Events and Programming

Community Building Events

The MKTYP is a program devoted to students’ growth and development as a lifelong and holistic endeavor. Throughout the academic year, there are monthly activities/events for first-year and current upperclassmen that range from academic enrichment workshops on how to declare a major/minor and events such as the Pieces of Me: Intersectional Storytelling to fun activities such as movie/trivia nights, the MKTYP Retreat, or wellness/mindfulness exercises. We also have annual events such as the Night of Inspiration and Closing Ceremony to celebrate our academic achievements. The community building events are meant to create a fun environment for students while also building a sense of belonging and community amongst the program and Brandeis.

Along with one-on-one sessions, there are weekly group meetings with the MKTYP students and staff. The meetings are often comprised of presentations to focus on academic success, life, and health wellness skills. We hold workshops on strategies and skills such as time management, purposeful reading, note-taking, test-taking, concept mapping, and writing as well as resiliency discussions on the impact of intersectionality, self-care, transformative circles, and research with a passion. Also, these meetings feature guest speakers to discuss campus opportunities such as study abroad, internships/career networking, student leadership, and academic fellowships.

Upon entry to the MKTYP, scholars of the program are members of Brandeis' campus community. As part of the Brandeis community, MKTYP scholars live on-campus and have access to over 250 student clubs and organizations. They are held to Brandeis’ expectations as outlined in the university's Rights and Responsibilities handbook. Students fully participate in campus life and become leaders of Brandeis' student clubs and organizations according to their preferences and interests.

MKTYP students and alumni hold leadership positions on the Student Union as the MKTYP holds one senate seat. Also, Toxic dance group, Rebelle dance group, Brandeis African Student Organization, the Women of Color Alliance, Caribbean Culture Club, and in many more student organizations and university departments.

Fall 2020 Events

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Text reads: 50 Years of MKTYP

We Are MKTYP Virtual Book Celebration, November 5

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Welcome Back Pop Up

MKTYP Puzzle Break Event

Puzzle Break: Virtual Escape Room Experience

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Transformational Year Experience (TYE) weekly group meetings and Essential Habits & Skills course that includes events such as What is a Major/Minor?

Text reads: Night of Inspiration Hosted by MKTYP team

Annual events include Pre-Orientation, Night of Creative Expressions, Friendsgiving/Holidayz Party, Night of Inspiration, Closing Ceremony

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We also partner to celebrate Brandeis university-wide events such as the Gittler Prize Lectures, Kindness Day, MLK Day of Service, Family Weekend, Culture X, SSSP’s I AM… event, Global Week, Night for Africa, Homecoming, Bernstein Festival of the Arts, WOW Fellowship, etc.