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Heads Up! Newsletter September 11, 2017

Announcements & Opportunities


Google - Social Hour: September 13

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

Date: Wednesday, September 13

Time: 12:00-2:00pm

Location: W20-306

RSVP here if you plan to attend: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

Northrop Grumman - TGIF: September 15

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

Date: Friday, September 15

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: E15 01UA (Media Lab Atrium - Upper Floor)

RSVP here: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

Let's Chat in the OME: Sessions begin September 19

Let's Chat let's you talk about a problem with a counselor from MIT Medical Mental & 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: September 19; October 10, 24; November 7, 21; December 5, 19

Time: 5:00-7:00PM

Location: OME Suite Bldg, 4-107

Prehealth Advising Drop-In Days: Begin September 20

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

Dates: September 20. October 25, and November 15.

Time: 1:00-3:00pm

Location: OME Suite Bldg 4-107

Males of Color Focus Groups

The OME is launching a new initiative to support the success of male undergraduates of color at MIT. Come learn more about the initiative and share your feedback as we finalize the program details.

Sign up for a focus group: https://doodle.com/poll/mtpxv78captwznmt

Groups are limited to 10

Questions? Devan Monroe (monroed@mit.edu)

Mentor Advocate Partnership (MAP): Application Process Closes September 15

You are about to embark on an epic journey…a mentor can help guide the way!

MAP facilitates the matching of a first-year MIT student with a staff, faculty, post-doc, or graduate student. The MAP mentor serves as a personal connection at the Institute who can help with the transition to life at MIT.

Apply to be a protégé!

Application opens: August 31-September 15


Questions? map-ome@mit.edu 

Are You an Upperclassman in Physics or Math? Like Teaching Others?

The Seminar XL/LE program is seeking 18.01/18.01A/18.02/18.03 & 8.01/8.01L/8.02 facilitators for the Fall!

Seminar XL/LE is a class primarily for freshmen that enables participants to develop mastery of core subject matters as well as intellectual skills for future success in advanced coursework. Graduate students and academically advanced upper-class undergraduates serve as facilitators for a small group of 3-7 students, guiding them through extensive discussions, board work, and collaborative thinking.

Time commitment is 4-5 hours per week and pay is $17/hr.

We are currently accepting applications. For more information visit http://ome.mit.edu/programs-services/become-seminar-xl-facilitator or contact Dean Uchima at lilen@mit.edu

Go Global Fair - September 12

Are you interested in going abroad while at MIT? Visit us during the Go Global Fair to learn about study abroad, global internships (including MISTI), public service abroad, and international research opportunities! Students who have participated in global opportunities and the staff and providers who manage these programs will be there to answer your questions.  Check out the flyer here.

Date: Tuesday, September 12

Time: 4:00-6:00PM

Location: Kresge Oval, 84 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, MA

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics - Hosting Diversity & Inclusion Event @ MIT - September 14

Professor Sheila Widnall, MIT AeroAstro department is giving a talk on promoting diversity and inclusion. This event is open to everyone.

Date: September 14

Time: 5:00-7:00PM

Location: 35-225

Please click here to RSVP and to find out more information

NextGen_Jane Info Session, Innovative Start-Up, Internships and other Opportunities: September 14

Ridhi Tariyal, CEO and co-founder of the innovative  start-up, NextGen Jane, is looking to connect with those who may be interested in working with her (in several capacities including internships).

She will host an information session on Thursday, September 14th, from 3:30-4:30PM in E14-240

Please RSVP if you plan to attend

MIT Energy Initiatives Studies Info Session: September 14

Take your energy and climate interests to the next level. Come and hear about more opportunities for energy UROPs, events, jobs and programs. Lunch will be served

Date: September 14

Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM

Location:Energy Commons (10-063)

Please read the attached for more information

Coffee Chat with Capital One Representative - September 15

Capital One Technology Development Program and Technology Internship Program will be hosting coffee chats for any interested applicants on Friday, September 15. Join a Capital One associate for a casual, 30-minute conversation over coffee during which you can learn more about working in technology at Capital One, have your resume reviewed, and discuss application and interview tips. Please sign up for a time slot below and bring your resume with you.

Date: September 15

Time: 11AM - 12PM

Sign up here (spaces are limited)

Distinguished Peers - Nominations Due 15th of each month

Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition? We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the 2017-2018 academic year. All submissions are valid through the academic year.

Winners are chosen on a monthly basis and will receive a $100 Amazon gift card, be profiled via the OME website and bulletin board, and receive a name plate on the Distinguished Peers Perpetual Plaque located in the OME. Current MIT undergraduate students can be nominated or self-nominated in the following categories:

i. Entrepreneurship

ii. Public Service

iii. MIT Spirit

iv. Performing Arts/Athletic Achievements

v. Global Initiatives and Experience

vi. Prestigious Fellows

Nominations due the 15th of each month. Apply online here

Apply online at: http://ome.mit.edu/who-ome/distinguished-peers-nomination

Questions? distinguishedpeers@mit.edu

Texas A&M University College of Engineering - Trajectories Toward Graduate School - Juniors and Seniors (Travel Expenses Covered) - Deadline: September 15

You are invited to participate in Texas A&M University's College of Engineering Trajectories Toward Graduate School (TTGS) Program. This two-day event is designed to encourage competitive undergraduate underrepresented ethnic minority students (African American,Hispanic or Native American) to learn about our graduate programs as well as encourage them to consider pursuing a graduate degree with us.

September 15 - Faculty recommendations needed. Click here for faculty recommendation form - https://tx.ag/TTGSRecommendation)

September 25 - Student applications deadline

October 3 - Decisions made

October 9 - Applicants confirm attendance

If the student's application is accepted, the TTGS Program will cover their travel expenses (airfare and shuttles to/fro campus), room & board, and materials.  If you have questions, please call 979-845-7200 or email trajectories@tamu.edu

TSR^2 Open House - September 18

TSR^2 will be having an open!! All students are welcome and encouraged to stop by to familiarize themselves with the room and meet some of the TSR^2 TAs and deskworkers! Snacks will be provided. .

Date: Monday, September 18

Time: 11:30AM-1:30PM

Location: 16-156

Abdul Latif Jameel World Water and Food Security Lab - Offering Grants for Water and Food Projects in India - Deadline September 18 @ 5PM

J-WAFS is offering a total of $15,000 in grants to current members of the MIT community interested in addressing a water or food challenge in India. The grants are intended to further work being pursued by individuals as part of their MIT research, innovation & entrepreneurship initiatives, coursework, or related activities, or support a relevant new activity.

Please click here for information regarding proposal guidelines, eligibility, application process, selection criteria, etc.

The deadline to submit your proposal is Monday, September 18, 2017 @ 5PM

NASA JPL - Employer Information Session: 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: 34-101

RSVP here: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award - Deadline: Friday, September 22 @ 11:59PM

The OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award is now open.

In order to recognize the contributions of our OME Student Advisory Council (OMESAC) Organizations and expand the benefits of membership, the OME has developed an award specifically for OMESAC groups The OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award.  This award would be given to one student organization each semester which includes recognition on website/newsletters, a perpetual plaque in the OME, and a significant monetary contribution to the student organization.

For more information about the award and the criteria for applying, please check out this link: OMESAC Student Group of the Semester Award.

The deadline to submit your application is: Friday, September 22, 2017 at 11:59pm

Praxair - TGIF: September 22

Come and network with representatives from Praxair at its TGIF! Learn inside information about 3M - coming internships and employment opportunities. Enjoy free food, raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Friday, September 22

Time: 4:00-6:00pm

Location: W20-407

RSVP here: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

Laureates & Leaders Information Session: September 26

Are you a sophomore interested in pursuing a PhD or MD/PhD in STEM? Come learn about the Laureates & Leaders Program.

Laureates & Leaders provides resources to empower students as they identify, apply, and select PhD or MD/PhD graduate programs in STEM fiends.

Date: Tuesday, September 26

Time: 5PM-6:30PM

Location: 4-231

RSVP here: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

OME's Innovations Fund

The OME’s Innovations Fund provides small grants (average range $100-$500) of seed money for innovative individual or group projects with local and global community impact. Proposals are assessed twice each semester, on a case-by-case basis as funding is available.

