Student Perspectives

Collaborative Environment

"When applying for business schools, I had a commonly held view of MIT (and Sloan by extension), that it would be a highly quantitative, technical, nerdy male community. It didn’t necessarily bother me personally…and I’m certain that for my career...

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"When applying for business schools, I had a commonly held view of MIT (and Sloan by extension), that it would be a highly quantitative, technical, nerdy male community. It didn’t necessarily bother me personally…and I’m certain that for my career objectives, and my desire to be in an innovative, entrepreneurial environment, MIT is an ideal place for me. Still, it was various women in the Sloan community, both alumnae and students, who first geared me toward applying, and then to ultimately choose Sloan. Since starting school, my classmates (both men and women) have been incredible, but the camaraderie I have with my fellow Sloanie women continue to be a significant part of my experience here."

"People say this all the time, and I will say it again: here at Sloan, your classmates are here to support you, and people want each other to succeed. The consulting folks all got together to practice cases with each other, and I found myself...

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"People say this all the time, and I will say it again: here at Sloan, your classmates are here to support you, and people want each other to succeed. The consulting folks all got together to practice cases with each other, and I found myself talking through sample interview questions (shared with me by classmates who were applying to the same positions) with friends. Come the day of the interview, I was pleasantly surprised by how forthcoming my peers were with sharing what types of questions they got, whether or not they felt it went well, and last-minute tips/advice. It really didn't feel cutthroat, and I have observed much sincerity in the way that my classmates have congratulated others on their internship offers."

Jessica Zen

"During the Dedicated Interview Period, in spite of so many candidates competing for the same internship, everybody was extremely collaborative. Even those who were not recruiting and were busy with their externships came forward to help us with...

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"During the Dedicated Interview Period, in spite of so many candidates competing for the same internship, everybody was extremely collaborative. Even those who were not recruiting and were busy with their externships came forward to help us with the behavioral interviews. It was as if we are all a family and we value the success of each and every member of the family.  A lot of my classmates have been pursuing the externship programs, shadowing business leaders and taking part in treks across the country – one group went to Seattle for the Tech Trek and we also had the Entertainment and Media trek to California."

Kartik Mishra

“On my very first visit to Sloan, I heard stories about students going out of their way to help each other – sharing interview questions with classmates who were competing for the same job, taking time out of a busy schedule to brief a classmates...

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“On my very first visit to Sloan, I heard stories about students going out of their way to help each other – sharing interview questions with classmates who were competing for the same job, taking time out of a busy schedule to brief a classmates who needs to get up-to-speed on a new industry. "

“When I visited again after being accepted and was on the fence, between Sloan and another school, I experienced this first-hand. Countless people took time out of their day to bring me along to classes, chat with me over coffee, and patiently answer all of my questions, even the annoying ones. Without even asking, people have introduced me to their contacts who work in my industry. That’s the kind of community I want to be a part of."

Maria Troein

“I had this sense, coming into business school, that I would be surrounded by a bunch of competitive, type-A people who are out to cut you down at every given moment. When I came to MIT Sloan, I experienced the complete opposite. I felt...

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“I had this sense, coming into business school, that I would be surrounded by a bunch of competitive, type-A people who are out to cut you down at every given moment. When I came to MIT Sloan, I experienced the complete opposite. I felt immediately that everyone was really here to help everyone else. And that people were willing to go out of their way to help you when you were struggling, or wanted to support you in everything that you do.”

Amanda Rottier

“You can literally walk into any laboratory, or any office at MIT – any part of MIT, and ask, 'What are you guys doing here?' And everybody's going to tell you what they're doing. Everybody's really excited to talk about their work; everybody's...

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“You can literally walk into any laboratory, or any office at MIT – any part of MIT, and ask, 'What are you guys doing here?' And everybody's going to tell you what they're doing. Everybody's really excited to talk about their work; everybody's really willing to share their ideas.”

Jukka Valimaki