Grad School 101 & 102

Grad School 101

Date and Location: August 27, 2012, in 26-100

INTRODUCTION AND WELCOME: From the Dean and ODGE 

  • 9:00-9:05 — Cristina Camayd and Neel Bardhan, Orientation Co-chairs
  • 9:05-9:10 — Brian Spatocco, GSC President
  • 9:10-9:20 — Christine Ortiz, Dean for Graduate Education (slides)
  • 9:20-9:30 — Blanche Staton, Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Education
  • 9:30-9:40 — Christopher Jones, Assistant Dean for Graduate Education
  • 9:40-9:50 — Danielle Guichard-Ashbrook, Director of the International Students Office
  • 9:50-10:00 — Q&A for the Deans

THE STUDENT VOICE: Graduate Student Council (GSC) (video)

  • 10:00-10:10 — Brian Spatocco, GSC President (slides)
  • 10:10-10:15 — Q&A for the GSC
  • 10:15-10:20 — The Graduate, the GSC ‘s Graduate Student Newsletter (slides)
  • 10:20-10:25 — The Tech
  • 10:25-10:30 — Q&A for The Graduate and The Tech

FINDING YOUR PATH: Professional and Academic Development During MIT (video)

12:00-13:00 — LUNCH

Please submit the survey to the boxes as you exit the room to receive your lunch.

STUDENT PANELS

  • 13:00-13:20:  Work/Life Balance: The Art of Juggling
  • Moderator: Dimiter Ostrev
  • Panelists: Caleb Waugh, Bomy Lee Chung, Joe Near, Kendall Nowocin
  • 13:20-13:40: What Flavor of Adviser is Best for You, and How to Talk to Them Once You Have one
  • Moderator: Dimiter Ostrev
  • Panelists: Bryan Owens, Eric Victor, and Max Solar
  • 13:40-14:00: Why You Need Friends and What to Avoid so That They Stick Around
  • Moderator: Cristina Camayd
  • Panelists: Aalap Dighe, Matthew Smith, Heather Murdoch
  • 14:00-14:15: How to Live on a Budget: Free Food is Just the Beginning
  • Moderator: Cristina Camayd
  • Panelists: Dheera Venkatraman, Javier Sanchez-Yamagishi, and Randi Cabezas (slides)
WELLNESS AND PERSONAL SUPPORT (video)

Grad School 102

Date and Location: August 28, 2011 in 34-101

INITIATIVES FAIR: 11:00-12:30

ACTIVITIES

EVERYDAY RESOURCES

Questions? Broken links? Please send those to gsc-arc [at] mit [dot] edu. Thanks!

Also, check the 2011 Grad School 101/102 Orientation Event page, which includes videos, slides and electronic handouts from last year.