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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. 


How to Ask for a Raise or Negotiate Your Salary

Whether you’re negotiating your incoming salary for a new job or asking for a raise in your current position, here are some points you’ll want to address in order to have a professional conversation regarding your salary.

1. Know the …

By Jeriann Watkins Ireland - Vault
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5 Salary Negotiating Tips for Remote Jobs

Due to Covid-19, work is evolving. In June, a study by Gartner predicted that 48 percent of employees will be working remotely for some (if not all) of the time post-pandemic, compared to 30 percent pre-pandemic. And in May, Facebook announced …

By Lisa Rangel - Vault
Vault
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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Not Sure What You Should Be Making at Your First Job? Here’s How to Figure Out the Right Number to Aim for

Launching your career by landing your first full-time job can be thrilling, but there might be one small thing you’re not so sure about as you wait to hear the words, “You’re hired!”: Money.

How do you know what to …

By Meredith Pepin - The Muse
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12 High-Paying Jobs That’ll Let You Tap Into Your Creativity

When you’re a naturally creative individual, job searching can feel particularly challenging. It’s easy to feel like any job that isn’t obviously artistic will force you to either give up an important part of yourself or settle for a low …

By Carina Finn - The Muse
The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Networking at Your First Professional Conference

Jenny demoing her game with GDC attendees at the Children’s Creativity Museum

Surrounded by posters of newly released video games, indie game expo booths, …

By Erik Pavesic
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