MBA Class of 2018

Candid insights and reflections about MIT Sloan from MBA Class of 2018 candidates. Readers are welcome to comment at the bottom of the individual blog post.

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IAP: Regenerative by Design

IAP (Independent Activities Period), is one of my favorite things about MIT. All MIT students get all of January off to pursue our own interests. It’s a rare privilege to be able to begin the year on a self-directed pursuit, and I was lucky to spend the last three IAPs … Read more 

Wrapping up in Ho Chi Minh City

Wow! Three weeks have flow by since our arrival in HCMC. I can’t believe our time here is quickly coming to an end. While I am very excited to return to Cambridge to see my classmates and experience my last semester at Sloan, I’ll miss the bustle of Vietnam and … Read more 

Week 1: On the ground in Ho Chi Minh City

After two weeks of leisure travel through India and Thailand, my team and I have finally arrived in Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC). Our first week on the ground has been a whirlwind! The main objective  of our time on the ground is evaluate the potential of a new market … Read more 

A fruitful Chilean experience

The last three weeks have gone by so quickly and today is our last day at PolyNatural in Santiago, Chile as part of G-Lab. While I am excited for what the spring semester beholds back in Boston, there is a part of me that will miss our time in Santiago. … Read more 

Startup adventures in Santiago!

As part of MIT Sloan’s Action Learning course called Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab), three classmates and I have now spent more than a week on-the-ground in Santiago, Chile where we are helping PolyNatural, an agricultural tech company, commercialize its patent-pending organic fruit coating technology.
My G-Lab team along … Read more 

Gearing up for Global Entrepreneurship Lab

After five months of hard work and anticipation, we’re just a few days away from touching down in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam. Once in HCM, my team mates and I will spend three weeks helping an established window blind manufacturer conduct the research necessary to determine whether or … Read more 

Why don’t we start a conference?

One of the best things MIT Sloan has is the openness to new ideas for student-run events and initiatives, including the possibility of creating and running your own conference. As the Co-Presidents of the 2017 Class said: “Everything we love about Sloan is built by a previous student. Leave a … Read more 

Limitless

If I had one word to describe my experience so far at MIT Sloan, it would be limitless.
Going through the admissions process, I thought I had a good feel for what business school was like. I spoke to many (some would say too many) current and former MIT Sloan students about … Read more 

Welcome to MIT Sloan

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To the incoming Class of 2018 and 2019,
Welcome to MIT Sloan! As your Student Body Co-Presidents, we speak on behalf of the entire school when we say that we can’t wait to meet you. Your next few months will be fast-moving and full of exciting opportunities, and we want to … Read more 

Women and Leadership at Sloan

As a woman in business, I was always very interested in different aspects of women in leadership, especially in the workplace. My time at MIT Sloan has given me both the space and the opportunity to learn, discuss and reflect some of these aspects. I wanted to share a few of … Read more 

ROI? MIT Sloan is much more than a Business School

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One day I walked out of the Metro at Kendall Square and started a conversation with John Sterman, a very renowned professor here at MIT. We talked about selecting courses, and he shared a great analogy with me:

As a bird you can eat the food that you find right in front of you, … Read more 

AdMIT weekend: coming a full circle!

As AdMIT weekend kicks off today, we welcome many from the Class of 2019 to the wonderful Sloan community. I vividly recall my own visit during AdMIT weekend last year, when I got a glimpse of life at Sloan and met many of my classmates for the first time. Life … Read more