Volume 25, Number 22

HST Community Notices

HST Community Notices


Are you traveling for any of the following reasons?

  • Conference/workshop
  • Giving a talk
  • Visiting your alma mater

Can you help promote HST by talking to prospective students?

Contact Laurie Ward (laurie [at] mit.edu (l)aurie [at] mit.edu (aurie[at]mit[dot]edu)) for talking points and promotional materials to distribute.
A link to an HST Programs Slide to include in your presentations can be found here.

Course & Academic Resources


This year, the MIT community is adapting to new ways of taking care of ourselves and others. If you’d like to connect with your community, stay active, sleep better, relieve stress, and more, Community Wellness at MIT Medical can help you find wellness programs that fit your needs.

View all Community Wellness classes here.


The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one professional advice from communication specialists with advanced degrees and publishing experience. The WCC can help you further develop your oral communication skills and learn about all types of academic and professional writing.

WCC Individual Consultations
During these consultations, you can work on your written or oral projects with WCC instructors who can guide you at all stages of your communication process.

WCC has prepared a series of workshops on style, literature review writing, and other topics. You can register for our offerings through this link.

For more information or to register for these programs, check the WCC website.


Our Mission
The Teaching + Learning Lab (TLL) partners with MIT educators, staff, and administrators to create a reflective educational environment where students are academically challenged, actively engaged, and personally supported.

Learn More about TLL here

TLL Speaker Series

Beyond Content: Teaching for Civic Participation and Engagement

Bryan Dewsbury, Florida International University

  • Wednesday, March 6, 2024, 12 pm ET (ONLINE)
  • All are welcome! Please register via Zoom

Dr. Bryan Dewsbury will explore the ways in which we can reconnect our classroom practice with the values, behaviors and mindsets needed for a socially just society.

About the Speaker

Bryan Dewsbury is Associate Professor of Biology andAssociate Director of the STEM Transformation Institute at Florida International University. He is the Principal Investigatorof the Science Education and Society (SEAS) research program, a team blending research on the social context of teaching and learning, faculty development of inclusive practices, and programming to cultivate equity in education. Previously, he was at the University of Rhode Island. Bryan is a Fellow with the John N. Gardner Institute, where he assists institutions of higher education cultivate best practices in inclusive education.

Find information on upcoming TLL programs, speakers, workshops, etc. here.

For any questions about programs and resources available to graduate students through the TLL, contact Ben Hansberry, Assistant Director for Graduate Student Teaching (bhansber [at] mit.edu (bhansber[at]mit[dot]edu))

Subscribe here to the TLL Newsletter.


Harvard Catalyst works with Harvard University’s schools and affiliate academic healthcare centers to build and grow an environment focused on team science – where discoveries are rapidly and efficiently translated to improve human health. We catalyze research across all clinical and translational domains by providing investigators with opportunities such as pilot funding, free resources such as biostatistics consultations, training and mentoring programs, and numerous courses. To facilitate communication, collaboration, and data collection, our informatics team develops a range of open-source tools available to the community within Harvard University and beyond.

Information on courses and training through Harvard Catalyst can be found here.
A calendar of Harvard Catalyst events can be found here.
Subscribe to the Harvard Catalyst Newsletter here.


Information about the Harvard i-lab and it's upcoming events and activities can be found here.

Conferences, Lectures & Seminars


MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative - Lunch Series with Joanna Brownstein, MBA ’08

Leveraging Technology in Healthcare Delivery: Overcoming Adoption Barriers

  • Thursday, February 29, 2024
  • 11:30am - 1pm
  • E62-450

Register at Sloan Groups

Lunch will be provided in person.

Join Zoom Meeting 

Password: 100

Joanna Brownstein, MBA’08, Founder of Brownstein Consulting, LLC

This talk delves into the role of technology in transforming healthcare. We'll discuss examples of innovative tech-driven clinical models and the practical challenges in their implementation. Using real work examples, we'll explore how to think about the barriers and drivers to stakeholder adoption. Ideal for those interested in the evolving intersection of technology and healthcare, this session offers key insights into leveraging technology for effective healthcare solutions.

Joanna Brownstein is an accomplished leader with over 20 years in the healthcare and health technology sectors, blending expertise from academia, pharmaceuticals, consulting, and entrepreneurship. She specializes in integrating disruptive technologies into healthcare settings with key roles in product management, customer success, and operational leadership. Joanna holds an MSW from Boston College Graduate School of Social Work and an MBA from MIT Sloan.

HSI Lunch Seminar Series with Doug Williams and John Halamka, MD, MS Part 1

Sparking a Data Revolution in Healthcare: Conversations with Leaders from Government, Industry, and Innovators - Part 1: Creating a Global Network for AI Assurance with FHIR

  • Thursday March 14, 2024
  • 11:30am - 1pm
  • E62-450

Lunch will be provided in person.

Join Zoom Meeting 

Password: 100

John Halamka, MD, MS, President, Mayo Clinic Platform, a digital initiative that brings together solution developers, data partners and healthcare service providers to transform healthcare.

Anne Quaadgras, Director, MIT Sloan Health Systems Initiative

Doug HSI Williams, Product Lead, Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship

This is part 1 of a 3-part series


Join the MIT Energy Initiative to learn how you can help accelerate the energy transition from professionals working across sectors. This energy-focused speaker series allows undergraduate, graduate, and postdocs to talk with alumni and professionals tackling energy and climate issues across sectors, and to learn more about potential career pathways, practice networking skills, and explore possible mentoring relationships.

This event is happening from February 20th-23rd in the Energy Commons (10-063).

To view speaker schedules and to register for this event, click here.


The MIT Center for Microbiome Informatics and Therapeutics and the MIT Microbiome Club are proud to invite you to attend our annual MIT Microbiome Symposium on Friday, March 22, 2024 from 9 am-5 pm at MIT Building E14. Registration is now open for both in person and virtual attendance!

The symposium will feature talks from established and young investigators, poster sessions, expert Q&A sessions, industry tables, and a networking social to close the day. For more details, please check out our website. This year we are proud to host Dr. Emrah Altindis (Boston College) and Dr. Sophie McCoy (University of North Carolina) as our two keynote speakers.

