Students of Color

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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Mentorship program for Students interested in IP Law

Are you exploring career opportunities?
Have you considered combining your interest in technology with the law?
We would love to introduce you to the possibility of being an Intellectual Property professional!

IP law combines learning about cutting edge technology, building …

By Tianna Ransom
Tianna Ransom Assistant Director, Career Exploration
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Mental Health Awareness Month Webinars

May is Mental Health Awareness Month! In recognition, the MIT HR WorkLife and Wellbeing Center is hosting a series of live webinars throughout the month that will focus on personal wellbeing and mental health.

Experts in their fields, will share …

By Tara Thakurta
Tara Thakurta Graduate Community Fellow
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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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Voices of Lime: Intersecting identities of Asian and Pacific Islander people who are disabled

In this recording Lime Connect and Aileen Jiang, Lime Connect Network member, Lime Fellow, and Global Product Lead at Google, who has lived experience with these intersecting identities, moderates a panel discussion with Lime Connect’s Asian/Pacific Islander Network members who …

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5 Illegal Interview Questions and How to Dodge Them

by Angela Smith, MBA

You’re sitting in the interview for your dream job, and it’s going great. You’ve knocked the hard questions out of the park, and you and the interviewer are really hitting it off. Then, out of the blue, she …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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