Schedule a Program or Event

We are planning for virtual recruiting activities only this fall 2021 semester, including programs, events, career fairs, and student interviews. Also, during MIT’s Career Exploration Week from September 20 -24 we will only approve on Handshake employer programs which support student career exploration. Organizations are encouraged to avoid scheduling information sessions during this week. If any questions, please email

MIT students are known to be inquisitive and want to solve the world’s most challenging problems. In the planning of your programs please be aware that the traditional “why work for XYZ company” program does not draw as well as programs which engage students with valuable insight, details, advice, and first hand experiences. Incorporating MIT alumni employed at your company into your presentation can also be an effective way to attract current students.

For best results in attracting MIT students to your program or event, when posting in Handshake, provide details about the session, desired target audience, and also have minimal restrictions so all interested students can participate. Highlight the background of the speakers, especially those of which are MIT alumni.

Popular types of programs and events include:

Tech Talks
Employer Information Session (traditional)
Office Hours
Employer Resume Reviews
Host an Employer Site Visit

CAPD can help you connect with relevant student organizations and academic administrators. For small fee, you can also sign-up for CAPD Sponsored Event Support and we will take the lead in marketing and building awareness for your upcoming program or event.