To participate in the event:

  1. Register for free on our Eventbrite page.
  2. Submit an abstract! Abstracts can be considered for either a flash talk or poster. Posters will also participate in our annual poster competition. The deadline for submission has been extended to Friday, February 16th.
  3. Please tell others about this event! Feel free to circulate this email to others who might be interested.

Please contact cmit.microbiome [at] gmail.com (cmit[dot]microbiome[at]gmail[dot]com) with any questions or inquiries.

Your participation in this symposium is free. Our goal is to showcase the diverse opportunities available in the field of microbiome science, and we hope that you can join us!

We look forward to seeing you in March!


We are delighted to invite you and your colleagues to an upcoming workshop, “Integrating Generative and Experimental Perspectives for BioMolecular Design” (GEM) at the ICLR Conference in Vienna on May 11th, 2024. The primary focus of our workshop is to foster collaboration between machine learning experts and experimental scientists. We are actively seeking submissions of papers that demonstrate such collaboration, whether through purely computational endeavors or experimental work with rich datasets that can be utilized for learning purposes.

We would be thrilled to have your participation at the workshop, including submitting a paper or signing up as a reviewer. As a reviewer, you will have the opportunity to score submitted papers and provide valuable comments and feedback for the selection process. Excitingly, through a new partnership, the top papers will be nominated for fast-track submission to Cell Systems (IF: 11.091). This collaboration presents an excellent opportunity to showcase and disseminate the most outstanding works in this field.

You visit https://www.gembio.ai/ to find more details about the workshop, including an exciting lineup of speakers and panelists who have been pioneers in the space. 

For any inquiries, feel free to reach out to us at gembioworkshop [at] googlegroups.com (gembioworkshop[at]googlegroups[dot]com). We look forward to your participation!


A calendar of upcoming events is available here.


The Medical Development Group Boston (MDG Boston) is a community of individuals professionally committed to the Medical Device and other Medical Technology Industry segments united by the belief that innovation and advances in technology lead to substantial improvements in health care.

MDG's Mission is to contribute to the continuing development of medical devices and other medical technologies by enhancing the professional development of its members, fostering and supporting entrepreneurial thinking, serving as a forum for exploration of new business opportunities, and promoting best practices in enterprise management.

MDG pursues this mission through the organization of educational programs and forums: the facilitation of cross-disciplinary dialogue and collaboration; the creation of venues for networking and information sharing for current and aspiring professionals, clinicians, and entrepreneurs; and the development of alliances with complementary organizations.

We would love for you to attend and spread the word in your community!

For more information on our upcoming events, visit our website.


Boston has long been known as a medical mecca of scientific discovery. Boston’s healthcare professionals and administrators are adopting practices from other high-risk and service industries. The ‘big data’ movement is thriving, fundamentally changing our healthcare delivery systems. Digital health investments are higher than ever before. Medical hackathons and un-conferences are now an every-weekend occurrence. And both redesign and innovation promise to change medicine as we know it. It’s all happening right here, right now. But the problem is that many of us don’t know it. Despite Boston’s innovative energy and a solid medical infrastructure, many medical providers and health care entrepreneurs remain in the dark about the opportunities, events and work happening in and around the city of Boston – and across the country. That’s where we come in.

At Medtech Boston, we highlight exciting medical innovation work in and around the city of Boston. We aim to start a discussion about the most exciting and controversial new healthcare offerings, igniting a new reputation for Boston as a city with first-class medical research and patient care, but also as a city full of passionate people who use new technology to think big thoughts about medicine’s most pressing problems.

More organizational information and event postings from Medtech Boston is available here.


Future topics will be similar to the previous Brainmap season, with some talks on Optogenetics, MR-PET, BOLD physiology, ultra-high field MRI, multimodal integration, contrast agents, and many more exciting topics! Unless otherwise noted, seminars (webinars) are held on Wednesdays at noon.

Find out about Brainmap here. Sign up here for our mailing list, in order to receive notices about our upcoming seminars.

Student Opportunities


Fully-Funded Research Assistantships in Machine Learning, Pandemic Preparedness, & Socioepidemic Misinformation

The Majumder Lab at Harvard Medical School & Boston Children's Hospital is currently recruiting PhD students who hope to conduct thesis research at the intersection of machine learning, pandemic preparedness, and socioepidemic misinformation. All applicants will be considered for ongoing projects that apply machine learning to pandemic preparedness and/or socioepidemic misinformation. Successful applicants will also be welcome to propose their own projects under these broad application areas.

Our team specializes in the use of search query, mobile phone, and news+social media data within these application areas. Methods of interest include agent-based and phenomenological models of epidemics, natural language processing of misinformation, and causal inference for health policy evaluation. However, previous experience with these data types and methodological approaches is not required, especially if quantitative and programming skills are strong.

Key Qualifications and Required Skills:

  • Programming proficiency in Python or R
  • Strong communication skills
  • Commitment to a fair and just work environment
  • Current enrollment in a PhD program at Harvard Medical School (including HST)

Optional Skills:

  • Prior experience conducting research on epidemics and/or misinformation
  • Prior experience with Bayesian inference
  • Prior experience with sentiment analysis, emotion analysis, and/or large language models

How to Apply:

Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis until all available positions are filled.


On Saturday, March 9 at 5pm, the GSC is hosting its annual Battle of the Bands, and we want YOU to participate! On stage in Morss Hall (building 50), the bands will duke it out for the title of MIT’s Musical Maestros, as chosen by your fellow grad students. We’ll have the food and the venue, but we need YOU to sign up and show off those musical chops! 

Both groups and solo acts are welcome! If you have a band, a group of friends ready to get up on stage, or even just latent musical talent that’s ready to impress, we want to see it! Please sign up using this form so we can set up the showdown. If you have the skills but not the equipment, that’s ok! We’ll be renting equipment, and you can indicate in the form what you would need.

Bands must be at least 50% MIT graduate students. Also, you do not need to be a formal band or experienced performer to participate. We’ll have compensation for all performers as thanks for helping make a great event!

