About Career Advising & Professional Development

Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) empowers students, postdocs and alumni to explore their life and career goals by helping them to develop core competencies and build professional networks.

Our goal is to engage students and alumni in self-discovery to craft lives that are intellectually challenging, personally enriching, and of service to the world.

We help students:

Some of our services are also available to alumni and MIT postdocs.

We help employers recruit at MIT.

We facilitate on-campus or virtual workshops for academic departments, student/living groups, labs, and centers.


Reciprocity Arrangement with the Harvard Office of Career Services

  • MIT students in the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (SHASS) and the School of Science may participate in career fairs/events at Harvard University and use Harvard’s Crimson Careers job board. Eligible MIT students will receive information from CAPD at the beginning of August.
  • Harvard students in the School of Engineering may attend MIT’s engineering focused career fairs and use MIT’s Handshake job board to find opportunities. Harvard students should contact the Harvard Office of Career Services to learn more.

CAPD is Committed to Eliminating Racism within Career Advising and On-Campus Recruiting

We acknowledge and recognize the systematic processes that disadvantage our Black and African American students in the MIT student recruiting process. We are actively working to ensure Black and African American students are able to pursue their interests in industry and academia free of bias and discrimination.

CAPD is Committed to Advancing Access and Opportunity

To strengthen our mission in providing holistic career services, we have provided a list of resources that acknowledge identities and experiences that are underrepresented, marginalized, and/or intersectional.