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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.


CAPD is now hiring for student Career Fair Directors and a Communications Intern

Looking for leadership experience? Interested in tech, logistics, marketing, graphic design, management, or other essential event-planning skills? Love writing social media posts, designing graphics, or crafting articles? 

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) is now hiring for these student leadership …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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IRTS Summer Fellowship Program

Sunday, June 5 – Friday, August 5

Virtual for Summer 2022

Plus One-Week Expense-Paid NYC Conference

The 9-week IRTS Summer Fellowship Program will begin with an expense-paid orientation week in NYC (subject to pandemic status) followed by remote internships and …

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AMITA & gwaMIT Annual Mentoring and Networking Event: Thursday, Jan. 27, 6-7 p.m.

Womxn Mentoring and Networking Event  
Thursday, Jan. 27, 6-7 p.m.
Registration link

Please join us for the AMITA & Graduate Womxn at MIT (gwaMIT) Annual Mentoring and Networking Event. Meet students, meet alumnae, discuss careers, work life balance and create a …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall
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Tips for Successful Screening Interviews

By Gaeun Seo | December 6, 2021 | Inside Higher Ed

The faculty interviewing season is upon us! Are you ready for first round interviews? This article has some great tips on what to expect and how to prepare.

“Although specific interview …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services Alexis Boyer
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Hash Code – Google Coding Competition

Google’s team-based programming competition, Hash Code, allows you to share your skills and connect with other coders as you work together to solve a problem modeled off a real Google engineering challenge! In small teams of two to four, coders …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Counseling and Training Libby Doucet
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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 …

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 …

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