From: Student Life
Date: May 10, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter May 10, 2023

May 10, 2023

Know Your Resource: iGrad

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. 

Community Events

Made in MIT #WalkWithMe
Wednesday, May 10th

Wong Auditorium
Made in MIT (MiM) has a lineup of exciting activities planned for the evening, including live performances, interactive panels, and a runway show. You'll have the opportunity to meet and connect with the bright minds at MiM and explore the intersection of art, technology, and commerce.
Tickets: $15


Sloan Follies 
Tuesday, May 16th 

Kresge Auditorium 
Sloan Follies! 


Community Events

Food Truck Wednesdays 

Kendall/MIT Open Space
Stop by the Kendall/MIT Open Space every Wednesday between 11AM - 2PM for delicious lunches from Zaaki Mediterranean and Tenoch Mexican. Vegetarian and vegan options available at both trucks.

Learn More

MIT $100K Launch Competition Finale
Monday, May 15th 

Kresge Auditorium 
Join the MIT $100K for an action-packed evening as they highlight and award some of MIT's most exciting student entrepreneurs and their startups at their flagship competition!



Upcoming External Fellowship and Scholarship Opportunities from Grad Fellowship

The title of each fellowship within these documents is a hyperlink to the fellowship page, which includes additional information about the fellowship and the application process. Fellowships/scholarships are organized by deadline.

While there are less opportunities posted with the end of the approaching end of the academic year, keep checking their monthly newsletter for any new opportunities opening later this spring/summer! Sign up here
This is the time to review the opportunities listed on the Fellowships website and to prepare for applications next year.

Flipping Failure

The Flipping Failure initiative is a collection of video and audio stories told by MIT undergraduate and graduate students about their path toward resilience when faced with academic challenges. The resources currently available include:

  • 23 stories (including six newly published) about struggling with academic/professional performance, finding a career path, coping with mental health struggles, transitioning to academics and life at MIT, managing competing priorities, and the effects of a global pandemic, to name a few.
  • 62 coping strategy videos, grouped into 19 categories, such as effective study methods, cultivating mindfulness, recognizing unhelpful ways of thinking, prioritizing health and well-being, and building community, among many others.
  • A newsletter, which provides timely, relevant, and valuable information on academic resilience and Flipping Failure for the MIT campus community and beyond. You can sign up for it HERE.

By sharing their stories and the strategies that helped them cope, MIT students aim to help their peers discover their own paths forward during challenging times. MIT students interested in crafting their story to add to the growing collection are encouraged to indicate their interest here. The goal is to normalize help-seeking for students facing difficult academic challenges and encourage healthy engagement with adaptive coping strategies that help students “flip” perceived personal failures into opportunities for learning and growth.

Sally Kornbluth 18th President of MIT Inauguration 

MIT celebrated the inauguration of President Sally Kornbluth yesterday afternoon. The festivities kicked off Saturday and concluded yesterday with the inauguration ceremony.

The Inauguration Ceremony livestream recording is available on MIT's YouTube page.

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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