We hope to see you on stage at the 2024 GSC Battle of the Bands! If you have any questions, please let us know! (gsc-ac-chairs [at] mit.edu (gsc-ac-chairs[at]mit[dot]edu))


Draper is seeking creative, passionate, and  scientifically ambitious doctoral students to develop the next generation of microphysiological neural tissue models.  Organoids are a relatively recent exciting development in the MPS field capturing more interest in drug discovery because of their ability to mimic aspects of tissue complexity in terms of cell types and architecture.  However, the conventional use of organoids as  tissue models have a number of limitations including a lack of vasculature and perfusion which stunts growth and leads to necrosis, a lack of long range tissue coherence, and a lack of a facile method of longitudinally interrogating the organoid.  The next generation of neural models will address these limitations by combining advances in multiple fields including 3D printing techniques to spatially organize the tissue, multiplexed microfluidic interfaces to perfuse, interrogate and control the delivery of key nutrients and morphogens, multiplexed electrical interfaces to non-invasively monitor the synaptic brainwave activity, and directed iPSC differentiation to model specific regions of the brain. We are seeking students interested in developing the hardware and materials breakthroughs to combine these technologies in novel ways to enable more predictive and physiologically relevant neural models.

Draper’s Bioengineering division is a multidisciplinary team of engineers and scientists organized to support our nation’s interests in biotechnology, biodefense, and biomedical engineering.   Draper Scholars conduct research and apply it to real-world challenges in biotechnology systems, space systems, electronic systems and strategic systems, under the guidance of a Draper supervisor and an academic advisor from their university.  We work to have a cohesive learning environment to help our scholars grow into the next generation of innovators. Explore your opportunities to make a difference at Draper—for your education, your career and our nation.

Interested students should apply on the Draper Site:  https://www.draper.com/careers/scholar-program

If interested, please apply as soon as possible, and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact Dr. Jeffrey Borenstein at jborenstein [at] draper.com (jborenstein[at]draper[dot]com)


As we start the new semester, you may be looking for ways to present your research. The MIT Energy and Climate Club (MITEC) is excited to announce the signups for the Spring 2024 series of our student seminars!

These are a great opportunity to practice presenting to a general audience and get a diverse set of feedback about your energy or climate-related work. Presenters will also have the opportunity to work with the MIT Communication Lab to fine-tune their presentation skills. Last semester, we had a diverse array of presentations including green hydrogen production, climate implications of computing, optimizing concrete structures, and federal climate policy.

Please sign up here! Seminars will happen biweekly on Fridays from Mar 1 - May 10. Feel free to contact us at mitec [at] mit.edu with any questions.


Every year the GSC gives out four Institute Awards, to be presented at the Institute Awards Convocation. The awards are:

Nomination of students and faculty for these awards offer a unique opportunity to honor these individuals for their invaluable contributions to graduate students and to thank them for their efforts. A complete nomination requires a supporting statement not to exceed one page or 500 words. Although there are no hard and fast guidelines, a strong nomination is likely to include a high-quality statement clearly describing relevant accomplishments, any specific task, and/or incidents reflecting the nominee’s dedication and genuine interest.

Nominations Process

All nominations must be submitted online. You can submit a nomination at https://mitgscapp.knack.com/funding#institute-awards/

Nominations open: February 13 at 12:00am

Nominations close: March 30 at 5:00pm

Only graduate students and postdocs are eligible to nominate a candidate. Please direct any questions to gsc-awards at mit dot edu. Winners will be notified before the Awards Ceremony. Please do not email to inquire about recipients.


We are researchers from MIT Mechanical Engineering, and we are looking for people to participate in our study to understand user needs. The participants will be asked to report their recent experiences with a product.

This study will take about 30 minutes, and the participants will receive a free sandwich from Flour&Bakery for their participation. 

Who: Anyone over 18 years old

Where: In-person (3-446) or Zoom session (*You will need your own working computer/laptop.)

When: Various time slots to choose from in early and mid February 

Participation in this study is entirely voluntary. If you are interested in participating, please head over to: https://forms.gle/MF6YXWknL2GjSJje7

If you have any questions about the study, please feel free to contact Qihao Zhu (qihaozhu [at] mit.edu (qihaozhu[at]mit[dot]edu)) and/or Leah Chong (lmchong [at] mit.edu (lmchong[at]mit[dot]edu))


Join us for 2-3 weeks abroad as a volunteer instructor in a Code.X host country this summer, inspiring high schoolers and immersing yourself in local culture.

Applications are now open and due Sunday, February 25 at 11:59pm PST!

Code.X instructors are undergraduates, graduate students, and recent university alumni who travel to a host country to teach high schoolers Computer Science or Human-Centered Design during a multi-week summer camp. As the lead instructors in the classroom, our instructors become friends, mentors, and the primary role models for students. Year after year, students describe the pivotal role that their instructors have played in both personally and academically, in those two weeks alone.

This is a full-time volunteer position with any required travel reimbursed up to $1,500, and paid-for food, transit, and housing.

Summer 2024 Locations: See a full breakdown of available programs here.

(New!) Code for Egypt in Cairo, Egypt: Saturday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 30

(New!) Code for Ukraine in the Carpathian Mountains, Ukraine: Friday, July 5 - Monday, July 22

Code for Albania* in Korçë, Albania: Saturday, July 13 - Sunday, July 28

Horizons Academy** in the Palestinian West Bank: Friday, July 12 - Sunday, July 21

*We’ll have a final go-ahead decision for Code for Albania by the end of February.

**This situation is touch-and-go depending on how the situation in the West Bank evolves over the next few months. If travel is not an option by April, there will still be remote opportunities to support the Horizons Academy students during their summer school from July 14-18.

Note: Dates may be subject to small changes. Instructors are required to attend training sessions and prepare teaching materials leading up to travel. Travel dates listed above start on the day you are expected to arrive at your host airport and end when the program is completed.

About Our Programs: 

Code.X collaborates with local organizations to run 12- and 24-month programs with the goal of enabling high schoolers to become changemakers in their communities. Each summer, students participate in 2 weeks of Computer Science and Human-Centered Design education, as well as cultural exchange with foreign volunteer instructors (that’s you!). Students are selected in 9th grade, factoring in gender and socioeconomic diversity.

Who we’re looking for: Undergrads, graduate students, or recent alums with expertise in and passion for computer science or design, and who love working with high schoolers. Volunteers must be eligible for a visa in their matched country.

What’s cool about this? Since 2015, Code.X instructors have made a profound impact on students’ lives, with many going on to attend universities like Stanford, MIT, and Brown. Students are incredibly excited to learn about you. It’s also an opportunity for paid-for cultural immersion abroad - through teaching as well as hanging out with staff and students outside of classes.

