MIT Sloan 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.

Recruiting Information Regarding 1st-Year MBA Students (Class of 2016)

The policies below allow 1st-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.

  1. MIT Sloan welcomes firms to campus when company presentations for summer internship recruiting begin on September 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 only through the MIT Sloan Career Development Office (CDO). All presentation and job opportunity advertisements, as well as requests for office hours should be sent to Danielle Grassia or Susan Kenney (please see breakdown of recruiting services team at the end of these policies to identify your industry’s point person).
  3. Resumes for 1st-year MBA students may not be requested before October 27, 2014 for any purpose, including informational interviews, company visits or office hours.
  4. Employers may not request or solicit access to student mailing lists, list serve information, or the MIT Sloan student facebook.
  5. Office hours/informational sessions must be held in a group format (two or more students) until summer internship recruiting begins on January 5, 2015.
  6. For summer internship recruiting only: We require at least 25% of one schedule be an Open-for-Bid Schedule if your company has more than one interview schedule per job opportunity.
  7. Conducting interviews or extending offers is not allowed before summer internship recruiting begins on January 5, 2015.

Timing of Offers — please read!

Please allow sufficient time for students to consider offers. We require firms to give full-time offerees until January 9, 2015, and summer intern offerees until February 6, 2015, to consider offers — or 15 business days from the date of the offer, whichever is later. Full-time offers to summer 2014 interns must be held open until December 5, 2014 — or 15 business days from the date of the offer, whichever is later.

Club Events during the Fall Semester

During the fall semester, club events must be educational in nature and may not be recruiting-focused. Suggested topics include speakers from your firm who can talk about industry trends, company projects or share other intellectual capital.

  1. Club events must be arranged through the CDO. Events may not be scheduled directly with club leaders during the fall semester.
  2. To schedule a club event:
    • Send proposed event information (topic, speaker, potential dates) to your industry's point person (see below).
    • The CDO will approve your topic and check your proposed dates to ensure it does not conflict with previously scheduled events.
    • After CDO approval, your request will be forwarded to the club for final approval. Club officers will determine if the event fits into their fall schedule of educational activities.
    • If the event is approved, your firm may work directly with club leaders to coordinate logistics and promote the event to their club members.

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, and preferably 48-hours, when extending interview invitations. We also ask that you 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% of one schedule be an Open-for-Bid Schedule if your company has more than one interview schedule per job opportunity.
  3. 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.

If your organization has difficulty negotiating terms or faces other challenges involving our policies or practices, please call Tiffany Hogan, Associate Director of Recruiting Services, at 617-253-0529.

Honoring Offers and Acceptances

We expect that all offers and acceptances be made in good faith. Students are obliged to honor accepted offers. Reneging on an acceptance is a breach of MIT Sloan's Student Recruiting Policies. If a student reneges on an offer, the recruiter should notify Tiffany Hogan at 617-253-0529, as soon as possible. We will review the situation and follow up on your behalf.

If an employer withdraws an offer that has been extended and accepted, the recruiting contact should notify Tiffany Hogan at 617-253-0529 as soon as possible.

Nondiscrimination

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.

CDO Recruiting Services Team

  • Tiffany Hogan, thogan@mit.edu / 617-253-0529
    Associate Director
    Manages Recruiting Services; Recruiting Policies; corporate relations; employment statistics
  • Danielle Grassia, dgrassia@mit.edu / 617-324-1017
    Assistant Director
    Recruiting scheduling for: banks/diversified financial firms, high technology and biotechnology, pharma/healthcare, oil/energy, telecommunications
  • Susan Kenney, skenney@mit.edu / 617-258-6493
    Assistant Director
    Recruiting scheduling for: consulting, consumer products, non-profit, retail, real estate, transportation/defense, automotive/aerospace, entertainment/media
  • Jen Graham, grahamj@mit.edu / 617-324-9639
    Recruiting Coordinator
    Recruiting Operations support; manager of job postings, recruiting catering, and invoicing and billing.
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