Share your knowledge

Share your experiences, insight, and advice with current students and fellow alumni through virtual and in person modes. Alumni from all majors, levels, backgrounds, identities, and geographic locations are needed to help with career exploration. There are many ways to give back to MIT and your time is just one way that directly impacts the next MIT class. #Techpride

MIT Alumni Advisors Hub

Give or get advice, insight, and prep from alumni who are willing to share their knowledge and make a difference on the Alumni Advisors Hub.

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Volunteer with CAPD

From hosting a job shadow participant or becoming a PreMed Mentor to speaking at an Infinite Careers event, there are many ways to get involved at CAPD. Learn more below about our opportunities and take the next step by completing the MIT Alumni Volunteer Form that will get you in touch with CAPD and the Alumni Association.

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Provide resources

Want to write a guest column? Know of a complimentary great link, article, job site, video, that we should share with current students? We’d love to hear about alumni-referred resources. Use this form to tell us your interest or idea.

Get involved with CAPD

Job Shadow Days: In-person opportunities for MIT first years and sophomores to observe a professional’s day-to-day activities and responsibilities in a field of interest. Shadowing experiences can be hands-on, where students can engage with professionals, observe their tasks, and even participate in certain activities, providing a tangible learning experience. Time & Location In-person during IAP or spring semester, for a ½ or full day experience. The host and student will determine the date and length of job shadows. Hosts can indicate their interest by submitting the Job Shadow Host Interest Form.

Mentoring Circles: The Mentoring Circles connect current graduate students with alumni who provide culturally relevant perspectives on pathways to academic and industry careers.  The program was developed in response to the Black Graduate Student Association’s advocacy for tailored resources to help underrepresented graduate students compete successfully in academic and professional job markets.

Spilling the Tea: At these small-scale events, an alumna leader meets with MIT graduate women over (iced) tea and cookies. Each of the “Spilling the Tea” parties takes an important topic as its theme, such as women and leadership, women and communication, women and balance, and more.

Infinite Career Speakers: A collaboration between CAPD and the MIT Alumni Association that helps students explore diverse career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making, the Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series is the perfect for any alumni interested in sharing their career journey in a small group setting with current students!

Graduate and Postdoc Speakers: Graduate students (master’s students and PhDs) find connections with alumni mentors to be of great value, particularly when it comes to developing professional skills and exploring career pathways. If you are interested in sharing your expertise and story with graduate students, we’d love to hear from you!

Prehealth/Premed Alumni Volunteer: Are you an alumni currently in a medical or health-related school or profession looking to share your knowledge and experience? We are looking for speakers, mentors, and those who can offer shadowing, micro internship, or employment opportunities for current students.

Career Coffee Chats: In the Boston area? Spend a few hours with current students and postdocs by hosting a coffee-chat-type conversation to offer career advice.

Connect with First Years: Remember your First Year at MIT? That first time you had an interview or went to a networking reception? The first year is a nerve-wracking time of transition, and our first years need your assistance.

  • Mock Interviews for First Years: Help provide practice interviews for first-year undergraduates as they prepare for their first summer internship or research opportunity.
  • Networking with First Years: Connect with first-year undergraduates to help them learn more about your job, industry, or career path as they develop their elevator pitches and begin to expand their network.

Hire a Micro-intern!
Create a learning opportunity and bring talent into your workplace – Hire a MIT micro-intern! MIT undergraduates or graduate students help with short-term projects. Build brand awareness and connect with potential hires.

Employment Opportunities in Targeted Industry Fields
Do you work in one of the following industries or fields: non-profits, creative or design fields, journalism, sustainability, environmental services, or other research opportunities not affiliated with MIT? If so, we are looking to develop more internship and jobs in these fields.