Work & Volunteer

Finding a job

We all know how challenging job searching can be, especially if you’re new to the area — not to mention new to the country. Let us help make the process a little bit easier. Find information about job hunting in the US, professional development workshops and networking opportunities.

  • Get help applying for your work permit: International Scholars Office and  International Students Office
  • Attend Career Connect, a series of sessions designed to help you develop the fundamental skills for a job search in the US. We cover topics like identifying transferable skills, networking, adapting to the US business culture, and crafting a strong resume and cover letter. 
  • Join the MIT Spouses & Partners Connect group on LinkedIn—find people in your field to ask questions about finding a job in Boston
  • Pick up a free Career Development Handbook at the MIT Global Education and Career Development Center in E17-294.
  • Get an appointment at the Writing and Communication Center for help with job search materials.
  • Register for free seminars for young professionals at MIT Work Life
  • Visit Career in Transit a website written by two MIT spouses with great information about work, volunteering, and further education.


Why volunteer? Get connected and give back to the community, acquire new skills, meet people, make friends, improve your English, and simply have fun. And all of this could even go on your resume. Explore the many volunteering opportunities Boston has to offer: