Workshops

Fall 2021 Workshops

The Office of Graduate Education hosted a series of financial literacy workshops during the Fall 2021 semester. The slate of fall workshops is laid out below and additions will be made in the coming weeks.

Applying to Graduate Fellowships
Sept. 23, 2021 11:30 – 13:00 EST via Zoom
Scott Tirrell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, OGE
Why are fellowships great? What is the application process? What are the types of resources available? Tips on personal statements and research proposals. Just a great place to ask questions and prepare to apply for fellowships for the next school year!

Applying to Graduate Fellowships
Oct. 6, 2021 11:30 – 13:00 EST via Zoom
Scott Tirrell, Director of Graduate Fellowships, OGE
Why are fellowships great? What is the application process? What are the types of resources available? Tips on personal statements and research proposals. Just a great place to ask questions and prepare to apply for fellowships for the next school year!

Introduction to Investing Part 1
Oct. 26, 2021 11:30 – 12:30 EST via Zoom
Natalie Squillace, Fidelity Investments
A discussion of getting your finances to the point where you can begin thinking about investing as a vehicle for your money. Topics covered will include taking on debt vs. savings, the basics of asset classes (i.e., stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, digital assets, etc.), financial independence, and different types of accounts to use for different goals.

Introduction to Investing Part 2
Nov. 5, 2021 11:30 – 12:30 EST via Zoom
Natalie Squillace, Fidelity Investments
A slightly more advanced discussion that will build on the knowledge offered in Part 1. Natalie Squillace, Fidelity Investments, will discuss asset allocation, asset location, and understanding the market and economic business cycle.

Introduction to Investing Part 3
Nov. 9, 2021 11:30 – 12:30 EST via Zoom
Natalie Squillace, Fidelity Investments
Natalie Squillace, Fidelity Investment, will return to discuss choosing investment vehicles and offer tips for fund selection.

Tax Information Workshops

The VPF Tax team will host two virtual tax workshops on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, beginning at 7 PM EST.

A session for nonresident international students is scheduled for 7-8 PM, and a session for U.S. citizens and residents (both students and scholars) will follow from 8-9 PM. The presentation will be held as a Zoom webinar and will be recorded and available on the VPF Tax Guidance for Nonresident Aliens website shortly after the live event.

The tax team advises students to attend these workshops in advance of filing their 2020 tax returns.

The workshops will feature presentations prepared in collaboration with VPF Tax and HR/Payroll teams, the Office of Graduate Education, the International Scholars Office, the International Students Office, and Student Financial Services.

Open to the MIT community with Kerberos ID. No registration required.

Tax Workshop for Nonresident International Students
March 2, 2021, 7:00 PM, EST
Generally, International Students in the U.S. 5 years or less

Tax Workshop for U.S. Citizens and Resident Students and Scholars
March 2, 2021, 8:00 PM, EST
International Students in the U.S. more than 5 years; International Scholars more than 2 years; U.S. Legal Permanent Residents

For more information, visit our Taxes page.

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Information about additional financial literacy workshops will be posted here throughout the year.

 

Did you know?

Every semester, the MIT Federal Credit Union also hosts workshops on financial planning topics.