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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. 


Meet the 2020-2021 CAPD First Year Advisory Board

The question: How can CAPD best support and engage first year undergraduates as they start their career development journey?

The answer: Ask a small group of sophomores to provide insight and ideas on programming and resources that target the needs …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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3 Questions: Deborah Liverman on helping students overcome career uncertainty

MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) has a simple mission statement: engaging undergraduates, graduate students, alumni, and postdocs in self-discovery to craft lives that are intellectually challenging, personally enriching, and of service to the world. With increased career uncertainty …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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How to find a last-minute summer experience

Looking for a summer experience? Summer plans unexpectedly changed? It’s never too late! Here are CAPD’s top tips for finding an internship, job, research, or career exploration opportunity. 

We’re here for you

Our advisors are here to help, whether you …

By Tavi Sookhoo
Tavi Sookhoo Assistant Director, Career Prototypes Tavi Sookhoo
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How to find jobs and internships with social impact

If you’re looking for a mission-driven opportunity with social impact, your MIT community is ready to help. In this article, we’ll break down several ways to find social impact work, provide resources, and showcase student experiences.

Whether you’re an undergrad, …

By Brian Hanna
Brian Hanna Employer Relations Coordinator Brian Hanna
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6 Options for International Students Who Didn’t Win the H-1B Lottery

Another H-1B lottery season has come to an end. This year, the number of applications far exceeded the 85,000 allotted H-1Bs, the visas international students typically need to work in the U.S. after graduation. This means that, yet again, numerous …

By Derek Loosvelt - Vault
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A comprehensive resource for students and job seekers looking for career advice, job postings, company reviews from employees, and rankings of the best companies and industry employers.
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