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.


Earth Day Colloquium: Energizing the global transition

Date: April 22, 2024
Time: 12:30 PM to 1:30 PM
Location: Building 54

This event is open to the MIT community. Please register with your MIT email address.

Join Ani Dasgupta, the president and CEO of World Resources Institute, for …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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Join the MIT Climate & Sustainability Scholars Program

The priority deadline is May 1, 2024, with applications reviewed on a rolling basis thereafter (as space allows)

Open to rising juniors and seniors from all departments and all majors.

The MIT Climate & Sustainability Consortium’s (MCSC) new Climate & …

By Libby Doucet
Libby Doucet Assistant Director, Career Advising and Training
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2024 L.I.F.T. Summit

Applications close on April 30, 2024.

L.I.F.T. Summit stands for Leaders Innovating Flight for Tomorrow. It is geared specifically for university students interested in advancing the future of flight.  Recognizing GE Aerospace’s commitment to Diversity, Equity …

By Alexis Boyer
Alexis Boyer Alexis Boyer Assistant Director, Graduate Student Career Services
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Career opportunities at top employers for people with disabilities

Lime Connect’s partners have endless opportunities posted for students and professionals with disabilities from internships to senior-level roles and more!

Click the titles below to log into your Lime Community account and apply to your favorite opportunities today. Don’t have …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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MIT Comm Lab Spotlight: Engineers, Express Yourselves

The MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab, which turned 10 in 2023, helps students translate their work for broader impact.

For a decade, the MIT School of Engineering Communication Lab, which originated in the Department of Biological Engineering and has …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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Featured Resources


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 …

Handshake 101: What it is & how to use it

CAPD is committed to creating a welcoming, inclusive environment for everyone we serve. If you need any disability-related accommodations to …

Did you know that about 99% of Fortune 500 companies use some form of applicant tracking system (ATS) to streamline …

Choosing a major does not have to be tedious or boring. You can have a little bit of fun before …