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MIT Students after Graduation

During 2012–2013, 296 employers recruited in MIT Global Education and Career Development (GECD). Computer technology companies (27%), consulting (18%), financial

services (15%), engineering (10%), and energy (7%) were the top five industries participating in on-campus recruiting and accounted for 77 percent of total recruiters.

Undergraduates after Graduation

  • Twenty-three percent of 2013 bachelor's degree graduates found jobs through on-campus recruiting and MIT-sponsored job listings.
  • Twenty-one 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.
  • Sixteen percent found jobs through a career fair.
  • Seventy-nine percent of all graduating seniors completed internships while at MIT.

Fifty-seven percent of MIT undergraduates took jobs after graduation; 35 percent went on to graduate school. The top graduate school destinations were MIT, Harvard, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, New York University, Northwestern, Boston University, Cornell, Princeton, Carnegie Mellon, and University of Chicago.

Graduate Students after Graduation

  • Sixty-five percent of students graduating from MIT with an SM degree entered the work sector and 26 percent went on to graduate school.
  • Eighty-two percent of those graduating with an MEng degree entered the work sector and 15 percent went on to graduate school.
  • Ninety-five percent of students with an MBA entered the work sector and one percent went on to graduate school.
  • While 85 percent of PhD students planned to work after graduation, one percent continued their education. Of those with confirmed employment, 44 percent were postdoctoral positions.
Top Employment Sectors for MIT Graduates
 
Bachelor's
Master's
PhDs
Aerospace/defense 7% 5% 3%
Computer technologies 22% 11% 7%
Consulting 12% 21% 6%
Education 3% 3% 23%
Energy/utilities 5% 4% 5%
Engineering (all fields) 22% 20% 21%
Finance/banking 12% 12% 2%
Health/medicine 8% 1% 10%

The top employers for bachelor’s degree recipients were Google, Apple, Oracle, Accenture, Boeing, Microsoft, Morgan Stanley, Palantir, McKinsey, and Vecna. The top employers for master’s degree recipients were McKinsey, Amazon, Google, Oracle, US Navy, Schlumberger, Boston Consulting Group, US Air Force, Bain & Company, Microsoft, Apple, and Nike. The top employers for doctoral degree recipients were MIT, Harvard, McKinsey, Stanford, California Institute of Technology, Duke, Harvard Medical School, Intel, and Princeton.

 

Average Salaries Earned by MIT Graduates Entering Industry Positions
Bachelor's degree $73,567
Master of Science $85,587
Master of Engineering $94,804
Master of Business Administration $123,937
PhD entering postdoctoral positions $58,567
PhD entering other positions $108,416