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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.


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How to navigate authorship of scientific manuscripts

BY ELISABETH PAIN

“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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Inclusive Teaching – Online Training Module

Who: Open to anyone at MIT and especially designed for those in teaching roles (faculty, teaching staff, TAs).

What: In this online module, you can explore why inclusive teaching is relevant and important by articulating the multiple intersecting identities you …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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Graduate Students of Color Mentoring Circles create opportunities to connect with alumni

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE) have launched the 2021-2022 Mentoring Circle initiative for Graduate Students of Color. Through this month-long program (mid-October through mid-November), students have the opportunity to connect with alumni …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Elsie Otero
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Teach anything with Splash!

Teach anything! Any subject! STEM. Humanities. Arts and music. Sports. Games and puzzles. Hobbies and crafts. 

Splash 2021 will take place on November 20-21. For more information, please visit the program details page. Register to teach a class by October 8th

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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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 …