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How leaving MIT convinced me to stay

Navigating academia and industry as a grad student

Aug 2021
Architecture
Industry or academia? It’s a question at the forefront of many MIT grad students’ minds. I first found myself at this crossroads at the end of my undergraduate career, unsure whether I wanted to follow the path of a practicing engineer or that of an academic researcher. Being indecisive, I reached...

From Procrastination to Productivity

How I Found Motivation in a Remote Semester

July 2021
Linguistics and Philosophy
A few months after receiving the exciting news that I’d been admitted to MIT, I was informed that my semester of grad school would be fully online. Little did I know that it would turn out much worse than I could’ve ever anticipated. Don’t get me wrong, remote learning has many advantages. There is...