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Get Good Stuff Done Want to make a difference in the world? These workshops, offered by centers across MIT’s campus, help you learn more, lead or contribute to a team, start and fund ventures, and work in and with communities in Boston and around the world.

Power, Privilege, Positionality and Systems Change: Part III

Thursday, August 20th, 4pm - 5:30pm (EDT)

Join the PKG Center as we complete our 3-part series focusing on how systemic power and privilege exist, and how we can begin to work toward systemic change! In this portion, we will be focusing on questions like:

  • How complex is the “systems of oppression” framework? How do we make sense of a world where racism, ageism, homophobia and so many other “-ism’s” are impacting us everywhere?
  • How does that complexity really play out in the real world? Who is Carlos Ghosn?!
  • How can social change take shape? What actions do you have at your disposal?
  • Let’s map out your change efforts!

Join us to learn more about how you can begin to dissect these elements of your lived experience and work toward creating change!

PAST SESSIONS

MIT IDEAS: "What's Next?" Info Session Series - Habitat for Humanity

Thursday, August 13th, 12:30pm (EDT)

Join the PKG and the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, Habitat for Humanity, which facilitates more efficient and inclusive housing market systems making affordable housing possible for millions more families. Habitat for Humanity formally launched the Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter at the historic Habitat III, which took place in Quito, Ecuador, in October 2016. The Terwilliger Center is one of Habitat’s key commitments toward the implementation of the United Nation’s member states’ New Urban Agenda.

Power, Privilege, Positionality and Systems Change: Part II

Thursday, August 13th, 4pm - 5:30pm (EDT)

Join the PKG Center as we continue our 3-part series focusing on how systemic power and privilege exist, and how we can begin to work toward systemic change! In this portion, we will be focusing on questions like:

Building on part 1, how do we now define power and privilege? How might identities define that differently?

  • What happens when you take a moment to really think about your privileges, in a systemic manner like a privilege checklist?
  • How can understanding your individual privileges open your eyes to the “ice berg” of oppression that exists, under the surface?
  • How can we as individuals show up for others as a bystander? What must you prepare for? How do you know if intervening in a situation is the best for you?

Join us to learn more about how you can begin to dissect these elements of your lived experience and work toward creating change!

MIT IDEAS: "What's Next?" Info Session Series - New Profit: Future of Work Grand Challenge

Wednesday, August 12th, 12:30pm (EDT)

Join the PKG and Dr. Angela Jackson, a Partner at New Profit, a Boston-based venture philanthropy firm where she leads the Future of Work strategy and investments. Most recently working in the private sector Dr. Jackson was the head of New Channels Marketing for Nokia and Retail Development at Viacom.

After having lived and worked abroad in over 25 countries, in 2008, Dr. Jackson combined her corporate management experience with the expertise of language educators to found Global Language Project (GLP), an educational nonprofit leveraging world language learning to equip students for opportunities in higher education and the workforce. In just five years, Dr. Jackson raised more than $10 million dollars to change the trajectory of hundreds of young lives by empowering them with valuable knowledge in a second language. Dr. Jackson holds a doctorate from Harvard University where she was a Dean Kathleen McCartney Fellow.

Power, Privilege, Positionality and Systems Change: Part I

Thursday, August 6th, 4pm - 5:30pm (EDT)

Join the PKG Center as we begin our 3-part series focusing on how systemic power and privilege exist, and how we can begin to work toward systemic change! In this portion, we will be focusing on questions like:

  • What is a system? Why do folks say that many social issues are "systemic" and why does that complicate our efforts to change them?
  • What is privilege? How can privilege be invisible, and who is Peggy McIntosh? What is her "invisible knapsack"?
  • How can we think about our identity, both holistically and as individual parts? How can those parts help us understand our power and privilege?
  • How do we relate our own identities to the power systems that we are attempting to live within?

Join us to learn more about how you can begin to dissect these elements of your lived experience and work toward creating change!

