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.


Discovering community and cultural connections

A joint humanities and engineering major, senior Grace McMillan is setting her sights on a legal career focused on education policy reform.

“When McMillan isn’t in class or hanging out with her sisters, she’s in the library studying for the …

By MIT News
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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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Now recruiting: 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 roles! Each of these opportunities lets you grow your skills in a specific focus area — from event planning to …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Harvard Law School Junior Deferral Program Info Sessions

Join one of our virtual information sessions. In these 45-minute webinars, participants will hear from members of the J.D. Admissions team as well as a current student admitted through the Junior Deferral Program. We will provide a brief overview of …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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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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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 …