"I had been inspired by a trip to Nigeria. I was just struck by how impeded that area is by lack of access to a reliable source of energy."
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
|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.
“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.”
"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."
“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.”
“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."
“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.”
“[The India Lab] program is one of the reasons I came to Sloan. ... The hands-on learning that MIT offers was a huge differentiator.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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!”
“It has made an enormous difference to have so many other wonderful women here, students and faculty.”