What MIT is doing

September 4, 2011 § Leave a comment

From Sally Haslanger:

One of the MIT graduate students has created a website for incoming grad students with lots of great tips about how to survive your first year (and later!) of grad school. In addition to great inside scoop about the department, our first year proseminar, and the like, it includes a lot of resources about health and well-being.

Two resources, I think, are especially worth noting. One is a grad student “buddy system.” Each first year grad student is paired with an advanced grad student who serves as their “buddy.” Buddies get together informally on a regular basis and provide support, mentoring, social networking, etc. It seems to be a huge success (this has been in place for years).

Another is information about stereotype threat found here. One of the best things about this site is that it includes links to summaries of psych papers that provide the research backdrop for the claims being made. The papers can be easily found on Google Scholar or other databases.


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