Student Perspectives

MIT Sloan Community

"The single-most important resource I utilized as a first-year Sloan MBA – and that I also benefited from as an applicant – is the pool of second-year Sloanies. Second-year Sloan students are the veterans of our campus. They’ve taken the core...

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"The single-most important resource I utilized as a first-year Sloan MBA – and that I also benefited from as an applicant – is the pool of second-year Sloanies. Second-year Sloan students are the veterans of our campus. They’ve taken the core courses; they’ve experienced Sloan Innovation Period; they’ve gone a few student-led treks; and they’ve probably made headway in memorizing the building-naming convention. To say the least, their heads are jam-packed with incredibly useful knowledge that first year newbies could really use.

"Whether you’re a Sloan applicant or first-year student, I highly recommend reaching out to the second-year MBAs who are always willing to help out, and who radiate massive amounts of useful knowledge, typically without even knowing they’re being life-changing."

Erica Swallow

“The diverse, supportive community at MIT Sloan fosters an environment in which all students are encouraged to consider their own work-life balance priorities. Within this environment, programs like Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) provide a forum...

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“The diverse, supportive community at MIT Sloan fosters an environment in which all students are encouraged to consider their own work-life balance priorities. Within this environment, programs like Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) provide a forum for women to share goals, build networks, and gain inspiration from accomplished alumnae. As a woman at MIT Sloan, I’ve developed the practical management skills, lasting relationships, and confidence that will allow me to advance my career as a leader in business.”

Emily Vince

"MIT Sloan is a place where you don't have to be afraid to ask questions, there is always help. But, more importantly, MIT Sloan is a place where no one's own self-importance gets in the way of them asking a question that needs to be asked. And,...

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"MIT Sloan is a place where you don't have to be afraid to ask questions, there is always help. But, more importantly, MIT Sloan is a place where no one's own self-importance gets in the way of them asking a question that needs to be asked. And, in the end, it is those that are willing to ask and willing to learn that will end up with the lives worth living."

John Mahler

"I chose to come to MIT Sloan because of the vibrant culture, super friendly student body, and wealth of opportunities. Everyone here is so down to earth, humble, and driven. They come from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and professional and...

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"I chose to come to MIT Sloan because of the vibrant culture, super friendly student body, and wealth of opportunities. Everyone here is so down to earth, humble, and driven. They come from a variety of cultures, ethnicities, and professional and personal backgrounds. There are so many interesting events, speakers, and clubs here for any possible interest imaginable from soccer to eating out to sailing to cultural heritage. I am not kidding when I say MIT Sloan is a playground of creativity and energy."

Shailesh Mittal

"Sloan C-Functions are amazing Sloan community-wide parties that happen most Thursday nights. They're usually on campus at Walker Memorial and there is free food and lots of great music and live entertainment. Each C-Function is organized by a...

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"Sloan C-Functions are amazing Sloan community-wide parties that happen most Thursday nights. They're usually on campus at Walker Memorial and there is free food and lots of great music and live entertainment. Each C-Function is organized by a different student club (i.e., Latin Club, Korean Club, LGBT Club, etc.) and the music, entertainment, and food all coincide with the theme. Most other business schools have a regular weekly happy hour/networking event but I have yet to experience anything similar to a C-Function. In fact, one of my favorite parts of AdMIT weekend was the LGBT C-Function!

"In addition, C-Functions are a great way to hang out with other members of the Sloan community outside of the MBA program, including significant others and families, EMBAs, Masters of Finance students, and school administrators."

Judy McLellan

"I didn't have the opportunity to meet many current students before applying, so I decided that coming to AdMIT Weekend was going to be very important in terms of getting to know the community. I was impressed by the collaboration of all...

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"I didn't have the opportunity to meet many current students before applying, so I decided that coming to AdMIT Weekend was going to be very important in terms of getting to know the community. I was impressed by the collaboration of all organizers of the event. Because it was not just the administration running AdMIT Weekend, it was also the current students who were volunteering their time. They were very honest and were not trying to sell the school. As I got to know the current students, I quickly realized that I wanted to be part of this humble and brilliant community.

When I joined the MBA program at MIT Sloan, I was a little bit hesitant because I came from a very different background. I didn't know if I was going to fit in. At MIT Sloan, I felt comfortable with my classmates and with my Core team because of one single reason – people were humble. They are brilliant and did so many great things, but I didn't get all that information from them right away. As I was going into different classes, working with different teams and on different projects, then I learned about all the amazing things that my classmates have done."

Ruben Lozano-Aguiler