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MIT Army ROTC

The Paul Revere Battalion at MIT prepares students to be officers in the U.S. Army. Schools currently cross-enrolled in the MIT program are Harvard University, Tufts University, and Wellesley College. Many of the students in the program have scholarships for two, three, or four years with varying terms of obligation for military service. However, non-scholarship students are able to participate in Army ROTC program for up to two years without any military service commitment whatsoever. Freshmen and sophomores are encouraged to try out the program and apply for a scholarship worth approximately $22,000 per year.

While Army ROTC stresses academics as the most important part of a student's education, leadership and military skills are taught to the cadets by active-duty Army officers who are experts in their respective fields. As freshmen and sophomores, cadets generally meet once a week for two to three hours. In addition to the weekly meeting, once a semester the cadets spend a weekend on Cape Cod participating in adventurous, confidence building activities such as repelling, orienteering, leadership reactions courses, obstacle courses, and tactical exercises.

For more information:<http://web.mit.edu/ armyrotc>, 253-4471, army@mit.edu

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers

The MIT SHPE Chapter was established in 1987 and has rapidly grown to over 120 students in membership. Approximately 40-50 students attend bi-weekly meetings and are actively involved in chapter activities. The membership is quite diverse and it is not limited to engineers alone. MIT SHPE is open to anyone regardless of race, sex, religion, and discipline of study.

MIT SHPE is a professional organization and as such we attempt to provide the fundamentals needed to make wise career choices. A variety of workshops take place throughout the year that range from resume writing to graduate school information sessions. SHPE also co-sponsors one of the largest MIT Career Fairs with over sixty companies in attendance. The fair provides an opportunity for members to gain summer internships as well as permanent employment after graduation. SHPE members also have the opportunity to attend Regional and National Conferences that develop leadership and networking skills.

For more information:<http://web.mit.edu/ shpe/www>, shpe-request@mit.edu