Alumni MIT Sloan on the Road Events

Share your MIT Sloan experience with prospective applicants!

What is an SOTR?

The MIT Sloan on the Road (SOTR) event connects Admissions representatives and MIT Sloan alumni to prospective applicants from around the world.  These prospective applicants typically plan to apply to the MBA Program the following year.  Our SOTRs are two-hour events that include an admissions presentation, an alumni panel and a networking reception.

If you plan to attend the events we expect you to:

  • Arrive prior to the event start, if possible, to mingle with prospective applicants and Admissions staff.
  • Stand and introduce yourself (name, year of graduation, company) at the end of the presentation to help promote discussion during the reception.
  • Share your MIT Sloan experiences during the networking session.

Keep in Mind:

  • We anticipate a diverse crowd; be sensitive with your comments.
  • The alumni panel is made up of a few alumni who are pre-selected prior to the event. If you are selected to be on the panel we will notify you ahead of time.
  • The positives of MIT Sloan: collaborative environment, outstanding faculty, Action Learning experiences, diverse student body, portfolio of programs at MIT Sloan, etc.
  • Comparing MIT Sloan to other schools comes across negatively.

This year our alumni panels will be smaller with pre-selected alumni from diverse industry backgrounds.   However, we still need strong representation from alumni to share personal stories and highlight the achievements of your classmates during the networking portion of the event.  Strong alumni representation is critical to our success. 

Please note: If the event is not held in a hotel, please bring a photo ID for security purposes.



(More locations coming soon) 


MIT Sloan on the Road 2015

Date Location
June 29, 2015 Shanghai, China
June 30, 2015 Beijing, China
July 2, 2015 Tokyo, Japan
July 4, 2014 Seoul, Korea
July 7, 2015 London, England
July 7, 2015 Paris, France
July 8, 2015 Madrid, Spain
July 12, 2015 Tel Aviv, Israel
July 19, 2015 Sao Paulo, Brazil
July 21, 2015 Lima, Peru
July 22, 2015 Houston, Texas
July 23, 2015 Santiago, Chile
July 23, 2015 Austin, Texas
July 27, 2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina
July 27 ,2015 Dallas, Texas
July 28, 2015 Chicago, Illinois
July 29, 2015 Detroit, Michigan
July 30, 2015 Toronto, Canada
July 30, 2015 Washington, DC
August 11, 2015 Hong Kong
August 11, 2015 Newport Beach, California
August 12, 2015 Los Angeles, California
August 13, 2015 Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
August 13, 2015 Manila, Philippines
August 16, 2015 Bangkok, Thailand
August 17, 2015 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
August 17, 2015 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
August 20, 2015 Singapore, Singapore
August 18, 2015 New York, NY
August 24, 2015 Mexico City, Mexico
August 25, 2015 Monterrey, Mexico
August 26, 2015 Cambridge, MA
August 27, 2015 Bogota, Colombia
August 31, 2015 Minneapolis, Minnesota
September 3, 2015 Frankfurt, Germany
September 5, 2015 Amsterdam, Netherlands
September 8, 2015 Zurich, Switzerland
September 8, 2015 Miami, FL
September 8, 2015 San Francisco, CA
September 9, 2015 Palo Alto, CA
September 10, 2015 Milan, Italy
September 10, 2015 Seattle, WA
September 10, 2015 New York, NY
September 24, 2015 Portland, OR
October 13, 2015 Taipei, Taiwan

*Please note: Updated contact information entered on this registration page will be shared with the Alumni Relations Office and updated in our database.

G-LAB: MERCY CORPS, INDONESIA Using business principles to address malnutrition

“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”

Libby Putman
G-LAB: INTERGRUPO, COLOMBIA Growing a business by cultivating relationships

"After we gave our recommendations, the great part was that the very next day the CEO was in the boardroom implementing them with his top vice presidents."

Ramy Hakim
S-LAB: JAKARTA WATERSHED Combating a clean water crisis

“You could talk about watershed management and conservation of energy all you want. But until you put numbers to it and financial analysis to it, you’re not going to get much done. I came to business school to speak that language, speak with people in terms of numbers, financial numbers so that I can get projects done.”

Ian Lavery
CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH Bringing people and machines together

“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”

Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, CISR
INDIA LAB: EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT Creating employable workers to boost the economy

“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”

Ted Chan
MIT LEADERSHIP CENTER Changing views of leadership

“Our mission, along with the mission of MIT Sloan, is to both develop leaders who make a difference in the world, and also to make a contribution to thinking about the topic of leadership.”

Deborah Ancona
Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center
G-LAB, KUALA LUMPUR Assessing the future of the Smart Card
"You have to manage what you can deliver for the company and what the company is expecting. The bottom line is that the CEOs of those companies want results. Even though we have to work five months in a row with the project, we have to deliver. This experience is more pragmatic than academic. It's a good opportunity to match those two worlds."
Camilo Syllos
RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS Luxury beauty and the multicultural consumer
"The goal of the Retail and Consumer Goods Club is to provide networking opportunities for students at MIT Sloan, and to educate students about different functions within the retail and CPG space. We bring in executive-level speakers to educate our community on this topic."
Nga Phan
MBA, co-president of Retail and Consumer Goods Club
SWITZER FELLOWSHIP WINNER JASON JAY Focusing on environmental research and leadership

 “I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”

Jason Jay
Lecturer, Sustainability, MIT Sloan
G-LAB, RAS RESORT, INDIA Marketing in Mumbai
"The network of alumni was helpful because our team had a lot of experience in consulting, but not in private equity."
Gerardo Guzman
G-LAB: AIDS IN TANZANIA Striving for economic empowerment

“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”

Krishna Venugopalan
$100K WINNERS: C-CRETE TECHNOLOGIES Reducing the environmental impact of concrete

“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”

Natanel Barookhian
G-LAB: NAM MEE BOOKS, THAILAND Helping a book publisher mature

“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”

Lia Cavalcante
G-LAB: PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA Defining growth at a for-profit clinic

“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”

Anne Reilly
G-LAB: WARMBATHS HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA Improving staffing at a maternity ward

“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”

Kelsey McCarty
SLOAN FELLOW Merging disciplines for climate change
"I needed to get a better understanding of the interaction of management and technology. And I think MIT is an obvious place for that. There’s probably no better place in the world [for learning] how technology and management interact."
Pascal Marmier
LEADERS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS Connecting management and technology
“[LGO students] get the advantage of a small cohort. But they’re also part of the larger community. They’re part of MIT, of MIT Sloan, of the MBA program. They’re part of the core program that meets every fall, they’re part of the engineering committee; they get the benefits of both the larger community and the small cohort.”
Don Rosenfield
senior lecturer and director of the Leaders for Global Operations
INDIA LAB: BANGALORE Working toward market expansion

“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”

Katie Baron
COURAGE AND STRENGTH Supporting a student with breast cancer
"The Sloan community really rallied around me in a way that I totally didn’t anticipate. … It was just really nice to be a part of a community that I was totally comfortable in and felt completely supported by."
Kyle Maner
SLOAN FELLOW Getting serious about going global
"This year we were so fortunate to have 26 nationalities. So it was amazing exposure. I feel much more well rounded as a global business maker than I was before."
Abner Oliviera
INSTITUTE FOR WORK AND EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH Adapting to the changing nature of work

“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”

Thomas Kochan
Co-director, IWER

“For 35 years we’ve been studying how companies get value from information. We try to help organizations take a more holistic view of what they are trying to do.”

- Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, Center for Information Systems Research