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.

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Applications now open! Undergraduate summer research fellowship at HBS

A 10-week program for undergraduates who wish to work closely with Harvard Business School faculty on research projects on topics ranging from business strategy to social media, and from innovation management to private equity.

PRIMO has been designed to bring …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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MIT Sloan Product Management Hackathon

The PM Hackathon is a Google sponsored event that is held annually by the Sloan Product Management club.

This is a week long team-based hackathon where you and your team (to a maximum of 5) submit a digital product prototype …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann Assistant Director, Early Career Engagement
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I am a LEADer Virtual Diversity Leadership Conference

Intercultural Engagement (i.e.), LBGTQ+ Services, Women and Gender Services (WXGS), and SOLE are proud to present the 3rd annual I am a LEADer (LEAD – Learning Equity And Diversity) diversity leadership conference.

The conference will take place virtually over the last …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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NIIMBL eXperience

Join us for the 2023 NIIMBL eXperience

The NIIMBL eXperience is an exclusive in-person, all expenses paid immersion program that offers you real-world insight into biopharmaceutical industry careers through hands-on activities and direct interactions with industry professionals. The program targets …

By Erica Long
Erica Long Prehealth & Career Advisor
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Luck helped me pursue an academic career. I worry about others who aren’t as fortunate

BY ADRIJANA CRNCEC | Science

I never would have gotten here without luck. I worry about all the bright, passionate, capable students from underresourced countries and less privileged backgrounds who don’t have the same family support and encouraging, open-minded mentors. I …

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