Professional & personal development

This section describes the variety of resources available to graduate students for advice and counsel—whether for individual concerns, career planning, support for student groups on campus, or informal discussions about the day-to-day life of a graduate student—with folks “in the know.” Looking for even more resources? See the Professional development page on the MIT Student Resources site.

Upcoming events

To hear directly about upcoming events, sign up for the Global Education and Career Development (GECD) Graduate Career News list and the Graduate Student Council Professional Development e-mail list.

GSC Legislative Actions Subcommittee meeting

Date: Thursday, July 31st; 5:30 pm

Location: 50-220

Join the GSC Legislative Actions Subcommittee (LASC) to discuss political issues concerning MIT graduate students. Learn about going to Washington DC with LASC to advocate on Capitol Hill for MIT graduate students, and contribute to op-ed articles on political issues! This meeting, LASC will also be discussing how negative data affect the scientific community. New members are always welcome and free food will be provided at the meeting. For more information, see the LASC website or contact gsc-lasc@mit.edu with any questions.

Yesplus: Stress Management & Happiness Workshop

Date: August 7th-11th, 6pm-10pm (weekdays) and 10am-6pm (weekends)

Location: MIT rooms (TBA)

Join the Art of Living Foundation to learn techniques to overcome academic, personal, and professional stress and get closer to achieving your full potential. Trained faculty from the international non-profit will be teaching classes on de-stressing and powerful breathing techniques like Sudarshan Kriya, pranayama, yoga, meditation, and practical wisdom through fun games. Tuition is $250 and you must register online. Contact artofliving-officers@mit.edu with any questions.