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Undergraduate Students

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. 

Draft Your Cover Letter: A guide for first year undergraduates

A cover letter is a perfect companion piece to your resume. Now that you have a better understanding of how to write your resume, let’s now talk about cover letters.

Resumes are really good at capturing attributes about you that …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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Enhance Your Resume: A guide for First-Year Undergraduates

As a first-year student, you may be overwhelmed with transitioning your high school resume into one that is ready to secure all sorts of great experiences at MIT. This guide will help provide the basics, and as you have specific …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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CAPD is now hiring for student Career Fair Directors and a Communications Intern

Looking for leadership experience? Interested in tech, logistics, marketing, graphic design, management, or other essential event-planning skills? Love writing social media posts, designing graphics, or crafting articles? 

Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) is now hiring for these student leadership …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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IRTS Summer Fellowship Program

Sunday, June 5 – Friday, August 5

Virtual for Summer 2022

Plus One-Week Expense-Paid NYC Conference

The 9-week IRTS Summer Fellowship Program will begin with an expense-paid orientation week in NYC (subject to pandemic status) followed by remote internships and …

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Compassionate mentorship both inside and outside the lab

Although his professional expertise lies in developing chemical catalysts, MIT Visiting Professor Karthish Manthiram also makes sure to catalyze positive relationships with his graduate students.

Click here to learn more.

By Shannon Desmond
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