Like many other MIT students, I’m looking for real work experience, because, let’s be realistic here, my undergrad degree in media studies isn’t going to put me at a competitive advantage in today’s world. So, when I heard about the MasterCard internship I was intrigued to say the least. Until I realized what I had to do to apply and how the selection process was going to work. Continue reading
This is another installment of “ANTITHESIS” — your outlet for speaking out against anything Zine, Western or MIT.
This edition is in response to the proposed $35,000 scholarship from American banking firm, Goldman Sachs.
UPDATE: the scholarship has been accepted by the Board of Governors.
Read more about their reasoning after the jump.
I was never more proud to be a FIMS student when I heard that one of our own was questioning the ethics of accepting a scholarship fund from Goldman Sachs. Not only does FIMS, with its highly anti-corporation sentiments, have reason to be anti-Goldman Sachs, but the rest of the world does too. The financial giant is considered one of the central orchestrators of the 2008 global economic crisis. Of course, in the face of this Goliath, it’s FIMS — a mere David — that speaks up. Continue reading
This is the first installment of “ANTITHESIS” — your outlet for speaking out against anything Zine, Western or MIT.
This edition is in response to “The Myth of Post-MIT Careers” from that controversial ‘homeless’ issue of the Zine.
So you don’t think that you’re going to get a job when you graduate with an MIT degree? With an attitude like that, you definitely won’t. Who knew that the saying “don’t let school stand in the way of your education” wasn’t just referring to every Thursday to Saturday night? As important as your education is, what you learn outside of the classroom can tend to be just as valuable. We can all agree that MIT is seriously lacking the necessary hands-on skills to make it in certain areas of the industry. That being said, and to avoid the potential two years of College, it’s time to start thinking of other ways to fill the gap that’s left by the MIT curriculum.
Contrary to what The Gazette editor-in-chief made it seem like in “The Myth of Post-MIT Careers” from the October issue of the mitZine, volunteering at The Gazette is not the only way to build the hands-on skills that you’re missing out on in the classroom. Continue reading