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: 

MFin Breakfasts: are typically held in a local hotel and are scheduled for one hour. An Admissions representative will host the breakfast and request that you sit strategically around the table to better facilitate conversation with as many prospective applicants as possible.  

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

Date Event Location
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
8/20/2015 MFin Breakfast Singapore
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


INDIA LAB: EDUCATIONAL ENHANCEMENT Creating employable workers to boost the economy

“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.”

Ted Chan
G-LAB: AIDS IN TANZANIA Striving for economic empowerment

“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.”

Krishna Venugopalan
G-LAB: MERCY CORPS, INDONESIA Using business principles to address malnutrition

“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!”

Libby Putman
SLOAN FELLOW Getting serious about going global
"I had interviews and visited other business schools, and it’s nothing like the environment that we have here at MIT Sloan."
Abner Oliviera
INDIA LAB: BANGALORE Working toward market expansion

“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.”

Katie Baron
G-LAB, RAS RESORT, INDIA Marketing in Mumbai
"The network of alumni was helpful because our team had a lot of experience in consulting, but not in private equity."
Gerardo Guzman
S-LAB: JAKARTA WATERSHED Combating a clean water crisis

“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."

Ian Lavery
INSTITUTE FOR WORK AND EMPLOYMENT RESEARCH Adapting to the changing nature of work

“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.”

Thomas Kochan
Co-director, IWER
MIT LEADERSHIP CENTER Changing views of leadership

“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.”

Deborah Ancona
Faculty Director, MIT Leadership Center
CENTER FOR INFORMATION SYSTEMS RESEARCH Bringing people and machines together

 “For 35 years, we’ve been studying how companies get value from information. … We try to help organizations take a more holistic view of what they are trying to do.”

Jeanne W. Ross
Director and Principal Research Scientist, CISR
G-LAB: PRIVATE HEALTH CARE IN AFRICA Defining growth at a for-profit clinic

“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.”

Anne Reilly
MFIN STUDENT TAKE Collective Brainpower

"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."

Tiffany Wetherell
COURAGE AND STRENGTH Supporting a student with breast cancer
"The Sloan community really rallied around me in a way that I totally didn’t anticipate. … It was just really nice to be a part of a community that I was totally comfortable in and felt completely supported by."
Kyle Maner
G-LAB: INTERGRUPO, COLOMBIA Growing a business by cultivating relationships

"After we gave our recommendations, the great part was that the very next day the CEO was in the boardroom implementing them with his top vice presidents."

Ramy Hakim
G-LAB: NAM MEE BOOKS, THAILAND Helping a book publisher mature

“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.”

Lia Cavalcante
G-LAB, KUALA LUMPUR Assessing the future of the Smart Card
"You have to manage what you can deliver for the company and what the company is expecting. The bottom line is that the CEOs of those companies want results. Even though we have to work five months in a row with the project, we have to deliver. This experience is more pragmatic than academic. It's a good opportunity to match those two worlds."
Camilo Syllos
RETAIL AND CONSUMER GOODS Luxury beauty and the multicultural consumer
"The goal of the Retail and Consumer Goods Club is to provide networking opportunities for students at MIT Sloan, and to educate students about different functions within the retail and CPG space. We bring in executive-level speakers to educate our community on this topic."
Nga Phan
MBA, co-president of Retail and Consumer Goods Club
LEADERS FOR GLOBAL OPERATIONS Connecting management and technology
“We are preparing leaders to run the world’s operations companies. And those leaders are at the cutting edge of both management and technology.”
Don Rosenfield
Senior lecturer and director of the Leaders for Global Operations
SLOAN FELLOW Merging disciplines for climate change
"I needed to get a better understanding of the interaction of management and technology. And I think MIT is an obvious place for that. There’s probably no better place in the world [for learning] how technology and management interact."
Pascal Marmier
$100K 2010 WINNERS: C-CRETE TECHNOLOGIES Reducing the environmental impact of concrete

“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.”

Natanel Barookhian
MSTIR MIT Sloan Teaching Innovations Resources
"MIT is not only a first-class institution in studying entrepreneurship, but in creating it and fostering it. A huge number of companies have emerged from MIT, not just MIT’s science and engineering schools, but also from collaborative projects between the science and engineering and the Sloan school."
John D. Sterman
Jay W. Forrester Professor of Management
SWITZER FELLOWSHIP WINNER JASON JAY Focusing on environmental research and leadership

 “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.”

Jason Jay
Lecturer, Sustainability, MIT Sloan
G-LAB: WARMBATHS HOSPITAL, SOUTH AFRICA Improving staffing at a maternity ward

“I can honestly say that when I was planning on coming to business school I never thought that witnessing the birth of a child would be included in the education. It was definitely an experience.”

Kelsey McCarty

“I took finance courses from Nobel laureates Franco Modigliani, Myron Scholes, and Robert Merton. That unbelievable experience led me to seek a PhD in finance and build a consulting and money management business that utilized options and hedging insights first taught to me by those legendary professors at MIT Sloan.”

- Douglas Breeden, SB’72
MIT Sloan Visiting Professor of Finance, Chairman Emeritus and Co-Founder, Smith Breeden Associates