Resources from EECS REFS
- "MIT Guaranteed Transitional Support Program: Overview" by Professor Leslie Kolodziejski: In April 2021, EECS REFS hosted a panel focused on PhD students switching research labs. As part of this event, Professor Kolodziejski gave an overview of both MIT transitional funding structure and what the process is like from the department's perspective.
- EECS RQE Form, EECS TQE Grid, EECS Minor Form : Quick links to key EECS paperwork
We also would like to share several resources with respect to choosing an advisor (which can be leveraged either in the context of selecting a first advisor, considering a co-adivsor, or changing advisors)
- EECS Video on what to consider when choosing an advisor : Starring several EECS PhD student this walks through several factors to consider when selecting an advisor
- MechE Lab Database Q&A : This is a database of student's opinions on many MechE labs. While this does not (yet) exist for EECS, the questions in the survey could serve as good example questions to ask the students of any lab you are considering joining. Their resource page also has a link to a document with more questions.
- Questions to Ask a Potential Advisor : This is a series of questions to consider, primarily developed by the EECS GSA.
General MIT Community Resources
There are a variety of resources available to you as part of the MIT community, with several of the bigger ones listed below. Navigating these resources can often be its own challenge so we as REFS are here to help out with that! We are happy to talk to you about what you are thinking about, what resources might be helpful and what interacting with those resources could look like for you. We can contact these resources on your behalf, walk with you through their processes or anything else that supports you. Contact any of us to start that conversation.
- Ombuds: A confidential and indepedent resource for anyone at MIT that focuses on helping people manage concerns and conflicts
- Office of Graduate Education (OGE): Hub for graduate student affairs across the institute
- MIT Medical: General health services at MIT
- MIT Student Mental Health and Counseling: Resource for a variety of student mental health needs
- Institute Discrimination and Harassment Response Office (IDHR): Previously called the Title IX office, this office focuses on issues of discrimination, discriminatory harassment and bias.
- Violence Prevention and Response (VPR): A resource for preventing and responding to interpersonal violence including sexual assault, dating and domestic violence, stalking and sexual harassment