CAPD will be closed on Thursday, November 24th and Friday, November 25th.
We look forward to connecting with you on Monday, November 28th when the office reopens at 10am. Happy Thanksgiving!

Network & conduct informational interviews

Networking is the process of discovering and making use of connections between people. These network connections can be as informal as talking to your family and friends, or as formal as attending a career event with prospective employers. Networking is useful for gathering information about a certain industry, organization, career path, or skill. Networking is about building relationships with people who can provide information and advice, and may lead to future opportunities. One great networking resource is the MIT Alumni Advisor Hub, an online platform to connect with alumni for career conversations and informational interviews.

Culture500 from Sloan Management Review

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Culture matters. Now we can measure it using over 1 million employee reviews. Find out what sets leading companies apart.

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Professional correspondence guidelines (with samples)

Whether you are sending a follow-up email, requesting a new interview date, negotiating aspects of an offer package, or declining an offer, communicate effectively in writing to leave a good impression and set the tone for mutual respect. Review these …

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Communicating effectively with employers

Whether you are meeting with recruiters at a career fair, networking with MIT alums or negotiating a job offer, feel confident and communicate effectively during these interactions by reviewing these tips. 

Make a great first impression

The first 30 seconds …

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The Three Most Important Ways to Show Value to your Employers

By Interstride

Imagine your job application on the desk of a hiring manager.

Next to yours is another one, but this one belongs to a domestic student who is also nearing graduation. Your resumes look almost identical.

Who gets a …

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Networking Primer for First-year Undergraduates

You may feel a little overwhelmed with the idea of professional networking. Media portrayals might make you visualize the classic idea of a stuffy business networking event where people in suits awkwardly shake hands while balancing small plates and glasses …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, Career Advising & Training
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Explore the ultimate culture scorecard.

Culture matters. Now we can measure it using over 1 million employee reviews. Find out …

Professional correspondence guidelines (with samples)

Whether you are sending a follow-up email, requesting a new interview date, negotiating aspects of an offer package, or declining …

Communicating effectively with employers

Whether you are meeting with recruiters at a career fair, networking with MIT alums or negotiating a job offer, feel …

Career Advising & Professional Development (E17-294) has private interview rooms which can be reserved if you need a space for …