CAPD will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.
We look forward to connecting with you on Monday, November 28th when the office reopens at 10am. Happy Thanksgiving!

Graduate Student Professional Development

Discover resources, connect with mentors, dive deeper into MIT’s 7 professional development competencies, and find out about upcoming events and opportunities.

Graduate professional development is skills-based training complementary to your academic coursework that will augment any career path you decide to follow, within and beyond academe.

MIT provides professional development resources to help you deepen your skills and knowledge in seven areas: career advancement, communication, interpersonal skills, leadership and mentoring, personal development, social responsibility, and teaching. Honing these competencies will give you the confidence to thrive and contribute as a researcher, educator, industry leader, and citizen.

 

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Flipping Failure

TLL’s Flipping Failure initiative is a collection of video and audio stories told by MIT undergraduate and graduate students about their path toward resilience when faced with academic challenges. You’ll find:

Twenty-three stories (including six newly published) about struggling with …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Join Writing Together Online to Beat Your November and December Deadlines

Sessions begin Nov. 1st and run though Dec. 16th

Days become shorter and deadlines get closer. Do not wait! Join Writing Together Online to finish your projects before the holidays. Our 90-min writing sessions create a community of scholars who …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Understanding Advising: Exploring the Advisor and Advisee Relationship

October 13th 1-2pm Virtual Session

Advising is critical to graduate student success. But there is still ambiguity in the literature on higher education and the various advising experiences that students have. Through this panel participants will learn about a new …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
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CAPD Podcast Playlist: Professional Development & Career Competencies

Check out CAPD’s ever-expanding playlist of podcasts offering insight into professional development & career competencies.

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Income Tax Info for MIT International Students & Postdocs

MIT’s Office of the Vice President for Finance provides online and in-person resources for foreign national students and postdocs at MIT for tax withholding, determination of tax treaty eligibility, and tax filing software. International students and postdocs may access:

Sprintax

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Featured Profiles

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  • Senior Lecturer, Bernard M. Gordon-MIT Engineering Leadership Program

Diana Chien

Alumni, Partner
  • Program Director, School of Engineering Communication Lab

Sean Clarke

Alumni, Partner
  • Communication Instructor + Biotech Liaison