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MIT is the Hollywood of academia

MIT is the Hollywood of academia

My journey from Hollywood acting to the MIT Supply Chain Management graduate program

January 26, 2023 | Nauryzkhan D.

I always dreamed of doing great things and having a positive impact on the world. In my naivety, I believed that only celebrities have this kind of world-reaching influence. With this dream at the forefront of my mind, in 2018-2019, I pursued a career in acting and screenwriting, motivated by a desire to become a […]

Learning from the magic bean

Learning from the magic bean

How becoming a coffee snob taught me about scientific experiments

January 13, 2023 | Rachel S. (MechE)

It all started when COVID hit. I had all this newfound time while attending classes on Zoom and found an outlet – specialty coffee. Before I knew it, I had become a full-blown coffee aficionado who knew all about the full coffee production process and cared about flavors in coffee. I found that the best […]

Non-sense or non-science?

Non-sense or non-science?

How non-scientific tools helped my studies at MIT

November 2, 2022 | Chen H.

Imagine a group of people falling into a deep ditch. Some make ladders to climb their way out. Others wait for floods to fill the ditch and then swim their way out. Many others mimic these survivors, but fail to escape the ditch. Instead, they complain about why they don’t have that luck to escape, […]

Artsy at thirty

Artsy at thirty

I do, thus I become.

October 26, 2022 | Lubna A.

When I turned 30 on August 6th, I had a feeling that this is my decade. I don’t know why, but I was quite excited, unlike many who might feel daunted by this age milestone. I, however, had a feeling that this is THE decade; the one in which I will discover myself and figure […]

MIT can work for couples 

MIT can work for couples 

Coming with a partner to MIT

July 20, 2022 | Lizbeth T.

Do you believe that keeping up with a romantic relationship and completing a graduate degree abroad at a top university are incompatible? This is the story about how I was able to start a new stage of my career and initiate a new stage in my relationship at MIT. Hopefully, you will find this post […]