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!

Career Conversations: How to Find (and Land) a Job in Financial Services

Career Conversations is The Muse’s live virtual panel series that explores functional career paths and provide insight into how to get started at the entry-to-associate level.

Get advice from analysts and associates working at Deutsche Bank, Scotiabank, Goldman Sachs, and …

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Expanding the conversation about sustainability

Senior Stacy Godfreey-Igwe seeks to make marginalized communities more visible in the fight against climate change.

Read the full article on MIT News.

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5 up-and-coming jobs in sustainability, and what’s next

In an article shared by MIT Sloan, Meredith Somers discusses the shift from “reactive to proactive environmental practices,” and how a company’s sustainability practices are now viewed as an indication of its success.

“Sustainability is no longer an afterthought in …

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Silicon Valley beckoned, but he went home to Delaware

Senior Max Williamson uses his background in computer science to tackle public policy issues in his home state and on a global scale.

Read the full article on MIT News.

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Around the World with MISTI

Learn more about MISTI student experiences by watching this YouTube playlist. MISTI provides MIT students with the chance to gain hands-on, real-life work experience in leading companies and labs around the world. At no cost.

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Featured Resources


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