“I wanted a program where I could apply my engineering background to finance. But, I also wanted a program with the freedom to learn what I wanted to learn, that didn’t pigeonhole me.”
MFin Alumni Events
Share your MIT Sloan Experience with Prospective Applicants!
What is an MFin on the Road event?
The MIT Sloan MFin events connect Admissions representatives and MIT Sloan alumni with prospective applicants from around the world. The events are a great platform for delivering our message that MIT Sloan is a leader in finance education. Our events are generally in two formats:
Information Sessions: are a more formal format with video and slides and may be held in a local hotel or a company that has provided conference room space. It may include a panel of alumni to present as well as additional alumni available to share personal stories.
If you plan to attend the events we expect you to:
- Arrive prior to the event start, if possible, to mingle with prospective applicants and Admissions staff.
- Stand and introduce yourself (name, year of graduation, company) to help promote discussion during the event.
Share your MIT Sloan experiences:
- Your path before and after MIT Sloan
- Highlights about your time at MIT Sloan
- How you have drawn upon the MIT Sloan network
Keep in Mind:
- We anticipate a diverse crowd; be sensitive with your comments.
- The positives of MIT Sloan: collaborative environment, outstanding faculty, Action Learning experiences, diverse student body, portfolio of programs at MIT Sloan, etc.
- Comparing MIT Sloan to other schools comes across negatively.
Upon registration, an Admissions representative will reach out to you directly to share additional details about your specific role in the event.
Please note: If the event is not held in a hotel, please bring a photo ID for security purposes.
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road 2015
|12/3/2015||MFin Breakfast||New York, New York|
|11/6/2015||MFin Breakfast||Boston, Massachusetts|
|11/5/2015||Information Session||New York, New York|
|10/16/2015||Information Session||Hong Kong|
|10/14/2015||MFin Breakfast||Taipei, Taiwan|
|10/11/2015||Information Session||Shanghai, China|
|10/9/2015||MFin Breakfast||Beijing, China|
|9/25/2015||MFin Breakfast||Portland, Oregon|
|9/11/2015||MFin Breakfast||Seattle, Washington|
|9/10/2015||MFin Breakfast||Milan, Italy|
|9/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||Zurich, Switzerland|
|9/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||Miami, Florida|
|9/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||San Francisco, California|
|9/5/2015||MFin Breakfast||Amsterdam, Netherlands|
|9/3/2015||MFin Breakfast||Frankfurt, Germany|
|8/28/2015||MFin Breakfast||Bogota, Colombia|
|8/24/2015||MFin Breakfast||Mexico City, Mexico|
|8/18/2015||MFin Breakfast||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
|8/18/2015||MFin Breakfast||Philadelphia, Pennsylvania|
|8/16/2015||MFin Breakfast||Bangkok, Thailand|
|8/14/2015||MFin Breakfast||Manila, Philippines|
|8/13/2015||MFin Breakfast||Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam|
|8/13/2015||MFin Breakfast||Los Angeles, California|
|8/12/2015||MFin Breakfast||Hong Kong|
|8/10/2015||MFin Breakfast||Taipei, Taiwan|
|8/5/2015||MFin Breakfast||New York, New York|
|7/31/2015||MFin Breakfast||Toronto, Canada|
|7/30/2015||MFin Breakfast||Washington, DC|
|7/28/2015||MFin Breakfast||Chicago, Illinois|
|7/27/2015||MFin Breakfast||Buenos Aires, Argentina|
|7/27/2015||MFin Breakfast||Dallas, Texas|
|7/24/2015||MFin Breakfast||Austin, Texas|
|7/24/2015||MFin Breakfast||Atlanta, Georgia|
|7/23/2015||MFin Breakfast||Santiago, Chile|
|7/22/2015||MFin Breakfast||Houston, Texas|
|7/21/2015||MFin Breakfast||Lima, Peru|
|7/19/2015||MFin Breakfast||Sao Paulo, Brazil|
|7/12/2015||MFin Breakfast||Tel Aviv, Israel|
|7/9/2015||MFin Breakfast||Madrid, Spain|
|7/8/2015||MFin Breakfast||Paris, France|
|7/7/2015||MFin Breakfast||London, United Kingdom|
|7/4/2015||MFin Breakfast||Seoul, Korea|
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