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.

Become a graduate community fellow

Interested in joining a cadre of graduate students who work on projects and assignments that enhance graduate community in unique ways? Limited openings are still available for 2015-16 Graduate Community Fellows. Receive a monthly stipend while you gain experience. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis. Open positions include:

  • Violence Prevention and Response Programming Development
  • Graduate Orientation: position available for summer/fall 2016

For additional information, please see the positions website. Apply now!

Three Tier Conflict Management Training‏

Date: August 1-12st, 2016

Join Conflict Management @ MIT for exciting modules and training sessions on Negotiation, Giving and Receiving Feedback, Inter-cultural Communication, Dealing With Emotions and Conflict Coaching. The training is tiered at 16-hour, 28-hour, and 40-hour levels, and will be as follows:

Tier 1: Conflict Management for Self-Reflection (16 hours total)

Tier 2: Conflict Management for Leadership (28 hours total)

Tier 3: Conflict Management for Advanced Practice (40 hours total)

Applications are due May 27th for an August 1st start date. For more information and to apply, visit the MIT Student Life site or e-mail

NASA Space Grant Robotics Fellow @ the MIT Museum

Date: Mid-June-August

  • The MIT Museum is seeking an experienced individual to help refresh its robotics curriculum with LEGO EV3 and NXT robots.
  • This interactive educational experience will be used with 6-12th grade students in an informal learning setting and integrate current CSAIL research.
  • The Fellow will be responsible for testing and assessing elements of the workshop with visitors on and off gallery.
  • Successful candidates should have 2+ years of experience programming and teaching with LEGO Mindstorms.
  • This is a part-time position (20 hours/week) from June to mid/late August. Salary, $15-$18. Please send cover letter and resume to

Contact with any questions.