Global Education and Career Development Center
The MIT Global Education and Career Development Center (GECD) plays a lead role in preparing MIT graduates for career achievement and fulfillment. Staff help MIT undergraduate and graduate students explore professional options; find internships and permanent jobs; connect with alumni, employers, pre-health and pre-law advisors; maintain credential services for medical, dental and other health-related schools; apply to graduate and professional school; prepare applications for prestigious fellowships; pursue study abroad opportunities; prepare for interviews, write resumes and CVs, and develop an individualized strategy for career development.
The center provides individual counseling, workshops, lectures and panels, career symposia, employer recruiting, job development, pre-professional advising, alumni and employer contacts, self-assessment and career research tools. We encourage students to visit early in their MIT career to explore how MIT opportunities, both in and out of the classroom, can prepare graduates for living and working.
Other services that GECD offers are providing comprehensive support to undergraduates interested in studying abroad and pursuing distinguished fellowship opportunities. The office works with students in investigating study abroad options that best fit with their academic and life interests. While away and upon their return, staff helps students transition to the new academic environment and culture as well as integrate this experience into their academics and life at MIT and careers beyond it. Staff also provides support and guidance to students preparing applications for distinguished fellowships, including but not limited to the Rhodes, Marshall, Mitchell, Gates, and Fulbright.