Find a job or internship

Wondering how to find an opportunity?

These steps can get you started and help you organize your search.

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Focus your search

Clarify your interests, skills, and values through self-assessment

Explore your career interests and conduct informational interviews to gain industry insight

What motivates you?

What topics pique your curiosity?

What types of problems would you like to help solve?

What skills do you want to develop?

  • Location
  • Industries
  • Work environment
  • Company culture/size

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Set up search alerts to learn about opportunities

Use Handshake to search for jobs or internships, find inclusive employers, and create job search agents to receive email notifications when new opportunities are posted.

Check out these job and internship search websites, for industry-specific resources also review relevant career interest pages.

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Get organized

Create a job/internship search spreadsheet to track applications, companies of interest and other opportunities.

Curate a target list of companies and begin networking with MIT alums or other contacts working there.

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Develop your application materials and prepare for interviews

Create or update your resume and LinkedIn profile.

Prepare for interviews.

Meet with a CAPD staff member for feedback on your application materials or to prepare for interviews.

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Make connections (network)

Attend employer-sponsored events to learn about companies and the available opportunities. Sign up for these events on Handshake.

Participate in a career fair to connect with employers who are actively hiring.

Develop a list of connections you might have developed through FSLIGs, UROPs, classes, or other extracurricular activities. Let them know you’re looking for a job or internship.

Network and conduct informational interviews with MIT alums to discuss job or internship search strategies.

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Connect with CAPD

We’re here to help you find opportunities, prepare your application materials, and feel supported throughout the recruiting process. If you believe you have experienced a prohibited employment practice, please reach out to CAPD by emailing or by scheduling an appointment.

Schedule an appointment with a career advisor (or click the button below for a walkthrough of how to use Handshake to set up your appointment).

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