Grant Criteria:

* Current MIT undergraduate student (all years eligible) or student group

   * Special focus on Office of Minority Education Student Advisory Council (OMESAC) groups

* Submission of a proposal and budget by the deadline below

* Approved grants are required to submit 1-2 page summary of outcomes and how funds were used within two weeks of the event/project launch

AY 2017-2018: Fall Semester

Submission Deadline/Notification

September 30/October 6

November 15/November 22

AY 2017-2018: Spring Semester

Submission Deadline/Notification

February 15/February 22

April 6/April 13

Note: If proposal does not come in by first deadline, it will not be reviewed until the second review. Additionally, proposals submitted after November 15 will be reviewed in the Spring semester and those submitted after April 6 will be reviewed in the Fall.

Questions? Email drodrigu@mit.edu

Ohio State Graduate Engineering Open House: October 13

The Ohio State University, College of Engineering- Open House. This is the perfect opportunity for you to learn about engineering at the Ohio State University! Our two-day event will give you insight into the academics, facilities, and world-leading research that can take your career to the next level.

We encourage applications from historically underrepresented populations, African Americans, American Indians/Native Americans,and Hispanic Americans, female, first generation students.

All students who attend the Open House will be given an application fee waiver to apply to their first choice College of Engineering graduate program.

Apply today

3M - Social Hour: 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

RSVP here: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

Lockheed Martin - Employer Information Session: October 24

See attached Come and network with representatives from Lockheed Martin at its Employer Information Session.  Learn inside information about upcoming internships and opportunities, enjoy good food, cool raffle prizes and giveaways.

Date: Tuesday, October 24

Time: 5:00-6:00pm

Location: W20-491

RSVP here: https://ome.mit.edu/events-calendar/events

MIT Mental Health Offerings for Students

The semester is approaching and MIT Mental Health will be offering the following:

* MIT Mental Health: Graduate Men of Color Group: Informal drop-in group of graduate men of color held in the Black Student Union in Walker Memorial. Please contact Christopher Smith (cdsmith@mit.edu) to be added to the list for future times.

* MIT Mental Health: Graduate Women of Color Group: Informal drop-in group of graduate men of color held in the Black Student Union in Walker Memorial. Please contact Contact Christopher Smith (cdsmith@mit.edu) to be added to the list for future times.

* MIT Mental Health: Asian Women of Color Group: Psychotherapy group for Asian women that will meet at MIT Mental Health and Counseling E23-368. Joy Yang LICSW (yang@med.mit.edu) is currently requesting students to participate for this arriving semester.

* MIT Mental Health: "Imposter Syndrome" Group: Psychotherapy group for undergraduate and graduate students that experience "imposter syndrome" (or feeling out of place) which people of color often do at MIT. Contact Maryam Khodadoust, PsyD (khod@med.mit.edu) to enroll with that. It will take place on Fridays: 5:30pm - 7pm, Mental Health and Counseling, E23-368.

IvyUntold - Call for Submissions - MIT

IvyUntold, a website devoted to telling the stories of minorities at prestigious institutions, is looking for submissions from minorities from MIT.

They are looking for submissions from students or recent alumni who can share stories that highlight racial, socioeconomic,religious, and sexual diversity. The website is a space devoted to challenging preconceived notions and stereotypes. For length, this can be anywhere from 1-4 pages single spaced.

Check out our website at www.IvyUntold.com

MIT Alumni Advisors Hub

The Advisor Hub is an online platform that allows students and alumni seeking tangible, actionable career advice to tap into a network of experts from a variety of fields - made up of many of the 137,000+ MIT alumni worldwide. Advice seekers can receive guidance in the form of a career conversation or an informational interview, assist with critiquing resumes or conducting mock interviews.

The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is available for MIT alumni and students. Institute staff working directly with students can request access on a case-by-case basis by emailing alumniadvisorshub@mit.edu

Please click here to learn more about MIT Alumni Advisors Hub.

MIT Prison Education Initiative - TA and Tutor Volunteer Opportunities

Steffen Seitz, Director of the Petey Greene Foundation in MA, in conjunction with the MIT Prison Initiative, train and support TA's and tutors in prison university programs. Petey Greene strives for diversity in its tutors and TA's.

If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Steffen Seitz: sseitz@peteygreene.org