Career Advice and Support

The Chemical Engineering Communication Lab offers department members one-one-one coaching sessions with trained graduate students and postdocs in Chemical Engineering. We can help with your resumes, cover letters, graduate school applications, and faculty applications. Come in and brainstorm your application strategy, revise a draft of a job application, or prep for an interview with a peer in your field.

You can also book a career exploration appointment with the Career Administrator by emailing Jess Cohen-Tanugi at chemecareers@mit.edu.


Upcoming career-related events, workshops, and company info sessions:

Career Workshops and Events:

  • 09/29, 10 am-4 pm in the Johnson Athletics Center – MIT Fall Career Fair. More info here.
  • 10/23, 5 pm-7 pm in 10-105 (the Bush Room) – ChemE Innovation Career Fair. More info coming soon.

Info Sessions:

  • 09/25, 5-7pm in 66-110 – Estee Lauder Info Session.
  • 09/27, 7-8 pm in 4-270 – “Coffee Chat” — Get to know ExxonMobil.
  • 09/28, 2-5 pm in 66-480 – Q&A Info Session with the Institute for Defense Analyses.

Course X Industrial Networking Series:

A series of events for Course X undergrads for students to learn about career opportunities available in different industries and at a range of companies.

  • 09/27, 6-8pm in 66-110 – Chevron
  • 10/02, 6-8pm in 66-110 – Merck
  • 10/03, 6-8pm in 66-110 – ExxonMobil
  • 10/04, 6-8pm in 66-110 – Annheuser-Busch
  • 10/18, 6-8:30pm in 66-110 – 3M
  • 10/23, 6-8pm in 66-110 – Bristol-Myers Squibb

If you have ideas for events we should be having or ways in which we can help you along your career path, email us at chemecareers@mit.edu with your suggestions and feedback.

Job Listings

The Department routinely receives notices of job opportunities and lists them here as a service to members of MIT’s Chemical Engineering department. The positions have not been screened and they are not they endorsed by the department.

Have a job opportunity you would like to appear here? Please email chemecareers@mit.edu with a link to your listing. Only jobs related to chemical engineering will be posted.

General Career Resources

  • MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD) is available to all MIT students for career advice and support.
  • Job listings are available on CareerBridge for all MIT students. You can save a search and get updates when new jobs come in matching your criteria.
  • The Alumni Association’s Infinite Connection gives you access to the network of MIT alumni, listing graduates by major and their current jobs. You can also search by alumni who have checked off that they would be willing to give career advice.
  • Looking for research and fellowship programs? Visit the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE) website.
  • Are you a graduate student seeking an academic jobs? The SoE Dean’s Office is running an advertisement to help graduating PhDs and completing postdocs gain visibility on the academic job market. For more info, contact galts@mit.edu.
    • The ad will run in First Bell, a content-aggregation newsletter produced by ASEE that has 27,000 recipients, 87% of whom are engineering faculty members at other universities.
    • The ad will point to this site: mit.edu. If you would like to be featured on this site, visit https://engineeringphds.mit.edu/login and complete the form.