Careers Across MIT

Exploring career opportunities at MIT? Curious about new professional development opportunities? Looking for a new job at the Institute? Interested in networking with MIT staff? Then don't miss this annual event!

Careers Across MIT is an annual spring event where you will learn about current job opportunities, the many resources available for professional development at MIT, and speak with staff from departments, labs, and centers across the Institute about the interesting work they are doing. It's also an excellent networking opportunity for staff. You'll get to meet representatives from MIT career development programs and services, and talk to MIT employees who have built their careers at the Institute.

Check back in February 2020 for details about the spring 2020 event.

What areas at the Institute participate?

  • Alumni Association
  • Audit Division
  • Division of Student Life
  • Environment Health and Safety
  • Facilities
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems & Technology
  • Lincoln Laboratory
  • Media Lab
  • MIT Medical
  • Office of Sponsored Programs
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice President for Finance
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Open Learning
  • Resource Development
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • School of Science
  • Sloan School of Management

If your area is interested in hosting a table at the event, please contact Elizabeth Hawley at or 617-253-0497.

Do I need to register?

We encourage you to sign up for the event when registration opens each spring. This will allow us to send you event reminders and additional information.

How can I prepare for this event?

This is an informal, drop-in style event. But you might find it helpful to check out the Careers Across MIT Preparation Learning Bundle, which contains short videos and articles on how to start a conversation, ask questions, and network with colleagues at this event.

Other ways to further your career development:

I’m not looking for a new job right now. Should I still attend?

Absolutely! Even if you’re not looking for a new job, Careers Across MIT is a great opportunity to learn about how you can develop your career at MIT. It’s also an excellent networking opportunity for staff. You will meet staff who can tell you about career development resources and talk to MIT employees who have built their careers at the Institute.

Can I use this event to search for a job?

Of course! Many of the areas represented have open positions, and many others hire frequently, even if they don’t have open positions at this time. This event is your chance to network with hiring managers and HR professionals from many different areas across MIT.

How will I know which tables have open positions?

If you are looking for a job, we recommend starting your visit at the Staffing Services table. This table will have lists of open positions at the Institute, organized by functional area (e.g., financial, event planning, HR, etc.). We will also identify the tables that have open positions. This will help you determine the tables most beneficial for you to visit.

Should I bring my resume?

You are welcome to bring your resume to share with table hosts. However, you should remember that if you are interested in a particular job, you must apply online to be considered.

Can my department participate?

If your area is interested in hosting a table, contact Elizabeth Hawley at or 617-253-0497.

I have more questions. Who can I contact about this event?

Please contact Elizabeth Hawley (, 617-253-0497).