Welcome to the Students of Color Affinity page! This page has resources curated specifically for you. In CAPD, we appreciate your unique intersections of identity. Your perspectives and contributions are valuable and we want to help you find the opportunities and career paths that celebrate all aspects of your identity. We look forward to getting to know you and our advisors can support you on your career journey from exploring your options, to finding an internship/job or preparing for graduate/professional school, to negotiating job offers and beyond.

We welcome your active participation in this community. Please contact us with requests, suggestions, and feedback.

Programs and Groups

  • The Graduate Student of Color mentoring circles is an initiative created by Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and the Office of Graduate Education (OGE). The Mentoring Circles connect current graduate students with alumni who provide culturally relevant perspectives on pathways to academic and industry careers.
  • The Office of Minority Education (OME) has professional development and academic excellence programs such as Interphase EDGE, Laureates & Leaders, Momentum, Master Your Future, and The Standard that help undergraduates explore career and graduate/professional school options and prepare for the future.
  • Engage has a list of Academic and Pre-Professional and Cultural student groups. Consider getting involved with groups that combine your academic/professional interests and aspects of your identity. For example, you could join groups like the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES), Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers (SHPE), Minority Business Association (MBA), and Society of Underrepresented Biologists and Biological Engineers (SUBE).

Resources

The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is an online platform that facilitates one to one career conversations with alumni volunteers who are willing to chat and share career and professional advice. See the video How to search for an advisor – tips & filters, to learn how to filter alumni by affinity group. Affinity groups available on Advisor’s Hub include Black Alumni of MIT (BAMIT), Latino/a Alumni of MIT (LAMIT), and the South Asian Alumni Association (MITSAAA).

Employers

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Rangel Fellowship: funding and internships for graduate studies

Application closes September 19, 2024

This prestigious U.S. Department of State program is now accepting applications for its 2025 cohort. The Rangel Fellowship offers exceptional support for graduate studies in fields relevant to the Foreign Service, along with valuable internships, …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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LexPreLaw Program

LexPreLaw uses a cohort-based model of engaging and observing participants. In 2024, LexPreLaw will enroll 225 aspiring lawyers who already possess or will obtain a bachelor’s degree by August 2025 and who plan to seek law school admission for the …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Explore career options & build your network with the MIT Infinite Careers Speaker Series

As we kick off the Spring semester, we are excited to share an excellent opportunity for you to connect with MIT alumni and gain valuable insights into various industries through the MIT Infinite Careers Speaker Series.

The program offers a …

By Desi Soetanto
Desi Soetanto CAPD Program Assistant
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Bain & Company Early Career Programs

Bain and Company is excited to announce the application launch of two programs for first and second year undergraduate students! 

Consulting Kickstart is an exclusive webinar series designed to provide Black, Hispanic/Latin American and Indigenous freshman/first year students a …

By Francis Borrego
Francis Borrego Associate Director, Employer Relations 
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Voices of Lime: The Intersecting Identities of Hispanic and Latine People who are Disabled

Watch the replay with Lime Connect and Jeff Soto, Head of Talent Acquisition, Americas at Sony Music who has lived experience with these intersecting identities, as he moderates a panel discussion with Lime Connect’s Hispanic and Latine Network members who …

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