Student Perspectives

Cross-Campus Integration

“A big part about what makes MIT Sloan unique is that it's MIT. There are a lot of ways you can get involved with the rest of the campus. A perfect example is a class called Innovation Teams. In this class, a cross-functional group of students...

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“A big part about what makes MIT Sloan unique is that it's MIT. There are a lot of ways you can get involved with the rest of the campus. A perfect example is a class called Innovation Teams. In this class, a cross-functional group of students from across MIT get pitched MIT-based technologies by those who need help commercializing and developing their business models. Some people go on and start businesses with those technologies.”

Morgan Blake

"I was very much under the impression that business schools were sort of like an island, where people only interacted with other MBAs as a sort of self-sustaining community. Not here! One of the things that I love about MIT Sloan is that it does a...

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"I was very much under the impression that business schools were sort of like an island, where people only interacted with other MBAs as a sort of self-sustaining community. Not here! One of the things that I love about MIT Sloan is that it does a good job of integrating with the rest of MIT. And if you know what you're interested in and you know what you're looking for, you can go and find someone working on the absolute, most cutting-edge technology in that particular field."

"There are people here who are quoted in The Wall Street Journal every day, who are developing very cutting-edge web technology. And they'll talk to me, just because I'm part of the MIT community. And I really do feel like MIT Sloan does a good job of making you aware of and integrated into all of the different areas where MIT is working."

Amanda Peyton

“One thing that I really value at MIT Sloan is that it's actually part of MIT. In the very first months when I came here, I contacted many PhD students from the engineering side. One team was looking for a business person to become a project...

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“One thing that I really value at MIT Sloan is that it's actually part of MIT. In the very first months when I came here, I contacted many PhD students from the engineering side. One team was looking for a business person to become a project manager for their business idea. I really liked the group, joined the team, and we started the business right after I started at MIT Sloan. The connection to the PhDs was through the Africa Business Club at MIT Sloan, which seems to connect people, both with the engineering side, and also actually with Harvard Business School.”

Jukka Valmiki

“I'm co-president of Sloan Women in Management, which is one of the largest clubs here on campus. We had this idea that we need to link all women across MIT to be able to leverage the resources that we have and make sure there's more cross-campus...

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“I'm co-president of Sloan Women in Management, which is one of the largest clubs here on campus. We had this idea that we need to link all women across MIT to be able to leverage the resources that we have and make sure there's more cross-campus collaboration. That was just an idea last spring. Now, all of a sudden, we have the support of all the deans across the university.

“Women are an integral part of my MIT Sloan experience. And women are an integral part of the MIT experience as a whole. And I think, we are uniquely positioned to really make that impact both within the School and the broader community.”

Veena Jayadeva

“When I came to MIT Sloan, I was very interested in joining a Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development (SEID) project. The focus of the club is to have MIT Sloan students engage with entrepreneurs who are starting businesses in emerging...

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“When I came to MIT Sloan, I was very interested in joining a Sloan Entrepreneurs for International Development (SEID) project. The focus of the club is to have MIT Sloan students engage with entrepreneurs who are starting businesses in emerging markets. Projects range from feasibility studies and market research, to full-scale business plans and financial modeling. Sometimes projects culminate in work on-site with the entrepreneur, wherever their organization is based.

“But I was also interested in taking the club in a new direction. We connected SEID more broadly across campus. We also focused on bringing in speakers, and on fleshing out some of the career opportunities, so that people have a place where they can go, when they are looking for internships in things related to for-profit work in emerging markets.”

Christiana Obiaya