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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 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.

MIT’s high standing in employability rankings explained

At MIT, we know that the students we work with are incredible, and we see our graduates go on to make remarkable, meaningful impact. An MIT student’s future potential is common knowledge at the Institute, and we’ve continually seen it …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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CAPD is now hiring for student Career Fair Directors and a Communications Intern

Looking for leadership experience? Interested in tech, logistics, marketing, graphic design, management, or other essential event-planning skills? Love writing social media posts, designing graphics, or crafting articles? 

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) is now hiring for these student leadership …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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Exploring careers? Check out the IAP Career Exploration Series

This IAP, CAPD is happy to announce 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.  

Visit the events page on Handshake and filter …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration Tianna Ransom
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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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MIT tops the 2021 Emerging’s Global University Employability Ranking

Times Higher Education (THE) announced that M.I.T. was named World’s Best University by graduate recruiters as surveyed by the Global Employability University Ranking and Survey (GEURS). GEURS aims to give an insight into the employability of graduates from universities around the world. …

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