Methods of Social Change: Protesting

Wednesday, July 29th, 4 - 5pm (EDT)

Join MIT Student Organizations Leadership and Engagement (SOLE) and PKG for our Social Change Series workshops!

Learn about the importance of social change through the lens of leadership development and protesting. Build a leadership action plan for social change. Learn the importance of safe and healthy protesting during COVID-19.

Methods of Social Change: Leadership

Monday, July 27th, 4 - 5pm (EDT)

Join MIT Student Organizations Leadership and Engagement (SOLE) and PKG for our Social Change Series workshops!

Learn about the importance of social change through the lens of leadership development and protesting. Build a leadership action plan for social change. Learn the importance of safe and healthy protesting during COVID-19.

MIT IDEAS: 'What's Next' Info Session: Clinton Global Initiative University

Friday, July 22nd, 12:30 - 1:15pm

The PKG Center home to MIT IDEAS invites you to learn more about the programs and resources beyond the MIT campus that can help you further you social venture.

The Clinton Global Initiative University (CGI U https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative/meetings/cgi-university), the higher education program of the Clinton Foundation, activates this next generation through year-round programming that includes access to topic experts and change agents, mentorship networks, financial resources, and community events including the annual CGI U meeting. We are dedicated to supporting students who are committed to take action and address the world's most pressing challenges.

MIT IDEAS: 'What's Next' Info Session: MassChallenge

Friday, July 17th, 12:30 - 1:15pm

The PKG Center home to MIT IDEAS invites you to learn more about the programs and resources beyond the MIT campus that can help you further you social venture.

MassChallenge (https://masschallenge.org/) is a global nonprofit with the mission to solve massive challenges through entrepreneurship and innovation. We work with over 400 high-impact, high potential startups a year including social entrepreneurs and nonprofits.

Remote Supervision: How to Communicate Effectively During a Remote Internship

Thursday, July 16th, 3 - 4pm

Join the PKG Center as we share strategies to get the most out of remote supervision. Whether you are a supervisor or a student intern, we’ll share strategies and tools to help you communicate effectively with your supervisor/supervisee and brainstorm how to set yourself up for success. This is open to folks doing social impact or public interest work and beyond!

Co-hosted by the PKG Center and CAPD

Methods of Social Change Workshop

Wednesday, July 15th, 4 - 5pm

During a turbulent time in America, it's important that we understand that movements for social change on issues like racial discrimination and criminal justice reform takes action. But what kind of action is best? How might you use your unique skills and interest to create social change? How many different forms of social change exist, and how do we determine which is best?

Join the PKG Team as we discuss a range of methods of social change and use our Social Change Wheel to plan for action for criminal justice reform.

MIT IDEAS: 'What's Next' Info Session: Watson Institute

Friday, July 10th, 12:30 - 1:15pm

The PKG Center home to MIT IDEAS invites you to learn more about the programs and resources beyond the MIT campus that can help you further you social venture.

Watson Institute (https://www.watson.is.) is built on the belief that to solve the toughest challenges facing the world, we must equip the next generation with the necessary tools, network, mindset, and courage to unleash a lifetime of impact.

Maximizing Remote Supervision

Wednesday, July 9th, 3 - 4pm

Join the PKG Center as we share strategies to get the most out of remote supervision. Whether you are a supervisor or a student intern, we’ll share strategies and tools to help you communicate effectively with your supervisor/supervisee and brainstorm how to set yourself up for success. This is open to folks doing social impact or public interest work and beyond!

Co-Hosted by the PKG Center and CAPD

Methods of Social Change Workshop

Wednesday, June 24th, 4 - 5pm

During a turbulent time in America, it's important that we understand that movements for social change on issues like racial discrimination and criminal justice reform takes action. But what kind of action is best? How might you use your unique skills and interest to create social change? How many different forms of social change exist, and how do we determine which is best?

Join the PKG Team as we discuss a range of methods of social change and use our Social Change Wheel to plan for action for criminal justice reform.