Instructor Responsibilities:

  • Teach a class of 15-25 students, in either Computer Science or Human-Centered Design, for roughly 4 hours/day with the support of a Teaching Assistant

  • Serve as a role model to inspire high school students

  • Collaborate with other instructors and staff to help the camp run smoothly

  • Attend Code.X trainings during Spring Quarter

Curriculum: In our Computer Science courses, students learn programming skills and engineering mindsets; in our Human-Centered Design courses, students build design mindsets and creativity through the design thinking process and user-centered projects. A significant part of our value is in the integration of design thinking and computer science - so computer science instructors are expected to integrate design thinking principles into their lessons, and vice versa.

More Information: Find more at www.codedotx.org/instructor-experience, and feel free to email contact [at] codedotx.org (contact[at]codedotx[dot]org) with any questions.


Do you want your technology to make an impact? 

If you are looking to commercialize your research, and plan to launch a start-up company in the next few years, then the MIT Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation may be a fit for you.

The Deshpande Center is offering two grant programs for 2024. Both are available to MIT researchers with Principal Investigator (PI) status. 


First year: Up to $50,000

Renewal years: $50,000-$150,000

Pre-proposals due 6pm March 4, 2024

Grant cycles start September 1, 2024

Open to all technologies


First year: Up to $100,000

Renewal years: up to $150,000

Rolling deadline – Apply anytime.

Open to all technologies that would improve the quality of life for people with Down Syndrome and other disabilities.

How to Apply

For more information or to apply, please visit our website or contact us at deshpandecenter [at] mit.edu (deshpandecenter[at]mit[dot]edu)

Why work with the Deshpande Center?

Since 2002, we have supported 200+ research projects, with more than $20 million in grants. More than 50 of the projects have spun out into companies that have raised over $1.5 billion in capital. In addition to grants, our projects receive mentoring from our Catalysts – mentors with significant domain and entrepreneurship expertise.


The Abdul Latif Jameel Water and Food Systems Lab (J-WAFS) is currently accepting applications for the 2024-2025 J-WAFS Fellowships for Water and Food Solutions. This opportunity is for MIT PhD students with research in water or food systems. Please see below for more information and help spread the word to any students in your DLC who may be interested/eligible.

Please reach out to me with any questions. Thank you, as always, for your help promoting J-WAFS funding opportunities.

J-WAFS Fellowships for Water & Food Solutions

Open to: MIT PhD students who are graduating no earlier than May of 2025 and who have passed their qualifying exams by March 1, 2024. Applications are by faculty nomination.

Deadline: 5pm ET on Friday, March 1st, 2024

MIT faculty are invited to nominate outstanding PhD students with water and/or food-related research. Fellowships cover one semester of academic funding. Students should be engaged in research focused on alleviating the problems of water supply for human need or other solutions-based research and innovation related to the water sector, or research related to food supply, agriculture, or other solutions-based research and innovation related to food systems.

Click here for more info


Grad students, interested in improving graduate life & community at MIT while earning a partial stipend? Apply to become a Graduate Community Fellow!

When would I start? Start dates are flexible and based on the Fellow and the hiring organization. If you’re looking for a job starting this semester, over IAP, or next semester, these openings may be a great fit for you!

What would I do? Graduate Community Fellows work on projects and assignments that enhance the graduate community at MIT in targeted, impactful ways. Each Fellow reports to a staff member in the OGE or a partner organization. See specifics below.

What are the requirements? Must meet minimal eligibility requirements and agree to the terms of appointment. Appointment periods for Fellow positions vary. All positions serve 10 hours per week, and receive compensation of $700 per month.

International students with full-time RA/TA appointments should note that there are eligibility restrictions.

Available positions are listed at the current Fellow positions page.

Some current positions are listed below; find more info on each position at the current Fellow positions page.

How do I apply? Once you’ve reviewed position details, download the application to apply. Applications for all positions are reviewed on a rolling basis. We hope to hear from you!

Questions? Contact Jessica Landry, jlandry [at] mit.edu (jlandry[at]mit[dot]edu).


Welcome! The MIT Activities Committee offers discounted tickets to the MIT community for local arts and culture, sporting events, and family activities.

Visit MITAC​ ~ Your Ticket to Fun for movies, museums, sports, theatre, music, family, seasonal & special events since 1984!

  • Online Website: https://mitac.mit.edu/
  • On campus: The MITAC Stata Center ticket office is open Tues-Fri 12-4pm.

Feel free to stop by and visit!  

We look forward to seeing everyone!

Members of the MIT community: subscribe here (at the bottom of the page) to our mailing list/newsletter to receive the latest updates delivered right to your inbox!


Fellowship Newsletter
Our Fellowship Newsletter is a monthly/bimonthly occurrence that includes upcoming opportunities and events, tips on applying to fellowships, announcements, and generally an avenue for us to relay fellowship related information. 

Interested in receiving the newsletter? Please sign up for our mailing list by clicking here. Future Graduate Fellowship Bulletins will be sent right to your email inbox.

Other financial literacy resources:


Check out the completely free iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union).

Customized for MIT, iGrad includes videos, articles, games, job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, and spending-smarts. It is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general. Find more information at https://mit.igrad.com/. We encourage everyone to sign up!

OGE website’s Financial Literacy section: https://oge.mit.edu/finances/financial-literacy/

OGE website’s fellowships section: https://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/ including Fellowships Tipshttps://oge.mit.edu/finances/fellowships/fellowship-tips/

Please reach out to the OGE at grad-ed [at] mit.edu (grad-ed[at]mit[dot]edu) with questions about our workshops or our financial literacy resources.

If there are further questions about fellowships, the OGE Fellowship section can be found here, especially the Fellowships Tips content here.  


Read current and past issues of the ISO Newsletter here. For non-students, you can also subscribe to receive published copies by email.


The Office of Graduate Education (OGE)’s GradDiversity seeks to support the success of underrepresented and under-served graduate students at MIT. This takes place through a series of programs designed to strengthen recruitment, enhance community, and ignite development in academic, leadership, and professional skills.

Together with the Institute Community and Equity Office and our faculty, students, and staff from across the Institute, we are committed to fostering a more inclusive and caring climate that intellectually engages and values all members of our MIT community.

Sign up for the GradDiversity Newsletter here.

Sign up for the ICEO Newsletter here.


We connect people across MIT for conversation, cultural exchange, and friendship.

