Master's Students

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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.


How to Ask for a Raise or Negotiate Your Salary

Whether you’re negotiating your incoming salary for a new job or asking for a raise in your current position, here are some points you’ll want to address in order to have a professional conversation regarding your salary.

1. Know the …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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5 Salary Negotiating Tips for Remote Jobs

Due to Covid-19, work is evolving. In June, a study by Gartner predicted that 48 percent of employees will be working remotely for some (if not all) of the time post-pandemic, compared to 30 percent pre-pandemic. And in May, Facebook announced …

By Firsthand
We help applicants, students, job-seekers and professionals like you find the right career path using the power of firsthand experiences.
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Not Sure What You Should Be Making at Your First Job? Here’s How to Figure Out the Right Number to Aim for

Launching your career by landing your first full-time job can be thrilling, but there might be one small thing you’re not so sure about as you wait to hear the words, “You’re hired!”: Money.

How do you know what to …

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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3 Questions: Deborah Liverman on helping students overcome career uncertainty

MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) has a simple mission statement: engaging undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and postdocs in self-discovery to craft lives that are intellectually challenging, personally enriching, and of service to the world. With increased career uncertainty …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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How to find a last-minute summer experience

Looking for a summer experience? Summer plans unexpectedly changed? It’s never too late! Here are CAPD’s top tips for finding an internship, job, research, or career exploration opportunity. 

We’re here for you

Our advisors are here to help, whether you …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes
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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.

The DOD SkillBridge program is an opportunity for service members to gain valuable civilian work experience through specific industry training, …