What's Next? Open Avenues Foundation

Wednesday, June 24th, 12:30 - 1:15pm

Open Avenues Foundation provides work visa solutions for foreign talent. Through our Social Innovation Incubator, we offer a unique opportunity for top global talent stay in the U.S. to build and grow their social ventures.

Presenter Danielle Goldman is Co-founder and Executive Director of Open Avenues Foundation. In 2018, Danielle launched a national campaign that supported more than 250 migrant families who had been separated at the U.S./Mexico border with health care, housing, and legal counsel. Building on that momentum, Danielle led the development and growth of Open Avenues Foundation. Previously, Danielle worked at Rabin Martin, a global health strategy firm based in New York City where she led projects with the Corporate Social Responsibility groups of Fortune 100 companies to build corporate strategies and programs to improve outcomes for under-served populations. Danielle is a member of the 2019/2020 Babson College Women Innovating Now (WIN) Lab Accelerator program and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. She also serves on the Advisory Boards of the Boston Chamber of Commerce City Awake and One Little Light. She received her B.A. in Political Science and Managerial Studies from Vanderbilt University.

Hosted by PKG IDEAS. RSVP below!

Advocacy Workshop

Tuesday, June 23rd, 4 - 5pm

We see the importance of engaging in advocacy throughout America today, but how do you do it? Join the PKG Center to learn about political and social change advocacy, it’s importance and how you can become a better advocate yourself! RSVP below to receive the Zoom link!

Hosted by the PKG Center.

Find a Remote Summer Experience

Thursday, June 18th, 3 - 4pm

Tune into this short presentation to hear staff from Career Advising and Professional Development & PKG Center discuss resources and strategies to help you craft your summer experience. There will plenty of time for questions at the end of the session!

Co-hosted by the PKG Center and CAPD.

Power, Privilege and Positionality

Friday, May 29th, 12pm - 1pm

Join the PKG Center as we dive deeper into ethical community engagement by looking at the concepts of power, privilege and positionality. We will look at the concept of identity, and how one's identity impacts their power and privilege; look at how these identities interact with one another; and look at a case study of how power and privilege interact with one another.

Hosted by the PKG Center

Working With Minors

Thursday, May 28th, 12pm - 1pm

Join the PKG Center as we support students in their efforts to conduct public service this summer. This workshop focuses on supporting students as they engage with minors in appropriate, ethical and safe ways. We will be reviewing the legal obligations related to working with minors, MIT's resources related to the topic and more!

Hosted by the PKG Center

Virtual Career Support Group for Undergraduate Students

Weekly Event: Mondays 5 - 6pm

Join us for a weekly session to help you stay motivated, organized, and connected as you find your next job or internship. Monday April 13th; Monday April 20th; Monday April 27th.

Online (via Zoom)

Virtual Career Support Group for Graduate Students

Weekly Event: Mondays 3:30 - 4:30pm

Join us for a weekly session to help you stay motivated, organized, and connected as you find your next job or internship. Monday, April 13th; Monday, April 20th; Monday April 27th

Online (via Zoom)

Power Series: Power, Privilege and MIT

Wednesday, April 22nd, 7 - 8pm

Co-hosted by PKG, SOLE, and OMP

Tech Detox

Tuesday, April 21st

Details coming soon! Hosted by SOLE.

Power Series: Power, Privilege and You

Wednesday April 15th, 7- 8pm

Navigating Your Career Choices for Undergrads

Thursday, April 9th, 4 - 5pm

Online (via Zoom)

This interactive session will provide an overview of the various career paths available to students after earning an undergraduate degree with a focus on paths including research and non-research career paths in industry as well as career paths in consulting, non-profit organizations, and academia. Tips and advice will be provided in order to structure an effective career exploration process with a focus on important questions to ask in order to identify “drivers” that can influence career choices. This seminar will provide advice on how to leverage these drivers to identify the right organizations to work in, or graduate schools to pursue further education in so that they align to your career aspirations. During this seminar, we will talk about timing for your career exploration activities and how to track progress, focus your time and lessen the feeling of being overwhelmed. Lastly, we will provide tips for how to engage others to help you, so that you are not alone in this process.