MIT Spouses & Partners Connect - open to significant others of MIT students, postdocs, and staff

MIT students and employees may sponsor a guest Kerberos account for their spouse or partner to establish their digital identity in MIT's systems. Once registered, the spouse or partner may activate their digital MIT ID and obtain a physical card if needed. 

Get started at https://ist.mit.edu/idPlease read the instructions carefully as there are different processes for those who live in an MIT residence and for those who live off campus.

For more information about where you can use your MIT ID card, see this page.

The best way to stay up to date on all of our events and activities is to subscribe to our email newsletter!

Pub Night
Friday, February 23 from 5:00-7:00 pm at the Muddy Charles Pub (MIT Walker Memorial, 
Building 50) Join us for this Spring semester Pub Night kick-off event, hosted by me (Leon) and my wife Lynn. Come hang out at the Muddy Charles pub and have some food (it's on us, MS&PC, until it lasts). Drinks are for purchase (but very affordable at Muddy's). Unwind, relax and have some fun to start your weekend. Bring along your spouse/partner and make new friends and connections!
Please register here

Movie Nights
Save the dates: Thursdays, February 22February 29, and March 7, all starting at 6:00 p.m.
Please mark your calendars, and stay tuned for more details coming your way next week. Find more details in the newsletter and on Instagram.

Private Consult with MS&PC Staff
Facilitated by Program Manager, Jennifer Recklet Tassi, this private appointment via Zoom or in-person is a time to ask questions, voice concerns, and reimagine your life here in Boston. We can spend the time talking about whatever is on your mind - from job search and career development to navigating a new city to figuring out how to make your experience in Boston productive and meaningful.

Appointments will be available at various times during the week.

Book a 30-minute private Zoom or in-person appointment here: https://mspc.youcanbook.me/

New and Expecting Parents Group
Tuesdays at 11am in E23-385
Meet other expecting and parents of infants under one year to connect, share information, and support each other. Bring your concerns, questions, and experiences to the group. And of course, your babies are welcome! Led by MS&PC members Steph and Holland.

If you have any questions, please send an email to Steph, stephdm [at] mit.edu (stephdm[at]mit[dot]edu).

All Ages Play GroupWednesdays at 10am
NEW LOCATION at the Site 4 Dorm 

45 Hayward St, Building E37, Cambridge, MA 02142 (next to the Kendall Square T station)
All kids from newborn age to 3.5 years old are welcome! You can bring siblings as well. It's a chance for kids to have fun while parents can chat, share parenting tips, and socialize. Please contact Zixin Chen chen476 [at] mit.edu (chen476[at]mit[dot]edu) if you have any questions.

Open Swim for Families
Recreational swim is a fun and positive way to practice new skills, be physically active, and spend quality time with family and friends in the pool. This opportunity is cost-free to MIT families, thanks to financial support from Office of Graduate Education, Westgate, Site 4 and MIT Spouses & Partners Connect. These open swim sessions are scheduled on a weekly basis on Mondays, but it will alternate each week between infants-toddlers and older kids (after school) groups.

If you live off-campus, please register here
If you live in Westgate or Site4, send us an email to spousesandpartners [at] mit.edu (spousesandpartners[at]mit[dot]edu) and we will connect you with the Parents Program Coordinators there.

Gift to New Parents
MS&PC would like to acknowledge your lifetime event and celebrate it with you by presenting "Good Moms Have Scary Thoughts" by Karen Kleiman or "What About Us?: A New Parents Guide to Safeguarding Your Over-Anxious, Over-Extended, Sleep-Deprived Relationship". If your baby was born in this academic year or previous one, or you are an expecting parent, you are welcome to receive a book from us by completing this form. MIT Affiliation is required. Find more information about MIT childcare and parenting resources here.


MIT Language Conversation Exchange - open to all members of the MIT community

How to find a conversation partner at MIT so you can practice a language you are learning or want to improve with a native speaker.

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The Big Question
What if we could deliver advanced hospital-level care to every rural county in America? 

The Problem
In the U.S. today, rural health care systems are facing a crisis. Over the past 10 years, more than 100 hospitals in primarily rural areas have closed, with at least another 600 – or 30% of all rural hospitals – at risk of shutting down soon due to lack of funding. Yet at the same time, rural populations also suffer from much higher mortality rates than their urban counterparts, largely due to the difficulties they face in accessing suitable care.  

The Current State
Despite the increasing scarcity of rural hospitals, most health care systems in rural communities still rely heavily on a location-based service model. Under this model, advanced care is limited to traditional brick-and-mortar facilities, such as hospitals, medical clinics, and imaging centers. When a rural hospital or clinic closes, the population that it serves must travel longer distances to access the same level of care in another location, a burden that means some people don’t receive the kind of care they need.  

The Challenge
The Platform Accelerating Rural Access to Distributed and InteGrated Medical Care (PARADIGM) program aims to address the current challenges in rural health by creating a scalable vehicle platform that can provide advanced medical services outside of a hospital setting. Building on recent developments in fields ranging from satellite communication to medical device miniaturization, this mobile care platform will allow health providers to meet rural patients where they are.  

In order to create a platform that can bring sophisticated medical services to the doorstep of rural populations, PARADIGM will focus on five technical areas: 1) designing distributed hospital-level care, 2) producing an integrated care delivery platform, 3) harmonizing diverse medical device data within a single system, 4) building a miniaturized, ruggedized CT scanner, and 5) creating intelligent task guidance software to help health workers perform activities beyond their usual training.  

If successful, PARADIGM hopes to develop a mobile platform capable of delivering many different types of cutting-edge services – including multi-cancer screenings, hemodialysis, perinatal care, and much more. With medical technology no longer tied to a specific place – but instead available on a platform that can travel to even the most remote locations – rural patients will thus be able to access the care that they need within their own communities. 

The Solution
PARADIGM is seeking a wide range of performers to help achieve the multidisciplinary goals of the program. Interested partners are invited to read the full solicitation and register for Proposers’ Day. Successful applicants will join a diverse group of performers, all of whom are committed to bringing advanced medical services to underserved rural populations throughout the country. 


PARADIGM Special Notice 

PARADIGM Draft Solicitation 

Abstract Due Date: February 27, 2024, 4PM ET

Full Proposal Due Date: April 26, 2024

Proposers' Day

Proposers' Day: February 15, 2024, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM MST (11:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST) in Phoenix, AZ and virtually

Proposers' Day registration closes on February 5, 2024 at 5PM ET (in-person) and on February 9, 2024 at 5PM ET (virtual).

