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Rights - All Rights Reserved. No part of this publication may bereproduced without written permission of the publisher.© Copyright 2009 College Recruitment Media, Inc.205
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W. State Street, Suite CGeneva, Illinois 60134630.457.1412
MIT Career DevelopmentCenter
Building 12-170, 77 MassachusettsAvenue, Cambridge, MA 02139Phone: (617) 253-4733Fax: (617) 253-8457Web Address: http://careers.mit.eduEmail: mitco@mit.eduHours: 9:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.,Monday–Friday
Global Education Office
Building 12-189Phone: (617) 253-0676Fax: (617) 452-2101Email: studyabroad@mit.edu for Study Abroad orscholarships@mit.edu for Fellowshipshttp://web.mit.edu/geoHours: 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m., Monday–Friday
Staff
Executive Director
Melanie Parker
Administrative
Camille Cottrell, Administrative Assistant/ReceptionistAlyssa Tasha, Financial/Information Technology SupportRepresentative
Career Services
Melissa Ackerman, Coordinator, Employer RelationsBob Dolan, Career Development CounselorRachel Greenberg, Assistant Director, F/ASIPKathleen Haggerty, Career Development CounselorDeborah Liverman, Associate Director, Career ServicesBob Richard, Assistant Director, Employer RelationsJordan Siegel, Recruiting & Marketing, EmployerRelationsMarilyn Wilson, Senior Career Development Counselor
Preprofessional Programs
Shanell Littlejohn, Administrative AssistantShonool Malik, Associate Director, PreprofessionalAdvisingTamara Menghi, Assistant Director, PreprofessionalAdvisingErin Scott, Counselor, Preprofessional Advising
Global Education Office
Kimberly Benard, Program Advisor, DistinguishedFellowshipsJennifer Cook, Program AssistantMalgorzata Hedderick, Associate DeanSarra Shubart, Program AssistantBrian Wahl, Assistant Dean
The
MIT Career Development Handbook 
 is published once a year, in September,by the Career Development Center at theMassachusetts Institute of Technology.
Cover Design: Jordan Siegel
Table of Contents
1. Introduction to the Career Development Center
Staff Contact List........................................................1Introduction to the Career Development Center .............................3
2. Career Development Process
Career Development Pyramid ............................................4Self-Assessment: Your Interests, Values and Skills ..........................5Exploring Your Options...................................................8Focusing: Job Search Strategies .........................................8Job Search Action Plan..................................................9
3. Internships, Jobs and Networking
Internships: Getting Experience .........................................11CareerBridge Overview.................................................13Networking ...........................................................15Informational Interviewing ..............................................15Career Fairs/Company Presentations.....................................16Alumni Resources......................................................17Community Service/Volunteering ........................................17Professional Associations...............................................17
4. Resume and Career Writing
Resume Guidelines.....................................................18Online Resumes .......................................................19Action Verbs ..........................................................20Writing About Your SkillsPAR Statements...............................21Sample Resumes and CVs...............................................23Differences Between a CV and Resume...................................31Cover Letters..........................................................35Other Career Writing ...................................................41
5. Interviewing
Preparing for an Interview ..............................................42What Happens During the Interview?.....................................42Some Questions to Ask an Interviewer....................................44Sample Questions Asked by Employers ...................................45Behavioral and Case Interviewing........................................46Telephone Interviews ..................................................48Dress Code for Interviews...............................................48The Site Visit ..........................................................50Negotiating Salary and Benefits .........................................50The Art of Negotiating ..................................................51
6. Academic Pathways
Choice of Major........................................................53Global Education Office.................................................54Global Education Opportunities ..........................................54Study Abroad..........................................................54Distinguished Fellowships...............................................55Graduate School Advising ..............................................55Prehealth Information ..................................................57Prelaw Information.....................................................58Pre-MBA Information...................................................60Academic Career ......................................................60Sample Statement of Research Interests..................................61Sample Statement of Teaching Philosophy and Interests ....................62
7. Advertiser Index
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