Student Perspectives

Life at MIT Sloan

“I'm engaged from the second I wake up to the moment I go to bed, 100 percent of the time. And I don't sleep very much here. This place is so vibrant. Every day you see something new that you want to either get involved with, or someone is running...

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“I'm engaged from the second I wake up to the moment I go to bed, 100 percent of the time. And I don't sleep very much here. This place is so vibrant. Every day you see something new that you want to either get involved with, or someone is running a competition, or someone is hosting a speaker. This energy radiates around the buildings here. It’s a great feeling to be a part of MIT Sloan.”

Amanda Rottier

“What surprises a lot of us first-year Sloanies is just the pace and speed at which things happen here. So much gets packed into a very short time. Before you realize it, you're already into exams. Before you realize it, you're into recruiting. I...

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“What surprises a lot of us first-year Sloanies is just the pace and speed at which things happen here. So much gets packed into a very short time. Before you realize it, you're already into exams. Before you realize it, you're into recruiting. I didn't really realize how fast things were going to take place once I stepped through those doors in September.

“It's just been great to have my wife and baby here with me. We live on campus in West Gate; the complex is all MIT grad students with families. We’re all the same age, so my wife is able to hang out with other moms and my baby is able to play with other babies. There are tons of things for babies and moms to do.”

Brian Liu

“Coming here as an international was super easy. Boston is probably the most convenient place you'll ever live in. There’s everything you need. There's the ocean right here, and the mountains are only one hour’s drive away. The city is big enough...

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“Coming here as an international was super easy. Boston is probably the most convenient place you'll ever live in. There’s everything you need. There's the ocean right here, and the mountains are only one hour’s drive away. The city is big enough and yet small enough. You get to watch the best professional athletic teams in the country. There's nothing more you could ask for.”

Carlo Salmini

“At MIT Sloan, you will directly control and shape your experience. Leadership is a direct outcome of the experience. Everything that gets done here is a result of a student having some involvement in it. So if you want to change it, if you want...

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“At MIT Sloan, you will directly control and shape your experience. Leadership is a direct outcome of the experience. Everything that gets done here is a result of a student having some involvement in it. So if you want to change it, if you want to do something with your life, if you want to do something to grow the experience, not only for you, or you want to start a company, or whatever it is you want to do that takes initiative — this is the easiest place to do it. Everyone will double up on your initiative, everyone will fuel your fire, and everyone will give you all the resources you want to get things done.

“The answer 'no' is very, very rare from anyone in the MIT community. This is a place where, even if you don't think that you're the type of person who is going to be an upstart individual, who's going to go find a new interest and start something from scratch, you will.

“That's one huge differentiator that people don't talk about.”

Tarun Rathnam