Workshops

Spring 2020 Workshops

The Office of Graduate Education hosted a series of financial literacy workshops during the Spring 2020 semester. The slate of spring workshops is laid out below.

This page will be updated in advance of our Fall Workshop series with additional details and RSVP information.

Introduction to Investing Part I
Date 2/27/2020, 11:30 to 12:30 in 68-181
Fidelity Investments
Topics covered: Taking on debt vs. savings, basics of asset classes (i.e., stocks, bonds, real estate, cash, digital assets, etc.), financial independence, different types of accounts to use for different goals.

Introduction to Investing Part II (Cancelled)
Date 3/12/2020, 11:30 to 12:30 in 68-181
Fidelity Investments
Topics covered: Asset allocation, asset location, understanding market and economic business cycles.

Introduction to Investing Part III (Cancelled)
Date 4/8/2020, 11:30 to 12:30 in 68-181
Fidelity Investments
Topics covered: Choosing investment vehicles and fund selection.

Introduction to Building Credit (Recording)
Date 4/23/2020, 11:30 to 12:30 via Zoom
Dan Rosengard, Graduate Community Fellow
Learn the basics of credit building: Why is credit important? How is your credit score calculated? How can you start to build credit?

Applying to Graduate Fellowships (Recording)
Date 5/6/2020, 11:30 to 12:30 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!

Tax information workshops (March 30 cancelled)

As we get closer to U.S. tax season, the MIT Int’l Students Office and MIT VPF will host tax information workshops for both U.S. and International students. Each workshop will include a presentation by MIT, followed by Q&A with PricewaterhouseCoopers.

The Spring 2020 Tax Information Workshops schedule is as follows:

Nonresident International Students Tax Workshops

Session A: Wed, Mar 4th, 5:00pm to 6:30pm in 10-250
Session B: Mon, Mar 30th, 5:00pm to 6:30pm in 10-250 cancelled (more info coming soon)
*Nonresidents include international students in the U.S. less than 5 years

U.S. Citizen & Resident Students & Scholars Tax Workshops
Session A: Wed, Mar 4th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in 10-250
Session B: Mon, Mar 30th, 7:00pm to 8:30pm in 10-250 cancelled (more info coming soon)
*Residents include international students in the U.S. more than 5 years, international scholars in the U.S. more than 2 years, and 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.