Author: Jayesh Kannan

Jayesh Kannan

Jayesh Kannan, CFA, is a second-year MBA student. He has previously lived and worked in Mumbai, Singapore, New York City and Nairobi. At Sloan, Jayesh is co-President of the Investment Management Club and a member of the Finance Track Student Advisory Board. He is particularly interested in emerging markets and technology investing and has contributed to a column in the Financial Times. Jayesh enjoys traveling and playing squash.


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 

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 

Ending the first semester on a high

Friday marked the start of final exams week for the MBA Class of 2018. Incidentally, Friday was also the coldest day of the season so far, with the mercury dropping to nearly zero Fahrenheit. Here are highlights of the time between Thanksgiving and the year-end break.
Our first cohort photo … Read more 

Sloan Innovation Period: A week of experiential learning (and traveling)

This past week was Sloan Innovation Period (SIP), a time during which the normal semester routine is replaced by experiential learning modules and exposure to groundbreaking faculty work. Depending on their schedule, Sloanies often use the week to also catch up on coursework, travel or simply take in the remainder … Read more 

A few Sloan traditions that incoming students experience

The last few weeks has been a surreal experience. Although classes formally kicked off only this past week, there has been so much going on since I got to Cambridge a little over three weeks ago: moving into my apartment, making new friends, going through orientation and spending a … Read more 

The pre-MBA journey: What to do with your summer vacation

I vividly remember the phone call on December 16, 2015 with news about my acceptance to the MIT Sloan MBA program. The call could not have been better timed: it was my birthday and I was traveling in Boston for work. I was elated and excited, but almost immediately started … Read more