“Managing Up” Your Advisor or Supervisor

Tuesday, September 14th, 3 PM EST; Virtual.

Our relationships with research advisors and professional supervisors have a tremendous effect on our well-being and growth. This workshop will teach principles and skills to help you “manage up” your supervisors here at MIT and beyond, creating more positive, productive working relationships. Skills will include identifying the overlap between your interests and your advisor’s, advocating for your own needs, and optimizing your day-to-day interactions.
 
The workshop will be taught by Dr. Diana Chien, MIT Communication Lab Program Director. and Dr. Jesse Dunietz, Senior Program Manager and Instructional Designer at the School of Engineering Communication Lab.

If you are interested in attending this event, please RSVP here. The first 30 to sign up will be reimbursed $12 for lunch (please note that MA sales tax will not be reimbursed). The detailed instructions for reimbursement will be sent to the participants after the event.

Please feel free to reach out to us at irefs-contact@mit.edu in case you have any questions or concerns.

By Amanda Cornwall
Amanda Cornwall Associate Director, Graduate Student Professional Development Amanda Cornwall