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
What Every International Student Should Know About U.S. Employment
Date: Wednesday, December 4, 2013 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM
A talk presented by Dan Beaudry, author of Power Ties: The International Student’s Guide to Finding a Job in the United States, this workshop discusses how H-1B sponsorship happens and how to secure one from an organization that doesn’t sponsor H-1B visas – along with the best ways for international students to navigate the US job search system and find employment. Registration encouraged (but not required) via CareerBridge: http://gecd.mit.edu. Email the GECD with any questions you have.
Of Science and Strategy: Setting Goals for Research and for Life
Date: Thursday, December 5 | 3-4:30 PM
What does strategy have to do with science? According to thought leader Isaiah Hankel, quite a lot. Dr. Hankel has decoded the psychology behind career success and applied it to the science lab. The result? Nothing short of a breakthrough in strategically maneuvering your career into the exciting new opportunities opening up for academic scientists. The goal? A career that you not only love, but one where you are recognized for you expertise and are rewarded for it. It’s about being a leader, and creating meaningful bodies of work. It’s about telling a story with your life that you’d want to read and share.
Thesis Coaching Group
Date: Tuesdays | 11 AM – 12 PM
Location: MIT Medical Mental Health and Counseling Services
The Thesis Coaching Group is a offered to graduate students who have started their thesis work (not limited to the writing stage) and who are projected to complete their thesis in six to eighteen months (or longer, if needed). The group will focus on a mix of skill building, goal setting, and peer support. Group members are welcome to stay until the completion of their thesis and are expected to make a minimum commitment to the group of one semester. If you are interested, please email Xiaolu Hsi, PhD., and an initial meeting will be arranged.