Imperial-MIT Global Fellows Program


This past Spring Break, Global Education and Career Development ran the second annual Global Fellows Program with the sponsorship of DUE and the Office of the Dean for Graduate Education (ODGE). Marilyn Wilson, Deborah Liverman, and Kimberly Benard traveled to the UK with 20 MIT PhD students to participate in a transferrable skills workshop in collaboration with Imperial College.

Students spend four to five days of intensive activity:

  • Attending practical lectures that give a framework for transferable skills, including relevant research and context for the skill-set in each student’s particular field of work;
  • Participating in collaborative exercises and experiential activities that reinforce the framework, emphasizing collaboration and adding experience;
  • Providing feedback to peers on communication and leadership styles.

Highlights of the program are featured in this video created by ODGE: