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PhD Students

Welcome to the PhD Students page!

If you're in a PhD program at MIT, you are an exceptional researcher and scholar. With your deep knowledge and skills set, there are no limits to what you can achieve. When you can do so much, narrowing your options and making decisions about what you want to do and where you want to go can be daunting. We're here to help. Visit CAPD for a one-on-one conversation and address your questions with an advisor, use our resources to learn new skills like networking, and join our workshops to help you refine your job documents and search strategies. Whether you decide to pursue a career in academe, government, non-profit, or industry CAPD is ready to support you.


Virtual Event: “Unleash your PhD” Oct. 25-29, 2021

Register for your free tickets here.

The Unleash your PhD event is open to anyone with a PhD or who is working on one and is curious about
non-academic job opportunities:
…From any sector (STEM, humanities, & beyond)
…Who wants …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall
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OGE Fall Financial Literacy Workshops: Oct. 26, Nov. 5, Nov. 9

The Office of Graduate Education invites all graduate students to a virtual workshop series on investing brought to you by Fidelity Investments. This three-part series will help guide those interested on the path to investing. RSVP here. A Zoom link will be …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall
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Trauma Informed Teaching

On Tuesday, October 26th from 3-4 pm, Dr. Mays Imad will be presenting a virtual seminar entitled: Trauma-informed Teaching: the neuroscience of toxic stress and how to increase engagement, connection, and healing in the classroom. Her talk will address …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Elsie Otero
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How to navigate authorship of scientific manuscripts


“There hasn’t been any point during my career when recognition through authorship has not been essential,” says Martin Rolfs, a professor in experimental psychology at the Humboldt University of Berlin in Germany. As a Ph.D. student and …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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October Pre-Law Events & Resources

University of Houston Law Center Symposium, Law Fair, and Summer Program
Diversity Pre-Law Symposium & Law School Admissions Fair on October 16 & October 23, 2021
Pre-Law Pipeline Program Application Period for Summer 2022 opens October 15, 2021
Best Law …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration Tianna Ransom
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Featured Resources

The following materials are commonly requested.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your …

WHAT IS A POSTDOCTORAL ASSIGNMENT (POSTDOC): An opportunity to develop additional skills and experience while under the supervision of an …