The speaker, Lauren, is the Co-founder and CEO of Propel Careers and has helped thousands of students, postdocs, and professionals advance their careers. Before Propel, she spent 10 years in life sciences with SNBL USA, Aptuit, Quintiles, and Absorption Systems. She has a B.S. (Biochemistry & Molecular Biology; Gettysburg College) and an MBA (health sector & entrepreneurship focus; Boston University). Lauren is on the Board of MassBioEd, the Advisory Boards of BU’s SPH Pharmaceuticals Program, the Professional Science Masters at Framingham State University and NE GWISE, and serves on the selection committee for ILC’s Life Sciences Immigrant Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Infinite Careers: Karin Goodfellow

Monday, March 9th, 6 - 7pm

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Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

One such alumnus is Karin Goodfellow, who is the Director of the Boston Art Commission and Boston Artist-in-Residency (AIR), and leads the commissioning of innovative art to be more accessible and reflect the diversity of Boston. Karin received an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management. Registration required through CareerBridge to hear Karin talk on March 9th at 6pm. Dinner will be provided.

Fulbright Information Session

Thursday, March 5th, 2 - 3pm

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Learn what it takes to apply for a Fulbright distinguished fellowship! Sponsored by the US State Department, the Fulbright US Student Program offers grants to over 150 countries for an academic year of research, graduate study, or English teaching assistantship. Eligible students must be US citizens and have completed at least a bachelor’s degree by the start of the grant in fall 2021/spring 2022. Graduate students and recent alum are also eligible.

CAPD Career Check-Up

Thursday, March 5th, 11:30am - 1:30pm

Lobby 10

Considering your career path but not sure where to begin? Wondering how to make the most of the Spring Career Fair? Perhaps you would just like some reassurance that you are on the right track. Stop by Lobby 10 for a quick career check-up!

Complete a 2-minute career questionnaire, chat with CAPD, and get individualized suggestions for your career next steps. Learn about resources and recommendations you can start using right away.

Can’t make it? Schedule an appointment on CareerBridge (careerbridge.mit.edu) today!

No RSVP needed!

Infinite Careers: Tom Achoki

Tuesday, March 3rd, 6 - 7pm

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Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

One such alumnus is Tom Achoki, who has a background in medicine and global health research and is the Co-Founder of Mass Sciences, a Boston-based health data analytics company. Tom received his MBA from the Sloan School of Management. Registration required through CareerBridge to hear Tom talk on March 3rd at 6pm. Dinner will be provided.

Expanding Your Team: Hiring Employees, Indepdent Contractors, Iterns, and Volunteers

Friday, February 28th, 12 - 1pm

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Need to expand your team? Join the BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic as we discuss what you need to know before hiring employees, independent contractors, interns, and volunteers.

Topics include: Differences between employees, independent contractors, interns, & volunteers; Determining & managing compensation and benefits; Requirements for taxes, work authorization, and insurance; Best practices to protect and grow your business when bringing on new team members

Improv Your Networking Skills: How to Connect and Genuinely Network

Thursday, February 27th, 2 - 3:30pm

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Increase comfort with unexpected questions and awkward moments in job interviews. Do improv comedy activities in a fun & supportive environment to warm up and connect with others. Apply those simulations to strategies for the workshop topic. No prior acting experience is needed. Led by Jake Livengood, Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services at MIT. Registration requested on CareerBridge.

Exploring Design Careers - A Panel Discussion and Networking

Wednesday, February 26th, 5:30 - 7pm

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Do you have a creative side but are you unsure of how to incorporate it into a career?

Attend this session to hear more about careers in design. Learn about strategies to prepare for a career in this field, trends in the industry and what a day in the life of a designer looks like. Discuss opportunities and obstacles of pursuing this profession and begin to plan for your career.

For the last part of the session, we will open up the panel for question & answer. Food will be provided!

