Meet Your Peers
MIT students share stories about their own challenges and the strategies that help them learn from their struggles.
Strategies to Build Community
Being away from home and far from support as you face academic challenges can leave you feeling sad, isolated, and disconnected. MIT students share strategies that helped them to make new friends and feel more connected as they balanced academic work and competing demands.
Evan: Making New Connections
Evan discusses how being around other people keeps him energized and how working with people results in a better product.
Jennifer: Exploring Interests
Jennifer talks about how finding success in other aspects of her MIT life helped her overcome difficult academic experiences.
Emily: Finding Energy Through Connection
Emily shares how socializing helps her recharge and take a break from focusing on her own problems.
Jessica: Utilizing Resources
Jessica describes how deans and staff in Student Support Services helped her by balancing her schedule and identifying coping strategies for the future when she felt overwhelmed.