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 2023-24 series will start on September 11th.

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 the 2023-24 series include:

Interested in exploring your options by chatting with employers? Sign up for an informal coffee chat to speak with employers in individual and small group settings!

Capital One’s Summer “Tech Mini Mester” Interest Form is Now Open!

Interested in joining Capital One’s Summer Tech Immersive Program? “Tech Mini Mester” is a 5-day journey into the heart of innovation and technology! This immersive program is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to excel in …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Now recruiting: CAPD student leaders

Want to support MIT students, postdocs, employers, and alumni while you get hands-on experience for your career? Apply to CAPD’s student roles! Each of these opportunities lets you grow your skills in a specific focus area — from event planning to …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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FintechDegrees.org – Forge Your Future in Fintech

Stay ahead of the financial curve with FintechDegrees.org! Use our encyclopedic directory of fintech degree programs from across the country to find a qualification that matches industry expectations. Or simplify your research by exploring fintech programs by state, program level, …

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Explore Careers in Medicine & Healthcare this IAP!

By Akunna Rosser
Akunna Rosser Senior Assistant Director, Prehealth Advising
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External veteran career support resources

The following resources are selected specifically because of their support to the US veteran population.

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The following resources are selected specifically because of their support to the US veteran population.

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