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New Professional Development Certificates for PhDs and Postdocs

Applications are now open

We are excited to announce that applications are now open for two new professional development certificate programs for PhDs and postdocs for AY 2023-2024: the Research Mentoring Certificate and the Grant Writing Training Certificate. Applications for …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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“Spilling the Tea” for MIT Graduate Women

The “Spilling the Tea” series is back! At these small-scale, limited-enrollment events, join in a conversation with an alumna leader over (iced) tea and cookies. Each of the “Spilling the Tea” parties takes an important topic as its theme, such …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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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:


The program is a 3 session workshop …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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The MIT Grad Blog

About the Grad Blog

We, the Graduate Students of MIT, welcome you to our Blog. This is where we tell our stories. We pledge to be unadulterated and unabashed in this pursuit.

This Blog is our playground, our stage, our …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Working Against Racism Within Career Advising and Employer Recruitment

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) has a responsibility to acknowledge and recognize the systematic processes that disadvantage our Black and African American students in the MIT student recruiting process.  #ShutDownAcademia on June 10th was the perfect time to say …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Featured Profiles

Diana Chien

Alumni, Partner
  • Program Director, School of Engineering Communication Lab
Meet Diana >

Sean Clarke

Alumni, Partner
  • Communication Instructor + Biotech Liaison
Meet Sean >
  • Director of the Writing and Communication Center (WCC)
Meet Elena >
  • Director of Product Management and Strategy / Alum Broadcom
Meet Ravi >
  • Senior Advisor for Communications , MIT Office of the Vice Chancellor
Meet Michael Patrick >
  • Associate Director of the Knight Science Journalism Program at MIT
Meet Ashley >

Featured Resources


Application materials for PhDs and Postdocs: Examples and how-to guides

These resources are designed for MIT PhDs and postdocs to serve as guides through the process of career document preparation. …

Check out CAPD’s ever expanding playlist of music to get you pumped up whenever you’re in need of a confidence …

CAPD Podcast Playlist: Professional Development & Career Competencies

Check out CAPD’s ever-expanding playlist of podcasts offering insight into professional development & career competencies.

When Science Speaks

When Science Speaks is a pocast series profiling innovative and interesting people working in science and technical fields – from …

PLOS Curated Tools for Scientists

“Ten Simple Rules” provide a quick, concentrated guide for mastering some of the professional challenges research scientists face in their …

Grad Commx

Gradcommx was designed by the OGE to address broadly transferable skills rather than discipline-specific training. It is meant to be …