Paradigm FAQS


We are pleased to announce the continuation of the NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC). We are currently accepting applications for the 2024 cohort. The overarching goal of the CTMC is to help investigators develop scientifically rigorous, yet practical clinical trial protocols. Our focus is on investigators who have not previously designed their own prospective, interventional clinical trials.  Applicants proposing large, multi-center trials will also be considered this year. The multi-center proposals should ideally be aligned with the focus areas of one of the established NINDS clinical research networks. Please see application instructions for more information.

There is a combination of distance learning activities and a REQUIRED residential course, along with small group mentorship from experienced clinical trialists and biostatisticians. The residential part of the course will be held June 3rd – 6th in Charlottesville, VA. Funding for travel (within the US) and accommodations will be provided for participants.

Who Should Apply?
Qualified applicants from clinical disciplines focused on neurological disease or injury (including, but not limited to pediatric and rare diseases), along with biostatisticians working on projects with clinical neuroscience researchers should apply. All preliminary trial ideas are encouraged, but it is REQUIRED that protocols be focused on the clinical neurosciences. Trainees should have content area mentors to assist them with the science and implementation of their project. A small number of projects may qualify for additional work using clinical trial simulation.


2024 Application Webpage

2024 Application Instructions

The application submission deadline is March 4th, at 9am Eastern Time.
Application forms and additional details are available on the course website: https://siren.network/training/ctmc. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Early applications will be considered for early acceptance.

Have Questions?
Please contact NINDS%E2%80%90CTMC%E2%80%90Info [at] umich.edu (NINDS‐CTMC‐Info[at]umich[dot]edu) or wmeurer [at] umich.edu (William Meurer, MD, MS) with any additional questions.

Thank you.

The NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course is supported by the NeuroNEXT DCC Grant Number U01 NS077352 and is administered by the University of Michigan, the University of Iowa, University of Indiana, and University of Virginia. Additional support is provided by the American Academy of Neurology.


Salk Institute, La Jolla, CA

The Salk Fellows Program is a path for innovative early-stage career scientists to embark on fully independent research programs as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral studies. We seek leaders who are passionate in using innovative approaches to study the frontiers of immunology and inflammation, including neuro-immunology, cancer immunology, autoimmunity, host-microbe interactions (mutualistic to pathogenic), infectious disease, immunometabolism, systems immunology, immune engineering, and other inflammatory-related diseases. The chosen candidate will join a supportive and diverse group of highly interactive faculty in the Salk NOMIS Center of Immunobiology and Microbial Pathogenesis.

Candidates should be recent PhD or MD graduates, at most two years from graduation, with demonstrated excellence in research and leadership. Salk Fellows are typically appointed for a period of five years after a successful review at the end of year three. Salk Fellow appointees are eligible for consideration for promotion to Assistant Professor at the Salk Institute. Mentoring is key to a Salk Fellow’s success and our Fellows are supported with financial and mentoring resources that allow them to launch their independent career, recruit trainees and establish stable funding.

Salk Fellows are often interdisciplinary scientists who establish new fields and integrate diverse approaches (e.g. cutting-edge genetic and animal models, metabolic and molecular assays, computer science, mathematics, imaging, computational biology, physics, machine learning, synthetic biology or engineering) to address fundamental biological questions in the broad areas of immunology, inflammation and infectious disease described above. Prospective Fellows’ are encouraged and supported to pursue exciting and innovative science.

The Salk Institute is deeply committed to enhancing diversity, equity and inclusion in all that we do with a passion for discovery, service, leadership and sharing of knowledge that addresses global microbiology and immunology challenges. To support their development, Salk Fellows are provided with a faculty mentor, a mentoring committee, administrative grant-writing support, and have access to a wide range of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Education Outreach, and Engagement & Wellbeing activities. Scholars underrepresented in biomedical research are strongly encouraged to apply.

Candidates must complete an application online through Interfolio and include a current curriculum vitae, research statement, and three recommendation letters from scientists who are distinguished leaders in their fields, including one from their research advisor.  Selected referees should be able to comment in depth on candidates’ accomplishments and potential and describe the impact of their proposed research programs on their fields.  Research advisors should explain how candidates’ research is distinct from previous work conducted in their labs. Referees should also address candidates’ readiness to start and operate an independent lab and their potential to benefit from an accelerated path to an independent research career.

Applications with all required materials will be accepted until the position is filled but applications will begin being reviewed on April 1, 2024.

The expected pay range for this position is $85,000 to $100,000, $115,000 for computational roles per annum.  Salk Institute provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the institute reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

The Salk Institute is an internationally renowned research institution that values diversity, equity, and inclusion. We seek bold and interactive leaders passionate about exploring new frontiers in science. Our collaborative community embraces diverse perspectives and unique life experiences, fostering innovation, and a sense of belonging. Together, we strive to improve the wellbeing of humanity through groundbreaking research.

Link to apply: http://apply.interfolio.com/139659


Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering - Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay, India

We invite applications for faculty positions from Indian and Foreign Nationals in Systems-level Biomedical Engineering in the following areas:

  • Medical Instrumentation
  • Medical Signal & Medical Image Processing
  • Physiological Systems Modelling
  • Data Science for Biomedical Engineering

In addition to candidates with post-doctoral academic experience, fresh PhD graduates and applicants with post-PhD industrial experience are also welcome to apply.

About Us

  • A Vibrant Research and Robust Teaching Environment
  • Academic Programs: M.Tech. (Biomedical Engineering), M.Sc. (Biotechnology), Ph.D.
  • 29 Core Faculty; 200+ Ph.D. Scholars; 45+ M.Tech.
  • Students; 60+ M.Sc. Students; 20+ Post-Docs

Any queries?
Prof. Hari Varma (harivarma [at] iitb.ac.in)
Prof. Neeta Kanekar (nkanekar [at] iitb.ac.in)

Further information can be found here.


