Kim Hunter '86
Jul 12 2013
This is the time of year where goodbye posts are pretty common on these blogs. While I am not leaving the Admissions Office I too have a goodbye post to share with you…
When I was an undergraduate at MIT I spent four years living in Baker House and I loved it there. When I returned to campus six years ago I took every opportunity to talk with current students about their lives here and I read all the admissions blogs too but I wasn’t sure if I knew the whole story. Understanding how life might be different for today’s students was critically important to me since I would be admitting our students.
I had at times been a bit jealous of my friends and my younger brother who lived in fraternities and independent living groups when I was in college but sororities such as the six whose members are nearly one-third of our undergraduate female population at MIT now were just getting started on our campus in those days. Now the option for women to belong and live for a time in a... read the post »
Apr 10 2013
Much of Boston and certainly the ladies in the sorority house where I live in Boston are preparing to enjoy the marathon on this coming Monday but first we are getting ready for Campus Preview Weekend (CPW) which starts tomorrow. It is always wonderful to see so many parents on campus taking part in events that will help them to know what MIT is like, just like their children are doing while they are here. Since I am involved with many of the parent events during the weekend it makes sense for me to offer some tips about how you can get the most of your time on campus.
The first question I often hear from parents is, "what events should I attend with my child?" In truth, there won't be very many of them if you are each doing what interests you the most. With hundreds of options over the next few days, there are lots of things to choose from and parents will probably not want answers to the same questions that students will. That said, it's important to check in occasionally so I'd... read the post »
Mar 19 2013
Hi! I’m Brenna Heintz, one of the Admissions Counselors here at MIT. Now that I’ve finally emerged from my first season of reading applications, I’m excited to start meeting all of you! Kim was kind enough to let me guest post on her blog to let you know about some exciting opportunities for Admitted Students. Although a lot of my time is spent preparing for Campus Preview Weekend (sign up now!), I’ve been working with our fantastic Alumni to put together Admitted Student Gatherings to welcome you. Beginning Saturday, MIT alumni from around the world will host parties in their hometowns for students admitted to the Class of 2017. If there's an event in your area, you should check it out – they’re a great opportunity to meet some potential future classmates, as well as MIT students and alumni.
Here are a few highlighted events this coming week; see your MyMIT portal for the locations and times for these events, and for a list of all of the events.
- Spend an afternoon... read the post »
Jun 6 2012
I’ve found myself being reflective recently about a lot of things. A simple walk home across the bridge counting the Smoots as I go brings all kinds of thoughts to mind. This happens every summer as the academic year comes to a close culminating in graduation and Tech Reunions on our campus but this year is different.
Last year I attended the 25th reunion of my MIT class. It was quite a party with a record number of classmates and their families in attendance and ended with the final celebration of MIT150. At the same time, I bid the Class of 2011 goodbye with the promise that I would see them in five years when they would all come back to campus for their 5th reunion and I would be here once again for my 30th. My reunion experiences will now forever be tied with theirs and it will give me the excuse to see a class that I am rather fond of, especially those who lived in the Alpha Phi sorority house with me while they were undergrads. That class is special in its own way just as... read the post »
Apr 15 2012
Much of Boston and certainly the ladies in the sorority house where I live are preparing to celebrate Marathon Monday tomorrow but for those of us in the Admissions Office the weekend is more about getting ready for Campus Preview Weekend (CPW). Next weekend will be a busy time for us all and this is our last chance to make certain that every detail is perfect so that you will have the most enjoyable and information experience we can provide. Since I am involved with many of the parent events during the weekend it makes sense for me to offer some tips about how you can get the most of your time on campus.
The first question I often hear from parents is, "what events should I attend with my child?" In truth, there won't be very many of them if you are each doing what interests you the most. With hundreds of options over the few days, there are lots of things to choose from and parents will probably not want answers to the same questions that students will. That said, it's... read the post »