You have helped me form a more balanced opinion about life at MIT! The site may not work properly if you don't, If you do not update your browser, we suggest you visit, Press J to jump to the feed. So far this semester, I've been focusing on doing well on my four classes and sleeping 8 hours a night, and I feel great compared to before. 45 to 50 students make up each year’s LGO cohort, and the small class size makes it possible to forge strong connections. Many people get too pressured by this and have to take time off due to the fallout (medical leave, etc). I agree with your points though Ive found McCormick to have decent food and I've always enjoyed Next's dining. You get used to that. From student life, D&D to reviewing brownies, there's something for everyone in here. So the other day I spent 10 hours straight in the computer lab getting work done, I only got up once to go to the bathroom & get a drink of water. MIT Student Life — #SamTries: Knitting for IAP (and loved it) 1.5M ratings 277k ratings See, that’s what the app is perfect for. Sounds perfect Wahhhh, I don’t wanna. All I get to hear about MIT is about how good it is, and I love it - no doubt about that. I hated the pressure to Do It Right by Doing Everything. Nelson was selected as MIT’s new vice president for student life following a comprehensive search conducted by a committee of students, faculty, staff, and alumni appointed by Barnhart in the fall. Do you mean people debate/make fun of each other by posting stuff somewhere public? MIT Student Life News and insights into the MIT student community. Yup this is basically my main dislike of MIT. Student_Life 21 points 22 points 23 points 6 months ago The spirit of the referendum was clearly to leave the single market and custom's union. Cambridge, MA 02139. /end rant. I moved to west campus this year and it's much better. Don't get caught up in this, you don't have to do everything. People brag about their lack of sleep. Wish me luck! r/mit: community for MIT students, faculty, staff to discuss all aspects of MIT I am a student at Copenhagen Business School and I need your opinion! Fuck you, you're the reason that people commit suicide. Gifts in memory of Arthur C. Smith, to support MIT student-initiated ideas that create a sense of community within MIT, achieving a positive impact on people within or beyond the MIT community. It was not encouraging to get 40% on multiple tests. You would likely get 4,500 unique answers from each of our undergrads as to what a “day in the life of an MIT student” looks like for them—and that’s part of what makes life at MIT so vibrant. Give Dean for Student Life Discretionary Fund 3991099 I'm currently a sophomore but I struggled a lot Freshman Spring and last Fall, which resulted in not passing a class and dropping two others. Many MIT students, like their beaver mascot, are well-known for engineering skills, industrious habits, and for creating some amazing things late into the night.So, an ambitious project to build a 1:1 scale replica of MIT in Minecraft may come as no surprise. If you come in not knowing something, you will hate all the kids who went to private school saying "haha lol i learned this all in high school" and judging you when you don't know it. Wassup y’all! I was unhappy with the living group for that ethnic group. EDIT: Actually these were pretty freaking hilarious. If y’all want to sign up for this as well here is the sign up sheet: https://qmunitytech.typeform.com/to/lBCyMv, Hello everyone! So it's not good enough that I got into MIT, did well, and got a really good job? They are an organization that focuses on raising awareness about different emerging technologies, primarily Quantum Computing. If you still have something to share, please do say it in comments! I loved the MIT Hobby Shop and everything it stands for - a 75 year old makerspace, existing long before makerspaces became trendy. I've only noticed the flame war thing on the east-side dorms. Ugh. The MIT Asian American Initiative is a new student-run organization for Asian American advocacy, alliance, and civic engagement. I don't quite understand the last point you are making. I loved the advanced design classes that dove deep into subjects, and any hands-on class in general. Flame war culture on dorm lists. Wassup y’all! Strictly related to mechanical engineering - but it seemed like a lot of the undergrad engineering was fast-and-loose, shoot-from-the-hip, cut-and-try, just-make-it-look-good approach - the kind of stuff that results in machines that work for a few minutes and then break down. After trying to figure it out for a couple minutes someone who lives in the next dorm walked past, so I followed him in the hopes he was going home, which he was, so I eventually ended up back at my dorm. From participation in student government and other committee work to taking advantage of athletic, cultural and service opportunities in the wider community, there's much to engage in outside of the lab and classroom. As far as the flame wars on dorm lists though, I think it really depends on the dorm. They don't talk about the mental health implications of going here. Student life at MIT No day at MIT could really be described as typical. At MIT Admissions, we recruit and enroll a talented and diverse class of undergraduates who will learn to use science, technology, and other areas of