MBA Class of 2015

Candid insights and reflections about MIT Sloan from MBA Class of 2015 candidates. Relevant comments and topic suggestions are welcome from all readers. 

MBA Mastery: The Art Of Balancing Focus and Exploration

Area Four tchotchkes

I was standing in line at Area Four, one of the best cafes near MIT, when I noticed a shelf of tchotchkes above the register area, full of what seemed to be randomly acquired memories and keepsakes. A rough wooden carving of New Hampshire, with the state motto written, all-caps … Read more 

Green, Verde, πράσινο

My father used to tell me that one of the truest tests of character is to be sincerely happy for the success of someone close to you.  I have always tried to live by this maxim.
I don’t know why, but I am, like, super envious of people who can speak more … Read more 

A Productive and Insightful Summer at NerdWallet

Every week this summer I set out to write a Sloan and HKS blog post. And every week, I failed. Miserably. My excuse? I loved my summer internship. I arrived at work early (~7am) because I was excited about the work I was doing and I left work late (~10pm) because I … Read more 

Looking Forward to 2nd Year

In two short days our second year at Sloan will commence.  I am excited to get back on campus and start a new semester, and reflective about how much has changed over the past year.  Last year at this time, I was moving into my new apartment and equal parts … Read more 

Siloed, Value-Added, MBA Toolkits

I pretty much love everything about B-School.  The people, the professors, the work, etc etc.  Except for some of the buzzwords that, especially if you are going into consulting, you pretty much hear every day and you might as well get them tattooed on your forehead so as to spare … Read more 

Dispatch From Seattle: Summer At The Gates Foundation

Whenever people ask me what I want to do with my life (which, let me warn you, happens all too frequently when you’re in grad school), I have the same general elevator pitch that I’ve used for years: “I want to build public-private partnerships to address natural resource management problems.” … Read more 

Sloan Women’s Week – How To Have It “All”

As I wrap my summer internship in financial services in San Francisco, I am reflective on where my path will take me in the future. Since it is Sloan Women’s Week, I would like to touch on a somewhat taboo topic in business school – being a working mother. I … Read more 

Where We Earn Our Honors

I’ll start this story at the end and say that the most rewarding moment of my summer internship at Sloan occurred in an alleyway in the company of five former Panamanian gang members. The lesson: life is more rewarding when you push yourself just a little farther, and MIT Sloan … Read more 

On Being A Female In Venture Capital

Above: A visual look at my summer in venture capital.
Standing in my cubicle, I heard a deep, muffled voice in the office kitchen exclaim, “We should hire some more girls here!” On the other side of that conversation, another 20-something male responded, “We have Erica, the summer intern.” And … Read more 

More Than Halfway Through The Summer!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already late July, and the summer is already more than halfway over!
It’s been a busy summer. I’m in Boston, interning with a big-3 management consulting firm. My weeks usually involve a few days travelling to the client site, so during the weekends I’ve been … Read more 

Sprinting to the Finish!


Talk about a sprint to the finish! As many of my colleagues would attest, it felt like the month of May has been a sprint to the finish line (my new YouTube clip about perseverance).
There are a lot of things I’ve been processing and thinking a lot about these past … Read more 

What Makes Sloan Different

I was planning on writing a post about my favourite moments from the spring – there are a lot! – but reading John’s post from a few days ago, I realized that what John describes in his post was by far the most defining moment for me this spring. … Read more