Career Resources

Undergraduate Career Resources

MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD)

MIT provides a number of resources to assist undergraduates in planning their professional careers after MIT. Students interested in applying to careers following completion of their undergraduate degree should consult the career counselors at MIT’s Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD). Many companies, including those recruiting chemists or students with strong backgrounds in chemistry, recruit on campus during the fall semester. Many also actively recruit for competitive summer internships. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with CAPD to discuss applying for jobs, interview techniques, and resume advice during the spring of their junior year if they plan to apply for positions during their senior year at MIT. Be sure to check out their Career Handbook, too.

Additional Career Resources

Study Abroad

The flexibility in our curriculum allows students to take advantage of opportunities outside the traditional classroom setting. The Office of Global Education provides information and support for students interested in pursuing international study, internships, and research during the academic year in the summer.

Mentoring

Mentors can provide you with valuable knowledge and guidance in your academic, personal, and professional development. The Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming provides a thorough guide on finding and working with a mentor.

The MIT Alumni Association offers:

  • Student/Alumni Externship Program – connects current students to alumni in workplaces worldwide during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP)
  • Networking Opportunities
  • Work and volunteer opportunities

ACS Resources

The American Chemical Society provides various resources for undergraduates, as well.