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Family/Supporters

Welcome to the Family/Supporters page!

Exploration, preparation, and a team that understands how it all works.

MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) empowers students to think big picture about their career interests and goals, then support them through every part of the journey, from research, resumes, and career fairs, to interviews, job offers and salaries. Watch these short videos to learn how CAPD can help your student explore careers and prepare for internships, jobs, and graduate school. And meet CAPD staff too!  Are you a student? Watch the CAPD student virtual orientation. We will be answering general family and suppoters’ questions on this page throughout the year. Submit questions here


Graduate Students of Color Mentoring Circles create opportunities to connect with alumni

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) have launched the 2021-2022 Mentoring Circle initiative for Graduate Students of Color. Through this month-long program (mid-October through mid-November), students have the opportunity to connect with alumni …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Elsie Otero
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QS World University Rankings rates MIT #1 in graduate employability for 2022

MIT has maintained its no. 1 place in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings’ Graduate Employability Rankings for 2022. Stanford University, UCLA, The University of Sydney, and Harvard University completed this year’s top five, respectively. 

The Institute received a perfect …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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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 Lydia Huth
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How to Help MIT Students, Postdocs, and Recent Alumni Gain Experience

CAPD has compiled the following ways that alumni, parents, and employers can partner with campus organizations and programs at MIT to help support undergraduate and graduate students, postdocs, and recent alumni.

Post Opportunities in Handshake:

If your organization has a …

By Meredith Pepin
Meredith Pepin Associate Director, Career Advising & Education Meredith Pepin
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5 Books College Graduates Entering the Hybrid Workplace Need to Read

The graduating class of 2021 may have not had the ideal senior year, but they are proving to be the most resilient. While students had to adjust from learning face-to-face and meeting in the library on campus to the digital …

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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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