Career Advising

Exploration, preparation, and a team that understands how it all works.  When it comes to planning for your career, you may know exactly where you’re headed. You may have ideas that you’re excited to explore. Or maybe you’re not even sure where to start. And that’s ok. Career Services is your hub for all things career, from researching internships and attending job fairs to preparing for interviews and negotiating offers. Connect with us to gain specific career development skills and insights, work with our team to think big-picture about your life goals and career path, or tap into our extensive network of alumni and industry professionals. We’re here for every student and postdoc, regardless of academic background or professional interests. Career Services team members are committed to becoming your trusted, understanding guide.    Explore your options. Find your place. And let us help get you there.  Questions? Contact us at capd@mit.edu


How to write an effective cover letter (with samples)

You will have to prepare a number of materials for employers while looking for a job. One type of document is the cover letter, which is included with your resume when requesting a job interview. An effective cover letter is …

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Top 5 survey data takeaways: MIT students have opportunities to be successful in many fields

This is MIT, so it’s no surprise that we love data. In 2021, students shared their experiences for three surveys, facilitated through Institutional Research: The Doctoral Exit Results Survey (DES) for PhD students, the Graduating Student Survey (GSS) for Bachelor’s …

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Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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CAPD is now hiring for student Career Fair Directors and a Communications Intern

Looking for leadership experience? Interested in tech, logistics, marketing, graphic design, management, or other essential event-planning skills? Love writing social media posts, designing graphics, or crafting articles? 

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) is now hiring for these student leadership …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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QS World University Rankings rates MIT #1 in graduate employability for 2022

MIT has maintained its no. 1 place in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings’ Graduate Employability Rankings for 2022. Stanford University, UCLA, The University of Sydney, and Harvard University completed this year’s top five, respectively. 

The Institute received a perfect …

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Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Finding jobs in 2021: CAPD’s guide to the current state of recruiting

After the last eighteen months, it comes as no surprise that the recruiting landscape has seen a major shift to virtual recruiting  and an emphasis on improving company culture and inclusivity. However, there’s plenty about fall 2021’s recruiting cycle …

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Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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How to write an effective cover letter (with samples)

You will have to prepare a number of materials for employers while looking for a job. One type of document …

What is most important to you? What do you value? Identifying your values may help you focus and prioritize your …

Learning more about industries and careers options can help you narrow your focus on those that might be a good …