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


MechE Graduate Coaching Program

Calling all graduate students (Master’s & PhD) looking to use the summer to further their professional development! Look no further than the MechE Graduate Coaching Program. Register by 7/10/2023. More details below:

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The program is a 3 session workshop …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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PhD & Postdoc Career Night draws over 200 participants

On March 16, Career Advising and Professional Development hosted our first PhD & Postdoc Career Night. Our planning team conceptualized this event consisting of four PhD/postdoc alumni panels in the afternoon alongside an evening networking session featuring employers from a …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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1,806 attend 2nd annual institute-wide Career Exploration Series

For the second year, CAPD coordinated an institute-wide Career Exploration Series during the fall and IAP. The series is a collaboration between DLCs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about different career and graduate/professional school options available to …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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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 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 …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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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 …