Promoting your Transferable Skills in the Job Search

Wednesday, February 26th, 11am - 12pm

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You have valuable transferable skills apart from technical skills, though sometimes they are difficult to recognize. Join us to learn the importance of transferable skills in the job search and what skills are most sought by employers. Begin to identify your unique transferable skill-set, and learn ways to effectively market your skills to potential employers.

Privacy Policies: Not Just a Pinky Promise

Friday, February 21st, 12 - 1pm

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Does your venture need a privacy policy?

Join the BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic as we discuss privacy policies, who needs them, relevant laws, and they should say.

Topics include: What is a privacy policy?; Why does your venture need a privacy policy?; Overview of the laws that might require your venture to have a privacy policy; What should you say (and not say) in a privacy policy protect them?

Infinite Careers: Guadalupe Hayes-Mota

Thursday, February 20th, 6 - 7pm

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Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

One such alumnus is Guadalupe Hayes-Mota, who is the Director of Global Supply Chain and Manufacturing at Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, providing patients with the medical care they need through gene therapy. He graduated from MIT with a BS in Chemistry, MS in Engineering Systems & MBA from Sloan. Registration required through CareerBridge to hear Guadalupe talk on February 20th at 6pm. Dinner will be provided.

AAUW Start Smart Salary Negotiation Workshop

Wednesday, February 19th, 12 - 1:30pm

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Don’t leave money on the table! Prepare to negotiate offers for full time job opportunities.

Attend an AAUW Start Smart Workshop to learn: About the wage gap, including its long-term consequences on your career; How to identify and articulate your personal value; How to develop an arsenal of persuasive responses and other negotiation strategies; How to conduct objective market research to benchmark a target salary and benefits

Understanding Communities: Experiencing Homeless

Tuesday, February 11th, 11:45am - 1:45pm

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Join Course 4 in their invitation for members from the National Coalition for the Homeless to hear about the lived experiences of others in our society. We will work to understand what allyship in these communities looks like and what social change effort allies can commit themselves to.

No RSVP required.

Improv Your Networking Skills: How to Connect and Genuinely Network

Monday, February 10th, 3 - 4:30pm

E19-202

Develop strategies to best connect with your audience and overcome doubts about networking. Do improv comedy activities in a fun & supportive environment to warm up and connect with others. Apply those simulations to strategies for the workshop topic. No prior acting experience is needed.

Led by Jake Livengood, Senior Assistant Director of Graduate Student Career Services at MIT.

Registration requested on CareerBridge.

Protecting Trade Secrets with NDA's & IP Assignments

Friday, February 7th, 12 - 1pm

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Need to protect confidential information? Join the BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic as we discuss using nondisclosure agreements (NDAs) and intellectual property (IP) assignments to protect trade secrets and confidential information.

Topics include: How startups can protect confidential information; Trade Secrets: What they are, & how you can protect them; The importance of NDAs & IP assignments in protecting trade secrets & other confidential information.

Infinite Careers: Kelly Shannon

Wednesday, February 5th, 6 - 7pm

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Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

One such alumnus is Kelly Shannon, who is a Special Agent in the FBI working on domestic terrorism investigations. Kelly graduated from MIT with a degree in Biology in 2002. Kelly currently lives in Washington D.C. and will join us via video conference. Registration required through CareerBridge to hear Kelly talk on February 5th at 6pm. Dinner will be provided.

Not on campus? Join us online here!

5 Strategies to Find an Internship

Wednesday, February 5th, 12 - 1pm

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Would you like a summer internship but unsure of where to start? Are you getting lost in a black hole of job search websites? Before the semester gets too hectic, attend this workshop to hear about five simple yet effective strategies to find an internship. Be sure to bring your lunch. Learn about resources to help you with your internship search.

IDEAS Chat & Chew

Wednesday, February 5th, 12:15 - 1:30pm

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Do you want to make the world a better place? Are you new to the concept of social innovation and entrepreneurship?

Join this informal and low key lunch session where you'll get food for thought and nourishment to chew on! We'll talk about impact and share some tools and frameworks to think about the challenges that you care most about.

