Explore Careers

Find Your Place in the World

A job is just a piece of the puzzle. Finding the right career path is a process of discovery that lasts a lifetime.

It starts with some big questions. What do you want to accomplish in your life? What kind of environment supports and inspires you? What makes you happy?

You don't have to figure it all out right now  but you can start to think about the bigger picture by exploring different career paths, setting long-term goals, and meeting with a CAPD career advisor.

Career First Steps

Learn about your motivations, needs, interests, values, and skills using our self-assessment tools. Consider career options when choosing a major and access advice on researching career paths. Compile this information into a career plan that will keep you focused and help you reach your goals.

Careers for PhDs

Whether you're considering research and teaching positions in academia or making the move to industry, maximize your chances for success with our expert knowledge.

Infinite Careers Alumni Profile

Infinite Careers is a collaboration between Career Advising & Professional Development and the MIT Alumni Association to explore career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. Read profiles of alumni with unique career paths, hear their stories and network at a series of talks.

Global Careers

It's a big world. Find your place in it with resources to find and secure work abroad.

Services for Alumni and Postdocs

Even if you've already graduated or are working at MIT as a post-doctoral scholar, we're here to help connect you with the tools and advice you need to succeed.