scholarship to serve … If you want to not do work on Saturday, don't do anything but work all week. However, I want to hear the rest of the story too. I loved the genuine hardworking people, who have since moved on to work at such places as SpaceX and Tesla, or who decided to stick around here for grad school. Sometimes the MIT subcultures were annoying as shit. A total stranger once badgered me to go to grad school, for about 30 minutes. Funny you mention the flame war thing. Vannevar Bush, then vice president of MIT, granted a group of sixteen students permission to use a room in the basement of … Currently there is a huge one (not about a contentious issue - the asshat kind) because someone sent out a thank you to ALL THE DORM LISTS, not bcc'd, for someone finding her iPod. Paying close to 10,000 in addition to tuition seems a little absurd to me, especially when cooking(quick and healthy meals) is a life skill that you need down the road anyways. About the dining halls, apparently MIT changed providers recently and now it's a lot better. A lot of elitism and cockiness. The guidance thing actually exists if you leave and come back... as a returning student I've had enough handholding that I feel comfortable, and more if I want it. Cookies help us deliver our Services. You won't have "free time" more than an hour or two a day - which you might have to spend cooking/eating/catching up on sleep/bathing etc. My friends on sports teams didn't always have time to cook, and had to suffer through how shitty dining is. I think I would have been a little more successful and wouldn't have felt the need to leave for a while. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts. Unfortunately, now they're pretty expensive. Just two guys chatting shit about whatever we want. Vannevar Bush, then vice president of MIT, granted a group of sixteen students permission to use a room in the basement of … I didn't take the right classes or go to the right events to join the right clubs because I just didn't know what was available and didn't know how to look for things. Campus Activities Complex. I was on the internet and I stumbled upon this company led by a bunch of teens called Q-munity Tech. I'm of a certain ethnic group. At MIT Admissions, we recruit and enroll a talented and diverse class of undergraduates who will learn to use science, technology, and other areas of scholarship to serve … W20-500. Yeah, being able to cook for myself from freshman year was one of the reasons I chose MIT, to be honest. It can be hard to get guidance - unless you very, very actively seek it out in your tiny amount of spare time. Member of class of 2018 here. MIT Hobby Shop Welcomes Hayami Arakawa and Coby Unger | Division of Student Life The MIT Hobby Shop began during the 1937-38 academic year. Aaron Hillel Swartz (November 8, 1986 – January 11, 2013) was an American computer programmer, entrepreneur, writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist.He was involved in the development of the web feed format RSS, the Markdown publishing format, the organization Creative Commons, and the website framework web.py, and joined the social news site Reddit six months after its founding. Thanks for the response! Even though you guys might be a little biased toward liking MIT, I am sure you are still the best people to ask this question. Dining makes living at a dorm cost twice as much, and even though the food is supposed to be "better," it's still mass-cooked cafeteria food. Vannevar Bush, then vice president of MIT, granted a group of sixteen students permission to use a room in the basement of … A resource for student life learning designed for the way students live. MIT Campus Police (617) 253-1212 or 100 from Campus Phones Dean On Call *5PM to 9AM on weekdays; 24 hours on weekends (617) 253-1212 or 100 from Campus Phones 77 Massachusetts Ave, 4-110. Can confirm that this does feel true. Ill admit though that I hate Maseeh and Baker, the food there usually is of lower quality. campus-activities@mit.edu Vannevar Bush, then vice president of MIT, granted a group of sixteen students permission to use a room in the basement of … I am applying as an international student here for joining the class of 2019. The ‘Norway deal’ which was talked about before the vote would have kept us in the single market. MIT Hobby Shop Welcomes Hayami Arakawa and Coby Unger | Division of Student Life The MIT Hobby Shop began during the 1937-38 academic year. Your dormmates will get stressed, and do irrational things - you'll have to learn to deal with them, or find a community that deals with stress in a way that doesn't bother you. Professor of physics Krishna Rajagopal, the chair of the MIT faculty, led the search committee. Your Affiliation with MIT * How are you affiliated? Because I had a good amount of AP credit and never failed a class or changed my major, I had the luxury of taking only 3 classes several semesters. LGO students join a tight-knit community that extends far from the classroom. Wait, I thought MIT didn't take AP credit??? MIT Hobby Shop Welcomes Hayami Arakawa and Coby Unger | Division of Student Life The MIT Hobby Shop began during the 1937-38 academic year. Upperclassmen say it was a massive step up. Cambridge, MA 02139 (617)-253-3913 . There's also an expectation (everywhere, not just at MIT) that MIT students are supposed to shoot higher