Workshops

Fall 2020 Workshops

The Office of Graduate Education hosted a series of financial literacy workshops during the Fall 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.

Applying to Graduate Fellowships
Date 10/1/2020, 12:00 to 1:30 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!

Applying to Graduate Fellowships
Date 10/13/2020, 11:30 to 1:00 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 I
Nov. 19, 2020 11:30 – 12:30 PM EST via Zoom
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. Joined by Hayley Newhall CFP, Fidelity Investments.

Introduction to Investing Part II
Dec. 2, 2020 11:30 – 12:30 PM EST via Zoom
Fidelity Investments
A slightly more advanced discussion that will build on the knowledge offered in Part 1. Hayley Newhall CFP, Fidelity Investments will discuss asset allocation, asset location, and understanding the market and economic business cycle.

Introduction to Investing Part III
Dec. 8, 2020 11:30 – 12:30 PM EST via Zoom
Fidelity Investments
Hayley Newhall CFP, Fidelity Investments will return to discuss choosing investment vehicles and offer tips for fund selection.

Credit Cards 101
Dec. 18, 2020 11:30 – 12:30 PM EST via Zoom
Alexander Kossak, Graduate Community Fellow
Learn the basics of getting a credit card. Learn what credit cards can do for you and what penalties you could face if you are not careful.

Tax information workshops (TBA)

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.

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.