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Ways to Give During COVID-19

We have all been touched by the innovative ways people have are helping others and giving back to the communities they love throughout this Pandemic.   The MIT community is also finding ways to help locally.  The MIT Staff Emergency Hardship Fund was created as a vital resource for staff and postdoctoral scholars facing acute setbacks posed by…

New Summer 2020 Opportunities and Resources Site for Students

In March, MIT quickly became a virtual community in response to Covid-19, and the spring semester and summer that students had planned was upended. MIT students faced a great deal of ambiguity around whether summer internships or research opportunities would continue, move to a remote format, or be cancelled altogether. In addition, soon-to-be graduating students…

First Generation Students Launch Community Conversations

The First Generation/Low Income (FGLI) community members know now, more than ever, that staying connected to each other is so important. The student leaders of this community came together to develop a series called “Community Conversations,” a Zoom hangout every Friday night where FGLI students can come together to laugh, cry, and most importantly, stay…

Class of 2024 Orientation Leaders Selected

In early March, the Office of the First Year (OFY) selected 96 undergraduate students to serve as 2020 Orientation Leaders (OLs), 12 of whom will serve as OL Captains and two of whom will serve in a newly created Logistics Coordinator role. Our OL Captains and Logistics Coordinators have already begun working with OFY staff…

Overcoming Uncertainty Video Series

Career Advising & Professional Development has launched a new web series entitled Overcoming Uncertainty. Through some fun images and a bit of humor, Jake Livengood, senior assistant director of Graduate Student Programs, and Erik Pavesic, assistant director of First Year Engagement, inform and entertain students to help them navigate the current COVID-19 situation. In episode…

Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series Wraps Up

The Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series — a collaboration between CAPD and the MIT Alumni Association — hosted its final event of the school year featuring Karin Goodfellow, MBA ’14, who spoke with students about her experience leading public art initiatives and policies for the City of Boston. Leading up to Karin’s event, the Infinite Careers series hosted seven…

Digital Diplomas @ MIT

Did you know that all graduating students are eligible to receive a digital version of their diploma at no cost? This year, the digital diploma program will be the most immediate way for students to receive their credentials and share them with potential employers, schools, family, and friends. Students must opt in to receive their…

OFY Welcomes New Associate Advisor Cohort

The Office of the First Year (OFY) welcomed 172 rising sophomores, juniors, and seniors to serve as the new cohort of 2020-21 Associate Advisors for the Class of 2024. These knowledgeable and experienced students will support faculty advisors and a group of first-year students in a traditional, seminar, or learning community. On May 7, they…
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