Master's Students

Welcome to the Master’s Students Page!

MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) can help you explore new and exciting careers, refine your goals and objectives, work through difficult questions, and articulate your most valuable skills. Your master’s program will go by fast, so take advantage CAPD programming and learn how to productively engage in career planning, grow your own powerful networks, and communicate effectively with employers who need you on their teams.

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Career Appointments

Join us at CAPD for a one-on-one career advising appointment to discuss a wide range of career topics including exploration and planning, job/internship searches, application materials, interviews, salary negotiations, and any other questions or concerns. We’re here to support you, wherever you are in your career journey. Have questions about graduate career advising? Contact Alexis Boyer.

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Career Interests

Career Interests are a way to explore career interests, find useful resources, and connect to potential opportunities. Follow any of the career interests that align with your skills to receive customized emails including information about jobs, internships, research opportunities, events, tips from employers, and more. Sign in at the top right side of this page and update your preferences to choose your interests.

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Workshops and Events

Take advantage of all MIT has to offer by participating in CAPD workshops and events throughout the year. Participate in a career fair, discover ways to develop your professional skills before you hit the job market, or learn how to leverage the power of your MIT network.

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Graduate Professional Development

MIT provides a comprehensive collection of professional development opportunities designed to help graduate students develop skills and knowledge in areas that will be of great value in any career path you decide to follow, within and beyond academe. Graduate professional development is skills-based training complementary to your discipline-based coursework, and focuses on seven competency areas: career advancement, communication, interpersonal development, leadership and mentoring, personal development, social responsibility, and teaching.


The C.H.A.O.S. Process

Graduate studies can feel a lot like chaos. There’s a lot going on between research, teaching, clubs, and activities. How can you stay focused and centered with so much going on? Will you ever have time to reflect on how …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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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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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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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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Personal finance on your mind this tax season?

If so, check out the following resources from the Office of Graduate Education to help you manage your personal finance:

Financial Investing Seminar Series

A three-part seminar series on Zoom for graduate students interested in learning more about investing, in …

By Tara
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Featured Resources


Survival Guide for Women of Color

How to protect your bright mind from the drain of everyday racism you may encounter in academic life.

Learn more about the different ways to incorporate art into your MIT education, courtesy of Arts at MIT.

In W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America (Princeton Architectural Press, 2018), editors Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Britt …

CAPD was joined by Vanessa Thomas, Sam Ford, and Bill Andrews to talk about their careers in writing and publishing.