Career Advice and Support

Student Resources

Visit the ChemE Career and Communication Lab

Schedule a one-one-one coaching session online with a trained ChE graduate student or postdoc. We can help with your resumes, cover letters, graduate school applications, and faculty applications. Work with us to brainstorm your application strategy, revise a draft of a job application, or prep for an interview.

You can also consult our online communication guides complete with authentic examples from chemical engineers or explore career advice in our blog.

Connect with the Career Advising & Professional Development Office

MIT CAPD has numerous resources for career exploration, professional development, and your job or internship search. Explore resources for career counseling, pre-health advising, career fairs, and more.

Keep abreast of job opportunities through Handshake

Post your resume and sign up for job alerts for the latest opportunities in your field on MIT Handshake. Save a targeted search and get updates when jobs are added matching your criteria. Companies also share information sessions and networking events on this platform.

Find a mentor through MIT Alumni Advisors Hub

Build your network and seek career advice from MIT alumni mentors who regularly volunteer time for informational interviews and career conversations with students.

The Alumni Association’s Infinite Connection also gives you access to an expanded network of MIT alumni, listing graduates by major and their current jobs.

Learn about research and fellowship programs

Visit the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE).


Fall Virtual Career Fairs Series

Save the date for these MIT’s Virtual Fall Career Fair Series. Links for student registration are below.

Data Analytics, Consulting, and Finance Friday, September 24
1-6pm ET
Computer Science and Social Impact Tuesday, September 28
1-6pm ET
BE Career Expo
ChemE students welcome!
Friday, October 1
10am-3pm ET
Design, Engineering, and Research Wednesday, October 6
1-6pm ET

Employer Resources

Recruiters should explore opportunities to share job posts and information sessions with our community through MIT’s Handshake system. This service is hosted by our Career Advising & Professional Development Office. Learn more about about interviews, virtual event hosting, and job postings on their site. All recruitment efforts are currently virtual due to COVID-19, including our 2021 fall career fair series.