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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.


5 Salary Negotiating Tips for Remote Jobs

Due to Covid-19, work is evolving. In June, a study by Gartner predicted that 48 percent of employees will be working remotely for some (if not all) of the time post-pandemic, compared to 30 percent pre-pandemic. And in May, Facebook announced …

By Lisa Rangel - Vault
Vault
A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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Not Sure What You Should Be Making at Your First Job? Here’s How to Figure Out the Right Number to Aim for

Launching your career by landing your first full-time job can be thrilling, but there might be one small thing you’re not so sure about as you wait to hear the words, “You’re hired!”: Money.

How do you know what to …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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12 High-Paying Jobs That’ll Let You Tap Into Your Creativity

When you’re a naturally creative individual, job searching can feel particularly challenging. It’s easy to feel like any job that isn’t obviously artistic will force you to either give up an important part of yourself or settle for a low …

By Carina Finn - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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3 Questions: Deborah Liverman on helping students overcome career uncertainty

MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) has a simple mission statement: engaging undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and postdocs in self-discovery to craft lives that are intellectually challenging, personally enriching, and of service to the world. With increased career uncertainty …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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How to find a last-minute summer experience

Looking for a summer experience? Summer plans unexpectedly changed? It’s never too late! Here are CAPD’s top tips for finding an internship, job, research, or career exploration opportunity. 

We’re here for you

Our advisors are here to help, whether you …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes Tavi Sookhoo
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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 …