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Heads Up! September 2, 2014


Announcements & Opportunities

Seminar XL Info Session: Want to earn credit for studying? Want help understanding GIR curriculum? JOIN SEMINAR XL! Come to the Info. Session on Tuesday, September 2nd, 2014 from 11:30PM –1:30PM in Room 4-237.

Seminar XL/TSR Hiring: If you are interested in becoming a Seminar XL Facilitator and/or TSR Tutor, please complete the application. To learn more about Seminar XL/LE, visit the website. To learn more about the TSR, visit our page here.

TSR has moved: The Tutorial Services Room has moved from Building 12-124 to its new home in Building 16-159. Join us and see our beautiful new space at our Open House on Friday, September 5th from 12:00PM to 1:30PM. Please find our new location on the MIT Campus Map here or contact the OME for directions.

WGS TOUR de SHASS: You are hereby invited to attend the TOUR de SHASS on the second day of classes, Thursday, September 4th from 12PM to 2PM in the Bush Room (10-105). There you can learn more about SHASS classes, talk with faculty and other students, have some fun, and enjoy a free lunch! This event is open to all undergraduates, and is a particularly great opportunity for sophomores and juniors looking to explore their options. Visit bit.ly/shasstour to learn more about it. We hope to see you there!

PEGS Symposium: The Princeton Engineering Graduate Symposium (PEGS) is designed to encourage underrepresented minority students who are eligible for graduate study to apply to Princeton.  Being held from October 2nd through the 4th, the three-day visitation program offers undergraduates the opportunity to explore engineering fields at Princeton. The visit includes interacting with faculty and seminars about graduate study.  If invited to the symposium, Princeton will provide transportation, lodging, and meals.  There is a short application due by September 12th. Please visit http://engstaff.princeton.edu/graduate/ for more information.

UPOP: UPOP provides hundreds of MIT sophomores with professional development training and access to top summer internships through its yearlong co-curricular program. As an experiential learning program, UPOP is designed to work in conjunction with existing academic coursework and concludes in a practicum experience during the summer, typically an industry internship.  In addition to the aspects of the yearlong program, which include one to one and group coaching, workshops, industry speaker events, and networking opportunities, the cornerstone of the program is UPOP's week-long professional development course, which is offered twice over IAP. Please join us for pizza at our informational sessions on Wednesday, September 17th in 1-190 at 5:30PM and Monday, September 22nd in 1-190 at 5:30PM and 7:30PM. Sign up for our information sessions here:  http://upop.mit.edu/events/view/?id=654. Additionally, our application is officially open on our website here: http://upop.mit.edu/apply/students/. The deadline for applying is Wednesday, September 24th at midnight. Note: Students of all majors are welcome to participate in UPOP, and it is compatible with participation in MISTI, PSC, UROP and similar programs.

United Technologies Corporation NSHMBA: Attention students attending the 2014 National Society of Hispanic MBA conference on September 24th to the 27th in Philadelphia, PA! The United Technologies Corporation NSHMBA is looking to hire students interested in working in an Aerospace & Manufacturing organization and would like to connect with you prior to the NSHMBA Expo. Veterans can attend the NSHMBA Conference for free! For more information, see our webpage at: http://www.utc.com/Careers/Our-Partners/Pages/NSHMBA.aspx

FOCUS100 Conference: You are invited to attend digitalundivided's FOCUS100 2014 conference on Oct 3rd  to Oct 4th in New York City! Every October, digitalundivided brings together a community of urban tech companies - a majority of which are led by women of color - and innovative organizations like Facebook, Google, Tumblr with Top investors from firms like Andreesen Horowitz, Comcast Ventures, and Techstars for "the most diverse tech conference on the planet." Check out this highlight video from last year's FOCUS100 Conference to get a better idea of this truly exciting event. Heavily subsidized day passes available for full-time students and canbe registered for at this link. Please make sure you register using your MIT email accounts.

Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship: Have you applied for the Box Engineering Diversity Scholarship yet? One 20,000 scholarship and four $4,000 scholarships will be awarded this year to students from under-represented backgrounds who are interested in pursuing a career in technology. Applicants must be current sophomores and juniors, and enrolled in a STEM major. Box is looking for leaders who have a collaborative, entrepreneurial spirit and aren't afraid to pursue their dreams. The deadline for applications is Oct 15th, 2014. For more details go to: http://www.boxdiversityscholarship.com/

BDN Conference: Attention Undergraduate Students: You are invited to attend the 2nd Annual Black Doctoral Network Conference on October 23rd to the 25th, 2014, in Philadelphia, PA at the DoubleTree by Hilton Center City hotel to participate in our Undergraduate Research Poster Competition. The Undergraduate Research Poster Competition is on Saturday, October 25th and 450 doctoral students and holders are anticipated to be in attendance for the conference. More information can be found online at: http://BlackPhdNetwork.submittable.com

Prehealth Registration: Thinking about applying to a medical/health profession school for fall 2016 entry? Anyone who is considering applying for fall 2016 entry to a medical/health profession school must participate in a Prehealth Registration meeting prior to November 1st, 2014. Prehealth Advising is available to meet with you over the summer and meetings can be held in person, via Skype, or over the phone. Please note that we recently relocated to E39. During a Prehealth Registration Meeting you will review your Prehealth Registration Question responses, discuss your reasoning for pursuing a career in the health professions, identify areas of your application to bolster and suggest tangible next steps for improvement, and select the application cycle that best ensures your chance for successful admission. For Prehealth Registration instructions please visit Prehealth Advising's web site: http://gecd.mit.edu/grad_school/health/prepare/registration/

Berkeley Edge Conference 2014: You are invited to the fifteenth annual Berkeley Edge Conference on November 6th through the 9th, 2014 at the University of California, Berkeley! Please fill out an application by September 26th, 2014 at: http://bsn.berkeley.edu/bec2013 . If you have further questions, please send an email to: berkeleyedge@berkeley.edu

PPIA Junior Summer Institute: The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs is pleased to announce that the 2015 PPIA Junior Summer Institute will be held at Princeton University from June 11th through July 31st, 2015. The goal of the PPIA Junior Summer Institute is to prepare students for graduate study and careers in public policy and international affairs.  The summer institute provides training in policy analysis and serves as a springboard to exciting careers in public service. You can find more information about this program on our website or via this article featured on Princeton University’s website. Similar summer programs are offered at UC Berkeley, Carnegie Mellon and University of Michigan with some differences in eligibility. The online application form will be available in just a few weeks through the Public Policy & International Affairs Fellowship Program (PPIA) website. The application deadline is November 1st, 2014.

MWPC Internship Program: The Massachusetts Women’s Political Caucus (MWPC) is a non-profit, non-partisan organization founded in 1971 with the purpose of maximizing the participation of women of all ages in the political process, and increasing the number of women elected and appointed to public office and public policy positions in Massachusetts government. The goal of the Massachusetts Women's Political Caucus Internship Program is to provide the interns with a positive learning experience within the modern women's political movement. Interns work on the ongoing programs and administration of the MWPC under supervision of the Associate Director throughout each semester and the summer months. To apply please visit http://www.mwpc.org/get/internships.php to fill out an application. Please follow up with an email including a resume and cover letter, regarding why you are interested in interning with the MWPC and what you hope to learn and achieve in your time with us to: chelsea@mwpc.org

AWIS: Attention Students: You have a free membership with AWIS! MIT is an institutional partner of the Association for Women in Science (AWIS). AWIS is the largest multi-disciplinary organization for women in STEM dedicated to achieving equality and full participation of women in all disciplines and across all employment sectors. AWIS reached more than 15,000 professionals in STEM around the country. All interested students enrolled in a STEM program are eligible for a one-year FREE membership in AWIS. All you need to do is sign up using your MIT email! Join the AWIS community here: http://www.awis.org/mit