[Archived] International Students

Welcome, international students!

Did you know that international students make up nearly 30% of MIT’s student body? Your presence here directly contributes to the vitality and energy of the vibrant MIT campus. CAPD is here to help you explore your professional aspirations, apply to grad school, and achieve your career goals, whether in the US or abroad.

Job Searching as an International Student


How International Students & Trainees can Communicate Value to Potential Employers

Often the first contact an employer has with new recruits is through a resume or CV and a cover letter. To make these materials work for you, focus on the tips below:

Highlight technical skills

Employers want the complete package …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Internationals: Ask these 3 questions before committing to an OPT job or internship

As an international student or trainee, you are probably familiar with the term OPT (Optional Practical Training). In order to use your OPT time, the opportunity must be directly related to your field of study, and answering these three questions …

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Around the World with MISTI

Learn more about MISTI student experiences by watching this YouTube playlist. MISTI provides MIT students with the chance to gain hands-on, real-life work experience in leading companies and labs around the world. At no cost.

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Maria Zuber on MIT’s Strategic Action Plan for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Postdocs who feel safe taking risks benefit MIT’s research community, says MIT’s vice president for research.

Q: How do you think the plan will impact the lives of MIT community members, most especially postdocs?

A: Postdocs come to MIT from …

By MIT News
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The Best Schools

Business is the most popular major in the country, as reported by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). This popularity is because business graduates join one of the broadest employment fields and earn higher-than-average salaries.

For students pursuing a …

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