The job market for mechanical engineers is very strong and is expected to continue to be strong for the foreseeable future. This includes opportunities for summer employment as well as career placement. There are many resources available to assist MIT students in the job search process. Interested students should contact the MIT Global Education & Career Development Office, 12-170, x3-4733, http://web.mit.edu/career/www to learn more.
Each year this office publishes the MIT Career Handbook, which is a compact guide for all aspects of the job search process and which serves as a good starting point in a job search. Throughout the academic year, the Global Education & Career Development Office holds workshops that address specific issues related to the job search process (see http://web.mit.edu/career/www/workshops/ for details). The Global Education & Career Development Office also holds walk-in hours during the academic year, which may provide quick solutions to many typical problems that arise during a job search (see http://web.mit.edu/career/www/walkins.html). Additional assistance can be found at http://www.jobtrak.com/, an extensive website that works closely with the Global Education & Career Development Office to help MIT students in the job market.
The MIT Alumni Association offers access to job listings, networking opportunities, and career services. The Association is a doorway to more than 100,000 talented, influential, and diverse alumni living and working from Boston to Bombay. The Association operates the Institute Career Assistance Network (ICAN), through which you may contact alumni from a database of over 2,900 advisers. Learn how to make the best of an interview, and more. They also host a job listings board posted entirely by alumni for alumni. Please refer to the Alumni Association Career Services web site for more information: http://alum.mit.edu/cs.
The MIT Global Education & Career Development Office collects statistics on jobs offers and starting salaries for graduating students. These data are revised each year, and summaries are posted here: http://web.mit.edu/career/www/infostats/graduation.html.