Career Advancement

A successful inaugural year for CAPD Graduate Student Professional Development’s certificate programs

This spring, over 150 doctoral students and postdocs successfully completed CAPD’s new professional development certificate program. Two certificates—one in research mentoring and the other in grant writing—were launched last fall to help PhD students and postdocs advance their growth in …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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2024 Path of Professorship builds up women in academia

On November 18-19, 2023 CAPD and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) successfully organized the 18th annual Path of Professorship program. Path of Professorship is a 2-day workshop for women interested in pursuing academic careers. This revered tradition was created by Blanche …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
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New Professional Development Certificates for PhDs and Postdocs

Applications are now open

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for two new professional development certificate programs for PhDs and postdocs for AY 2023-2024: the Research Mentoring Certificate and the Grant Writing Training Certificate. Applications for …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Workshop Series: Fall 2023

The Graduate Program in Engineering Leadership Program is pleased to announce the Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Workshop Series for Fall 2023.

We invite you to register and attend our series, which count toward satisfying requirements toward our certificate. The …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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Build Your Research Community – Free Course

Build Your Research Community is a FREE, 5-module course (with a bonus 6th module!) that will guide you through the steps of identifying mentors and building and maintaining mentoring relationships. Scientists from a variety of backgrounds give concrete steps and …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Survival Guide for Women of Color

How to protect your bright mind from the drain of everyday racism you may encounter in academic life.

Most people spend a third of their lives — or 90,000 hours — at work.

When all those hours include stress due …

Set up for success in a new job – 3 tips from MIT alums

Starting a new job can be exciting and overwhelming, particularly if it’s your first time working in industry. Two MIT …

Application materials for PhDs and Postdocs: Examples and how-to guides

These resources are designed for MIT PhDs and postdocs to serve as guides through the process of career document preparation. …

American Council of Learned Societies: Pathways to Non-Academic Careers for PhDs

Interested in non-academic career paths for humanities & social sciences PhDs? Watch the recording of the American Council of Learned …