CAPD is a welcoming and affirming space for students who identify across the LBGTQ+ spectrum. We understand that your gender identity, gender expression, and/or sexual orientation are integral parts of who you are, and we offer our support as you engage in career planning and look for opportunities that will offer the safe and supportive working environments you deserve.

Resources at CAPD and MIT

  • A career appointment at CAPD is an excellent opportunity to talk through questions of disclosure in professional settings.
  • LBGTQ+ Services at MIT is an intercultural campus resource for diverse gender, romantic, and sexual identities.
  • Find exactly what you’re looking for on our curated and annotated list of LBGTQ+ Career Resources.

Life After MIT

  • Out & Equal has created this guide as a tool for LBGTQ people and allies looking to strengthen their understanding of how to share their stories in the workplace.
  • Interested in entrepreneurship? StartOut has been the champion for LBGTQ+ entrepreneurs, promoted the successes of our community, and researched the economic impact of LBGTQ+ entrepreneurs.
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Workplace Rights

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LBGTQ+ Professional Development Fund

  • These professional development funds are available to currently enrolled MIT undergraduate students to support educational opportunities, legal name change, professional attire, and more. Learn more at MIT WGS.

OME’s Momentum – Applications due October 15th!

Momentum is an interdisciplinary design course (16.682) offered to first and second year undergraduate students during MIT’s Independent Activities Period (IAP).

Momentum 2024 will be held January 8th – February 2nd, 2024. This year, Blue Origin is challenging participants to …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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Laureates & Leaders – Applications due October 11th!

Are you a sophomore (class of 2026) thinking about pursuing a doctoral degree someday? Applications for The Office of Minority Education’s Laureates & Leaders program are due October 11th!

The Laureates & Leaders program is a graduate school initiative designed …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition, the MIT HR WorkLife and Wellbeing Center is hosting a series of live webinars throughout the month that will focus on personal wellbeing and mental health.

Experts in their fields, will share …

By Tara
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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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Is the Company You’re Interviewing with Actually Inclusive?

KeyAnna Schmiedl | December 15, 2021 | Harvard Business Review


Although it can be challenging to get a full picture of a company before you actually land the job, here are some questions you can ask to understand if the organization …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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