Career prototypes

Career prototypes can be conversations, internships, research experiences, or other short-term projects enabling you to test assumptions + inform your future career decisions. Whether you’re building a solar car or organizing a conference about sustainability, you’re learning about an industry and trying something new. These experiences are interactive (mens et manus) and leave room to reflect (do I want to do this again?) At MIT you’ll have many opportunities to prototype a career through CAPD and the robust number of experiential learning programs offered at the Institute. Don’t see an option that suits your needs? Schedule an appointment with a CAPD staff member to brainstorm ideas.


Funding for your summer & IAP experiences

Did you find an amazing experience or project but are you unsure of how to cover the cost? Review these funding sources available through MIT and apply if it works for you!

Career Exploration Fellowship

Application due: March 15
Award …

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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 …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Explore and Build Your Skills

You can supplement your internships with other opportunities that will help you gain experience in a new career area and develop your skills. Check out some of these resources:

Coursera
Free online courses offered through various universities
MIT’s subscription to …

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MIT Climate CoLab

The goal of Climate CoLab is to harness the collective intelligence of thousands of people from all around the world to address complex societal problems, starting with global climate change.

Inspired by systems like Wikipedia and Linux, Climate CoLab is …

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Researching Careers

Learning more about industries and careers options can help you narrow your focus on those that might be a good fit. Below are some tools and techniques to help you begin researching potential career paths. Don’t forget: if you need …

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