IDEAS Proposal Writing Workshop

Monday, February 3rd, 6 - 7:30pm

Bush Room

Are you planning on submitting an IDEAS initial proposal on Tuesday, February 11th, but need a little extra help? Come by on February 3rd to learn some tips and pointers on what makes a submission compelling. Dinner will be served!

Law and Technology Clinic

January 27th - 30th

Media Lab, E14-240

Are you a researcher, activist, or entrepreneur? Join the BU/MIT Technology Law Clinic as we review current events and hot topics in technology law, and how they affect student research, activism, and startups. Special guest speakers TBA!

Learn more about speakers and events below! RSVP by Friday, January 24th!

SEAG Early Journey: From Concept to Pilot

Tuesday, January 14th, 12 - 1pm (Online)

So you are ready to start your social entrepreneurship venture, and you have a great idea to make the world a greater place. Where to start and what to do? How do you get from concept to pilot?

If you are just beginning or are struggling in this early journey, join this webinar to get insights from social entrepreneurs who have been there. Register and learn more below!

Intellectual Property Speaker Series

January 7th - January 24th

Join us for free lunch sessions on patents, copyright, venture capital, technology transfer, conflict of interest, author rights, startup funding programs, and more!

Learn more about each speaker event and how to RSVP below!

Co-hosted by MIT Technology Licensing Office and MIT Libraries

A Moral Budget for America

Wednesday, December 4th, 4pm

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Join us in conversation with Shailly Gupta Barnes as she discusses a moral budget for America and the crucial need for a shifting of priorities on both the state and federal level.

Barnes is the Policy Director at the Kairos Center and National Poor People's Campaign. She coordinated and edited the Souls of Poor Folk: Auditing America report for the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival, working closely with the Institute for Policy Studies.

Read more about this event here!

Can Journalists Save the Earth?

Thursday, November 21st, 6 - 8pm

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The Amazon is burning. Coral reefs are dying. Glaciers are melting, and as Earth gets pushed to its brink, journalists who can translate the impact of climate change and hold the powerful accountable are more needed than ever.

Climate reporters Kendra Pierre-Louis (New York Times) and Lisa Song (ProPublica) head to the MIT Communications Forum to discuss the media’s role in illuminating environmental issues, promoting environmental justice and ethics, and the future of climate journalism.

This event is free and open to the general public. Seating for this event is first come, first served.

No RSVP required; learn more here!

Film Screening: The Way Out

Tuesday, November 19th, 5:30pm

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Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has a revolutionary proposal for facing the Climate Crisis. “The way out is in,” he states. “The way out of climate change is inside each of us.” His invitation is to stop: to stop running and to take a good look at what is really going on. To see what views drive our behavior, how our thought patterns and our emotions work, and why we got into trouble with the climate in the first place. In silence, we will better understand ourselves and the Earth.

In The Way Out, Evermind Media follows two young people, a Brazilian banker and a British activist, during a stressful period in their lives. Will they be able to save the earth — beginning with(in) themselves?

No RSVP required for this event; for more information click here.

Understanding Early Stage Startup Financing

Friday, November 15th, 12 - 1pm

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Join the Startup Law Clinic at the Martin Trust Center as we discuss how lawyers can help you effectively plan for financing.

Topics include: What do you expect when financing your early stage startup?; The valuation of different types of financing; Structure and distribution of your venture's equity

PS. We'll have pizza!

Infinite Careers Alumni: Student Mixer

Thursday, November 7th, 6 - 8pm

The Bush Room

Come enjoy a casual dinner and chat with alumni from a range of courses and career paths! This event is great for all students, whether you are exploring majors, thinking about a career path, or currently in the internship/job search process. There will also be swag giveaways and a raffle to go along with dinner. The alumni featured in this event have participated in the Infinite Careers Alumni Speaker Series.

More information on some of the attending alumni is here: https://capd.mit.edu/infinite-careers-alumni-profiles.

