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"Dedicated Interview Period is a time when large firms come on campus to recruit for summer internships. While this is by no means the only way to get a summer internship, it is a popular time to recruit for both finance and consulting...

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"Dedicated Interview Period is a time when large firms come on campus to recruit for summer internships. While this is by no means the only way to get a summer internship, it is a popular time to recruit for both finance and consulting internships. MIT Sloan is unique in giving us time to focus only on recruiting without also being in our regular classes. Because of the time commitment involved in the process, I am so happy to attend a school that sets aside time for us to make these important decisions. I decided to recruit for both finance and consulting, so I spent my IAP looking for an internship.

“The process starts as classes are finishing in December. We submit resumes and cover letters to the firms that we are interested in interviewing with. Once we get back to campus in January, we work with our fellow students to prepare for our interviews. Although the process feels competitive, it is also collaborative. My peers supported me and provided me with feedback to ensure that I would be prepared for my interviews. I never felt a sense of competition among my peers, more a feeling of pride for everyone who successes in their pursuits."

Lauren Pully

"Despite being a competitive recruitment process, collaboration runs through the veins of Sloanies, and interview prep is no different. Many of the career-oriented student clubs provide their members with interview preparation workshops and...

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"Despite being a competitive recruitment process, collaboration runs through the veins of Sloanies, and interview prep is no different. Many of the career-oriented student clubs provide their members with interview preparation workshops and guidebooks, with second-year students sharing their internship recruitment experiences with first-year students, continuing a tradition of 'paying it forward.'

“I've found the materials second-to-none, and I'm certainly not alone in feeling this - a classmate shared an anecdote with me yesterday, in which a friend of hers who attends one of our peer business schools asked a recruiter for interview preparation advice, only to be told 'Do you know anyone at MIT Sloan? If so, get their interview prep materials.'

“Some of the student clubs, such as the Management Consulting Club, offer to coordinate interview partner matching - not only helping make the interview practices more 'real', by having you do it with someone other than a close friend, but also helping you to meet more of your classmates. Other clubs have email lists that are full of people offering to help each other out."

Mark Leggate

"Your MIT Sloan summer internship is a wonderful time to explore existing or new passions.  My previous life was very much driven by profits and making the numbers, so this summer I found my way into a softer side of the corporate world within...

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"Your MIT Sloan summer internship is a wonderful time to explore existing or new passions.  My previous life was very much driven by profits and making the numbers, so this summer I found my way into a softer side of the corporate world within Autodesk’s corporate sustainability office. Our mission was to, 'Transform the way people use our tools to design a more sustainable world.' This opportunity was made possible by the MIT Sloan Initiative for Sustainable Business Society that sourced and funded my internship...This summer I was responsible for a project that reshaped the tools that armature designers had available to them to implement the use of sustainable materials and energy star appliances."

Ryan Sheinbein

"The night before one of my big interviews, I sent out emails to two second-years I had talked to about recruiting. An hour later I had an email from one (sent from the other side of the world) with interview tips, and I was on the phone with the...

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"The night before one of my big interviews, I sent out emails to two second-years I had talked to about recruiting. An hour later I had an email from one (sent from the other side of the world) with interview tips, and I was on the phone with the other getting step-by-step instructions on how to approach an especially tricky part of the interview. It all helped remind me of why I came to MIT Sloan."

Maria Troein

"When I arrived at MIT Sloan two years ago, I came from an industry (financial services) in which I was unsure on whether I wanted to continue. Now, two years later, I am fortunate to be entering an industry of which I’ve been dreaming –...

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"When I arrived at MIT Sloan two years ago, I came from an industry (financial services) in which I was unsure on whether I wanted to continue. Now, two years later, I am fortunate to be entering an industry of which I’ve been dreaming – technology. I know that the experiences and opportunities afforded to me by MIT Sloan have helped me realize this goal of transitioning my career.

"Over the past two years, I took 24 classes, visited 7 countries, organized 6 conferences, and had the privilege of meeting hundreds of amazing people from scores of industries. Each person and opportunity helped me learn and gain additional perspectives on life while helping me mature as a person. While many from the 'outside' might think that business school is 'cheesy' or 'lame' or a 'joke', I have come to realize that the experiences and opportunities that arise from being part of a community of ambitious and talented people for two years are invaluable."

Shailesh Mittal

"There are over 60 clubs, and among those are professional interest clubs. Not only people that came from that industry or want to go back to it, but people who are just interested in learning about it. I can’t tell you how many company...

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"There are over 60 clubs, and among those are professional interest clubs. Not only people that came from that industry or want to go back to it, but people who are just interested in learning about it. I can’t tell you how many company presentations or Q&A sessions or networking events I’ve attended where I walk away with my mind blown or like a light bulb has gone off, just from talking to someone who works in an industry. That’s a huge part of our Career Devleopment Office - they sponsor these events."

Brian Kirk