The MIT community is comprised of diverse populations, drawing in students and postdoctoral scholars from around the globe. We embrace and celebrate the diversity each person contributes to our community of scholars. Visit MIT’s Diversity Dashboard to understand our composition.
Recognizing that not everyone has equal access to career-related opportunities and networks, Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) acknowledges systemic racism in our society and that career advancement is a social justice issue.
CAPD values employers which share a similar vision. Below are recommended practices which aim to remove inequities in recruiting and support organizations in engaging underrepresented minority (URM) students.
Equitable Hiring Practices
Re-examine and extend recruiting timelines
Review position description for unconscious bias
Remove GPA requirements from your job or internship postings
Offer a Fair Wage
Unpaid internships furthers opportunities for those who can afford to take them, while leaving those who can’t at a disadvantage. At MIT we seek that a student’s internship experience should be of no cost to them. CAPD encourages employers to review our guidelines for posting jobs and internships and reference CAPD’s bi-annual Summer Experience Survey when offering fair compensation.
State the salary range and whether offer is negotiable in job and internship postings
Disrupt the bias in your hiring process
Hire for culture add vs. culture fit
Foster opportunities for candidates to find their community
Engage in opportunities to support students’ career exploration
Recruit for Diversity
Post to Handshake
Contact CAPD Employer Relations
Engage with student clubs and organizations
Some groups to consider connecting with:
Connect with Campus Partners