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.”
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Grad-Alumni poster reception: Call for presenters
Saturday, June 8, 2013; Register to be a presenter by Friday, May 17
MIT Building E15, first floor hallway
Practice your presentation skills to a non-expert audience, to network with alumni, and even find someone who can give further insights on your projects! All presenters will get feedback from attending alumni and students. Prizes will be given to best presenters. Free appetizers and open bar for all presenters and attendees. Register as a presenter here.
DISSERTATION WRITERS GROUP
Tuesdays: May 14 and 21
MIT Room 12-134
Are you planning, writing, or completing your dissertation? You don’t need to do it alone. This group helps you manage time and stress as you write a proposal, plan and outline your dissertation, and complete it as well as journal articles. Cookies, tea, and hot water will be provided; Keurig coffee will be available for 50 cents. Bring your mug and favorite tea if you wish. Sponsored by the MIT Writing and Communication Center and the Graduate Student Council.
Transition from Academia to Industry – Introduction to Hurdles
Monday, May 20, 2013
MIT Room 46-3002 (Singleton Auditorium)
Transitioning from academia to industry involves multiple challenges, some of them real some of them perceived. The discussion will zoom-in on typical challenges of the transition and offer some advice to prepare you for the hurdles you might face. The speaker will be Dr. Zoran Zovnar from MediaTek. Graduate students are welcome, space permitting. Please register here.