Dane A. Miller Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering

Purdue University is seeking a dynamic and innovative leader to serve as the next Dane A. Miller Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering. This is a rare opportunity to lead a strong and growing Biomedical Engineering school at a time when it is poised to benefit tremendously from major University initiatives. The first is Purdue University in Indianapolis - Purdue University’s first comprehensive urban campus which will be a fully integrated extension of our flagship campus in West Lafayette. This will facilitate closer and new partnerships of the Weldon School with the Indiana School of Medicine located minutes from our new downtown campus. This will provide the Weldon School faculty and students close access to the start-up and industry ecosystems in Indianapolis. The second major opportunity stems from Purdue University’s investments in the Purdue Computes initiative. This includes major investments in the Institute for Physical AI in which the application of AI for human health is one of 4 focal points. Purdue Computes also includes a $100M investment in the Birck Nanotechnology Center with upgrades to equipment for microelectronics and semiconductor fabrication. This will significantly help implantable and wearable biomedical devices work in the Weldon school and open new partnership opportunities with semiconductor and microelectronics industries.

The Weldon School has grown to over 500 students, 30 primary faculty, 30 affiliated faculty, 1,500 program alumni, with 100,000 ft² of laboratory space, $15 million of annual extramural expenditures, and an MD/PhD program with IU School of Medicine. The Weldon School has a rich history of excellence and collaboration with industry to bring impactful innovations in healthcare from research to patient use. Our fundamental research, education, and translation missions have resulted in 100 US patents, $30 million in licensing royalties, 25 start-up companies, and extramural funding from NIH, NSF, DOD and other sources, impacting 3 million patients worldwide and creating a unique and diverse experiential learning environment for both undergraduate and graduate education. A powerhouse in engineering, Purdue was recently ranked the fifth most innovative university in America by US News & World Report, and its graduate program in engineering was ranked #4 nationally. Biomedical engineering is central to this rise, with areas of excellence in biomaterials and biomechanics, computational biomedicine, imaging, instrumentation, and neuroscience, attracting top talent from around the country and internationally.

In this period of rapid growth and transformation for Purdue BME, we seek a visionary leader who has, through their accomplishments, demonstrated an understanding of the current needs and future directions of the biomedical engineering profession, and can leverage unique opportunities and partnerships in West Lafayette and Indianapolis to lead the school into the future.

Successful candidates must hold a PhD in biomedical engineering or a closely related discipline, and meet the qualifications for appointment at the Full Professor level with tenure. Candidates will have a distinguished track-record of leading independent, competitively funded research and excellence in scholarly work. The successful candidate will also have a strong record of teaching, professional service, leadership, and outreach. The Weldon school is seeking a dynamic head with superior interpersonal and communications skills; a collaborative mindset; experience in resource management and team building; and dedication to building relationships with and between faculty, staff, students, alumni, start-ups and industry partners. Ideal candidates must be able to articulate their plans to increase the School’s preeminence within the field through:

  • Growing our research enterprise
  • Building on BME’s culture of translational innovation and taking it to the next level in terms of IP, start-ups, and industry partnerships
  • Mentoring and increasing prestigious recognitions of our faculty
  • Creating the next generation of innovative educational and training programs for undergraduate, graduate students and post-doctoral trainees
  • Expanding revenue streams including our philanthropic base to support the Weldon School

Interested candidates are asked to submit applications with the following:

  1. A cover letter
  2. An up-to-three-page personal statement addressing the applicant’s vision for the future of the School, relevant experience and qualifications, leadership and mentoring philosophy
  3. A curriculum vitae
  4. Names and contact information for at least four references (Named references will not be contacted without permission from the candidate)

A confidential review of applications will begin on November 6, 2023, and continue until the position is filled. Applications should be submitted at https://bit.ly/45jDgQd.

Questions about the position can be addressed to Stephanie Ferguson, Executive Recruiter, at stephanieferguson [at] purdue.edu. Nominations are encouraged and should be submitted at https://purdue.ca1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_b25o7ca8NpS6HSS.

Purdue is an ADVANCE institution. Purdue University, the College of Engineering, and the Dane A. Miller Head of the Weldon School of Biomedical Engineering are committed to free and open inquiry in all matters. Candidates are encouraged to address in their application documents how they are prepared to contribute to a climate that values free inquiry and academic freedom.

Purdue’s main campus is in West Lafayette, Indiana, a welcoming and diverse community with a wide variety of cultural activities, events and industries. Purdue and the College of Engineering have a Concierge Program to assist new faculty and facilitate their relocation.

A background check is a requirement for this position.

Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.


A joint project with FDA-NIOSH is open. It requires rapid action to fill a position that would be a type of ORISE fellowship (2 years).


The posting  is written in broad terms and does not include all the specifics and is written with emphasis on the protective equipment side. Depending on qualifications of the fellow, the project will include work with BSL1 or 2 organisms and fluorescence/RNA technology developments in addition to nano- or micro-particles and complex fluids to address a number of fundamental questions on the fragmentation from human-like exhalations and their persistence. 

The fellow will in practice spend a lot of time in our Fluids and Health Network at MIT (and primary The Fluid Dynamics of Disease Transmission Laboratory at MIT for biological work) and rest of the time in other labs at MIT-IMES and FDA in MA  and with our collaborating team involving NIOSH as well. 

Expression of interest are time-sensitive and can be done via the submission site or email to bgadmin [at] mit.edu (bgadmin[at]mit[dot]edu) are needed this and next week as the posting will close imminently. 

For questions about the position and project contact bgadmin [at] mit.edu (bgadmin[at]mit[dot]edu).


Northwestern University, in collaboration with the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab (formerly the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago), announces several post-doctoral fellowship positions. All positions are two-year, full-time fellowships that provide an opportunity for individuals who have completed a PhD or other terminal degree to gain expertise and experience in health services research broadly, with the goal of preparing for a scholarly career. All openings are funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research; research activities must relate to NIDILRR’s Long Range Plan.

Information about and application requirements are available on the Integrated Program in Health Services and Outcomes Research website: https://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/sites/cehs/fellowships/index.html

Contact Allen Heinemann at 312.238.2920 or a-heinemann [at] northwestern.edu (a-heinemann[at]northwestern[dot]edu) for questions about eligibility and program fit. We encourage applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities. Northwestern University and Shirley Ryan AbilityLab are affirmative action, equal opportunity employers.


Postdoctoral training opportunities are available in Biological, Biomedical Sciences, Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is actively recruiting talented researchers to join us for the next phase of their career. MSK is a top-ranked cancer center that consistently produces innovative research aimed at preventing, controlling, and ultimately curing cancer among other diseases. We write to actively invite your graduating or recently graduated PhD students as well as postdocs seeking more experience to apply to be a part of MSK. We’d greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word amongst your students.

