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


Find an International Career Development Opportunity

Find job opportunities around the globe and gain international experience while at MIT through the following resources.

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Job, Internships, or Studying Abroad

There are many ways to go abroad as an MIT student. International internships are a popular way to …

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Why Business School?

Business schools typically offer a Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Science (MS), or occasionally PhDs in business administration or management. A degree in business can be useful for people interested in areas such as finance, organizational behavior, entrepreneurship, …

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Make a Career Plan

A career plan lists short- and long-term career goals and the actions you can take to achieve them. Career plans can help you make decisions about what classes to take, and identify the extracurricular activities, research, and internships that will …

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3 Questions: Deborah Liverman on helping students overcome career uncertainty

MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) has a simple mission statement: engaging undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and postdocs in self-discovery to craft lives that are intellectually challenging, personally enriching, and of service to the world. With increased career uncertainty …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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How to find a last-minute summer experience

Looking for a summer experience? Summer plans unexpectedly changed? It’s never too late! Here are CAPD’s top tips for finding an internship, job, research, or career exploration opportunity. 

We’re here for you

Our advisors are here to help, whether you …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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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 …