Opportunities for Undergraduates in EECS


The opportunities available to MIT students through EECS extend far beyond the classroom. EECS students conduct cutting-edge research, gain hands-on experience at major companies, and travel the world for work and study.

Students are encouraged to:

  • Share knowledge by working as a lab assistant, problem grader, or undergraduate TA for an EECS class. Assisting in labs provides valuable experience, reinforces material, and enhances communication skills. Lab assistants are hired by the teaching staff and are paid an attractive hourly rate. Positions are advertised through the Course 6 jobs list.

  • Take subjects during Independent Activities Period (IAP) designed for creativity and flexibility.  EECS adds spark to the schedule with design competitions, circuit building, and other entertaining and informative classes and workshops. Students are also invited to develop and lead IAP classes.   EECS students enjoy such extracurricular activities as MITERS, the MIT Electronic Research Society and Hobby Shop, among the  more than 400 extracurricular activities at MIT.

  • Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) helps MIT students achieve lifelong success through career services, global experiences, and connections with graduate schools and employers. Find expert advice, data, tools, and events to ensure your success.

  • Explore Entrepreneurship through StartMIT, find funding for your own idea through the MIT Sandbox Innovation Fund, and get advice and  support from the Venture Mentoring Service and the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship, among many other entrepreneurial organizations at MIT.
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