Monthly Archives: October 2013

Sign up for LeaderShape soon!

MIT’s annual Independent Activities Period will be upon us again before you know it, and with so many awesome activities and opportunities you can take part in, make sure LeaderShape is on your list of options to check out!

Our Director, Leah Flynn, wrote about last year’s MIT LeaderShape experience, and is very excited to invite MIT undergraduate students to apply to the 2014 MIT LeaderShape Institute!

Why should you attend?  Well, apart from the fact that LeaderShape has been inspiring and helping students create their own leadership vision since 1995 at MIT, the Institute is one the best opportunities to engage in discussions about leadership, personal goals, and crafting a plan to turn ideas into reality that will help shape the world around you.

And did we mention it is FREE?

Use all that money you saved by going to MIT LeaderShape Institute on all the fabulous hair product you want!

Applications are due next week, Friday November 9th, and the Institute itself takes place January 17-22, 2014.

Still not convinced?  Check out some of these quotes from previous attendees:

“This was hands-down one of the best experiences of my life.  I feel both inspired and empowered to find my own style of leadership, and take it to affect positive change in my community.  Every MIT student should do this.” ~ LS participant
“No classroom can teach what I learned at LeaderShape.  I still find myself looking back at it as the most valuable experience at MIT.” ~ LS participant
“LeaderShape changed how I view the world and people in it.” ~ LS participant

We hope to see you in January!

–Joel P.

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Have some fun at HallowMIT!

HallowMIT is this weekend!  Join us at the ZCenter!

HallowMIT is this weekend! Join us at the ZCenter!


It’s that time of year, as the air gets crisp and leaves start changing colors.  It’s time to join the Student Activities Office and DAPER for HallowMIT, a free, healthy event for MIT students, staff, and faculty and their families!  Bring you kids all decked out in their halloween costume to enjoy crafts, performers, healthy snacks, an obstacle course, and lots and lots of fun!

This event is free to all MIT Community Members, and we are excited to see you this Saturday, October 26th, from 3-5pm in the Zesiger Center Lobby!

If you have any questions on this event, please email Joel Pettigrew at

Interested in volunteering at this event? Email Joel Pettigrew at!

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