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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I am a LEADer Virtual Diversity Leadership Conference

Intercultural Engagement (i.e.), LBGTQ+ Services, Women and Gender Services (WXGS), and SOLE are proud to present the 3rd annual I am a LEADer (LEAD – Learning Equity And Diversity) diversity leadership conference.

The conference will take place virtually over the last …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Goldman Sachs 2023 Exploratory Programs – Applications are Now Open!

Possibilities Summits Program

The 2023 Possibilities Summits Program is a two-week virtual program that offers a diverse cohort of undergraduate students the opportunity to participate in hybrid interactive workshops designed to expand their personal network, cultivate top industry skills and …

By Kendel Jester
Kendel Jester Career Advisor
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Green Jobs Board

Green Jobs Board from Brown Girl Green

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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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