At MSK, postdoctoral trainees are embedded in a scientifically invigorating environment in the heart of NYC, an exciting hub for biomedical research. Postdocs would join a vibrant community of nearly 500 others pursuing a fertile range of scientific topics, all the while developing their skills and professional potential among a diverse mix of talented colleagues.

MSK provides postdoctoral researchers with a highly competitive salary and benefits package with yearly increases; full medical, dental, and vision coverage for themselves and any eligible dependents; low-cost housing options, affordable childcare, and minimum of 12 week paid parental leave.

To learn more about the diverse laboratory specialties in SKI and in Memorial Hospital and to peruse currently open positions, please visit our Postdoctoral Opportunities page HERE and the Career portal HERE, where candidates can also upload their CV to be contacted about future opportunities.


The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Clinical Research Training and Medical Education offers an extensive range of clinical research training opportunities to prepare the next generation of clinician-scientists. Brief descriptions of the programs are provided below. As world’s largest biomedical research agency, the NIH encourages future clinician-scientists and medical researchers to consider adding an NIH experience to their portfolio.

Graduate Medical Education
NIH currently sponsor 17 medical specialty or subspecialty programs which have been accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). We also jointly sponsor clinical training programs with extramural training partners, to include Johns Hopkins, University of Maryland, and the National Capital Consortium. In addition, we sponsor numerous "one of kind" translational medicine fellowship training programs. https://cc.nih.gov/training/gme/programs1.html

Clinical Elective Programs
Short term—4 to 12 week—clinically oriented elective rotations for senior medical and dental students; unique mentored specialty/subspecialty clinical research rotations are also available for combined program students (i.e., MD/PhD, DO/PhD). https://cc.nih.gov/training/students/clinical_electives.html

Postdoctoral Research Training Awards
Provides the opportunity for recent doctoral degree recipients to enhance their research skills in the resource-rich National Institutes of Health (NIH) environment, which consists of more than 1200 laboratories/research projects. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/postdoc_irp

Graduate Partnerships Program
This program is designed to bring PhD graduate students to the NIH Intramural Research Program for dissertation research. https://www.training.nih.gov/programs/gpp


For information on EU – U.S. cooperation in doctoral and postdoctoral education opportunities for U.S. researchers and organizations. Visit IIE online at www.iie.org. Please contact the programs directly for additional information or with any questions you may have.

A quote from a recent Fulbright U.S. student, "My advice to Fulbrighters of the future is that which was given to me. Go at it with an open mind; your experience will not be anything like you predicted and will mark you indelibly, but it will be great."

Career & Financial Guidance Programs


CAPD has launched the Faculty Job Search Guide! This completes our online PhD career support program (Kerberos login required), which brings together industry and academic job search resources and examples for easy access. The whole set of resources, the Faculty Job Search Guide, the PhD Career Document Library, and our PhD Resumes for Industry Jobs, is there whenever our students are ready. You can also find links on the CAPD PhD page


Starting in January, we will begin recruiting for those interested in our full-time Associate role who graduate between December 2024 – Summer 2025. Advanced Professional Degree (APD) candidates are postdocs or working toward the following degrees: PhD, MD (including medical interns, residents and fellows), JD, PharmD, Nursing, and non-MBA Masters. Non-MBA Master candidates must have at least four years in between the completion of their undergraduate degree and graduate degree to be qualified as having an APD.

Over 80% of our consultants have advanced degrees in fields outside of business, and as our firm continues to grow and evolve, we are looking for more people like you – experts in their fields – to join our community. We hope you will consider starting your journey with us, so you can be at your best at McKinsey!

Make sure to bookmark our website ahead of the new year.

As always, feel free to reach out to our APD_Recruiting_Team [at] McKinsey.com (APD recruiting team) with questions!

What’s on the horizon…

Events beginning in 2024
We will be hosting virtual sessions each month. These sessions will help you learn about the world of consulting, how your degree will be valuable, what life is like at McKinsey, and how we help our clients solve the most complex problems.

We can’t forget to mention Insight & Diversity Connect! Planning is underway for these two flagship programs. More information will be on our website in late January.

Connecting on campus Our recruiting team or consultants may be visiting a campus near you. Whether virtually or in-person, we are excited to learn more about YOU and what makes you interested in McKinsey!

Fill out our Connect with APD form!

This will give you access to all things APD recruiting in the coming months.
Make sure you’re on our list.


The MIT Alumni Advisors Hub is an online platform that students can use to ask for advice when they need it—from MIT alumni around the world. Students can get advice on their job and internship search, conduct a mock interview or informational interview, explore career paths and future entrepreneurial pursuits, and navigating life at MIT.

Sign up to gain access to a community of alumni who are eager to share their advice at https://alumniadvisors.mit.edu/.

Find an advisor today!


MIT has a diverse range of career fairs, only a few of which are run by Career Advising & Professional Development. Others are managed by student organizations or academic departments. MIT students are also welcome at some fairs hosted by companies, professional organizations, and other universities.

To get the most of your career fair experience, see our Tips for Career Fair Success. You can also view the CAPD events calendar for career fair workshops.

Find out more about career fairs at MIT.


The OGE sponsors MIT's iGrad financial literacy portal, with resources to help with financial support.

The iGrad Financial Literacy platform (offered for free to the entire MIT community in collaboration with the MIT Federal Credit Union) is customized for MIT with videos, articles, games,  job board, searchable scholarship database, and interactive modules on a wide range of topics, including emergency-funding, credit card management, identity protection, spending smarts, etc. it is a great financial literacy tool for students and the MIT community in general.

More information can be found at oge.mit.edu/finances     


For those who are looking for other resources, recordings of career related workshops and sessions for grad students available here: http://capd.mit.edu

The CAPD Event calendar can be found here. 

Sign up for the Graduate Student Career Advising mailing list here.


MIT Career Advising & Professional Development (CAPD) is pleased to announce MIT’s subscription to The Versatile PhD, a web-based resource for PhDs considering careers beyond academia. Our subscription, generously supported by OGE, can be accessed by students and alumni via CAPD’s webpage and student CareerBridge accounts. Once students register, they can simply log in to the site directly (www.versatilephd.com)


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