Our graduates are prepared to pursue many career paths including:
- Academic research and teaching
- Medicine and Public Health
- Government research
- Industry Research
- Environmental Science
- Computer Science
- Patent Law
- Academic Administration
Career Advising and Professional Development
Offers resources for every step of career development from writing your first resume and applying for your first job to negotiating your offer and ensuring your success. You can view online resources or schedule an appointment to meet with a career counselor for personalized advice.
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
Study abroad and summer opportunities
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 or the summer.
Applying to graduate or medical school
Many seniors choose to pursue graduate or medical school after MIT. You can learn more about the application process at information sessions co-sponsored by the Biology Department and the Biology Undergraduate Student Association (BUSA).
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Career Advising and Professional Development provides resources on preparing and applying for graduate and medical school:
- Prepare for Graduate School
- Apply to Graduate School
- Prepare for Medical School
- Apply to Medical School
Graduate school funding
If you are applying to graduate school, you are also encouraged to apply for additional funding through graduate fellowships and scholarships.