MIT CAPD career fellows - get trained to help fellow students with career topics and professional documents
BE Data Lab - become a peer coach on data analysis and coding in life sciences
MIT Biotech Group - become a member/officer or take part in events like short courses on drug development, investing; Nucleate startup incubator; biotech mentoring program
Innovation & Entrepreneurship - various accelerators and support for student entrepreneurship (Legatum Center for Development & Entrepreneurship, Deshpande Center for Technological Innovation, Innovation Initiative, Sandbox Innovation Fund Program, Venture Mentoring Service, New England I-Corps), MIT $100K business plan competition, Martin Trust Center
Path of Professorship - workshop for graduate women, non-binary, and gender diverse people that provides information about academic scientific careers and the application process
Research Slam / 3-minute thesis competition - talk about your research in 3 minutes with 1 slide, annual MIT contest with winners going on to an Ivy+ competition
BE Communication Lab Fellow - get training in best practices and coach undergrads and grad students on papers, presentations, career documents, and other communication tasks
BE REFS - graduate student-driven program that provides confidential conflict coaching to the BE community
Leadership and Mentoring
Mentor a UROP
Research Mentoring Certificate - pilot in IAP 2022 from OVC
Graduate Community Fellows - work on projects and assignments that enhance the graduate student community, focusing on a specific project in OGE or in a partner office at MIT.
Serve on the BE Board - various positions
Organize the BE Retreat - contact Gerri Powers and the BE Board Coordinators.
MindHandHeart Volunteer Coalition - community effort to coordinate and enhance efforts to reduce student risk and promote resilience.
MIT Physical Education (PE) classes - quarterly, open to grad students - sports, yoga, swimming, dance, first aid, martial arts, outdoor ed, etc.
Community Wellness - classes and resources for stress reduction, exercise, mindfulness, sleep, healthy eating, family support, etc.
Hobby Shop - fully-equipped wood and metal shop that teaches students the art of thoughtful design.
PKG Public Service Center Fellowships and IDEAS Social Innovation Challenge
MIT Solve Global Challenges
BE community service efforts - K12 outreach, Cambridge Science Fest, etc.
Teaching & Learning Lab (TLL) grad student programming
Teaching Certificates - interactive workshops for graduate students and postdocs interested in academic careers or developing skills to support their teaching at MIT
Teaching Development Fellowship Network - leadership opportunity for graduate students interested in improving their teaching while promoting pedagogical development and discussion among their peers
MISTI Global Teaching Labs - teach high school students in other countries over IAP
Further resources on graduate student professional development:
Send suggestions for other programs or resources to Sean Clarke.