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Family/Supporters

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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 supports them through every part of the journey, from research, resumes, and career fairs, to interviews, job offers, and salaries. Watch the CAPD Orientation to learn how our office can help your student explore careers and prepare for internships, jobs, and graduate school. Learn more about our programs and services and meet CAPD staff.


Parents and supporters are integral navigators

Parents and supporters have a special role in navigating students to resources during their time at MIT that will help as they discover their career interests and gain experience to verify that those are career paths they wish to pursue in the future. Review this video series to hear additional ways that parents and supporters can assist students in career exploration.

Postdoc Story: Máté Bezdek

Department, Lab or Center: Department of Chemistry, Laboratory of Prof. Tim Swager

Number of years at MIT: 2

What is the focus of your research?

I work on making molecules and materials that have applications as sensors for environmental health …

By Ashley Ann Thomas
Ashley Ann Thomas Social Media Marketing Manager
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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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“Yulia’s Dream” to support young, at-risk Ukrainian students of mathematics

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics | March 30, 2022

Millions have fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and for those who are staying, schools are closed. While refugee-supporting programs focus on immediate needs, the Department of Mathematics’ MIT PRIMES program plans to …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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What Equal Pay Day 2022 Data Is—And Is Not—Telling Us

by Holly Corbett | Forbes

This Equal Pay Day, the data shows the wage gap closed by 1 cent. On the surface, this looks like progress. Yet these numbers are not telling the whole story.

Equal Pay Day falls on March …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Equal Pay Day: March 15, 2022

Explore statistics related to the wage gap from the US Census Bureau.

The 2022 Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, March 15. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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The New York Times: The Working Woman’s Handbook

Check out this collection of articles from the New York Times addressing women in the workplace.

“The workplace still isn’t …

“There is so much misinformation out there about law school admissions. It is sometimes shocking what my students tell me …