Externship Sponsors Needed for MIT Students!
The MIT Alumni Association sponsors the Student/Alumni Externship Program during the Independent Activities Period (IAP), January 4-29, 2016. The Externship Program pairs MIT undergraduate and graduate students with alumni for job shadowing and intern opportunities over IAP. Externships may range in length from one week to the entire length of IAP, depending on the sponsor’s needs. We are seeking alumni from a wide spectrum of professional fields who are interested in connecting with the best and brightest current MIT students, increasing awareness of their companies and reconnecting with the student experience. The program is free for the participating companies. Most sponsors choose to offer a stipend, housing and/or transportation assistance, but this is not required. To learn more, watch the Externship Experience on YouTube or read about MIT Externship Experience: Life at a Startup on the Slice of MIT blog.
For more information on the program process and to access the online application, go to http://alum.mit.edu/externships by September 1, 2015, or contact Elena Byrne at 617-252-1143 or firstname.lastname@example.org
MIT CoSTx Golf Update
Dateline June 20, 2015
MIT’s local golfing alums traveled to Bastrop on June 20, to play the highly regarded Wolfdancer course at the Hyatt Lost Pines Resort. Steve Koch OE ’80, Al Tervalon ’65, and Greg Turner ’74 played 18 holes on the rolling, challenging layout, experiencing topography unlike our normal Houston-area haunts. It was a close match, featuring Turner’s 88, Koch’s 89, and Tervalon’s 93 (with only 30 putts!).
Joining the golfers at Lost Pines were wives Jo Tervalon, Kathy Koch, and Ann Turner. With dinner the evening prior and lunch after golf on Saturday, the group enjoyed a great time together.
The next golf event will be Sunday, September 13 in the afternoon, somewhere closer to Houston. For those interested in learning more, please contact Greg Turner at email@example.com
For those interested who are not on our email distribution list, feel free to contact Greg Turner at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please join the MIT Club of South Texas if you haven’t already, make your contribution to the Annual Fund, and come on out and join us!
You can always read about the latest CoSTx Golf news on our dedicated Golf webpage.
Seeking volunteers for Star of Hope “Activities for Teens” Sessions
As part of its local community outreach the MIT Club of South Texas will host a series of educational enrichment programs for teen residents of the Star of Hope. The programs will be held on Friday evenings at the Women & Family Emergency Shelter and Transitional Living Center in Houston.
Initial program topics include a demonstration by a robotics competition team, current direction of space exploration and technology careers in 2025 (medical, industrial, military, etc.). Each program would be a one-evening presentation with an engaging multifaceted curriculum designed for youth. Volunteers are needed for curriculum development as well as presenters including professionals to offer testimonials and encouragement. Alumni may volunteer for either curriculum development or curriculum presentation tasks.
All participants in the presentations required to complete a Star of Hope Volunteer Application for advance clearance. Those seeking additional information or interested in joining a program night please contact David Brown at email@example.com
Annual Club Membership Drive – Calendar Year 2015
The MIT Club of South Texas invites you to join or renew your membership for 2015. Membership in the club runs coincident with the calendar year. Need to sign up for 2015 membership or need to check your membership status? Please visit our website Membership page.
We’re Looking for Speakers…Got an Interesting Topic?
Can you give an interesting presentation about your profession (or avocation)? This can be a professional talk, an overview of an area, or a collection of “war stories” about your professional experiences. We’re looking for local alums to speak at an upcoming club event. Learn more...