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Getting closer to my “luck”

Getting closer to my “luck”

The story of my journey to MIT

March 26, 2021 | Zhutian Y.

This is a story about an imperfect person finding her way towards incredible mentors and places. One day, I wish to hear your version of this story. 4 years ago, I was a sophomore in Singapore, studying signal processing and software development. I wasn’t the person I aspired to be – I wanted to be […]

A journey through time: Voyaging into Boston’s “other” history

A journey through time: Voyaging into Boston’s “other” history

Personal Growth Outside of MIT

March 12, 2021 | Pervez A.

When you read the words “Boston” and “history,” what do you think of? For most folks, two events typically come to mind: 1) The Boston Tea Party, or 2) Paul Revere’s Midnight Ride (contrary to popular belief, he never actually shouted “The British are coming!”). Boston is often considered “the birthplace” of the American revolution: […]

COVID-19 elevates incidence of impostor syndrome in 1st year PhD student

COVID-19 elevates incidence of impostor syndrome in 1st year PhD student

A virtual MIT student, by any other interface, still belongs here.

March 11, 2021 | Brandon K.

“Please have your tracking number or a copy of this email and your MIT ID with you when you come to the Facilities Customer Service Center located in Building 7 Room 019. Keys may be picked up Monday through Friday from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM excluding MIT holidays.” Great! Today was the day I […]

Mitconceptions

Mitconceptions

Unlearning what I thought I knew about PhDs and MIT

January 17, 2021 | Viraat G.

“Wait up for me!” I shouted after my father as I scrambled to keep up with him. At 6 years old, I didn’t really fit in with the college students dotting the quad under the hot summer sun, but I also didn’t really care. My dad, a professor of economics, was letting me tag along […]

An unconventional path to MIT

An unconventional path to MIT

From Industry, to MicroMaster’s, to Master’s

January 17, 2021 | Maria R.

For many of us, MIT has been our dream school since childhood. My personal journey leading to MIT took four years. It was a long time, but worth the wait. Let’s start at the beginning, in the summer of 2013. I had recently obtained my bachelor’s degree, and had decided to take some time off […]