PhD applicants: Everything you need to know about letters of recommendation

In this blog post, Chris Blattman gives advice on what the purpose of recommendation letters is, who you should ask, and how to manage the process.

Excerpt:
Will a professor write you a letter of recommendation? My answer: Writing student …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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PhD applicants: Writing your statement of purpose (social science and humanities)

In this blog post, Chris Blattman gives advice on how to write a compelling statement of purpose for PhD applicants in the social science and humanities.

Excerpt:
I’ve read a lot of personal statements for PhD applications. I sat on admissions at …

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Flipping Failure

TLL’s Flipping Failure initiative is a collection of video and audio stories told by MIT undergraduate and graduate students about their path toward resilience when faced with academic challenges. You’ll find:

Twenty-three stories (including six newly published) about struggling with …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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Join Writing Together Online to Beat Your November and December Deadlines

Sessions begin Nov. 1st and run though Dec. 16th

Days become shorter and deadlines get closer. Do not wait! Join Writing Together Online to finish your projects before the holidays. Our 90-min writing sessions create a community of scholars who …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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The Top 100 Women-Led Businesses in Massachusetts 2022

The Women’s Edge and Globe Magazine celebrate the state’s leading companies and nonprofits run by women.

They run health care companies, universities and colleges, financial institutions, nonprofits, construction heavyweights, and more — they’re the women power players of the Bay State. 

By Simona Rosu
Simona Rosu Senior Assistant Director, Postdoctoral Career and Professional Development
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Veteran Worker’s Rights

December 8, 2022, 10:00 am – 11:30 am; Virtual

This virtual workshop on Veteran Worker’s Rights and the and Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) will be very helpful for Veterans completing their higher education, already in the …

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Graduate Student Professional Development
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