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

Faculty/Staff

Welcome to the MIT Faculty/Staff page!

Career Advising and Professional Development sit at the center of the MIT career advising universe, acting as a hub to help students navigate the many different career resources available across the Institute. Faculty and staff are important parts of the career advising universe, and we want to work with you to ensure MIT students and postdocs can accomplish their career goals.

CAPD works with all majors and all levels on their career and professional development goals. We partner with departments in many ways and appreciate feedback on how to best partner with you to serve your students and postdocs.


What to Expect in Spring 2022

  • Access to our advisors
  • CAPD workshops and programs
  • Virtual recruiting
  • Graduate and professional school
  • Career Fairs
  • Micro-internships
  • Students and postdocs can schedule 15 – 50 minute in-person, or virtual appointments between 7 am – 7 pm.CAPD operating hours will be 10 am – 4 pm, Monday – Friday, but virtual and in-person meetings and advising appointments will happen before and after open hours. Information about alumni appointments is on the CAPD alumni webpage.  
  • Our workshops will be mostly virtual. MIT’s Handshake events page lists workshops and events. Event information will continue to be delivered to academic administrator inboxes weekly, and new staff members can sign up for event emails on our website. Also, the workshop request form is available for special requests.
  • Many employers still have travel limitations; therefore, recruiting and career fairs will mostly be offered conducted virtually. MIT’s Handshake will host information sessions, coffee talks, presentations, internships and full-time opportunities listings, and interview schedules. Students and postdocs are encouraged to complete their Handshake profiles and set up their notifications to get alerts on the activities of most interest to them.
  • We expect another competitive season of mainly virtual interviewing for students applying to graduate and professional schools. Prehealth Advising, Distinguished Fellowship Advising, and Graduate School Advising are part of CAPD services and another way we support students as they explore various career paths.
  • Full details on the career fairs being offered this semester can be found on the Fairs at MIT page.
  • Students looking for a short-term project or internship over IAP should consider a micro-internship to build their skills, connect with employers and explore a career path. Each day, new projects become available and it’s really easy to search for them in Handshake using “micro-intern” as search term when looking through the job listings.Learn more about Micro-internships

In addition to the Fall Career Fair series, other career fairs will be offered by partners across campus and Harvard. View our Annual Career Fairs at MIT  page for a full list of planned and anticipated fairs.

No one-size-fits-all approach for mentorship

Daniel Korsun | Office of Graduate Education | May 3, 2022

Committed to Caring honoree Jeff Grossman strives to provide each of his students with personalized advising.

Although some of his research focuses on nanomaterials, MIT Professor Jeff Grossman makes sure that his …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Hybrid Master’s, PhD, and Postdoc Career Fair welcomes hundreds of students

CAPD is happy to report that the hybrid in-real-life/virtual Master’s, PhD, and Postdoc Career Fair on 3/31 and 4/1 was a smashing success! CAPD’s first in-person career fair in two and a half years had 204 candidates in the Johnson …

By Dana Kovacs
Dana Kovacs Assistant Director for Career Fairs
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“Yulia’s Dream” to support young, at-risk Ukrainian students of mathematics

Sandi Miller | Department of Mathematics | March 30, 2022

Millions have fled the Russian invasion of Ukraine, and for those who are staying, schools are closed. While refugee-supporting programs focus on immediate needs, the Department of Mathematics’ MIT PRIMES program plans to …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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What Equal Pay Day 2022 Data Is—And Is Not—Telling Us

by Holly Corbett | Forbes

This Equal Pay Day, the data shows the wage gap closed by 1 cent. On the surface, this looks like progress. Yet these numbers are not telling the whole story.

Equal Pay Day falls on March …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Equal Pay Day: March 15, 2022

Explore statistics related to the wage gap from the US Census Bureau.

The 2022 Equal Pay Day is Tuesday, March 15. According to the National Committee on Pay Equity, “This date symbolizes how far into the year women must work …

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