Sophomore Event Series: Fall 2023 events for MIT sophomores

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Join your classmates for this year’s series of events from Career Advising & Professional Development tailored to sophomores, a collection of events that will help you make strategic career moves this fall. Learn more and register for events individually at the Handshake links below.

For all CAPD events, go to the CAPD events calendar.

Get your questions about talking to employers, visiting the career fair, applying to internships, & more answered in this informal drop-in session along the Infinite.

Note: if you are a student interested in a career in health or medicine, the prehealth team will also be present at this event!


No registration required, just drop in. View the whole series here.

Attention first year students and sophomores! 🎉 Want to learn about how to find an internship or other summer experience? Whether you’re just starting out or already a campus pro, this workshop will inform your internship search. In the first part of our session, we’re spilling the beans on steps to snag an internship. Then, you’ll hear from some MIT upperclassmen ready to share their experience and provide some advice. You’ll walk away with a toolkit of insider tips and resources to help you navigate your search for the right summer experience. This CAPD event is open to MIT first year students and sophomores.

Registration required via Handshake.

Does the idea of networking stress you out? Or worse, do you avoid it because it sounds so unpleasant? In this workshop, we’ll lay out the basics of networking, informational interviewing, and the US American work culture. You’ll learn why a strong basis is crucial for your career first steps and how to go about mastering the art of networking in the US. We recommend taking the Globe Smart Quiz (https://globalsupport.mit.edu/) in advance of this event. This workshop is a collaboration of the International Students Office and Career Advising and Professional Development. The material is tailored to first year and sophomore students but will be relevant to others.

Please indicate any accommodation needs by completing the following survey. https://airtable.com/shrfsjcovcoDIN0da Note: Accommodation requests should be submitted one week in advance of an event. If accommodations are not possible due to the late timing of the request a team member will reach out to you to discuss alternative resources and/or solutions.

Lunch will be served. Register on Handshake.

Have you done research, traveled abroad, or participated in a service or hands-on project but are struggling to get your foot in the door with industry? In this lunch & learn, Kate Weishaar of the Office of Experiential Learning and Ariel Ackermann of Career Advising & Professional Development will guide you through activities to clarify your goals at MIT and translate your skills in a way that speaks to potential employers.

Tailored to sophomores but material will be relevant for all undergrads.

Lunch will be served. Register in Handshake.


By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement