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.

Suggestions for future blogposts should be sent to mbaadmissions.mitsloan@mit.edu.

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 

Keeping busy between semesters

Today was the first snow day of 2017: the arrival of snow storm Niko meant that classes were canceled, even as Spring semester kicked off only two days ago. Much of January was devoted to the Independent Activities Period (IAP), a four-week special term which has for decades, been a … Read more 

A Different Kind of Break

January is an interesting time for students at MIT Sloan. Not everyone has the same schedule. We get a break from our classes, but it’s not a “break” in the traditional sense of the word. IAP, or Independent Activities Period, takes place over the month. This time can be spent … Read more 

My new job at the MIT Media Lab: Where journalism meets AI

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This semester I am very excited to start working in the MIT Media Lab, which has long been on of the most interesting places in the world.
I’ll be working in the Lab’s Social Machines group. Last week the Lab published a short video that … Read more 

IAP Adventures in 2017!

For 40+ years, IAP (Independent Activities Period) has provided MIT students, faculty, and alums with a unique opportunity to participate in how-to sessions, forums, athletic endeavors, lecture series, films, tours, recitals and contests. While many of my classmates took advantage of the traditional IAP experience or spent their break recruiting … Read more 

Can entrepreneurship be taught?

Can entrepreneurship be taught? Honestly, I don’t think so. But what the hell do I know?
This week I am taking “Nuts & Bolts of New Ventures,” MIT’s signature entrepreneurship seminar, with students from MIT Sloan and all over MIT.
As I drift in and out of MIT’s many, many … Read more 

YOSO: You Only Sloan Once

My Sloan experience is 25% complete, which is both exciting and terrifying.  There’s so much to explore beyond core and I’m excited to do it but I know I can’t do it all. #priorities #fomo
This past semester has been unlike anything I could have expected.  First, who knew business could … Read more 

The Best Phone Call of My Life

It was Wednesday, December 16, 2015, MIT Sloan decision day. The Admissions staff would be calling those who were admitted to Sloan and sending emails to those who didn’t get in. I took the day off from work so that I could spend it with my wife, Erica; I had … Read more