College and career development are unfamiliar topics for all college students. And CAPD understands that being a first-generation and/or low-income student can come with a unique set of challenges, specifically around your college and career development. We partner with FLI@MIT and GFLI@MIT on workshops and events for your career and CAPD advisors are able to support your needs regardless of your preparation for the work ahead.
Let CAPD help you learn about:
- exploring your career options
- planning, executing, and enriching your career development
- navigating potential barriers and obstacles to employment and continuing education
Schedule an appointment on Handshake to meet with us. If you don’t see a time that meets your availability please email us and we can find a time that works!
You may be equally excited and nervous about being the first in your family to go to college. Navigating a new area without familiarity can be challenging. CAPD can help be a hub of connections to support and grow your career. CAPD can help you with topics including networking, finding opportunities, and connecting with alumni. We can also direct you to other campus resources, including:
- Student Organizations, Leadership, and Engagement (SOLE)
- MIT First Generation Program (FLI)
- MIT Alumni Advisors Hub
- Various mentoring programs
Higher education costs both time and money—so you will want to invest both, wisely. Understanding the cost of your education is just the start, but you might need additional support navigating your personal financial journey as well around topics including financial aid, personal financial management, and salary/offer negotiation. CAPD is a resource you can rely on for job/internship financial questions, and can help direct you to other campus resources including: