Careers Across MIT

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

Based on MIT's event guidelines and the Institute's response to Covid-19, we will not be holding Careers Across MIT in 2021.

More about Careers Across MIT

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 an excellent networking opportunity and you'll get to meet representatives from MIT career development programs and services too.

What areas at the Institute participate?

Areas that have participated in Careers Across MIT include the following:

  • Alumni Association
  • Audit Division
  • Division of Student Life
  • Environment Health and Safety
  • Facilities and Campus Planning
  • Human Resources
  • Information Systems and Technology
  • Lincoln Laboratory
  • Media Lab
  • Office of the Vice Chancellor
  • Office of the Vice President for Finance
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Resource Development
  • School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences
  • School of Science
  • Schwarzman College of Computing
  • Sloan School of Management
  • Tech Review

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 Megan Chester at

How can I make an accessibility request?

We want to ensure everyone is fully able to participate in this event. We welcome you to make disability accommodation requests no later than April 20, 2020, by email to Megan Chester at

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

Please contact Megan Chester at