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Getting started & exploring careers

Career development and decision-making is a multi-step and dynamic process. No matter where you are in your life-long career journey, you can find career satisfaction by taking the time to build self-awareness. Start the journey here:

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Gaining experience & the job search

Getting experience enables you to apply academic concepts in practice, prototype careers, develop technical & transferable skills, and network within your field. Finding a job or internship requires self-reflection, strategic planning, and the help of others! Aid in your search by…

Job offers & negotation

When receiving a job offer, consider the following to help you navigate the process and make an informed decision:

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Academic pathways

Many consider furthering their education to gain knowledge and develop expertise, expand career opportunities, increase earning potential, and to network or work closely with experts in their field. We can help with the process.. 

As a graduate student, you can also connect with CAPD to deepen your skills and knowledge to complement to your academic coursework and prepare you for future careers.

MIT Podcasts: AI in Hiring Trends

The dramatic advancements in AI over the past few years are omnipresent in the job search, and this collection of podcasts from MIT’s In Machines We Trust can shed light on ways AI might affect your experience in the job …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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MIT Reads Spring 2023: A Conversation with Carolyn Chen: “Work Pray Code”

View the video of MIT’s conversation with the author Carolyn Chen about her book “Work Pray Code: When Work becomes Religion in Silicon Valley” on Panopto. [Touchstone login required]

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Ivy+ Just in Time Virtual Career Fair 4/18/23

Master’s students, PhD students, and postdocs: Whatever career stage you’re in, come learn about job/internship opportunities, explore careers in your field, and network with potential employers. This fair represents a unique chance to connect with and learn about employers who are actively recruiting advanced degree candidates and postdocs from MIT.

By Tamara Raimundi Menghi
Tamara Raimundi Menghi Senior Associate Director, Career Services and Operations
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Learn about the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP)

Reminder to current NSF Fellows: Sign into your NSF GRFP portal and declare your status for the upcoming academic year before April 28, 2023

Interested in learning more about the Fellowship Program? Register for and attend the following upcoming webinar:

By Tara
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Learning to become a medical interpreter

You’re in the hospital with a serious condition. The doctor is asking you questions. The nurse is explaining your discharge instructions. The problem? You don’t understand or speak English. Or at least not well enough to grasp the complex information …

By Julia Mongo
Julia Mongo Staff Writer and Advisor
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