than anyone else. 77 Massachusetts Avenue. Even though you guys might be a little biased toward liking MIT, I am sure you are still the best people to ask this question. It's one thing if a discussion on a contentious issue gets out of hand, but 9 times out of 10 it's just some asshat who thinks he's funny and wants to share his le epic memes. Dining halls: they're not good. Denied by MIT, now a PhD student at the Media Lab; MIT Early Action Decisions Now Available Online; We have extended the Regular Action deadline to January 6th, 2021 in order to give our applicants (and our staff) some extra time around the holidays; Watch this year’s 2.s009 final presentations designing kindness during a time of covid I am applying as an international student here for joining the class of 2019. Press question mark to learn the rest of the keyboard shortcuts, https://qmunitytech.typeform.com/to/lBCyMv, https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScodxhrfgtSwpp1b36OuIqd0KGX_lvxFuZT3y4TNcfveEpbtw/viewform. Request a Change. Thank you everyone for the responses! MIT can put you through the wringer, and if your family or you are at all predisposed to depression, anxiety, or other mental illness, you should check in with MIT Mental Health if things start getting bad. Cambridge, MA 02139 (617)-253-6777. sole@mit.edu Emergency Resources. We don't need our hands held, but my first month I was afraid and lost and had no idea what I was doing because I didn't have many friends yet. Student Life MIT Sloan Student Clubs With 80+ clubs at MIT Sloan, there's a place, a network, and a community for you here. By the time I left I’d accomplished a lot but had a fuzzy feeling in my head, like my brain was screaming “I’m done.”. People definitely try to one-up each other in how hard they are working. ; Student/Faculty Ratio: 3:1 Athletics: The MIT Engineers compete at the NCAA Division III level for most sports. Very little guidance when you start out. As an alum, I've run into multiple situations where people expressed contempt towards me because I'm not the founder of my own company, or because I never pursued a master's or PhD. Press J to jump to the feed. I felt like I didn't really master most of the material. I walked out of the lab on level 2 & realised I couldn’t remember where the stairs were, so I did a lap to find them, when I got outside I realised I couldn’t remember how to get back to my dorm. I love how you put it. If you need help, seek it out. I’m posting about this because they have Graphic Designer spots open on their team. I'm supposed to do more? an MIT student whose parent(s) are legal dependents of the student; Married or engaged undergraduates who currently live off-campus must apply to the waiting list for family housing. However, I want to hear the rest of the story too. I loved being able to get involved in hands-on extracurricular activity engineering as an undergrad. I can see how peer pressure could make you to overwork yourself and how people will expect you to rise above the rest. I hated the "I'm more screwed than you are" competitions. I'll close off this post with things that I loved. I'm not a curmudgeon. I kinda miss them. Ive never seen a true flame war on Next forum, just people joking around and in a positive way. W20-500. I totally agree, and wish there had been more of that as a freshman. Maybe Uncle Ben was right: With great power comes great responsibility.While most students at the famed Massachusetts Institute of Technology use their powers for good — for example, creating drugs that can fight any virus — others are busily using their prodigious math skills to game the state of Massachusetts’ lottery system, earning millions of dollars in the process. MIT Hobby Shop Welcomes Hayami Arakawa and Coby Unger | Division of Student Life The MIT Hobby Shop began during the 1937-38 academic year. *It is anonymous*Here is the link to our survey:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScodxhrfgtSwpp1b36OuIqd0KGX_lvxFuZT3y4TNcfveEpbtw/viewform. I would say that 20-30% of my weeks are hard rotations/cramming, but then 40% is a pretty decent life that is comparable to any other professional job. All I get to hear about MIT is about how good it is, and I love it - no doubt about that. I pushed it aside as "just feeling inadequate" and not being able to hack it at MIT and ended up on academic probation. As Daniel G., a graduate student in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, says: “I wanted to give a voice to the light-hearted nerd-culture vibe that infects most aspects of my life here at MIT, and which I quite enjoy.” My study group and I are in the process of doing Marketing research for our 1st-year project and we would appreciate it if you can take 2mins of your time and respond to our survey about interactive apps! ... Office of the Vice President and Dean for Student Life: 4-110: Vice President and Dean for Student Life : Suzy Nelson: 4-110: 617-253-8566 MIT Connect. Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts Campus Features: MIT's 166-acre campus stretches along the Charles River and overlooks the Boston skyline. 77 Massachusetts Avenue. I felt that they were a bunch of alcoholic party-people who weren't serious about helping each other to be the best engineers they could be.I was upset and disappointed because I thought I left that sort of bullshit behind in my home city and I didn't come to MIT to fuck around. Some of the professors are awful at teaching. If you're not taking a full (or more) course load and doing a ton of activities as well, you're Not Doing It Right and are lame. Denied by MIT, now a PhD student at the Media Lab; MIT Early Action Decisions Now Available Online; We have extended the Regular Action deadline to January 6th, 2021 in order to give our applicants (and our staff) some extra time around the holidays; Watch this year’s 2.s009 final presentations designing kindness during a time of covid I figure I can’t be the only person whose ever worked hard to the point of breaking their brain. Now more than ever though, I see my friends extremely busy with 5-6 classes + time demanding activities and sleeping an unhealthy amount each night, and I try to convince them to keep their health as a priority as well. I love MIT and fully embrace IHTFP. Master of Finance Events and Competitions Sharpen your professional skills and build your network. Also, what is this East/West nonsense you speak of? See All Resources. There's a bad culture of overworking yourself, especially in certain dorms/communities. I loved being involved in research as an undergrad and being able to interact with professors. They might be brilliant scientists, but bad at communication. It feels like everyone around you has at least thirty IQ points on you. I loved how easy it was to attend lectures or seminars in pretty much any subject that interested me. Dozens of Boston-area colleges are a short walk or train ride away. Vice President and Dean for Student Life. HST students participate in a rich extracurricular life, both within our two institutions and in the greater Boston and Cambridge areas. Mailing Address. I stayed in a "cook for yourself" dorm all 4 years and cooked for myself 99% of the time. I know, after some Googling, it is an acronym for "I Hate This Fucking Place" but I am not sure if it is meant sarcastically because you said you "embrace" it while saying that you like MIT. I loved being able to talk to professors - leaders in their field - and get useful, practical information. I want to ask what IHTFP means. And it's not like I'm going to unsubscribe from my dorm's emails and miss an announcement I need to hear just to avoid my fellow students' immaturity. By using our Services or clicking I agree, you agree to our use of cookies. I'm sure she didn't know this would happen, but... yeah. At the same time, LGOs have all of the MIT student life opportunities at their fingertips. Welcome to DSLx Life Learning! I also hated it. I hated the stupid flame wars. It just varies around campus, since I definitely have seen some arguments elsewhere. I haven’t looked into it too much but I think I'm going to apply to see how it is! I was on the internet and I stumbled upon this company led by a bunch of teens called Q-munity Tech. Bragging about taking many classes and extracurriculars and jobs and research and how little time they have to sleep. You will get stressed and you'll have to learn how to deal with it. Because this is MIT, the graduate student blog is also a home for the offbeat. Life at MIT. In this episode, we talk about Sean's broken arm and Forrest's adventures in Leicester. I feel like I essentially wasted a semester from lack of guidance. There were certain people (from certain dorms...) who didn't do a very good job of hiding their contempt. If you are a 9th-term undergraduate or visiting student, professor, or … They are an organization that focuses on raising awareness about different emerging technologies, primarily Quantum Computing. I had a class once where a 37% was a C+. The support is there if you ask for it, but you are largely on your own. The group serves as a platform to explore, unpack, and educate students on issues within the Asian American community at MIT and beyond related to mental health, race, equity, and inclusion of Asian Americans. I can't wait for Pi Day! I hated how the classes were difficult by trying to cram so much into so little time. I hated that there were all these little subcultures, a lot of them based around dorms, that would pressure you into being one of them or else you face excommunication. I ended up living at Next House because of the relative lack of any established culture, and I was very happy there. Photo: MIT Instagram. There's more to HST than academics. Undergraduates, visitors, and postdocs. With 500+ student organizations (chocolate science, anyone? Why aren't you building something Epically Awesome and Hardcore??? You are expected to work hard, all the time, always. Read More. It looks like that may be changing now with some of the modifications to some of the courses but we'll see. It feels like life being a long series of problem sets, punctuated by study breaks of variable levels of entertainment. Thank you in advance and have a great day! It's ridiculous. These are the 50 hour work weeks (including call), add in another 5-8 hours of studying and its is really not that bad. Featured Resources. Student Organizations, Leadership & Engagement. New comments cannot be posted and votes cannot be cast, community for MIT students, faculty, staff to discuss all aspects of MIT, Looks like you're using new Reddit on an old browser. MIT is wonderful, and I loved it. 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