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Heads Up Newsletter! December 5, 2016 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities


Workshop & Listening Circle - Taking Care of Yourself in Uncertain Times

You are invited to join the Violence Prevention & Response staff for a Listening Circle. This is a time for all of us to hold space for truly listening to each other. Come share the contents of your heart and mind without fear of interruption, come listen deeply without the pressure to respond. There will be time reserved at the end to discuss ideas and insights gained.

After the Listening Circle, we will host a workshop, Taking Care of Yourself in Uncertain Times, dedicated to talking about, and planning for, times when we feel unsafe, or that our voices, identities, and truest selves are being threatened. This workshop will help people gain practical tools for dealing with uncertainty, navigating relationships, and managing whatever holiday plans people might have.

Monday, December 12: 12PM - 2PM in Bldg 5-134

You can reserve your space here: http://tinyurl.com/VPRlisteningcircle

2016-2017 IACME Student Prize

What: An opportunity to win $500 from our Industrial Advisory Council for Minority Education (IACME) strategic partners. The IACME strategic partners will select two recipients for this award. (See list on the application).

Who: YOU!! If you meet the criteria. (See below for more information)

Why: To help pay for books, tuition, academic conferences or other educational expenses.

Deadline: Thursday, December 15, 2016 @ 11:59PM EST

Criteria: Professional community, and leadership activities; Student must be a constituent of the Office of Minority Education (Enrolled MIT Undergraduate, Underrepresented minority and/or participant in at least one OME program); Must be in good academic standing (min. GPA of 4.0/5.0); All years may apply (first-year students should indicate their intended major or area of interest).

NOTE: There is no GPA requirement for first-year students! Previous winners are still eligible to apply!.

How to apply:

*Online at https://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/iacme-student-prize.

*Complete the application, short essay and resume (optimal by above deadline).

Got questions? Contact: Deolinda R. Branch drodrigu@mit.edu or Devan M. Moore monroed@mit.edu

Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT) Career Prep Program (Opportunity for Sophomores)

Management Leadership for Tomorrow's (MLT) Career Prep Program can help you conquer the job search process, maximize your college and internship experience and accelerate your post-undergraduate career. MLT provides you with eighteen months of one-on-one coaching, in-person workshops, a personalized playbook to maximize your career success and an extensive network of over 5,000 MLT Rising Leaders. Are you a high-achieving Black, Hispanic, or Native-American college student graduating in Fall 2018, Spring 2019 or Summer 2019? Join the number one career development program for college students of color. Sign up to learn more.

Deadlines for submission: December 30th, 2016, January 30th, 2017 and March 1st, 2017. Click here to apply.

If you are interested, please contact Pedro Polanco (ppolanco@mit.edu)

Diversity Outreach for Freshman Summer Paid Internship (Houston)

We are vigorously seeking applications from underrepresented students in technology, including but not limited to, members of the African American, Hispanic, Native American, Veteran, LGBTQ and disabled communities as well as women in general.

Applications are open to all Freshman who intend to major in Computer Science who will have completed at least two CS courses (including AP or IB courses in high school) by the end of the their freshman year.

This program will be a paid internship lasting 10 weeks and includes housing.

The application process begins in January 2017. Please click here for an application.

For additional information, please visit https://www.twosigma.com/

Oliver Wyman Women's Leadership Series

Oliver Wyman is a leading global management consulting firm that combines deep industry knowledge with specialized expertise in strategy, operations, risk management, and organization transformation.

We are hosting our second Women's Leadership Series which is targeted for sophomore women interested in consulting or could be interested in consulting.

Applications are due Sunday, January 15, 2017

Please click here for the application and additional information.

Future Global Leaders Fellowship

Our Fellowship provides admitted Fellows with an exceptional worldwide network of influential connections. This is a support network that Fellows engage in and benefit from throughout their lifetime. Apply for our 3-year Fellowship and join the Fortis Society! Read more about this opportunity here. For more information, contact Michele@future-global-leaders.org

Applications are due January 31st, 2017

Summer Undergraduate Minority Research Program at the University of Pennsylvania

The University of Pennsylvania’s Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics (LDI) offers paid internships for underrepresented minority undergraduates, or any other undergrads interested in exploring the field of health services research.

Designed to provide an immersive experience with the disciplines and culture of the academic health services research community, the program particularly encourages candidates from minority groups that are underrepresented in this field (African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Pacific Islander) to apply.

For more information, please contact: Joanne Levy, MBA, Program Director, levyj@wharton.upon.edu.

To apply, please visit SUMR website at http://ldi.upenn.edu/sumr/application.

The deadline to apply is February 1st, 2017.

TIGF with Raytheon (Mark Your Calendars)

Get to know Raytheon at its TGIF! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, February 10th, 2017

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Bldg W20-491

To RSVP: Click here

Social Hour with Akamai (Mark Your Calendars)

Get to know Akamai at its Social Hour! Free food, raffle prizes and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, March 10th, 2017

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-491

RSVP here

Need Extra Cash? Interested in Paid Teaching Opportunities?

The OME's Seminar XL and TSR^2 programs are looking for TAs and Facilitators to teach GIR courses. Currently we are recruiting for FAs in 3.091, 7.016, 8.0X, and 18.0X. For more information or application form, please click here.

If you are interested in and/or have questions, please contact Lilen Uchima, Assistant Dean (lilen@mit.edu)

Volunteer Opportunities for Upward Bound:

Volunteer Tutors are needed at the MIT/Wellesley Upward Bound Program to provide academic assistance, in the areas of Math, English, Science, Social Science, and World Language, to low-income and first-generation high school students in our after school tutorial program. High school level tutoring experience is preferred. The program is seeking individuals who are able to commit at least one day per week, with a minimum commitment of 2 hours per day.

Tutors are needed on Mondays and Thursdays from 3:00 - 6:00pm and Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 3:00 - 7:00pm. All after school programming takes place at the Program's main office, which is located at 265 Massachusetts Avenue, Room N52-130, Cambridge, MA 02139. Participants must attend all sessions.

For consideration, please forward a letter of interest and a resume to: upwardbound@mit.edu. For more information, please contact Ms. Evette M. Layne, Director, at the above email address or call 617-253-5124. For more information on the program, please click here