Resources & Advice

Below, you’ll find CAPD’s expert advice and tailored resources, grouped together for easy navigation. You can also search and filter our entire resource library.

Getting started & exploring careers

Career development and decision-making is a multi-step and dynamic process. No matter where you are in your life-long career journey, you can find career satisfaction by taking the time to build self-awareness. Start the journey here:

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Gaining experience & the job search

Getting experience enables you to apply academic concepts in practice, prototype careers, develop technical & transferable skills, and network within your field. Finding a job or internship requires self-reflection, strategic planning, and the help of others! Aid in your search by…

Job offers & negotation

When receiving a job offer, consider the following to help you navigate the process and make an informed decision:

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Academic pathways

Many consider furthering their education to gain knowledge and develop expertise, expand career opportunities, increase earning potential, and to network or work closely with experts in their field. We can help with the process.. 

As a graduate student, you can also connect with CAPD to deepen your skills and knowledge to complement to your academic coursework and prepare you for future careers.

Looking for a job or internship in 2024?

Hiring season is nearly upon us and employers are looking for candidates just like you! So be sure to register for an evening of networking at the Spring Career Night (SCN) on February 28 from 5-7:30pm at Walker Memorial (Bldg …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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Attend “Working, Studying, and Living in the Netherlands” on Thursday, February 29th!

The Netherlands Point of Entry is the first stop for international talent looking to work or set up a business in the Netherlands. We give advice to entrepreneurs, graduates and professionals about residence permits. The Netherlands Point of Entry also …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Explore career options & build your network with the MIT Infinite Careers Speaker Series

As we kick off the Spring semester, we are excited to share an excellent opportunity for you to connect with MIT alumni and gain valuable insights into various industries through the MIT Infinite Careers Speaker Series.

The program offers a …

By Desi Soetanto
Desi Soetanto CAPD Program Assistant
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Samvid Scholars provides up to $100,000 for graduate study

Applications are due on Monday April 8, 2024. Visit the Samvid Scholars website to learn more and apply. Schedule an appointment with a CAPD advisor for support with your application materials.

Samvid Scholars is a merit-based graduate scholarship and leadership …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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PhD & Postdoc Career Series: Spring 2024

Join us for a series of programs tailored to your unique needs as an advanced trainee!

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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Featured Resources


Interviews for faculty positions often include two rounds:

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

This is an initial …

Choosing between job offers (worksheet)

Receiving two or more job offers can be both an exciting and stressful time. Whether you are waiting to hear …

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