Explore your options. Find your place. And let us help get you there.  

CAPD helps every MIT student build the skills and confidence they need to succeed, regardless of their discipline or professional interest. 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.


IBM Blog: Five open-source AI tools to know

Open-source artificial intelligence (AI) refers to AI technologies where the source code is freely available for anyone to use, modify and distribute. When AI algorithms, pre-trained models, and data sets are available for public use and experimentation, creative AI applications …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Redefine success, identify challenges, and flip failure this new year!

Life comes with its fair set of challenges. The goal of building resilience is to equip yourself to weather life’s challenges as they arise. Much of that work involves redefining what success and failure mean and finding ways to use …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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Salesforce Blog: Embracing Change: A Tale of Professional Transformation & Possibilities

Marzena’s journey is marked by a relentless pursuit of knowledge, balancing full-time work, parenting, and career advancement. In this interview, she shares insights about the time commitment, live lectures, and independent study that shaped her learning experience. She highlights the …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Google Keyword Blog: 23 of our most helpful tips from 2023

From the launch of Bard and the Gemini-powered Pixel 8 Pro to the dozens of new features we rolled out across Search, Maps, Gmail and more, Google took helpfulness to a new level in 2023. If you’re hoping to enter …

By Ariel Ackermann
Ariel Ackermann
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Explore Careers in Medicine & Healthcare this IAP!

By Akunna Rosser
Akunna Rosser Senior Assistant Director, Prehealth Advising
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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 …