Summer schedule, May 30-August 26, 2022 | CAPD is remote on Fridays, hours stay the same | See our full schedule

PhD Students

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.


Five ways Peer Career Advisors can become great mentors

Did you know: Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) offers juniors, seniors, and graduate students a unique opportunity to be mentors through the Peer Career Advisor (PCA) program? Every year, CAPD seeks out students interested in assisting their peers with …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, Career Advising & Training
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Medical Ethics and your Med/Health Professions School Application

When applying to health professions school, your ability to wrestle with complex ethical situations is an important predictor of how well you’ll be able to handle such situations as a practitioner.

Medical schools and other health professions schools assess this …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Prehealth & Career Advisor
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American Council of Learned Societies: Pathways to Non-Academic Careers for PhDs

Interested in non-academic career paths for humanities & social sciences PhDs? Watch the recording of the American Council of Learned Societies’ May 17 2022 panel discussion, “Beyond the Academy: Pathways to Non-Academic Careers for PhDs”: https://bit.ly/3wSW7lP

 

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The New York Times: The Working Woman’s Handbook

Check out this collection of articles from the New York Times addressing women in the workplace.

“The workplace still isn’t equal. Learn to dodge the landmines, fight bias and not burn out in the process.”

 

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Faculty Job Search Series: Summer 2022

This summer, Career Advising and Professional Development will help you prepare for your upcoming academic job search. When tenure track faculty jobs post this fall, you’ll be ready! Join us as we discuss the application process and consider the documents …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services
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The following materials are commonly requested.  We encourage you to schedule an appointment with a career advisor to review your …

Interviews for faculty positions often include two rounds:

First round – Phone or Video  (20-40 minutes)

This is an initial …

If you receive an academic job offer, express interest, and then take the time to carefully assess whether the offer …

PhD Career Pathways

The Council of Graduate Schools’ PhD Career Pathways project is a multi-phase initiative to improve doctoral education through data collection, information-sharing, university …