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HeadsUp Newsletter September 12th 2016 Edition!

Announcements & Opportunities

OME's Mentor Advocate Partnership  - Accepting Applications - Deadline Extended to Wednesday, September 14th, 2016:

A volunteer program designed to complement the current advisor system by helping first-year students to build relationships with staff and faculty; to monitor their academic performance and personal well-being; to offer encouragement; and to provide a proactive support network.

A Mentor from MAP can help guide the way! Every journey is smooth with a guide. 

As you begin your journey, connect with a Mentor via Mentor Advocate Partnership (MAP) program.  Mentors can help students feel more comfortable at MIT, which leades to greater overall satisfaction and success.

Freshman only - Learn more and apply today here
 

Application deadline has been extended to Wednesday, September 14th, 2016.

Questions? Contact Deolinda R. Branch at rodrigu@mit.edu

Need extra cash? Aced your classes? Like helping people? The TSR^2 is hiring Facilitator Assistants and Teaching Assistants for Seminar XL and TSR^2

Attached you will find more information for Facilitator Assistant and Research Assistant positions, please click here.

TGIF with Cisco (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Cisco at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: September 16th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491

Employer Information Session with NASA JPL (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know NASA JPL at its Employer Information Session! Free food and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Tuesday, September 27th, 2016

Time: 6PM-9PM

Location: Bldg 32-123

TGIF with Procter & Gamble (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Procter & Gamble at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, September 30th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-407

TGIF with Capital One (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Capital One at its TGIF! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, October, 14th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: W20-491

Social Hour with Draper Laboratory (Mark Your Calendars):

Get to know Draper at its Social Hour! Free food, raffles, and inside information on internships and employment!

Date: Friday, October 21st, 2016

Time: 12PM-2PM

Location: W20-201

To RSVP: Click here

TGIF with Microsoft (Mark Your Calendars):

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

Date: Thursday, October 27th, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Lobby 13

To RSVP: Click here

TGIF with Intel (Mark Your Calendars):

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

Date: Friday, December 2nd, 2016

Time: 4PM-6PM

Location: Bldg W20-491

To RSVP: Click here

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

 

BSU and GBSA Support Meetings:

During the Fall semester, there will be a series of support group meetings for BSU and Graduate students.

The BSU group has been scheduled to meet in Bldg 4, Room 253 - every Tuesday evening from September 13th through November 1st - except October 4th (Rosh Hashanah) and October 11th (Columbus Day/Yom Kippur). Topics for the meeting will be finalized once the initial meeting has taken place. Food will be served at all meetings

The graduate student group will meet every 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 12pm - 1pm in the Black Student Union Room (Walker Memorial, Bldg 50, Room 105), beginning September 7th though December 7th. Food will be served at all meetings.

Undergraduate Practice Opportunities Program (UPOP) - For Sophomores - Fall Applications for the Class of 2019 now open:

The UPOP application for the Class of 2019 is now open, please check out the application here http://upop.mit.edu/apply/students. The deadline is midnight, Thursday, September 29th, 2016. For more information about UPOP's open house and Information Sessions, and etc. please click here. If you want to get a great internship, develop strong professional skills, and establish a killer network - any or all of the -then join UPOP!  Our goal is to help MIT sophomores be successful in the 'real world'.

Ford Motor Company Will Be Hosting a Special Presentation:

Ford Motor Company will be hosting a special presentation on "Autonomous Vehicles and Diversity at Ford". The guest speaker will be Ken Washington, Ford Motor Company VP of Research and Advanced Engineering.

Date: Thursday, October 6th, 2016

Time: 12PM-1PM

Location: Bldg 3-370

OME's Bring Friends and Family to the OME (BFF):

Come out and meet the OME staff and students, learn about OME programs, and enjoy some delicious refreshments. Win great door prizes as well. Please join us and bring a friend or family member! 

Date: Friday, October 28th, 2016

Time: 2pm - 4pm

Where: Bldgs 10-105 and 4-107

MIT Reads:

MIT Reads is an all-MIT reading experience that aims to build community and foster understanding. Each year's selected readings will center on a theme representing an important campus issue or priority. For 2016-17, the theme is diversity and inclusion. Three time a year, the Libraries will collaborate with various campus partners to select readings and hold discussion open to all community members. The MIT Press Bookstore will offer all MIT Reads books at a steep discount to MIT community members.

For the inaugural reading, the Libraries partnered with LBGTQ@MIT and the Gender Fluidity Group to select Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock. Discussion groups for this book will be scheduled during the week of November 14. Please see MIT Reads Program (http://odge.mit.edu/2016/08/mit-reads-join-the-entire-community-for-reading-and-discussion/by way of the MIT Reads mailing list for dates, times and locations.  Groups that are potentially interested in working us are invited to email mitreads-plan@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

STEM Funding and Research Opportunities:

Still looking for a summer research opportunities or STEM funding? Make sure to check out PathwaystoScience.org to learn more about over 800 summer programs you can take advantage of or for information on financial support you might need for Graduate school.

Paid Summer 2016 Undergraduate Research Placements:
Over 800 programs -- NSF REU, NASA and other paid summer research opportunities for undergrads http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/undergrads.aspx

For opportunities specifically in Engineering: http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/engineering.aspx

For Financial Support in Graduate School:
Fellowships and graduate programs in a wide variety of STEM disciplines http://www.pathwaystoscience.org/grad.aspx

The Negrev is Now Hiring:

The Negev is now hiring at thegev.com for every position imaginable. The Negev is a booming housing company in San Francisco and if you are unsure of how your degree or experience can fit in with them, just remember they are a small start-up and everyone contributes to every part of the company. Interphase alumni Lauren Spite who studied chemistry, for example, did chemo research and is now in charge of finances.

Simply send your resume to Lauren at lauren@thenegev.com. Even if you already have a job offer in place, for after MIT you never know what else is out there. Or, if you are looking for a change and need a way to get your foot in a new door - this is your chance.