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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.


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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It’s Equal Pay Day. Women earn 84 cents for every dollar men make — or even less

HEARD ON ALL THINGS CONSIDERED

by Andrea Hsu | NPR

Equal Pay Day has come around again, and it feels a little like Groundhog Day.

Despite the annual reminder about how far into the new year women have to work to …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Women in STEM, MIT Values: Excellence + Curiosity Panel

Thursday, March 7th from 4-5:30 pm | Bush Room, 10-105

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MindHandHeart welcomes Professors Paula Hammond, Ann Graybiel and Sangeeta Bhatia: hear about each person’s career journeys, challenges experienced along the way, and advice for those interested in pursuing careers in STEM. 

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Dissertation Dispatch: The Grad School Survival Guide

Graduate school can be hard. And during difficult moments, advice from peers who have walked a similar path can make you feel less alone. That’s why the Graduate Professional Development team is putting together a “Survival Guide” of real advice, …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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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 …

Virtual career fairs offer the opportunity for students and employers to connect in ways that transcend physical distances, at greater …

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.