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MIT Students after Graduation

During 2011–2012, 307 employers recruited in MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD). Computer technology companies, consulting,

financial services, investment banking/management, and engineering were the top five industries participating in on-campus recruiting and accounted for 64 percent of total recruiters.

Undergraduates after Graduation

  • Twenty-three percent of 2012 bachelor's degree graduates found jobs through on-campus recruiting and MIT sponsored job listings.
  • Twenty-two percent found jobs through various networking venues, including MIT faculty and administrators, GECD contacts, and professional conferences.
  • Fifteen percent had internships that led to a full-time job offer.
  • Seventeen percent found jobs through a career fair.
  • Seventy-nine percent of all graduating seniors completed internships while at MIT.

Fifty-three percent of MIT undergraduates took jobs after graduation; 39 percent went on to graduate school. The top graduate school destinations were MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, Boston University, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Johns Hopkins, and Princeton.

Graduate Students after Graduation

  • Sixty percent of students graduating from MIT with an SM degree entered the work sector and 26 percent went on to graduate school.
  • Eighty-seven percent of those graduating with an MEng degree entered the work sector and five percent went on to graduate school.
  • Ninety-four percent of students with an MBA entered the work sector and one percent went on to graduate school.
  • While 86 percent of PhD students planned to work after graduation, two percent continued their education.
  • Of the PhDs who worked after graduation, 46 percent worked in postdoctoral positions, 17 percent in research, 9 percent in finance or consulting, 7 percent in faculty positions, 7 percent in engineering, and 3 percent were self-employed.
Top Employment Sectors for MIT Graduates
Aerospace/defense 7% 5%
Biological science 8% 3%
Computer technologies 22% 13%
Consulting 17% 20%
Energy/utilities 6% 4%
Finance/banking/management 9% 20%
Other engineering 14% 13%

The top employers for bachelor's degree recipients were Oracle, MIT, Microsoft, Apple, McKinsey, Bain & Company, Google, and Schlumberger. The top employers for master's degree recipients were Oracle, Google, the US Navy, the US Air Force, Amazon, Boston Consulting Group, Morgan Stanley, and Apple. The top employers for doctoral degree recipients were MIT, Stanford, Harvard, Google, Harvard Medical School, Princeton, California Institute of Technology, and Massachusetts General Hopsital.


Average Salaries Earned by MIT Graduates Entering Industry Positions
Bachelor's degree $66,874
Master of Science $77,458
Master of Engineering $90,786
Master of Business Administration $128,135
PhD entering postdoctoral positions $53,513
PhD entering other positions $104,833