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.
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.
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.
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.
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.