The increasingly globalized workforce means that large multinational companies recruit graduates from all over the world. Given that various countries have their own university systems, there will certainly be differences in how students are prepared to meet the challenges of employment. I’m in the fortunate position of having studied in two countries — my first two years of college were spent at Cambridge in the U.K. (where I will return next year) and I am now at MIT through the Cambridge-MIT Exchange. As such, I have firsthand experience of how both universities teach and I have been surprised by the contrasts.
Despite the 96 U.S. deaths during Sandy’s destructive course along the East Coast and the 69 killed as it swept across the Caribbean, Hurricane Sandy did very little to affect Boston in comparison to New York and Atlantic City. Since the storm avoided us and swung inland through New York and north into Canada, it is easy to forget the implications it had on our community. Nevertheless, MIT was both affected by the hurricane and is helping the recovery from the aftermath.