Young Professionals

...Navigating Your Life and Career

The challenges facing millennials living in the Boston area today can be daunting. How do you take your career to the next level? How do you get to do the work you really want to do? How will you pay back your college loans (or take out new loans) while paying bills and rent? How do you get the most out of life on a limited budget? How do you deal with those complicated relationships at work and in your personal life? In these engaging, interactive seminars, you’ll develop new strategies and skills to help you make the most of this exciting time of your life—and you’ll also meet new people and have a good time while you’re at it.

Presented in collaboration with MIT Office of the Vice President for Research, MIT Global Education & Career Development, and MIT Millennials ERG.

Making It All Add Up – Part II: The Big Financial Decisions

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Building 46-3189; Brain and Cognitive Sciences


Presenters –


Steven Dimitriou, B.A., AIF, PRP; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Mayflower Advisors


Lawrence Glazer, AAMS; Co-Founder and Managing Partner, Mayflower Advisors


Dinner will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the seminar presentation will run from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.



Do you feel like your finances control the decisions you make, instead of the other way around? Do you ever wonder how you’ll manage to pay your loans, your rent, and your bills, and live your life on your salary?



Steve Dimitriou and Larry Glazer will continue their conversation from this fall’s Making It All Add Up-Part I seminar and will address important financial decisions and essential factors to consider when making them. This session will focus on life’s big investments, including the decision to go back to graduate school, buy a home, or start a family. Come learn about the small decisions that can add up to make a big impact. It is never too early to start being prepared. 

Think Big: Identify Goals and Set Priorities for Success

Wednesday, April 19, 2017 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Building NE49-5000

Presenter Anna Robinson, M.A., WLCP®; Work-Life Projects Administrator, MIT Work-Life Center

In this workshop, you will gain knowledge and insight to help you set goals for success in work and life. You will have the opportunity to define and explore the core values that motivate you. Working together with others, you will start to prioritize and set goals for the next steps in your successful and enriching career and life.

Developing Your Emotional Intelligence: Improving Personal and Professional Relationships

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

Building 46-3189; Brain and Cognitive Sciences


Presenter – Wendy Wollner, M.S., M.B.A.; Founder and CEO, Balancing Life’s Issues 


Dinner will be available beginning at 5:00 p.m. and the seminar presentation will run from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m.


Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is one of the many kinds of intelligence we use every day. One difference is that we can actually improve our EQ, which research has shown can enhance our careers and relationships. Learn how identifying, understanding, and actively using our own and others’ emotions can help make or break interactions with others, professionally and personally. This seminar provides skills, tools, and interactive exercises to give you a sense of why self-awareness and awareness of others have huge value in all areas of your life. 

Be sure to check out these career development workshops offered by MIT HR’s Staffing & Career Development Services: