Engineering Success 

Mission

The MIT Student-Athlete Well-Being program, Engineering Success, supports the mental, emotional and physical health of student-athletes in effort to provide the highest levels of intellectual and personal growth associated with the academic and athletic experience.

Vision

The Student-Athlete Well-Being program works to enhance the overall academic and athletic experience of student-athletes, with an overarching goal of providing pertinent student-athlete services. These services aim to expand opportunities for and not marginalize the student-athlete due to his/her participation in athletics. This program offers the ability to collaborate with internal and external partners of MIT to address academic, career, and emotional and mental health initiatives for the student-athlete cohort.

Educational Series

All-Varsity Sessions

All-varsity team sessions are offered during both the fall and spring seasons and are open to all student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators. Topics are developed alongside senior athletic administrators, coaches and the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee.

 

 

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Student-Athlete Well-Being Resources

Mission

The mission of this site is to provide MIT Division I and III student-athletes resources to support and promote academic development; physical, emotional, and mental health; and future access to opportunity within and beyond the MIT community.

Student-Athlete Well-Being Initiative
Academics Health & Wellness
Career, Jobs and Internships All in One

 

 

1. ACADEMICS 

 

DUE (Dean for Undergraduate Education)

The Office of the Dean for Undergraduate Education (DUE) is focused on assuring the quality of the educational experience of MIT students with a particular responsibility for enhancing undergraduate education. To attain these goals, DUE has a broad scope of functions:

  • Delivering mission-critical functions for undergraduate and graduate students including admissions, financial services, registration, and TA training.
  • Creating new services and capabilities such as the development of educational technology in collaboration with faculty.
  • Defining and implementing new approaches to current challenges in higher education such as learning assessment and access to education.

This encompasses student-focused as well as faculty-focused educational initiatives throughout the Institute.

View more details about DUE:

  

  

As a student-athlete, how do I navigate and balance my class schedule most effectively?

UAAP (Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming)

The mission of the UAAP is to provide excellent services and programs, to catalyze student exploration and access to opportunity, and to promote the academic success and personal development of undergraduates.

Programs

  • Academic Advising
  • Committee on Academic Performance
  • Disabilities Services
  • Learning Strategies
  • Independent Activities Period (IAP)
  • Orientation
  • Student Support Services (S3)
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

 

  

I’m tired, sick, and overwhelmed – everyone seems to be handling the stress, but I'm struggling - how do I get back on track?

S^3 (Student Support Services)

The mission of Student Support Services (S3) is to promote the academic success and holistic experience of students, especially undergraduates. S3reinforces the core values of MIT by providing support in an accessible and respectful environment. We further provide advice and advocacy for students and act as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the MIT community.

Services

·  Support and Advocacy: Personal and Academic Support

·  Withdrawals and Readmission

Voluntary Withdrawal: A Voluntary Withdrawal may be appropriate for a student wishing to take time away for any non-medically related reason.

Medical Withdrawal: A Medical Withdrawal is appropriate when medical issues are interfering with a student's ability to participate in campus life including, but not limited to, an inability to complete or make satisfactory progress towards Institute requirements.

Required Withdrawal: A Required Withdrawal is voted on by the Committee on Academic Performance at the end of the Fall and Spring terms, and requires a student, who is not making satisfactory academic progress, to be away for at least one academic year (two regular terms).

 

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2. HEALTH AND WELLNESS

   

My body is sore and strained – how do I get better?

DAPER Sports Medicine

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Sports Medicine Department is committed to providing the highest quality healthcare possible.  The unit’s expertise focuses on the prevention, treatment, evaluation, rehabilitation, and emergency care for all athletic related injuries and illnesses.   Our staff consists of 5 full time athletic trainers and 1 graduate assistant athletic trainer.  The athletic training staff is certified by the Board of Certification and licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Board of Registration in Allied Health.

In order to provide quality care we work under the direction and supervision of our team physicians and in conjunction with the providers from MIT Medical.  Our team physician’s background is in Family Medicine with a specialization in Sports Medicine. 

 

  

My coach keeps telling me to stretch and train outside of practice and games, but I don't know how to– where can I receive guidance?

DAPER Strength and Conditioning

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Strength and Conditioning Department develops and implements training programs for our Varsity Athletic teams. With two NSCA certified strength and conditioning coaches on staff, each varsity student-athlete has access to supervised workouts both in and out of season throughout the academic year.

  

   

I need physical care from a medical doctor or am thinking of seeking confidential mental counseling – where do I start at MIT?

MIT Medical

Mission

MIT Medical delivers integrated medical, psychological, and preventive care and promotes healthful living in support of learning and research for the Institute community.

Programs

MIT Medical provides access to a broad range of clinical services and medical specialties delivered by highly qualified health care professionals. We’re here to help you with health issues ranging from sprained ankles to sore throats, diabetes to depression. And through our affiliations with the area’s leading hospitals, we can refer you to the best specialists available if your care requires additional resources.

 

Mental Health

Overview

MIT Medical’s Mental Health and Counseling Service provides:

  • Evaluations and consultations
  • Brief treatment (counseling/psychotherapy and medication)
  • Referrals
  • Urgent care
  • Group counseling
  • Neuropsychology consults to assess cognitive or attention problems, disorganization, lack of motivation, or personality changes

 

Community Wellness

Overview

With MIT’s unique culture in mind, Community Wellness at MIT Medical provides resources and designs programs to help all members of the MIT community learn about making healthy choices that will allow you to get the most out of your time at MIT. We work with all members of the MIT community, including students, faculty, staff, and families (including international families).

   

   

My mind, body, and spirit are shutting down – I don’t want to tell anyone, but need someone to talk to – where do I go?

S^3 (Student Support Services) 

Mission

The mission of Student Support Services (S3) is to promote the academic success and holistic experience of students, especially undergraduates. S3reinforces the core values of MIT by providing support in an accessible and respectful environment. We further provide advice and advocacy for students and act as a hub of resources, referrals, and information across the MIT community.

Services

·  Support and Advocacy: Personal and Academic Support

·  Withdrawals and Readmission

Voluntary Withdrawal: A Voluntary Withdrawal may be appropriate for a student wishing to take time away for any non-medically related reason.

Medical Withdrawal: A Medical Withdrawal is appropriate when medical issues are interfering with a student's ability to participate in campus life including, but not limited to, an inability to complete or make satisfactory progress towards Institute requirements.

Required Withdrawal: A Required Withdrawal is voted on by the Committee on Academic Performance at the end of the Fall and Spring terms, and requires a student, who is not making satisfactory academic progress, to be away for at least one academic year (two regular terms).

 

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3. CAREERS, JOBS AND INTERNSHIPS

  

My time at MIT is nearing its end and I’m overwhelmed about the next step in life – can anyone provide guidance?

Global Education and Career Development (GECD)

Find your path. Start the journey. GECD helps MIT students achieve lifelong success through career services, global experiences, and connections with graduate schools and employers. Find expert advice, data, tools, and events to ensure your success.

        

 

I know I need to diversify my resume – how can I participate in an internship while at MIT?

MIT Public Service Center

Mission: The MIT Public Service Center exists to motivate, facilitate, and celebrate the ethic and activities of public service at MIT. 

Our aim is to enrich the education and life experiences of students and other MIT community members – faculty, staff, affiliates, alumni, spouses, partners, and others – through leadership and service opportunities that match the innovative culture of MIT. To that end, we provide the guidance, resources, and support to find or create fulfilling service experiences, locally and around the world.

 

 

I’m unsure what career path my academics are leading me down – where can I check in to make sure I’m headed in the right direction?

UAAP (Office of Undergraduate Advising and Academic Programming)

  • Independent Activities Period (IAP)
  • Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP)

 

 

I know a ton of industry pioneers went to MIT, but how do I connect with them?

MIT Alumnae Association—Infinite Connection 

Enjoy Association Privileges.

MIT alumni have access to an exclusive array of resources and discounts, including the online alumni directory, career tools, campus fitness facilities, and free admission to the MIT museum. Alumni can also participate in the selection of Association leadership. Enterprise Forum members, parents of MIT students, friends of the Institute, and associate members of the Alumni Association may register for certain services, including mailing lists and the Discussion Network.

Career Guidance

The Association is your connection to a talented, influential, and diverse alumni population from Bangor, Maine, to Bangalore, India. Join this professional network today to advance your career goals or to help others advance theirs.

  • Search the Online Alumni Directory (OAD) by job title, industry, company, location, and more and find valuable contacts.
  • Did you know that MIT Career Services are available to alumni? Services range from one-on-one career counseling to campus recruiting to career fairs and workshops
  • Inspire fellow alumni and students by becoming an ICAN advisor or hosting a current student at your company or organization during MIT's Independent Activities Period (IAP) in January through the Externship Program.
  • Join an alumni email group to connect with alumni in your location, field, or class. You'll find hundreds of options.

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4. ACADEMICS/HEALTH & WELLNESS/CAREERS & INTERNSHIPS - All in One

     

I keep hearing MIT has so many great resources for my own well-being – where can I find them all under one umbrella?

MIT Together Campaign

Every problem can be solved, especially when we work together.

UNDERGRAD

At MIT, we know any problem can be solved. Sometimes it's easier to find the solution when you work with someone else. Together, we'll find a way.

Don't just take our word for it. Click on the links below to hear from undergraduates who used these resources and to meet some of the staff who help students navigate the challenges and pressures of MIT every day. If you're not sure how to begin, a great place to start for undergraduates is Student Support Services (S3).

 

Student Life and Learning

Resources 

· Undergraduate Academics

Links to resources that help you plan and manage your coursework, stay on track in your classes, and get you a cap and gown.

· Graduate Academics

Links to central and departmental resources that support your graduate career.

· Life on Campus

From dorms to dining and student clubs to student government, links about community life at MIT.

· Learn by Doing

Go abroad, serve the community, innovate through research and design: links to the many ways you can learn outside the classroom.

· Personal Support and Wellness

Links for the services and support that will keep you safe and sound, healthy and happy.

· Careers, Jobs and Internships

Links to resources that help you plan, get experience, and start your career.

· Finances

From tuition to taxes, links to resources for managing your finances.