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.

  • 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
  • Find instructions for applying for J2 work authorization on the International Students Office website.
  • Read the Career Development Handbook from the MIT Career Advising and Professional Development Center.
  • Register for free seminars for young professionals at MIT Work Life
  • Organize a consult with a career counselor by calling MIT MyLife Services (partners of postdocs/faculty/staff) or MIT Gain (partners of students)


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: