Alumni Events

MIT Sloan on the Road receptions are a great way for applicants to get to know MIT Sloan by speaking with people who know it best — our alumni! Please join us for one of our MIT Sloan on the Road presentations this year.

MIT Sloan on the Road presentations are our best way to attract high quality applicants and deliver our message that MIT Sloan is an innovative place that offers students the tools and skills to improve the world. Your presence is critical to the evening’s success, as applicants will look to you to get a feel of what their experience might be like.

At the end the presentation you will be asked to assist the MIT Sloan Admissions representative with the question-and-answer session. The Admissions Officers may ask you to focus on:

1. Your path before and after MIT Sloan,
2. Specific highlights about your time at MIT Sloan, and
3. How you have drawn upon the MIT Sloan network.

We encourage you to share your personal stories and highlight your achievements and the achievements of your classmates. We ask you not to speak about other schools, as this tends to leave a negative impression. Have fun, meet and greet the prospective applicants, and speak with as many as you can. They want to hear from you!

Registration and further details on times and locations of these events can be found at the links below.

MIT Sloan on the Road 2013

Date Location
May 11, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand
May 13. 2013 Manila, Philippines
May 15, 2013 Singapore
May 16, 2013 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
May 20, 2013 Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
June 12, 2013 London, UK
June 17, 2013 Paris, France
June 19, 2013 Madrid, Spain
June 24, 2013 Milan, Italy
July 11, 2013 Sydney, Australia
July 14, 2013 Taipei, Taiwan
July 14, 2013 Tel Aviv, Israel
July 15, 2013 Hong Kong, SAR
July 16, 2013 Beijing, China
July 18, 2013 Shanghai, China
July 21, 2013 Seoul, South Korea
July 23, 2013 Tokyo, Japan
July 24, 2013 Washington, DC
July 31, 2013 Dallas, TX
August 5, 2013 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
August 7, 2013 Sao Paulo, Brazil
August 7, 2013 Philadelphia, PA
August 8, 2013 Buenos Aires, Argentina
August 12, 2013 San Diego, CA
August 13, 2013 New York, NY
August 13, 2013 Bogota, Colombia
August 13, 2013 Santiago, Chile
August 14, 2013 Miami, FL
August 20, 2013 Chicago, IL
August 21, 2013 Detroit, MI
August 26, 2013 Newport Beach, CA
August 27, 2013 Houston, TX
August 27, 2013 Monterrey, Mexico
August 27, 2013 Los Angeles, CA
August 28, 2013 Mexico City, Mexico
August 28, 2013 Austin, TX
September 9, 2013 New York, NY
September 10, 2013 San Francisco, CA
September 11, 2013 Palo Alto, CA
September 12, 2013 Seattle, WA
September 23, 2013 Frankfurt, Germany
September 25, 2013 Athens, Greece
September 26, 2013 St. Petersburg, Russia
September 29, 2013 Moscow, Russia
October 2, 2013 Toronto, ON

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

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
S-LAB: JAKARTA WATERSHED Combating a clean water crisis

“I came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."

Ian Lavery
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
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
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
MIT LEADERSHIP CENTER Changing views of leadership

“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”

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
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
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: 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: WARMBATHS HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA Improving staffing at a maternity ward

“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”

Kelsey McCarty
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
$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
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
SLOAN FELLOW Getting serious about going global
"I had interviews and visited other business schools, and it’s nothing like the environment that we have here at MIT Sloan."
Abner Oliviera
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
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
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
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
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

“During the mid-1980s there were only five women faculty, and we used to have regular dinners together. The number of female faculty members has greatly increased since then, and students will have several of us for classes in the first year.”

- JoAnne Yates
MIT Sloan Distinguished Professor of Management