ISO Relationship Series: Academic Relationships

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ISO Relationship Series: Academic Relationships

April 19 @ 12:00 pm 1:00 pm


This spring semester, come learn about the expectations for academic and professional relationship building, as well as tips for building your community and making friends in the US.

Open to all international students: undergrad, grad, and non-degree students. Please register for the events you are interested in.
All three sessions will be held in person, and lunch will be served. 

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Relationships in academia are not any less complicated in than relationships in life outside it, regardless it is with lab-mates, other fellow students, or with faculty, and administrators.     A relationship necessarily requires two, at least two parties.   We, as one of the parties may account no more than 50% of the variance, but we most definitely account for some of the variance.   And we are both the independent variables and dependent variables, as if there is not enough complexity already.

This talk hopes to be evoke curiosity and mindfulness of the variables that go into an academic relationship and the dynamics of them, the directions of the variables’ movement, the interactional effect that hopefully can lead to better recognition and understanding of the effect,  independently or interactively, of these variables and how to navigate them.

Presented by: Dr. Xiaolu Hsi, MIT Student Mental Health & Counseling Services

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