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Wondering how CAPD can help you? Learn more about each of these topics through the CAPD site. For additional support, schedule an appointment with a team member.

Understanding Advising: Exploring the Advisor and Advisee Relationship

October 13th 1-2pm Virtual Session

Advising is critical to graduate student success. But there is still ambiguity in the literature on higher education and the various advising experiences that students have. Through this panel participants will learn about a new …

By Elsie Otero
Elsie Otero Assistant Director, Graduate Student Professional Development
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Writing Together Online

Writing Together Online is back with an expanded choice of sessions to accommodate those who prefer to write early and those who need longer sessions. Join 90-min writing sessions, which create a community of scholars who connect, set realistic goals, …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership (open to all MIT grad students)

The MIT-Gordon Engineering Leadership Program (GEL) and the Graduate Student Advisory Group for the School of Engineering (GradSAGE) encourage you to enhance your MIT graduate experience and enroll in the Graduate Certificate in Technical Leadership Program. 

The following courses, …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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How to Hold a Better Class Discussion

By  Jay Howard

Learn how to structure your course and particular class sessions in ways that will get students actively participating — and will enhance their learning:

Why Discussion Matters
7 Strategies to Change the Norms of Class Discussions
How to Keep …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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2022 Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair

On August 24th, Firsthand will be hosting its second annual Women in STEM Virtual Career Fair. Women who are studying science, technology, engineering, or math or who are already in STEM roles are encouraged to attend. The fair will allow …

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

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PhD Career Pathways

The Council of Graduate Schools’ PhD Career Pathways project is a multi-phase initiative to improve doctoral education through data collection, information-sharing, university …