The What, Who, and How of DUE: Global Education and Career Development (GECD)

Published in MIT Campus News on Dec 18, 2012 by Maria Lambrianidis, Communications Coordinator, DUE

GECD LogoWhat is the Office of Global Education & Career Development (GECD)?

Global Education & Career Development (GECD) comprises three complementary areas within one office: Global Education, Career Services and Prehealth Advising. The GECD staff advises and supports undergraduate and graduate students and alumni as they:

  • Explore career and global education opportunities;
  • Prepare and participate in study-abroad programs,including academic exchanges;
  • Explore and apply for distinguished fellowships,including Marshall, Rhodes, Gates and Truman;
  • Network with potential employers and prepare for interviews;
  • Plan and conduct internship and job searches;
  • Prepare and apply to health profession and graduate schools.

As GECD Executive Director Melanie Parker explains, "Global Education & Career Development strives to be an integrated and holistic office, where global competency intersects with future educational and career plans."...

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