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  • Recruiting Policies

    Our recruiting policies are designed to ensure that our students are able to balance academics with recruiting. We also require that both our employers and students have enough time and information to make thoughtful and informed decisions.

    Policies for Recruiting First-year MBA Students (Class of 2016)

    The policies below allow first-year MBA students time to adjust to the academic experience during their first semester at MIT Sloan. It also allows them to participate in our customized career programming aimed at self-assessment and career exploration. Please respect the following policies for recruiting first-year MBA students:

    1. Company presentations for summer internship recruiting begin on Sept. 29, 2014. We will not endorse or advertise any recruiting events held before this date, including pre-matriculation events.
    2. Company recruiting presentations, job opportunities, and office hours must be arranged and promoted through the Career Development Office.
    3. Advertisements for company presentations, job opportunities, and requests for office hours should be sent to Danielle Grassia or Susan Kenney (please see Contact us to identify your industry’s point person).
    4. Resumes for first-year MBA students may not be requested before Oct. 27, 2014 for any purpose, including informational interviews, company visits, or office hours.
    5. Employers may not request or access student mailing lists, listserv information, or the MIT Sloan student photobook.
    6. Office hours/informational sessions must be held in a group format (two or more students) until summer internship recruiting begins in January.


    Timing of Offers

    1. Please allow sufficient time for students to consider offers. Students have until Jan. 9, 2015 to consider full-time offers. They have until Feb. 6, 2015, or 15 business days from the date of the offer (whichever is later), to consider summer internship offers.
    2. Full-time offers to summer 2014 interns must be held open until Dec. 5, 2014 — or 15 business days from the date of the offer, whichever is later.

    Club Events during the Fall Semester

    1. During the fall semester, club events must be educational and may not be recruiting-focused.
    2. Speakers may discuss industry trends, company projects, or share other intellectual capital.
    3. Club events must be arranged through the Career Development Office. Events may not be scheduled directly with club leaders during the fall semester.

    Scheduling and Conducting Interviews

    1. All interviews must be scheduled around student class commitments. Please do not ask students to miss a class or an exam for interviews or company visits. We request that firms give students at least 24 hours notice (preferably 48 hours) when extending interview invitations. Please give students several options for dates and times for 2nd-round interviews. These practices help students manage potential academic conflicts more effectively.
    2. For summer internship recruiting only: we require at least 25 percent of one schedule be an open for bid schedule if your company has more than one interview schedule per job opportunity.
    3. Conducting interviews or extending offers is not allowed before Jan. 5, 2015.
    4. Students should be kept abreast of the status of their candidacy after each round of interviews. We require firms to directly communicate both affirmative and negative decisions within a reasonable timeframe.

    Honoring Offers and Acceptances

    We expect that all offers and acceptances be made in good faith. Students are obliged to honor accepted offers. Defaulting on an acceptance is a breach of MIT Sloan's Recruiting Policies.

    Please contact Tiffany Hogan at (617) 253-0529 as soon as possible in any of the following circumstances:

    • If a student defaults on an offer.
    • If you withdraw an offer that has been extended and accepted.
    • If your organization has difficulty negotiating terms or faces other challenges involving our policies or practices.


    We require recruiters to comply with MIT's policy of evaluating candidates without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

    MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, veteran status, or disability.