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Exploring Careers

Find Your Place in the World

A job is just a piece of the puzzle. Finding the right career path is a process of discovery that lasts a lifetime. It starts with some big questions. What do you want to accomplish in your life? What kind of environment supports and inspires you? What makes you happy? You don’t have to figure it all out right now — but you can start to think about the bigger picture by exploring different career paths, setting long-term goals, and meeting with a CAPD career advisor.

The Career Exploration Series

Every fall and IAP, CAPD hosts an institute-wide Career Exploration Series! This series is a collaboration between MIT departments, programs, employers, and alumni to help all students learn about the different career and graduate/professional school options available to you. This year’s series will start on September 12th.

Visit the events page on Handshake and filter by the label “career exploration series” to see all events in the series and register for the events you would like to attend.

Some of the events in last year’s series included:

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Guide to Careers in Financial Planning

The Guide to Careers in Financial Planning is designed to introduce you to the wide range of career opportunities in the financial planning profession. It introduces typical entry points and career tracks, companies that hire financial planners, and provides guidance …

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InterSECT Job Simulations

InterSECT is an online platform that allows PhD-level scientists and humanists, regardless of professional stage, to explore future career options. Our goal is to provide true-to-life job simulation exercises that help individuals consider the following questions:
What are my professional …

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Trailblazers in Engineering

Trailblazers in Engineering are workshops to prepare future trailblazing faculty in engineering with a focus on preparing outstanding scholars who are also committed to increasing the success of underrepresented communities of engineers. Trailblazers in Engineering Fellows are selected not only …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Max Kampelman Paid Fellowships

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe seeks candidates for its Max Kampelman Fellowship. The program is open to students and recent graduates with previous internship experience. Fellows work in political and military affairs, economic and environmental matters, or …

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Seeing the whole person

Alumna, Margaret ‘Mo’ Okobi ’16, prepares for a career combining medicine and public health research to improve mental health care services in vulnerable communities. Read the full story by Leah Campbell for the School of Science.

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Featured Resources

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Taproot Foundation

Taproot Foundation, a national nonprofit, connects nonprofits and social change organizations with passionate business professionals who share their expertise pro …

Career Advising & Professional Development (E17-294) has private interview rooms which can be reserved if you need a space for …

Profiles in Public Service Podcast

In “Profiles in Public Service,” a podcast from the Partnership for Public Service, co-hosts Loren DeJonge Schulman and

MyPlan is a career-planning and self-assessment tool. This service may require that you make an account, but your access is …