“Whenever I ran into a problem or had an issue, I just contacted my CDO counselor, and he was always there.”
MFin Alumni Events
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road receptions are a great way for applicants to get to know MIT Sloan by speaking with people who know it best — our alumni! Please join us for one of our MIT Sloan MFin on the Road presentations this year.
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road presentations are our best way to attract high quality applicants and deliver our message that MIT Sloan is the leader in finance education. Your presence is critical to the evening’s success, as applicants will look to you to get a feel of what their experience might be like.
At the end the presentation you will be asked to assist the MIT Sloan Admissions representative with the question-and-answer session. The Admissions Officers may ask you to focus on:
1. Your path before and after MIT Sloan,
2. Specific highlights about your time at MIT Sloan, and
3. How you have drawn upon the MIT Sloan network.
We encourage you to share your personal stories and highlight your achievements and the achievements of your classmates. We ask you not to speak about other schools, as this tends to leave a negative impression. Have fun, meet and greet the prospective applicants, and speak with as many as you can. They want to hear from you!
Registration and further details on times and locations of these events can be found at the links below.
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road 2014
|September 23, 2014||University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign MFin Information Session|
|October 9, 2014||University of Texas - Austin MFin Information Session|
|October 13, 2014||Specialized Masters Programs (MFin & MSMS) in Shanghai, China|
|October 14, 2014||Northwestern University MFin Information Session|
|October 14, 2014||University of Chicago MFin Information Session|
|October 15, 2014||Brown University MFin Information Session|
|October 20, 2014||Specialized Masters Programs (MFin & MSMS) in Singapore|
|October 20, 2014||Specialized Masters Programs (MFin & MSMS) in Bangkok, Thailand|
|October 23, 2014||Georgia Tech MFin Information Session|
|October 30, 2014||New York City MFin Information Session|
|November 13, 2014||New England MFin Open House in Cambridge, MA|
|November 20, 2014||UPenn MFin Information Session|
“It was really rewarding that they wanted to know what we thought. We left there being fairly certain that they will do some of the things that we suggested.”
“We’re very interdisciplinary. Among the faculty in the group are an economist, a political scientist, a sociologist, and an industrial relations specialist. We’ve always made a big effort to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”
“The assistant to the CEO was like our host mom while we were there. She arranged our housing for us, she took us out to her friend’s game farm, and we got driven around in 4x4s. She was just wonderful to meet, and we developed a personal as well as professional relationship with her.”
“The concept behind enterprise architecture is that you have all these machines, you have all these business processes, you have all these people doing things, how do you make sure they all come together and achieve business objectives that make you more competitive.”
“One of the reasons I came to Sloan was because I wanted to be at a top MBA institution worldwide. But I also wanted access to working with the latest innovations and the highest technology that was coming out of the MIT labs.”
“I came to Sloan because of its high rankings within the sustainability community, specifically the professors. The S-Lab class itself is part of what drew me to Sloan. And the reason I came to business school was to learn the business speak that really is what connects with people."
“Because of the diversity of our backgrounds, when we hit the ground in Tanzania it almost was a natural play where different people assume different roles.”
“We are very much an action-learning environment. The way to learn leadership is not only through reading cases, not only through learning theory — in fact we don’t want people to regurgitate the theory. We want people to take theory and to live it, use it.”
"The relationships that we forged helped us to turn out a better project. We were able to test our hypotheses with the people that we spoke with every single day. And really, I think the friendships that you develop really propel the work that you’re doing."
“I love being in a place that is such a nexus of people and ideas — people coming to learn something new and to define themselves. Being a part of that process is a real honor and a real gift.”
"The classroom itself is filled with so much collective brain power . . . it's obvious that I'm caught up in a room full of 124 of the brightest, most curious people from around the world."
“I knew about American business, but not enough about what’s really become a global economy. … You can read about it all you want, but there’s no substitute for being there and seeing the context and seeing how completely different these [other countries] are.”
“The conditions in the neighborhoods we were visiting were different than what we realized before getting there. Beyond that, what was surprising was that there weren’t surprises!”
“At MIT Sloan you have a lot of opportunities to explore entrepreneurship. Especially in a place like Kampala where you have a lot of development, entrepreneurship can be very exciting.”
“These companies are really excited to work with MIT students.They reach out to the community to set up these projects and are great to work with. They give us access to all their resources and are very open to us.”
“By training tomorrow’s leaders to manage the risks of the financial system effectively and ethically, we’ll have a fighting chance of surviving even the largest crises.”