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. 

What Policing Can Teach Us About Unconscious Bias

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A lot of my friends on Facebook have been posting about Ferguson over the past week. My instinct has been to think I don’t have that much to add beyond what’s already been said more eloquently by others. I’ve also been nervous about adding my voice to the mix. I’m … Read more 

MIT Sloan’s LGBT Fellowship Opportunity

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It’s been a little over a month since a group of  Sloanies, including the two of us,  flew across the country to SF. We were converging with many of our LGBT MBA counterparts for the Reaching Out MBA Conference (ROMBA). Like last year’s get-together in New Orleans, this ROMBA was … Read more 

Going (coming) Home For (After) Thanksgiving

Anyone who knows me knows that I am an unabashed and unapologetic homer for Seattle, my hometown. I wear my love for Seattle like the patches on Russell Wilson’s jersey.  No one will ever convince me that Seattle is not the best city in the world.  It doesn’t rain nearly … Read more 

2014 Sales Competition & Conference – It’s a Wrap!

After almost a full year of planning, the 2014 Sales Competition and Conference is a wrap!  On November 14th and 15th, 30 students from the top MBA programs came to Cambridge to participate in the event.  We had 12 accomplished sales professionals as our judges; 5 senior sales professionals … Read more 

A week in the life of a second-year MBA student

Myth: Once you know what you’re doing after graduation, the second year of an MBA is one long vacation.
Fact: There’s too much to do at Sloan to sleep away the days, and all that “free time” quickly gets filled. As a case in point I give you exhibit A, a week … Read more 

Boston Students Make a Splash at Dublin’s Web Summit

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Eleven MIT Sloan MBAs were selected as part of Web Summit’s MBA Scholars Program, of which ten are pictured. (Image courtesy of Takuya Takizume)
Nearly two dozen graduate and undergraduate students from Boston area universities participated in the Web Summit’s MBA and Student Scholars Program, including representatives … Read more 

Happy Veterans Day from Sloan

As the world observes the Centennial of “The Great War,” it’s a fitting time to take a moment and think about the significance of Veterans Day, a day of observance that has its direct roots in the conclusion of that painful conflict.  It’s a day where each of us can … Read more 

SIPping on the American Dream

Well, that was that.
My final SIP (Sloan Innovation Period) was an amazing experience. I participated in the Living the Dream: Re-envisioning the American Dream for the Next Generation course taught by Prof. Tom Kochan. Over the three days we learned about the evolving wage and productivity gap, researched different variations of … Read more 

MIT Grad Life – Enjoying all that MIT has to Offer

Being a student again has its perks, and at MIT, that means access to amazing events on campus, for free or heavily subsidized.  Every week we get a newsletter from the MIT Graduate Student Council with social, educational, and professional events that are open to all graduate students.  It’s … Read more 

Recap: MIT Sloan Diversity Weekend (with video)!

Traditional African Outfits for the Fashion Show
On October 2-3, MIT Sloan hosted some 60 prospective students for Diversity Weekend so that they could become more acquainted with life at our school. Diversity Weekend was an action-packed, two-day event aimed at celebrating the variety of cultures, perspectives, and experiences that Sloan … Read more 

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

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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.
But.
I don’t know why, but I am, like, super envious of people who can speak more … Read more