Appointments are available to undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs affiliated with MIT’s Department Civil of Environmental Engineering.

You can make an appointment during any stage of your communication work, from initial brainstorming to final polishing. Our experienced CEE Communication Fellows are ready to support your communication growth.

Option 1: Use our online scheduling system

The first time you use the scheduling system, you will need to register. If you are an MIT student or postdoc, please use your MIT email address. You will then be able to see all of the Fellows’ available times and select a time slot. Sessions can be 30 min or 1 hr, and appointments must be made 24 hours in advance.

Option 2: Contact the CEE Communication Lab Manager

If none of the Fellows’ times work for you, or you want guidance figuring out which Fellow would be a good match, contact Jared Berezin. Share what you’re working on and when it’s due. Our team will help you get the coaching you need to meet your deadline.

Option 3: Contact a Fellow directly

Read about our Fellows to see if there is a particular Fellow whose background may be a good match for you.

Communication Lab Policies

Who can use the Civil and Environmental Engineering Communication Lab?

  • The CEE Comm Lab is free and available to anyone in the department, affiliated with a CEE lab, or taking a CEE class at MIT.
  • If you are an MIT student or postdoc not affiliated with the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, check whether your department has a Comm Lab here.
  • If you are an MIT student or postdoc and your department does not have a Comm Lab, contact the Comm Lab Manager and we’ll do our best support you.

How do Comm Lab sessions work?

  • You’ll meet with a Comm Fellow in-person or online to brainstorm content, review your materials, and discuss revision ideas.
  • You can opt for a 30 or 60 minute session, and make additional follow-up appointments, if desired.
  • Cancellations must be made at least 3 hours in advance (preferably 24 hours in advance), otherwise they will be counted as missed appointments.
  • If a client misses three appointments, they will not be able to take advantage of the Comm Lab during the following four months.
  • Coaching sessions are kept confidential.

What can and can’t I expect Communication Fellows to do?

  • Fellows will ask you about your project and your goals for the session.
  • Fellows do not provide written feedback outside of a session.
  • Fellows are not obligated to read client documents or otherwise prepare before sessions.
  • Fellows are not available for private tutoring outside of the Comm Lab, and will not accept gifts from clients.
  • Fellows do not replace TAs, course instructors, or S3 counselors.


  • If you would like to discuss accommodations prior to making an appointment, please contact the Comm Lab manager.

Additional communication consultation resources at MIT

The MIT Writing and Communication Center also offers one-on-one communication consultation on written and oral communication, provided by MIT lecturers who are published writers and experienced teachers. Their services include specialized support for English Language Learners as well.