Programs & Services

Heads Up! October 14, 2014


Announcements & Opportunities

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.

Upcoming Tutorial Services Room (TSR) Exam Reviews: Attention students with upcoming exams! The TSR Exam Reviews are as follows:

TSR 18.02 Exam #2 Review          10/16/2014 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Thu)

TSR 5.111 Exam #2 Review           10/19/2014 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Sun)

TSR 5.12 Exam #2 Review             10/20/2014 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Mon)

TSR 7.012 Exam #2 Review           10/26/2014 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Sun)

TSR 8.02 Exam #2 Review             10/26/2014 - 7:00PM - 9:00PM (Sun)

All reviews take place in 16-159. Tutors will be available to review concepts and answer individual questions.

Distinguished Peers: We are currently accepting Distinguished Peers nominations for the 2014-2015 academic year.  The deadline to be considered for November is Friday, October 17th, 2014. All submissions are valid through the academic year. Have you or a classmate done something that deserves recognition?  Please submit a nomination. Winners 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 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 initiative and experience
vi.    Prestigious Fellows

Apply online at: Questions? Contact Dean Elsie Otero at

Medical School Information Sessions: MIT Prehealth Advising will be hosting three more Medical School Information Sessions this October. Come to the info sessions below to hear first-hand from Medical School Admissions representatives at these schools about their unique programs and what they're looking for in med school applicants. These events are especially important for applicants in the current cycle who have applied to these schools and want to meet Admissions reps, as well as for those who will be applying in the future and want to learn what medical schools are looking for. The Ross University Caribbean Medical and Veterinary Schools Information Session will take place on Thursday, October 16, 3:30PM to 4:30PM in Room E17-136. The Virtual Medical School Visit: Case Western Reserve University Webinar will take place on Wednesday, October 22, 2014 from 7:15PM to 8:15PM as a Webinar which can be registered for on MIT CareerBridge. The Mt. Sinai Icahn School of Medicine Information Session will take place on Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 3PM to 4PM in Room 4-153. Visit MIT CareerBridge to register for these events:

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 underrepresented 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:

CLS Webinars: The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program will be hosting one more webinar this fall. CLS is a program of the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, and it is part of a U.S. government effort to dramatically expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. The CLS Program seeks participants with diverse interests, from a wide variety of fields of study, backgrounds and career paths, with the purpose of representing the full diversity of professional, regional, cultural and academic backgrounds in the United States. You can learn more about CLS by visiting the program website ( or by attending one of the webinars. The webinars are open to students, faculty, staff and administrators!

Webinar #3
Date & Time: Friday, October 17th, 2014 from 3PM to 4PM EST.
Topic: This webinar will provide information about the CLS Program, offer tips for a successful application and give ample time for Q&A. This webinar will focus heavily on application tips and will go into this topic in depth.
Link to access the webinar (on the day of the event):
RSVP: Please RSVP to Sarah Bartfeld at
For questions and to RSVP, please contact Sarah Bartfeld by email at:  (preferred method) or by phone at: 202-833-7522

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 are anticipated to be in attendance for the conference. More information can be found online at:

“Underwater Dreams”: On Friday, October 24th at 6PM in Bartos Theater, the Edgerton Center will host the campus debut of Underwater Dreams, a documentary about a team of undocumented high school students from Arizona who, a decade ago, won a national underwater robotics competition, beating a number of collegiate competitors, including the Edgerton Center supported MIT ROV team. The Arizona team and the MIT ROV team alumni convened at the Edgerton Center last November to participate in the film and the MIT presence in the film is evident. The film also tells the much sadder story of the opportunities that weren't available to the Arizona team members after their victory. Professor Kim Vandiver will be introducing the film, and after the screening, there will be a panel who will discuss the film, the story it tells, and the challenge it presents to those who are concerned about educational access. Participants on the panel will include director Mary Mazzio and Professor Junot Diaz from CMS/W, as well as two undocumented MIT students, who will tell the story of their own road to MIT. Professor Phillip Clay will moderate the panel. Tickets are available to the general public starting October 14th, 2014. If you have questions feel free to contact Camilla Brinkman at

Prehealth Orientation & Registration: Attention undergrads working towards fall 2016 entry to a medical, dental, vet. med or other health profession program! You must participate in a Prehealth Registration meeting prior to November 1st, 2014. Prehealth Advising is available to meet with you at your convenience and meetings can be held in person, via Skype, or over the phone. Please note that we recently relocated to E39. For Prehealth Registration instructions please visit Prehealth Advising's web site:

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 to 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.

University of Texas at Austin PGE Internship: University of Texas at Austin Department of Petroleum and Geosystems Engineering is currently looking for talented undergraduates from across the country to visit our department and learn more about research in Petroleum Engineering. Petroleum engineering is an exciting field of professional dedicated to providing engery that powers a modern society. UT PGE is currently accepting applications looking for interns to work for 10 weeks in the summer of 2015 for a salary of $4000 plus on-campus housing, a meal plan and travel to Austin. The interns will be mentored by a UT PGE faculty member and work on a project that is of interest to them. This is a great opportunity for an undergraduate to gain research experience and a taste of the grad school life. SURI will consider application students from all engineering and science majors with at least a 3.25 GPA. This program only accepts students who are U.S. Citizens or permanent residents. The deadline to apply is January 12th, 2015. For more information visit:

NASA Pathways Recent Graduate Program: Attention Graduating Seniors! NASA is currently seeking participants for the Pathways Recent Graduate Program, which is open to recent Grads for up to two years after they graduate. The Pathways Recent Graduate Program is one of the government’s pipelines for entry level positions, in addition to the Pathways Internship Program. NASA Goddard does not utilize the Recent Graduate Program extensively but many other NASA Centers do. For more information on the Pathways Recent Graduate Program visit:

3M Full-time Openings & Internships: Attention students! 3M currently has 100 openings for their Optimized Operations ( O2 ) program. December 2014 and May 2015 graduates are being hired for full time positions in O2 right now! Students can apply through our website by clicking on the "apply now" button which is on our homepage: O2’s first summer internship program for third-year students will also begin Summer 2015 with 30 openings. Interested students must have at least one prior internship or work related experience and a minimum of 3.0GPA on a 4.0 scale. 5.0 scaled GPA’s will be adjusted accordingly.

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 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:

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: .