From: Student Life
Date: July 26, 2023
Subject: MIT Sloan Student Life Newsletter July 26, 2023

July 26, 2023

Know Your Resources:
Family Resources

Office of Graduate Education:
The OGE (MIT's Office of Graduate Education) has an all-encompassing guide of resources for graduates with families. They have helpful information for both current and expectant parents regarding childcare, parental leave, grants, and family-friendly events available to the entire MIT Graduate community. Check out their family website page here!

Partners Life:
Partner's Life is an online resource managed by the Student Life Office that serves as a guide for SO's, and is especially useful for those new to the Cambridge area or country. The site has instructions on how to register a SO account, ways for SO's to get involved in the Sloan community and much more! You can find the Partners Life website here! 
Student Life Events

Welcome (Back) Sea Function
Tuesday, September 5th and Wednesday, September 6th
6pm-10pm ET

Rowes Wharf, Boston
Dress in your best cocktail attire and join your peers for our annual Sea Function, an evening scenic cruise around Boston Harbor. Open to Significant Others, but students must purchase tickets
Tickets: $25 each 

Limited 2 tickets per student. Students can only attend ONE night. 
Tickets go on sale August 2nd, 12pm EST. 

Learn More

Wellness Day
Monday, August 7th 

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. Appointments recommended, limited walk in appointments available day of.


Harborwalk Sounds Berklee College of Music at the ICA
Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA)
Come enjoy the cool ocean breeze, and hear some of Berklee College of Music’s outstanding musicians perform on the waterfront at the ICA with some fellow Sloanies!

RSVP for August 3rd Event
RSVP For August 17th Event 

Lunch Chats with Nia
Wednesday, August 2nd

Student Life Office, E52-101
Sign up for a lunch chat with Student Life Director, Nia DeYounge!

Register Here

Student Life Events

5 Fun Facts and Starbucks
Monday, August 7th  
11:45am - 12:45pm 

New to MIT Sloan and like Starbucks? Paul Buckley will serve as you tour guide extraordinaire, and will bring a small group of students to some of the coolest places around Sloan, with entertaining facts and stories about our historic campus, and Cambridge. You will end the tour with new friends, a lot of fun facts and your favorite Starbucks drink (on us!)


Sloanies at Termeer Square
12pm -1:30pm
Termeer Square
Join us and your fellow Sloanies for the best lunch break of the summer! Let's get together to attend the Termeer Square lunch concert series, right around the corner! More details to come.

RSVP for August 1st Event
RSVP For August 8th Event

Boston Red Sox vs. Baltimore Orioles 
Friday, September 8th 
7:10pm-10pm ET 

Fenway Park, Boston
Sloanies are taking over the Fenway bleachers! Come meet fellow Sloanies, and enjoy one of Boston's favorite past times - watching the Red Sox!
Open to the entire MIT Sloan Community
Tickets: $15

Get Tickets

Spilling the Tea on Women and Leadership 
Thursday, August 3rd 
4-5pm EST 

MIT Alumni Lounge 10-100
In this “Spilling the Tea” event, join an informal chat with MIT alumna Colleen Akehurst, who in her current leadership role serves as Managing Director for Paine Schwartz Partners. 



Student Organization Spotlight: Product Management Club

The PM Club embodies the spirit of MIT’s motto Mens et Manus (“mind and hand”) and is dedicated to providing members both the knowledge and experience in product management by creating opportunities to apply these ideas in the real world. As one of the largest clubs on campus, boasting an active annual membership of 400+ students and alumni, the club provides critical value to MIT Sloan students looking to transition into and advance within the product management field.

Favorite Club Activity from 2022-2023: 
In addition to the Product Conference, our favorite activity was organizing the Product Management (PM) Lab during IAP, which pairs Sloan students with a hosting company and allows them to experience what it’s like to work as a product manager. In 2023, 87 students participated in PM Lab, helping more than 50 companies solve real-world product problems.

Favorite Club Activity We're Looking Forward to Planning this Year: 
Mention an even bigger, better PM Conference... We are ramping up our effort to organize a series of company visits in the fall to facilitate both PM internship and full-time recruiting. This is the first time we are launching this event and we are thrilled to bring our East Coast community together. But before that, we are going to host a back-to-school welcome happy hour in September, during which first- and second year Sloanies will mingle and enjoy the tail end of summer.

What Does Being a Club Member Mean to You? 
Being a PM Club member means both joining a supportive and fun community as well as embracing new career opportunities at Sloan. While we organize numerous professional events throughout the year, we value the ability to lean on our fellow classmates and the Class of 2023 for internship experiences, recruiting advice and general academic support. As a member, we could access the comprehensive PM interview kit, coffee chats with past PMs, recruiters and target companies, and networking opportunities such as industry panels/events. We also enjoy peer coaching, mock interviewing one another and simply enjoying life together at the MIT Sailing Pavilion.

The PM Club also held its inaugural Product Conference in February 2023, the first student-led product event run by a U.S. business school. It convened over 400 participants and speakers from leaders in the tech space including (but not limited to) Google, Microsoft, Meta, Amazon, Salesforce, Formlabs, Fidelity and more. While official recruitment of first year PM Club VPs begins in the fall, we are looking for enthusiastic Sloanies who are keen to begin their leadership journey within the PM Club early. If you want to be a VP for the 2024 Product Conference to help us brainstorm new ideas, define the strategy and build networks with high-profile speakers and companies, please submit a first round application here by August 1.

Interested in Joining the PM Club? 
We have a Whatsapp group for anyone who’s interested in Product! You can also email our leadership team

Breath of Fresh Air 

Join Community Wellness at MIT Medical for a virtual Breath of Fresh Air! This is free & open to the public. Classes start Aug 1: Active Gentle Yoga, Moderate Yoga, Qigong Meditation & Kung Fu for Health, Stress Less Tai Chi.

Register Here

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