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.

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U.S. C3E Women in clean energy seminar series: Advanced nuclear energy – Electricity and beyond

July 11, 2024, 2:00-3:00pm ET

Webinar Registration

Are you looking to learn more about recent developments in nuclear reactor design, demonstration, and legislation? The advanced reactors being designed and demonstrated today will be capable of doing more than just producing …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Happy Pride

Wishing you the happiest Pride month! Save the date for JAKE Small coming to MIT on Tuesday, September 10, 2024.

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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Now recruiting: CAPD student leaders

Want to support MIT students, postdocs, employers, and alumni while you get hands-on experience for your career? Apply to CAPD’s student roles! Each of these opportunities lets you grow your skills in a specific focus area — from event planning to …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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MIT Comm Lab Spotlight: Engineers, Express Yourselves

The MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab, which turned 10 in 2023, helps students translate their work for broader impact.

For a decade, the MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab, which originated in the Department of Biological Engineering and has …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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Paid Positions at the Office of Sustainability

The MIT Office of Sustainability is seeking applicants for a 10-week, student researcher summer cohort program.

We have 6 hourly paid positions for graduate and undergraduate students.

This is an opportunity to dive into hands-on projects aimed at advancing sustainability …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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Featured Resources

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Comprehensive job sites that list academic positions (higher education) at all different levels and for all fields (mostly focused within …

Choosing between job offers (worksheet)

Receiving two or more job offers can be both an exciting and stressful time. Whether you are waiting to hear …

Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

CAPD is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone we serve. If you need any disability-related accommodations to …

Survival Guide for Women of Color

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