From: Student Life
Date: March 15, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter March 15, 2023

March 15, 2023

Know Your Resource:
The Writing and Communication Center (WCC)

The Writing and Communication Center offers free one-on-one in-person and remote consultations as well as workshops featuring professional advice from communication experts 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. 

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Schedule an Appointment

Community Events

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.


Sloan Day of Service 
Friday, April 21st
Join us for Sloan's Inaugural day of service! SEC and SLO have organized volunteer opportunities at more than 35 local Cambridge and Boston organizations. We are excited to make an impact in our local community with you. Sign up to be site leader or a volunteervia the link below!
Note: We are representing Sloan to the external community. You should only be signing up for this if you know you can make it for April 21.

Sign Up

New Space Age Conference
Friday, March 17th 

Samberg Conference Center 6th Floor
The 8th annual New Space Age Conference will be hosting panels of industry experts and innovation leaders to discuss topics such as continuing lunar exploration, the rise of commercial space stations, and satellite data analytics.
Tickets: $10+

Get Tickets

Language Conversation Exchange
Monday March 27th

Bush Room (10-105)
Small groups of people from all over MIT meet in breakout rooms assigned by language for conversation practice and cultural exchange. 
Open to all members of the MIT community.

Register here

Community Events

Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series: Arpa Garay – Chief Commercial Officer at Moderna
Thursday, March 16th

Q&A with Arpa Garay, Chief Commercial Officer at Moderna to hear about her career journey, gain advice, and ask questions. 

Registration link: Handshake

iLead: Ginny Rometty 
Thursday, April 20th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices on April 20 for a conversation with GINNI ROMETTY, Former Chairman, President and CEO, IBM and Author of Good Power: Leading Positive Change in Our Lives, Work, and World.

iLead: Ronald Williams  
Monday, April 24th

Wong Auditorium
Join the Dean's and OER Offices for a conversation with RONALD A. WILLIAMS, SF'84, Chairman and CEO, RW2 Enterprises, LLC and Former Chairman and CEO, Aetna Inc.

Weekly MIT Spouses & Partners Connect Meetings

Weekly meetings organized by MIT Spouses & Partners Connect staff and volunteers for the spouses and partners of MIT students, scholars, staff, and faculty. Each meeting revolves around a specific topic or activity. They invite speakers from campus, the community or our group to share their expertise. Babies and children are also welcome! Please be sure to bring a toy or activity that your child will enjoy.

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SPOTLIGHT AWARDS (Now - Friday, March 24 | Virtual)

Do you have a woman colleague or peer who deserves a shout-out for their exceptional contributions as a leader, collaborator, innovator, source of strength, or inspiration? Please nominate them for an SW4W Spotlight Award. Recipients will be featured on our website and Instagram throughout the month, alongside award winners from previous years.

Anyone can submit a nomination in support of a woman in our community (student, staff, faculty) whom they wish to recognize. The nomination form is hosted through SloanGroups. If you need assistance to fill out the form, please contact SW4W and they’ll be happy to help.

Random Acts of Kindness (RAKWeek is March 13-17, 2023

RAK Week is an opportunity for our entire campus community to come together through spontaneous acts of generosity (called "RAK Hacks") and loosely planned events. It is a chance to intentionally practice kindness during the week and inspire kindness all year round. We invite you to join us and Spread the Heart across MIT! 

Ways to Participate in RAK Week

  • Individual acts of kindness to your community members
  • Writing thank you cards
  • Giving out flowers to those you appreciate on campus
  • Create your own “RAK Hacks”
  • Attend RAK Week events
  • Connect with support resources on campus
  • Follow the RAK Week action on MindHandHeart's FacebookTwitter and Instagram at #MITRAK

Join the COOP Board of Directors

Student Directors gain experience:

  • Interacting with alumni and administrator directors
  • Directing a $40M business
  • Hands-on training on corporate governance
  • Serving on committees
Student Directors receive a stipend for attending a minimum number of regularly scheduled board meetings. Harvard and MIT degree candidates eligible to apply. You must be enrolled at the time of application as well as through the following academic year.

Applications Due Wednesday April 5th
Apply Here!

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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