Nikita Bansal

Department: Integrated Design & Management 
Hometown: North Potomac, MD
GCF Position: ISO Publicity & Outreach

I am serving as a Communications and Publicity Graduate Community fellow at the International Student Office (ISO). My role has been to enhance the ISO newsletter and make it simple and quick to read for our students, design posters for the ISO events, capture students’ moments during the events and increase the reach of ISO to students’ life through social media platforms. My project has also evolved towards designing experience for newly admitted international students, before and after they join MIT.

Nikita helps enhance ISO communication and publicity among students.

How does your GCF project enhance the graduate student community?

The GCF project aims to enhance the communication and publicity of ISO among students, for example, by making important immigration and events’ information easy to read for our super-busy MIT students. This year, I am also designing the experience for ISO’s orientation event and communication from the time student receives the admission offer to the time they settle well at MIT and in the city.

What is your favorite part of working in your GCF position?

I love to enhance the user experience for our international students from the time they get an admission offer to the time they start feeling MIT as their home.