First Generation, Low Income

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 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!


iGrad Financial Literacy

As part of a larger Office of Graduate Education initiative supporting graduate student financial wellness, iGrad is a comprehensive platform offering training and resources on a broad range of financial topics of interest to graduate students. On the platform, you …

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5 Illegal Interview Questions and How to Dodge Them

by Angela Smith, MBA

You’re sitting in the interview for your dream job, and it’s going great. You’ve knocked the hard questions out of the park, and you and the interviewer are really hitting it off. Then, out of the blue, she …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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FLI-ing Abroad – MISTI Blogs

Crista Falk is a rising senior at MIT majoring in 6-9: computation and cognition. Right now, she is living in Germany through the MISTI program and doing research in the ETP department at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology.

As an IdentityX …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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Health Benefits Glossary

The Society for Human Resource Management assembled this glossary of health benefit terms that are often used during open enrollment benefits season.

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Considering the Cost of Education

The cost of college can include a variety of items including some you might not expect. By understanding college costs, you can compare schools and explore options for how to lower your costs.

Read on to learn more from Federal …

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