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Career Services Drop-ins

We offer drop-ins for resume or cover letter reviews and to answer shorter career questions. These 15-20 minute meetings with a GECD staff member take place in E17-294. This service is available to all MIT students and recent alumni of the Institute. No appointment is necessary, but there may be a wait.

For more involved conversations, to review multiple documents, or for a mock interview, see below on Career Services Appointments.

Fall Drop-ins Schedule

Weekdays from 12 - 4pm

Career Services Appointments

Schedule career appointments year-round for in-depth discussions about resume/cover letter reviews, career exploration, internship or job search strategies, and mock interviews. Resume/cover letter appointments are scheduled for 30 minutes, while all others are 50 minutes long. Call or email to set up a video or telephone appointment. To schedule an appointment:

  • Log into CareerBridge and click "Advising"
  • Schedule in person at the E17-294 reception desk
  • Schedule by calling 617-715-5329

Career Services for Alumni and Postdocs

Meet with a Prehealth Advisor

Prehealth Drop-ins

Drop-ins are held during the school year every Tuesday from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in E17-294. There are no Prehealth Advising drop-ins during IAP and the summer. Use drop-ins for quicker questions (15 minutes).

Prehealth Appointments

Schedule prehealth appointments for general prehealth needs, essay critiques or practice interviews. Call 617-715-5328 to schedule an in-person, video or phone appointment (generally 30-60 minutes). Call in advance to cancel or reschedule an appointment. If you are 15 minutes late for an appointment, you will need to reschedule. For essay critique appointments, you should send your essay 24 hours prior to your appointment to the assigned counselor. For critiques via email, send a Word document version (no PDFs) to prehealthessaycrits@mit.edu. Reviewed essays should be returned within 3-4 days.

Meet with a Global Advisor

Global Education Drop-ins

Global Education offers roaming advising sessions within various academic departments across campus in addition to webinars and information sessions for an overview of study abroad opportunities. See our events page for details. For quick questions about going abroad, students can email globalmit@mit.edu or stop by the office (E17-294) during business hours (M-F, 9 am – 5 pm) to speak with the Program Assistant. Students will be encouraged to make an appointment with a Global Education Advisor.  

Global Education Appointments

You can schedule appointments with a Global Education advisor in CareerBridge. Schedule individual advising appointments to identify and explore global options that best fit your needs, academic plans, and professional goals.

If you need help making an appointment, you can visit us in person, call us at 617-324-7239, or email us at globalmit@mit.edu.

Knowing how to sell your value to prospective employers can make the difference between landing that interview or not. Schedule an appointment with a GECD career advisor to get experienced feedback on all your career documents.

Resumes

The starting point: a summary of your education, work experience, skills, and other attributes relevant to a potential employer.

Cover Letters

A cover letter is a one-page accompaniment to a resume or CV expressing your interest in an organization and highlighting experiences that make you the right candidate.

Curriculum Vitaes (CVs)

A curriculum vitae (CV) is like an academic resume used when applying for teaching and research opportunities, fellowships, graduate school or other academic training. CVs summarize educational and academic history and may include more detail than a resume about teaching experience, publications, and academic honors and awards.

LinkedIn

The world’s largest and fastest-growing professional social network. A well-written profile can attract recruiters and opportunities, but LinkedIn also has many tools to help you develop the connections to find – and land – your next career adventure.

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