"I ran a panel at the Venture Capital Conference in December. I knew little about VC, but this opportunity extended my experience into an industry I was curious about."
MIT Sloan Diversity Weekend
October 2 & 3, 2014
Diversity Weekend is a great opportunity to explore the MIT Sloan community, interact with current students, learn about our customizable action learning curriculum, and get a true sense of the MIT Sloan MBA experience. Register to attend here.
We respect and value every student
Our students come to MIT Sloan with unique backgrounds, experiences, and beliefs. Their collective differences create a rich educational environment and a diverse campus community filled with opportunity. They fuel the experimentation and transformation that develop principled leaders who improve the world. We believe it is through our differences that we find common purpose. We look forward to knowing and celebrating the person you are. And we are excited to see what you will bring to the MIT Sloan community.
Connection and community
MIT Sloan is committed to providing resources, activities, and events that ensure a safe, welcoming environment for every member of our community, and we are proud to support a range of organizations that bring together students with shared passions and backgrounds. Our clubs and groups offer networking events, speaker series’, and campus wide social gatherings known as C-Functions that promote a culture of diversity and inclusion.
The Hispanic Business Club
The Hispanic Business Club increases interaction with alumni, undergraduates, and students in other graduate programs at MIT. The club fosters professional and personal development and encourages leadership, both within MIT Sloan and in the greater Hispanic community.
The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club
The MIT Sloan Africa Business Club (ABC) builds awareness of Africa’s promise while increasing investment in the continent’s consumer, agricultural, natural resource, and infrastructure sectors. It is a resource for prospective students, promotes MIT Sloan in Africa, and seeks to unite alumni in Africa or of African descent.
Learn about other Student Clubs at MIT Sloan.
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“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.”
“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."
“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.”
“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!”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
"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."
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“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.”
“I think MIT Sloan does a great job of breaking monolithic disciplinary approaches to issues and throws together a group of scholars who are really learning from each other to have multiple approaches to similar problems.”