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Heads Up! Newsletter May 2, 2017 Edition

Announcements & Opportunities


Let's Chat in the OME: May 2 - TODAY!

Let's Chat let's you talk about a problem with a counselor form MIT Medical's Mental Health and Counseling Service without committing to anything more.

It is free and confidential

No appointment needed - just drop-in

Meetings are 20 minutes

Common concerns include stress, sadness, anxiety, difficulty adjusting, family problems, and relationship issues.

Dates: May 2 (today) and May 16

Time: 5:00PM - 7:00PM

Location: Room 4-107

For more information, visit : medical.mit.edu/lets-chat


Volunteer for Science Extravaganza: May 6

Science Extravaganza is a one day event where minority students from the Boston area come to MIT to participate in fun workshops and learn about STEM! To make the event a success, we need volunteers! Along with a raffle, volunteers get a free shirt and lunch is provided.

Date: May 6

Morning Shift: 8:30am - 11:45am | Afternoon Shift: 12:00 - 3:00pm

Click here to sign up

NOTE: SciEx was previously planned for Saturday, April 29, but was changed due to scheduling conflicts. Saturday, May 6 is the new confirmed date.


Prehealth Advising Drop-In Days with the OME: May 10

Do you want to learn more about health professions? MD? MD/PhD? Dental or Vet? Stop by the OME office for 15 minute drop-in appointments with Prehealth Advising Staff.

Come drop in at the OME one Wednesday a month:

Date: May 10

Time:1:00PM - 3:00PM

Location: Room 4-107


E-MAP: E-Mentor Advocate Partnership: Application Submissions Close May 15

MIT sophomores, juniors, and seniors and active professionals engage in a relevant career-oriented relationship via phone, email, and video conference. Mentors assist protégés in their transition from the academic environment to the career-driven world. Past mentors have represented Draper, BAMIT, Raytheon, Google, LAMIT, BP, Intel, NASA, and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, among others.

Submit an online application for AY2017-2018 between March 15, 2017-May 15, 2017: http://tinyurl.com/jzephrn.

Direct questions to Devan Monroe (monroed@mit.edu)


The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2):

The Talented Scholars Resource Room (TSR^2) located in 16-159, is open for P-Set Nights, one-on-one sessions, and exam reviews!

P-Set Nights: Drop-in sessions led by TA's – every Sunday through Thursday, 6pm–10pm. Each evening is dedicated to a specific subject (see schedule below).

A new addition to our schedule this semester, Intro Night focuses on introductory level classes in popular majors. For example, Intro Night includes 2.001 (6pm–7pm & 9pm-10pm) 6.00/6.036/6.006 (6pm-7pm), 6.00 (8pm-10pm), 14.01 from 7pm-9pm and 5.12 from 9pm-10pm.

One-on-One Sessions - Students can book a 1-hour appointment with a TA in the subject of their choosing. For this service you will need to create an online account on the OME website. Once our account is created, log in, select TSR^2 and click "Subjects Available" to view available appointments. Request your account https://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/tsr-scheduling-system-account-request#overlay-context=programs-services/tsr-scheduling-system-account-request.

P-Exam Reviews: TAs lead exam reviews for all exams in a selection of subjects (mainly GIRs). Each exam review session takes place 24-48 hours before the exam itself and will be advertised by email.

Please find our Spring Semester P-Set night schedule below:

Chemistry: Sundays: 6pm-10pm

Physics: Mondays: 6pm-10pm

Intro Night: Tuesdays: 6pm-10pm

Calculus: Wednesdays: 6pm-10pm

Biology: Thursdays: 6pm-10pm

All P-Set Nights take place in 16-159!

We hope to see you all there! If you have any questions about any of the services provided by the TSR^2, please feel free to visit our website and send us an email at tsr2@mit.edu


Multicultural Banquet: May 17

The Office of Multicultural Programs, the Institute Community and Equity Office, the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education and the Office of Minority Education is happy to present the 5th Annual Multicultural Awards Banquet!

This banquet highlights students, student organizations, faculty and staff members who are doing great work in the MIT community in the realm of diversity and inclusion. You are invited to nominate an individual or a student group for the various awards. A list of the awards and their descriptions can be found here. Please share the flyer and information with your peers.

Date: May 17

Time:12:00PM - 2:00PM

Location:La Sala de Puerto Rico (W20-202)

RSVP here to attend the banquet.


Internship Opportunity at Intel:

Intel is looking to hire 1 or 2 interns for the summer who have an interest in data science, market research, and corporate strategy (specifically upperclassmen or grad students who could become full-time employees.) Specifically upperclassmen or grad students who could become full-time employees.)

If you have taken any combination of or have experience with: Python, SQL, statistics, machine learning, probability, optimization methods, economics, please reach out and send your resume to Devin T. Cornish '14, devin.cornish@gmail.com.


Graduate & Undergraduate Support and Empowerment Group for Women of Color:

Are you seeking a space to connect with other women of color and talk about the issues that affect you?

The Women of Color Support & Empowerment Group aims to provide a safe space to share your experience and engage in discussion around challenges, celebrations, and complexities of life. No prior experience with mental health is required.

Topics may include but are not limited to: daily life challenges, intersection of race and gender, stress management and mindfulness, depressed mood, body image, sexuality and gender identity, and healthy relationships.

This group will have two sections: one for graduate students and one for undergraduate students. Please email Dr. Sejal Patel (patel@med.mit.edu) to learn more about the group, set up a screening, and to join. This group does not yet have a day or time. The group will meet weekly for 1.5 hours based on members’ shared availability at Mental Health in building E23 on the third.


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 3PM-7PM. 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.


TGIF with Northrop Grumman: September 15

Come and network with representatives from Northrop Grumman at its TGIF! Learn inside information about coming internships and employment opportunities. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Friday, September 15

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: TBD



Employer Information Session with NASA JPL: September 19

Get to know NASA JPL at its Employer Info. Session. Enjoy free food and hear inside information about upcoming internships and employment opportunities..

Date: Tuesday, September 19

Time: 5:00-7:00pm

Location: TBD



Social Hour with 3M: October 18

Come and network with representatives from 3M at its Social Hour! Learn inside information about upcoming internships and employment opportunities. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Wednesday, October 18

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Location: W20-491