First Generation Project Events

FGP offers a variety of events throughout the year, including:

  • academic and professional networking opportunities.
  • dinners and other social events.
  • presentations by First Generation speakers.
  • community service and volunteer initiatives aimed at supporting prospective First Generation students.
  • opportunities for you to meet with First Generation MIT professors and administrators.

Upcoming Events:



Recent Events:

What Career is Right for Me?

Date: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Time: 4-5 pm
Location: 5-104

  • Come and enjoy delicious Free Food!  Refreshments!
  • Discuss what jobs, majors, graduate programs, fields of study are right for you? For your particular strengths? What is the best fit for your personality and your interests?
  • Hear brief presentations from two First Generation graduate students at MIT, who will share their personal experiences, decision-making process, and words of wisdom about finding the right career fit.
  • Receive practical tips, suggestions, information, and handouts on identifying and assessing your individual strengths, talents, and career interests from Tamara Raimundi-Menghi, Associate Director of Career Programs from MIT’s GECD office.

Sign up by email to Miri Skonik,

Lunch with First Gen MIT Professor

FGP will be hosting small group lunches with a FG faculty member. Have lunch with a professor and hear about their career path and words of wisdom and advice. This is by sign-up on and limited to 10 students. Sign-up is fist come first serve by emailing Miri Skolnik at

FGP Community Barbecue

Date: Wednesday, October 3
Time: 4:00-6:00pm
Location: Kresge Lawn

Come enjoy come free food, music and meet your fellow FG MIT students.

Details and RSVP on Facebook

Mentorship Welcome Dinner

Date: Friday, September 14th
Time: 5:00-6:30pm
Location: 32-144

An informal dinner for First Generation mentors and mentees. Come eat, share stories, and connect.

First Generation Sept 2012 Mentorship Dinner
The turn-out at the mentorship event was amazing! (photo: Bruno Faviero)

Welcome Reception for Incoming First Generation Freshmen

Date: Thursday, August 30th
Time: 3:00-4:30pm
Location: 4-149

Come join us for a panel discussion with first generation upperclassmen. Refreshments will be served.