Students describe how they use the myriad academic and wellness resources available on campus.
Not Comparing Yourself to Others
When facing difficult experiences, it is natural to draw comparisons to peers and doubt your own abilities. Students' reflect on insights gained about who they are and what they are capable of when they learned to stop comparing themselves to others.
Talking to Mentors
MIT students talk about the valuable conversations they had with their mentors: conversations that led to different perspectives on personal struggles and personal strengths; and clarification of goals and advice on how to achieve them.
MIT students share how exploring their interests and engaging in co-curricular activities helped them clarify their paths and find more joy in their daily routines.
Keeping Things in Perspective
MIT students discuss how stepping back and looking at their situations objectively helped them to put their struggles in a broader context and realize that it's going to be okay.
Mental Health Support
MIT students talk about how mental health counseling has helped them reframe negative thoughts.
MIT students describe how they create space to be mentally and physically healthy while tackling difficult challenges.
Hear MIT students discuss how giving and receiving support from peers has helped them stick to their study plans, prevent overload, and keep them energized.
Reframing Negative Experiences
MIT students share how they deal with negative thoughts as a result of past struggles and comparing themselves to others.
MIT students share how shifting to a growth mindset has helped them see their struggle as a learning experience and feel less like an impostor.
Hear strategies for getting enough sleep and how sleep has positively impacted MIT students' overall performance.
Hear how MIT students have asked for academic support and fine tuned their study strategies when struggling with classes or qualifying exams.
Hear how feedback has helped MIT students grow from their failure by helping them identify their weakness as well as their strengths.