Explore your options. Find your place. And let us help get you there.  

CAPD helps every MIT student, regardless of their discipline or professional interest, build the skills and confidence they need to succeed. Let us help you think about your career interests and goals, and then support you through every part of the journey, from choosing a major, developing your resumes, attending career fairs, interviewing, job offers, or going to graduate and professional schools. Learn more about all of our services.

Our expertise and reach spans industries and disciplines, and stretches across the entire MIT ecosystem, allowing us to connect students with a sprawling network of alumni, faculty, and thought leaders. Our advisors understand the career planning process and the uncertainty it can bring. Whether they’re in-person or online, providing one-time support or long-term advising, they’re committed to sharing their expertise, advice, and encouragement. 

Whether you are a first year or a senior let us help you with considering your options and developing your steps for success.

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Getting Started

Find the career that’s best for you.

Whether you’re a first year or senior, start your journey by getting to know yourself better, finding your best career fit, and making a plan that puts your goals within reach.

The Success for Undergraduates Checklist can help to guide your career exploration activities while at MIT. Although presented as list of things to accomplish in each year at MIT, the suggested activities can be done at any time during your undergraduate experience at MIT.

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Ways to Explore Careers

Experiences can come in many forms, including but not limited to: internships, part-time jobs, research opportunities, service work, studying abroad, and military training. Getting experience enables you to apply academic concepts in practice, prototype careers, develop skills, and network within your field.

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Career Interests

The Career Interests section of our site provides a way to explore careers, find useful resources, and connect to potential opportunities. Follow any of the career interests that align with your skills to receive customized emails including information about jobs, internships, research opportunities, events, tips from employers, and more. Sign in at the top right side of this page and update your preferences to choose your interests.

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Career Advising Appointments

Join us at CAPD for a one-on-one career advising appointment to discuss a wide range of career topics including exploration and planning, job/internship searches, application materials, interviews, salary negotiations, and any other questions or concerns. We’re here to support you, wherever you are in your career journey.


Now hiring: CAPD student leaders

Want to support MIT students, postdocs, employers, and alumni while you get hands-on experience for your career? Apply to CAPD’s student leadership positions! Each of these opportunities lets you grow your skills in a specific focus area — from event planning …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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5 tips to make your summer count

We hope that you’re getting ready for a rejuvenating summer, whether you’re preparing for a UROP, interning, volunteering, or taking a break.

Whatever your summer plans, consider these five simple but helpful tips:

1. Whatever the structure of your summer, …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist
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MIT Reads Spring 2023: A Conversation with Carolyn Chen: “Work Pray Code”

View the video of MIT’s conversation with the author Carolyn Chen about her book “Work Pray Code: When Work becomes Religion in Silicon Valley” on Panopto. [Touchstone login required]

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition, the MIT HR WorkLife and Wellbeing Center is hosting a series of live webinars throughout the month that will focus on personal wellbeing and mental health.

Experts in their fields, will share …

By Tara
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Ivy+ Just in Time Virtual Career Fair 4/18/23

Master’s students, PhD students, and postdocs: Whatever career stage you’re in, come learn about job/internship opportunities, explore careers in your field, and network with potential employers. This fair represents a unique chance to connect with and learn about employers who are actively recruiting advanced degree candidates and postdocs from MIT.

By Tamara Raimundi Menghi
Tamara Raimundi Menghi Senior Associate Director, Career Services and Operations
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Featured Resources


Learn more about the different ways to incorporate art into your MIT education, courtesy of Arts at MIT.

In W. E. B. Du Bois’s Data Portraits: Visualizing Black America (Princeton Architectural Press, 2018), editors Whitney Battle-Baptiste and Britt …

CAPD was joined by Vanessa Thomas, Sam Ford, and Bill Andrews to talk about their careers in writing and publishing.

The annual MIT Sustainability Summit team curated a list of over 25 websites and articles for those interested in exploring …