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


Unlocking Opportunities: A Recap of the 2024 Spring Career Night at MIT 

On February 28, the 2024 Spring Career Night (SCN) at MIT was not just an event; it was an experience that redefined how students and employers connect. Imagine a career fair, but smaller, more intimate, where you can network with …

By Mitchell Moise
Mitchell Moise Employer Relations Coordinator
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2024 CAPD FAQs for Family & Supporters

During Campus Preview Weekend 2024’s Parent Programming, members of the CAPD staff shared information with parents and supporters. View the recording and access the presentation below. Also see our FAQ section below for questions we have received from parents and …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Choosing a major: Worksheet

Want more resources and advice? Check out our curated page for considering which majors might be right for you.

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Sophomore Event Series: Fall 2023 events for MIT sophomores

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 …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Me in the Future (MIT Future): Fall 2023 events series for first years

Join your classmates for this year’s MIT Future series, a collection of events tailored to your needs as a first year undergraduate student at MIT. Learn more and register for events individually at the Handshake links below. For all CAPD …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Featured Resources

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Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

CAPD is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone we serve. If you need any disability-related accommodations to …

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 …