MIT Students after Graduation

In 2018–2019, there were over 700 unique company engagements via career fairs, on-campus recruiting, information sessions, and formal partnerships with individual companies for recruiting.

MIT graduates found jobs using multiple resources, such as career fairs (53%), various networking avenues, including MIT faculty and administrators, Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) contacts, and professional conferences (47%), and through on-campus recruiting and MIT-sponsored job listings (38%). These figures include resources used in internships that converted to full-time jobs.

Undergraduates after Graduation

  • Thirty-nine percent of 2019 bachelor’s degree graduates had internships that led to a full-time job offer.
  • Eighty-five percent of all graduating seniors completed internships while at MIT.
  • Fifty-five percent of undergraduates took jobs after graduation; 36% went on to graduate school. The top graduate school destinations were MIT, Stanford, Harvard, University of California at Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon University, and the University of Cambridge.

Graduate Students after Graduation

  • Eighty-two percent of graduating 2019 master’s students entered the work sector and 13% went on to further study.
  • While 96% of PhD students planned to work after graduation, 1% continued their education. Of those with confirmed employment, 52% had postdoctoral positions.
Employment Sectors for 2019 MIT Graduates, by Degree Type
Employment sector Bachelor's Master's PhD
Academic institutions 4% 2% 32%
Energy/Utilities 4% 2% 3%
Finance/Insurance 17% 16% 4%
Government 5% 4% 1%
Health care/ pharmaceuticals 7% 6% 6%
Information and technology 30% 27% 16%
Professional, scientific, and technical services (including consulting) 15% 20% 34%
Transportation 6% 5% 1%

Top Employers of 2019 MIT Graduates, by Sector

  • Academic institutions: Harvard University, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, MIT, MIT Lincoln Laboratory, Northwestern University, Princeton University, Stanford University, University of California at Berkeley
  • Energy/Utilities: ExxonMobil, Schlumberger, Shell Oil
  • Finance/Insurance: Bank of America, Citadel LLC, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley
  • Government: US Air Force, US Army, US Navy
  • Health care/Pharmaceuticals: Amgen, Biogen Idec, daytoday health, Ginkgo Bioworks
  • Information and technology: Amazon, Apple, Facebook, Google, IBM, Microsoft, Salesforce
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (including consulting): Accenture, Bain & Company, Boston Consulting Group, Deloitte Consulting, McKinsey & Company, PriceWaterHouseCoopers
  • Transportation: Aurora Flight Sciences, Blue Origin, Boeing, Ford Motor Company, General Motors