Career Development

Find resources available for career development at DUSP and MIT.

DUSP Career Resources

Student professional development is a key priority at DUSP. For this reason, we were the first department at MIT to have a careers office working collaboratively with MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) and other relevant offices across MIT for the specific purpose of supporting our planning students. DUSPConnect’s comprehensive approach to professional development is rooted in the belief that DUSP students and graduates comprise a single professional community. At our office, we work hard to support and cultivate this community to the benefit of all. We offer individual career advising, experiential learning programs, career workshops, access to funding and employer databases, job and internship postings and organize community events to support our students in developing the skills and accessing the resources necessary to advance professionally during their time at DUSP and beyond. 

At DUSPConnect we are committed to provide career support to students of all backgrounds, identities and experiences, including those who have been historically marginalized, and seek to promote equitable access to career opportunities and advancement by providing access to a number of relevant resources, including those available on our ‘Identity-based Resources’ page.

Whether you are a first year curious about how to set and manage professional development goals or an aspiring graduate navigating the job application process, DUSP Connect offers individual career advising to help you find your way.

You can sign up online or via email to set an appointment with Mary Jane Daly, DUSP's Director of Alumni Relations and Career Development.


MIT Career Resources

MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD)

Complementary to the services offered through DUSPConnect, the MIT Career Advising and Professional Development (CAPD) office offers professional development support services for all MIT student. CAPD (located in E17-294) provides individual advising both by appointment and for drop-ins, focusing on current students and recent graduates.


CAPD guide to preparing a successful resume. For specialized support for DUSP and SA+P students, please set up an appointment with Tavi Sookhoo via Handshake.

Interview Prep

A 30-minute, individual mock interview session with a career assistant will help you prepare and strategize for future interviews.


CAPD self-assessment helps you identify your interests, personality preferences, values and skills in order to match those results to potential career options.


MIT Office of Graduate Education

Institute-wide support for students, faculty, and staff to make graduate education at MIT empowering, exciting, holistic, and transformative.

MIT Experiential Learning Office

Earn money or academic credit while you work on challenging and meaningful hands-on projects. Whether during the summer or the academic year, experiential learning opportunities (or ELOs, for short) connect you to important, real-world projects in MIT research labs, maker spaces, PK12 schools, start-ups, nonprofits, and global industries.

MIT Alumni Association Advisor Hub

MIT Alumni can offer valuable and insightful guidance on launching careers, next moves, or navigating career changes.