From: Student Life
Date: April 5, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter April 5, 2023

April 5, 2023

MIT Mental Health and Counseling Resources

  • For same day walk-in meetings with a clinician (no appointment needed): Either call 617-253-2916 or walk into E-23, 3rd floor and ask to speak to the on-call clinician. A clinician is available by phone 24/7, on weekends as well. Office hours (if you walk in) are M-Th, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. F, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • For off campus therapy options: Go to Provider Directories on the MIT Medical website here.
  • Grief Support Group: This weekly, therapeutic support group is for students who have experienced the death of a loved one. It offers space to talk about loved ones, share experiences of grief, receive grief-specific psychoeducation and therapeutic support in a group format, and benefit from the support of peers who are also grieving. Open to students who have experienced the death of a loved one. The group meets in person, on Tuesdays, 3:30- 4:45 p.m., in MIT Medical, E23-376 and is facilitated by Yvette LeBlanc Gundry, LMHC. Find more information on other group therapy options SMH&C here.


Spring Gala tickets go on Sale Monday, April 10th!

Get ready for the most glamorous nights of the year at Sloan! Students will have the option to attend Gala on either Friday, May 12th or Saturday, May 13th. Gala will be held at the Marble House Mansion in Newport, RI. Students can only attend ONE night of gala, not both. There is a limit of 2 tickets per student. Significant others can attend, but tickets can only be purchased by students. Tickets are $125 each and will be sold in two rounds, giving first preference to graduating students before opening up to all students.

Round 1 tickets will go on sale at 11:45am on Mon. April 10th and will be on sale until 12:30pm. Round 1 Tickets will be open to the following groups of students:

  • EMBA 2023, LGO 2023, MBA 2023, MBAN 2023, MFIN 2023, MSMS 2023, PHD 2023, SF 2023 

Round 2 tickets will go on sale immediately following the round 1 sale. Round 2 sales start at 12:45pm on Mon. April 10th. Round 2 Tickets will be open to all students, regardless of graduation year.

Purchase your tickets on SloanGroups here 

Questions? Spring Gala 2023 FAQs.docx

Student Life Events

Holi South Asia C-function
Thursday, April 6th 

Join SABC to celebrate Holi, the festival of colors that celebrates the coming of spring, the joy of friendship, and equality for all. 
Tickets: $20

Get Tickets

Gaming Industry Conference
Friday, April 7th 

MIT Building E14, 6th Floor

Join gaming industry leaders and students from across MIT for the annual gaming industry conference. 
Tickets: $35+

Learn More!

Sloan After Hours
Friday, April 7th 

E62, 100 Main St
Join us for Sloan After Hours! A hallmark Sloan Experience celebrating community across all programs.


Wellness Days
Monday April 10 & Tuesday April 11th

Student Life Office Suite (E52-101)
RSVP for a free 20-minute chair massage and/or a free 60-minute acupuncture session to help reduce your overall stress and tension. 


Veterans Club C-Function 
Thursday, April 20th

Walker Memorial
Come spend an evening with the Sloan Veteran's Club and get a taste for how these former military folks get loose! 
Tickets: $20

Get Tickets

Sloan Day of Service 
Friday, April 21st
SEC and SLO have organized volunteer opportunities at more than 35 local Cambridge and Boston organizations. Sign up to be site leader or a volunteer via the link below!

Sign Up

2023 LatAm Business Conference
Sunday, April 23rd

Klarman Hall - Harvard Business School
The HBS & MIT Sloan Latin American Business Conference is back in person after 4 years! The 2023 conference theme is "Latin America in 2030: opportunities, challenges & our role in the region's future".
Tickets: $40+

Get Tickets

Community Events

Spring Lecture on Graduate Student and Postdoc Well-Being 
Thursday, April 6th

Dr. Lloyd will discuss issues of depression, anxiety and relational challenges inherent to the graduate student/postdoc experience from a developmental perspective. 
Open to MIT graduate students & postdocs


Civil Rights Immersion Trip Share-Out
Tuesday, April 11th 

Stata Center
During IAP 2023, 23 students and 1 faculty member from various departments at MIT planned and participated in the Civil Rights Immersion Trip across the Deep South. Come to learn about Civil Rights history and the legacy of the Black Freedom Struggle in the Deep South, hear about their reflections and how they are bringing this experience to MIT, and discuss recommendations and opportunities for current and future collaboration.


Q&A with Nat Jovanovic – Former Chief Digital Officer at Sanofi
Wednesday, April 12th 

Pierce Laboratory, Building 1 – Room 242
Natalija Jovanovic is currently co-founder of TNG & Company, a consultancy specializing in pragmatic growth, digital, and data strategies across industries.

Tech & National Security Conference
Saturday, April 15th
Samberg Conference Center
he 2023 conference will focus on the technological developments and innovation gleaned from the ongoing Russian invasion of Ukraine and their implications for a future China-Taiwan contingency.
Tickets: $25+

Get Tickets

iLead: Ginni Rometty 
Thursday, April 20th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices on April 20 for a conversation with Ginni Rometty.

iLead: Ronald Williams  
Monday, April 24th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices for a conversation with Ronald A. Williams.

MIT Bitcoin Expo 2023
Saturday, April 22nd 

Stata Building
The MIT Bitcoin Club is proud to announce the 10th-anniversary edition of their seminal event, the MIT Bitcoin Expo.
Free for MIT students


2022-2023 MIT Sloan Excellence in Teaching Awards Survey

Sloanies, we invite you to acknowledge the faculty members and teaching assistants who have made a positive difference in your classroom experience by nominating them for an MIT Sloan Excellence in Teaching Award. The nomination requires only a paragraph or two on why you are nominating a particular person (or persons—there is no limit to how many people you can nominate). Winners will be chosen based on both quantity and quality of the nominations. Nominate your favorite teachers and TAs who have made a positive difference in your classroom experience this year in our survey here. The 2022-2023 MIT Sloan Excellence in Teaching Awards Ceremony will be held in person on Thursday, May 11 from 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM at the Samberg Conference Center. Nominations are live through 9am on Wednesday, April 27, 2023.

Sloan 5 and Class Council Information Session

Graduating in 2023? The Office of External Relations is looking for the next generation of Sloanies to join the alumni volunteer network as Sloan 5 leaders and Class Council members. Sloan 5 brings together recent graduates of the last five classes from across MIT Sloan’s programs to foster sustained connectivity amongst alumni and the School. Sloan 5 leaders organize and host events to provide opportunities to meet other recent MIT Sloan graduates in more than twenty cities worldwide. Class Council members work to organize their classmates in preparation for their 1-year Reunion in 2024. Lunch will be provided. If you're interested, please attend one of the following info-sessions:

This April 3 - 9, MIT will celebrate Graduate & Professional Student Appreciation Week with a calendar of fun, stress-relieving experiences and giveaways. Registration is now open for all sign-up events!

Events for the week include:

  • Free coffee at Area Four
  • Chair massages!
  • Photo contest with prizes
  • Plant your own “Lucky Bamboo”
  • Paint Night
  • GradSupport open house
  • Walking tours of Boston
  • Raffle for families

Key Campus Support Resources

If you need to talk or connect, please know you can reach out to the Student Life Office or your program office as well as the resources listed below. 

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