Student Perspectives

MIT Sloan Community

“People here are very 'technologically interested,' and very much on the forefront of new business ideas. But, they are so very accepting and welcoming, and inclusive. And the diversity of the program here also makes it homey — makes it an...

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“People here are very 'technologically interested,' and very much on the forefront of new business ideas. But, they are so very accepting and welcoming, and inclusive. And the diversity of the program here also makes it homey — makes it an outstanding and fabulous experience for everyone. I have become more technologically savvy myself — being here. If you are interested in technology, then this is the place for you. But people here are not only tech savvy, but also very socially capable. That's one great strength of the program.

“Everybody's welcome and contributes to everyone else's experience. It's very student driven. There are now, at this time of the year, treks going out to places like Cambodia, Indonesia, and Brazil. Mostly, students organize these treks — which carries over the passion, nicely, that those people have about what they're doing in those countries. And finally, it's a lot of fun.”

Max Jahn

“You find people here who are engineers. But you also find people who come from a liberal arts background, or from the banking sector, or the marketing sector. You do find diverse people, not only from countries, but also from backgrounds....

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“You find people here who are engineers. But you also find people who come from a liberal arts background, or from the banking sector, or the marketing sector. You do find diverse people, not only from countries, but also from backgrounds. Although you expect that, you are surprised to find such deep levels of diversity when you actually get here.”

 

Alejandro Altaras

“The wonderful thing about MIT Sloan is that you don't just talk about doing things. You don't just think about things. You actually do them. And I'm a “do it” kind of person. I want to get into the nitty-gritty of things. I want to work on...

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“The wonderful thing about MIT Sloan is that you don't just talk about doing things. You don't just think about things. You actually do them. And I'm a “do it” kind of person. I want to get into the nitty-gritty of things. I want to work on things. I want to think about things, but I want to put that into practice, and there's nowhere else, no other business school that can offer you the same kinds of opportunities that MIT Sloan can.”                                                                     

Rob Lemos

“I applied because I liked the program. But I thought, you know, like a lot of people think — MIT might be a little bit dorky, or all engineers, or people that you wouldn't necessarily want to hang out with on the weekends. But then I came to AdMIT Weekend, and I was just blown away...

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“I applied because I liked the program. But I thought, you know, like a lot of people think — MIT might be a little bit dorky, or all engineers, or people that you wouldn't necessarily want to hang out with on the weekends. But then I came to AdMIT Weekend, and I was just blown away by both the current students and the admits. These people are fun, outgoing, and energetic. They're into sports. They like to go out at night. There’s a lot of really positive energy that happens on the campus. So, while I had a really high impression of the program itself on the academic side, I didn't have such a good impression of the students — until I actually got here. And I can't tell you how wrong I was.”

“There’s so much student initiative here. The students run every club. They run every conference. They're such go-getters. And yet, at the same time, so down to earth, and nice people. Classes almost become the second thing that you have to think about in the day. It's everything else that you're involved with.

“For instance, I volunteered at the Sports Analytics Conference, entirely run by students. And they got a thousand people there. They had a wait-list of 400 people. And it was literally covered all over ESPN, and in every sports publication in the world.”

Jen Novak

“One of those things that I read about, but didn't fully experience until I came to MIT Sloan, was the number and diversity of international students. It adds tremendous value to the classroom. For instance, we had someone from each of the...

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“One of those things that I read about, but didn't fully experience until I came to MIT Sloan, was the number and diversity of international students. It adds tremendous value to the classroom. For instance, we had someone from each of the different continents just within my Core team. Every time we had to work on a case together, we'd have all sorts of different viewpoints and opinions on how things actually happen in the business world, depending on which country you're from originally.

“Just walking around the halls you'll hear Hebrew, Spanish, Portuguese, and Russian. So it's very exciting to be able to talk to people from such different countries as Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, and Indonesia. You really feel the international flavor of the school.”

Dennis Szeszko

“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

"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

"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