing so because of cultural or language barriers? In this session, you will be provided valuable tools to better understand and negotiate cultural differences that will lead to greater teaching success. Come learn how to improve your own intercultural communication skills in order to foster increased global understandings. Advanced registration for this event is required on CareerBridge.