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.

CoSI Evening with Representative Jay Livingstone

When: Jul 16 from 7 PM – 8 PM
Where: Sidney Pacific Graduate Residence, Seminar Room
RSVP Required:

Come join us for an insightful conversation about criminal justice reform in our district and find out how the recent amendment H.4011 affects you!
Speaker: State Representative Jay Livingstone. Dinner will be served!



**All events are specific to MD, PhD, JD, and post-docs. Masters students and undergraduate students are part of a separate recruiting process**

Meet with BCGers in small group settings to learn more about consulting, BCG, and full-time employment opportunities.  Locations vary by session. Please sign up for a session here.

  • Harvard Square: July 16
  • Longwood Area: July 12



Please join us for a breakfast with BCG women to learn more about BCG and our Women@BCG network. This breakfast is open to women PhDs, JDs, MDs, medical residents, and post-docs from Harvard and MIT. Register here.

BCG Advanced Degree Women’s Breakfast
MIT Campus, Building 4, Room 149
77 Massachusetts Ave, Cambridge
Thursday, July 19, 2018 9:00am-10:30am EST
Open to female MDs, JDs, PhDs, and Post-Docs



Our full-time application deadline for advanced degree students available to start in 2019 is July 22, 2018.  You can complete your application here. Applicants can expect to hear from us on the status of their application by mid-August.

If you are available to start prior to July 2018, you may submit your application at any time through our website and it will be reviewed on a rolling basis by the offices you select.

You can also visit our dedicated MIT and Harvard websites regularly to view our evolving list of events. Please contact our team at with any questions.

Presenting Yourself Well: An Evening with Bernadett Vajda

When: Jul 20 from 5 PM – 7 PM
Where: TBA
Please RSVP:

Figuring out how to dress professionally and appropriately in graduate school, or as you transition out of graduate school can be tough! Join us for dinner with Bernadett Vajda: model, political activist, motivational speaker and personal stylist. Bernadett helps women discover their personal style and express themselves in appropriate ways. The evening will consist of a short presentation from Bernadett, and the opportunity to ask Bernadett for personal recommendations in smaller groups. This event is hosted by the OGE GCFs for Women’s Programs.

Science Stories – recruiting storytellers

When: Aug 7 from 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Where: 54-100

We are looking for people who want to tell a true story about science in front of a live audience. These are not TED talks, conference talks, or explanations of your research. There are no props or slides. You will receive training in storytelling and help with crafting your story! Hosted by Communicating Science at MIT and the MindHandHeart Innovation Fund.

MIT Grad Blog Writing Workshop

When: August 23 9:30-10:30AM, and August 30 9:30-10:30AM or 6-7PM.

The MIT grad blog is looking for new writers! Tell your story, earn $100.
Open to all current MIT grad students, Apply by July 17th.

Session 1: August 23, 9:30-10:30AM
Session 2: August 30, 9:30-10:30AM or 6-7PM

Interested writers must be able to attend Session 1 and one of the Session 2 times.