Graduate Student Appreciation Week

Why do we love our grad students?  No only are they some of the most talented and accomplished people we know, but they contribute to our community in so many ways, from student government to cultural organizations and as service volunteers. What’s not to love?

To honor our amazing grad students, MIT is very pleased to celebrate Graduate and Professional Students Appreciation Week during April 10 – 14, 2017. This year’s events include:

All week
Fortune cookies. We have collected bits of inspirational wisdom from MIT’s own Graduate Women of Excellence!  Some of this wisdom has found a home in some very special fortune cookies, which will be available at all events this week, as well as in the ODGE and in departmental headquarters.

Monday, April 10
Growth Mindset Workshop,
 2pm-3:30pm in W20-201. Learn about why your views on intelligence and talent matter for academic success with this talk about evidence-based insights regarding human performance, neuroplastictiy, and motivation. Led by Dr. Lourdes Alemán. Light snacks including unleavened option. Read more on FacebookSponsored by ODGE.

Tuesday, April 11
Grad Student Coffee Hour, 1:30-2:30pm in 3-138. Stop in to ODGE headquarters at 3-138 for coffee and light refreshments. Unleavened options available. Sponsored by ODGE. 

Wednesday, April 12
Snacks with Suzy, 12-1pm in 4-110. Join Dean Suzy Nelson and the Division of Student Life for some tasty lunchtime snacks. Stop in for 5 minutes or stay and chat for a bit. Bring a friend! Unleavened options available. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life.

Thursday, April 13
Stressbuster
, 11:30am-2:30pm in W20-306. Receive a free 15-minute backrub provided by Boston Chair Massage! We have eight massage therapists ready to help you kick your stress to the curb. Sign up strongly encouraged. Sponsored by ODGE, LGBT@MIT, and MIT Mental Health and Counseling.

Grad Student Pub Night6:30pm-8pm at the R & D Pub. Mingle with fellow grad students, play some games, enter the raffle! Unleavened options available. Sponsored by the Division of Student Life.

Friday, April 14
International Coffee Hour
, 10-11am in E19-202. Stop in to the ISO for coffee and light refreshments. Unleavened option available. Sponsored by the International Students Office. 

Puppies Love Grads, 1:30-2:30pm in 8-219 (MIT One Community Room). MIT Puppy Lab dogs are waiting to share the love with you! Sponsored by the ODGE.

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