Whether you are a member of the faculty or staff, a student or postdoctoral associate or postdoctoral fellow, call on us whenever you need a solution, big or small. Whatever your phase of life, whatever your challenge, we're here to lend support and connect you to resources and support systems, no matter where you are located. In addition to one-on-one consultations, we offer a wide range of programs that address specific life issues and events.
Spring 2017 Seminar Series
What’s complicating your life these days? Are you juggling multiple responsibilities and looking for a new approach to handling the stress of everyday life? Perhaps you’re adjusting to life as a new parent? Wondering how to support your school-age child, or how to help your high schooler plan for college? Dealing with the possibilities and uncertainties of life as a young professional, including how to manage your finances and career? Maybe you want to learn the best way to help an aging family member, or perhaps you are beginning to think about your retirement.
The MIT Work-Life Center’s popular Seminar Series provides research-based strategies, tips, and information to help you deal with a diverse array of work-life issues.
With more than 25 seminars, workshops, and support groups to choose from this spring, you’re sure to find the issues that matter most to you.
Your Newest Work-Life Benefits
Retirement Sense: Making Informed Decisions: Are you thinking about retirement? To have a fulfilling and secure retirement, you need to plan now. Your satisfaction in retirement depends on laying the groundwork by understanding your values, knowing what is important to you, and getting your finances in order. These workshops—presented in collaboration with the MIT Benefits Office—will help you understand how your current lifestyle, your retirement dreams, along with your savings and investment decisions, all influence a successful retirement.
MIT MyLife Services: If there’s something on your mind, call MyLife Services—a free, confidential MIT benefit. One call puts you in touch with a network of experts who can provide emotional and behavioral counseling, work-life consultations, and personalized referrals.
Planning and Paying for College: Take advantage of expert, personalized guidance by phone or in person, seminars, and webinars designed to help you navigate the college admissions process and plan and pay for your or your child's college education.
Student Loan Repayment: Access timely information and strategies for repaying your or your child’s student loans. Receive expert guidance on your unique student loan situation with a personalized consultation via phone or in person.
Senior Care Planning: Experienced Senior Care Advisors provide in-depth, personalized consultations on care options, housing alternatives, and finance; help with customized caregiving plans; and facilitate family meetings.
Backup Child Care: Now you can access backup child care in your home or at a licensed child care center near your home or workplace. Backup child care can assist when normal child care is disrupted by school closings, vacations, provider illness, or a child's mild illness.
Special Learning Needs: Parents of children who are struggling with developmental, emotional, or learning challenges—from birth through young adulthood—can consult with experts and access a range of online tools and webinars to support success in school.
Resources and Support Regarding the Executive Order on Immigration
In light of the recent Executive Order on Immigration on 1/27/17, many in the MIT community have concerns about how they, family members and/or colleagues may be affected. We can help.
Tips for Managing Stress during the Work Day
We have been asking MIT employees what they do when they feel stressed at work. Here are some of their ideas.