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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
|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.
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"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."
“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.”
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“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.”
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