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Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series

Infinite Careers is a new collaboration between Global Education & Career Development (GECD) and the MIT Alumni Association that taps alumni to help students explore career paths and the non-linearity of career decision-making. To date, 15 alumni have accepted the invitation to speak about their academic and professional journeys. The group consists of alumni located…

Prehealth Advising Launches New Initiatives for Student Programming

The Prehealth Advising office in Global Education & Career Development (GECD) has created new programming for students considering applying to medical school. The programs will be held during the fall and early spring semesters and IAP. They are designed to align with the core competencies recommended by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). Offerings…

Terrascope Students Use MIT Campus as Living Lab for Sustainability Planning

This year, students in the Terrascope first-year learning community are developing plans for adaptation to climate change, and they are using MIT’s own campus as a living laboratory. Their term-long assignment is to create adaptation plans for MIT and for southern Bangladesh, and to use their plans for these sites to develop recommendations for other…

Graduate Community Fellows Enhance the MIT Community

The Office of Graduate Education (OGE) is proud to be supporting 28 Graduate Community Fellows during the current academic year. Graduate Community Fellows are a cadre of graduate students who work on projects and assignments that enhance graduate community in unique ways. Each fellow reports to a staff member in the OGE or in a…

D-Lab Celebrates 15 Years of Global Impact

On October 20, MIT D-Lab hosted a full-day symposium at Little Kresge Theatre to celebrate its 15th anniversary. From its humble beginnings in 2002 as a class simply known as the “Haiti Class,” D-Lab has gone on to develop more than 20 MIT courses (more than a dozen are offered each year), six research groups,…

Orientation 2017 Recap

In August, the Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming Office (UAAP) welcomed 1,099 new first year students to campus at Orientation. Nearly half of them—583, to be exact—arrived on campus before Orientation formally began to participate in one of the 26 Freshman Pre-Orientation Programs (FPOPs). Students explored programs in 22 academic disciplines as well as leadership,…

Data Points: Caring Climate at MIT

A comparison of the 2013 and 2017 Student Quality of Life surveys indicates that, across all main demographic groups, 2017 respondents are more likely to rate the climate at MIT as “caring” rather than “impersonal.” Source: MIT Office of the Chancellor

A Fond Farewell

Steve Burke, OVC and DSL’s director of administrative computing, will be retiring at the end of November after over 40 years of service to the MIT community. Steve manages the desktop support team, which tends to the technical needs of 750 employees. Over the years, Steve has been an effective leader in incorporating tools and…

New OVC Employees, June-November 2017

Admissions Erin Murray Administrative Assistant II, Campus Visits Christina Gaffney Admissions Counselor, Data Analysis Philana Tenhoff Associate Director, Diversity Outreach Elizabeth Choe Assistant Director, Communications D-Lab Liam Madden Instructor Benjamin Moncivaiz Instructor Farhan Choudhary Short Term Lecturer Edgerton Center Christopher Mayer Global Education & Career Development Joshua Nagle IT Project Coordinator I Amanada Pickett Program…
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