MIT Students after Graduation

During 2017–2018, MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) hosted 130 different employers for 2,609 interviews held on campus and 1,072 employers who posted

over 2,042 jobs. Computer technology companies (21%), consulting (17%), financial services (15%), aviation/aerospace (14%), and consumer products (9%) were the top five industries participating in on-campus recruiting and accounted for 76% of total recruiters.

Undergraduates after Graduation

  • Twenty-one percent of 2018 bachelor’s degree graduates had internships that led to a full-time job offer.
  • Seventeen percent 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, CAPD contacts, and professional conferences.
  • Sixteen percent found jobs through a career fair.
  • Eighty-six percent of all graduating seniors completed internships while at MIT.
  • Fifty-two percent of MIT undergraduates took jobs after graduation; 39% went on to graduate school. The top graduate school destinations were:
    • California Institute of Technology
    • Columbia
    • Duke
    • Harvard
    • MIT
    • Northwestern
    • Princeton
    • Stanford
    • University of California at Berkeley
    • University of Chicago
    • University of California at Los Angeles

Graduate Students after Graduation

  • Seventy-nine percent of graduating master’s students entered the work sector and 14% went on to further study.
  • While 95% of PhD students planned to work after graduation, 1% continued their education. Of those with confirmed employment, 44% had postdoctoral positions.
Employment Sectors for 2018 MIT Graduates, by Degree Type
  Bachelor's Master's PhD
Aerospace/defense 8% 5% 4%
Computer technologies 23% 16% 11%
Consulting 15% 21% 4%
Education 1% <1% 25%
Energy/utilities 3% 4% 4%
Engineering (all fields) 23% 15% 25%
Finance/banking 9% 13% 2%
Health/medicine 5% 1% 8%
Other sectors 13% 14% 18%

The top employers for each of the employer sectors were:

  • Aerospace/Defense: Ball Aerospace, Boeing, Northrop Grumman, SpaceX
  • Computer Technologies: Ab Initio Software, Akamai Technologies, Amazon, Analog Devices, Apple, Facebook, Google, Rubrik
  • Consulting: Accenture, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting, McKinsey & Company
  • Education: Columbia, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, University of California at Berkeley, University of Chicago
  • Energy/Utilities: ExxonMobil, Shell Oil Company, Schlumberger
  • Engineering (all fields): Anheuser-Busch, Applied Materials, Ford Motor Company, Formlabs, General Motors, Proctor & Gamble, Milwaukee Tool, Tesla, Toyota Research Institute
  • Finance/banking: Capital One, Fidelity Investments, Goldman Sachs, Hudson River Trading, Jane Street Capital, JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Susquehanna International Group
  • Health/medicine: Boston Children’s Hospital, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Other sectors: Koch Industries, IBM Research, US Airforce, US Army, US Navy