Resource Spotlight: Global Education and Career Development

November 21, 2013

As both academia and private industry become more expansive, international, and cross-disciplinary, the options and opportunities facing today’s graduate alumni can be overwhelming. Global Education and Career Development (GECD) at MIT, located in 12-170, offers a variety of services designed to assist all MIT students, whether they are preparing to enter the workforce, seeking a relevant internship, or looking for a fulfilling global experience.

For those seeking to initiate or refine their job search, GECD provides career counseling, resume reviews, CV critiques, interview practice, and cover letter evaluations by appointment. Interested students can also explore these subjects and more through many GECD-hosted panel discussions and workshops, which are held both on campus and online. Events and workshops are also open to alumni. Their office also connects students with MIT Global Program Opportunities, study abroad, Distinguished Fellowships, and more. Click here for a full list of their services.

“The Career Center at MIT provided invaluable advice and assistance when I was a student,” says Shannon Morey, MIT graduate alum.  “I was switching fields to something outside of the norm for most MIT students, so I was skeptical about how much the Career Center would be able to help. I came to find out the staff there are incredibly knowledgeable and able to help with any situation! They gave me the advice I needed when I needed it and helped launch me into the career path I dreamed of.”

A great deal of resources are available on the GECD website, including an event calendar, job postings, and their informative Career Handbook in pdf form. Visit today to learn more.

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