November Actions: Special Screening on the 50th Anniversary of MIT's Historical Protests

Tuesday, November 5th, 7 - 9pm

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Join us for this exciting screening of the fully restored film by pioneering filmmaker Richard Leacock on the 50th anniversary of one of MIT's most significant campus protests in its history occuring between November 3rd and 5th, 1969. The screening will be followed by Q&A with participants of the protests and Leacock's associates, reflecting on the significance of the events and of Leacock's groundbreaking film making.

Introductory Remarks: Deborah Douglas, MIT Museum and Gloriana Davenport, MIT Media Lab; film-maker and colleague of Richard Leacock

Panelists: Steve Carhart and Karen Aronson, Class of ’70

No RSVP required; learn more here.

Infinite Careers: Will Dickson

Tuesday, November 5th, 6 - 7pm

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Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

One such alumnus is Will Dickson, who is a Principal at FedTech where he builds tools that unlock the benefits of technology through entrepreneurship. Will graduated from MIT with a degree in Materials Science & Engineering in 2014. Registration required to hear Will talk on November 5th at 6pm. Dinner will be provided. This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni.

Forming your Company: First Steps

Friday, November 1st, 12pm-1pm

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Join the BU/MIT Startup Law Clinic at the Martin Trust Center as we discuss the first steps to forming a new company.

Topics Include: Important legal and business considerations when choosing between an LLC or corporation; How business type, future operations, and scale ambitions affect the the type of entity to choose; How forming an entity implicates issues such as limited liability, visa status, tax efficiency, tax obligations, equity compensation, and profit distributions. RSVP below!

PS. We'll have pizza!

Ikigai: What Is Your Reason to Get Out of Bed in the Morning?

Thursday, October 31st, 11:45am - 12:55pm

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The word "Ikigai" is usually used to indicate the source of value in one's life or the things that make one's life worthwhile. The word translated to English roughly means "thing that you live for" or "the reason for which you wake up in the morning". What is yours?

Come join Sarah Meyer, Education Program Manager for MIT's Environmental Solutions Initiative, as you spend time investigating what motivates you to get good work done. We will look at the intersection of what you love, what you're good at, what the world needs and what you can get paid for, and how all of those lead to helping you understand your reason for waking up in the morning!

Infinite Careers: Anurupa Ganguly

Wednesday, October 30th, 6 - 7pm

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Infinite Careers is an alumni speaker series designed to expose students to a variety of career paths and the non-linearity of career decision making. This series allows students to hear the stories of alumni with both traditional and unconventional career paths, and get to know alumni in interesting fields.

One such alumnus is Anurupa Ganguly, who is the Director of Mathematics and Engineering at Success Academy Charter Schools, and is working to transform the K-12 experience to help historically underserved students in STEM. Anurupa has a BS and M.Eng in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from MIT.

Registration required to hear Anurupa talk on October 30th at 6pm. Dinner will be provided!

This CAPD event is open to MIT undergraduates, graduate students, postdocs, and alumni.

Power, Privilege and Positionality

Monday, October 28th, 11:45am - 1pm in W20-306

What is power, privilege and positionality? How do your identities shape the way you navigate the world and the challenges that you encounter?

Join Danny from the PKG Center as we discuss how these aspects impact our everyday, both here at MIT and beyond!

Facial Recognition as Surveillance: The Need for Public Oversight

Friday, October 18th, 6:30 - 8pm

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Join us for a substantive discussion on facial surveillance and other remote biometric monitoring technologies that pose unprecedendted risks to personal autonomy, privacy and democracy. Some have referred to these technologies as ""nuclear waste"". Others have called it ""the perfect tool for oppression."" Never before has a technology equipped governments with the power to automatically generate and store permanent, detailed records of every person's every public movement, habit, and association—until now.

We not only have an opportunity but also a responsibility to reject technological determinism, and to implement strong democratic controls over the use of this perilous technology. Panelists will outline precisely what makes this technology different and dangerous, how the ACLU and other advocates are fighting back, options for law reform, and how MIT affiliated folks can get involved.

Hosted by Radius

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