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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. 


Job applications, GPAs, and your first year at MIT

You have found a great opportunity. You have your resume set, your cover letter is the best you have ever written, and right as you go to submit your application you see it: Please enter your GPA. What do you …

By Erik Pavesic
Erik Pavesic Assistant Director, First Year Engagement Erik Pavesic
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Morgan Stanley’s Student Ambassador Virtual Series

First and second year undergraduate students are invited to connect with Morgan Stanley through their upcoming “Pointers from Peers” Student Ambassador Virtual Series!

Hear from peers who recently interned with Morgan Stanley to gain insight into their Summer Analyst Programs, …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor Kendel Jester
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You’re invited to apply to Jane Street’s sixth annual INSIGHT program!

This January, Jane Street is excited to host our INSIGHT program for the sixth year. We’re inviting women, transgender, and gender expansive undergraduates to spend four days in New York learning more about what we do and how we do …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor Kendel Jester
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Teach anything with Splash!

Teach anything! Any subject! STEM. Humanities. Arts and music. Sports. Games and puzzles. Hobbies and crafts. 

Splash 2021 will take place on November 20-21. For more information, please visit the program details page. Register to teach a class by October 8th

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development Simona Rosu
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QS World University Rankings rates MIT #1 in graduate employability for 2022

MIT has maintained its no. 1 place in Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University Rankings’ Graduate Employability Rankings for 2022. Stanford University, UCLA, The University of Sydney, and Harvard University completed this year’s top five, respectively. 

The Institute received a perfect …

By Lydia Huth
Lydia Huth Communications Specialist Lydia Huth
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The following classes below required by medical school are also GIRs, which all MIT students have to complete to graduate.  

This guide can be helpful to applicants when developing the list of medical and health professions schools you will apply …