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.

Yale Law School Launchpad Scholars Program

This innovative program aims to ensure that excellent applicants from all backgrounds can maximize their potential as law students and legal professionals, empowering them to become leaders in their future careers.

Participants will receive tools and resources — including one-on-one mentorship, …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Stanford Law Scholars Institute

Application deadline is January 19, 2024. 

For more information:

Stanford Law School recognizes that the legal sector is among the least diverse professions in the United States and is committed to helping create a legal profession that better serves all …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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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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Best Places to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2021

Human Rights Campaign Foundation’s Corporate Equality Index is the national benchmarking tool on corporate policies, practices and benefits pertinent to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer employees. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation is proud to recognize the 767 businesses that …

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