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.
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.