Programming

Flagship Events 

The Awesome 80s Prom: C-Functions are large-scale MIT Sloan sponsored community gatherings hosted by student organizations. As the first event of the semester, SWIM will host an 80s themed C-Function on September 12, 2013 to welcome the students and their families back to campus.

Annual Conference: The theme of the annual conference is “Dare to Fail: Taking Risks when it Matters Most” and will take place at the MIT Media lab on February 2014 (exact date TBD).

Celebration Brunch:  The annual Celebration Brunch recognizes the achievements of women across MIT Sloan during the academic year. The 2014 Celebration Brunch will be held at the Liberty Hotel.

Ongoing Programming

Speaker Series: SWIM hosts approximately 8 speakers each year to give current students the opportunity to learn from leaders across industries. Past topics have ranged from industry focused career advice to ethics in the workplace. These are predominantly hour‐long lunch events held on campus. SWIM seeks both prominent female business leaders to feature at these events as well as monetary support for the lunches.

Workshops: SWIM organizes skill-development workshops to meet the personal and professional development needs of our members. SWIM workshops are strategically planed to address the issues that SWIM members feel are most critical for their professional development. Workshops during the 2013-2014 academic year included personal finance, negotiating in the workplace, networking, and managing electronic communication and social media.

Community Service: Community service events are an opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded classmates who are passionate about giving back and creating meaningful impact. SWIM aims to form long-term relationships with local non-profit organizations such as Rosie’s place and Habitat for Humanity to craft on-going community service programs.

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Mentorship:  SWIM offers a mentorship program to its members to make the MIT Sloan experience more smooth and enjoyable.

 During the summer prior to matriculation, first year students are match with second year students. Mentors serve as a resource to help navigate various facets of the business school experience, such as class recommendations, career advice, and cultural adjustment guidance.