MBA Class of 2019

Candid insights and reflections about MIT Sloan from MBA Class of 2019 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.

Organizing the Israel Trek


My journey with the Israel Trek started 2 years ago, when I interviewed for Sloan. My interviewer told me about this amazing trek to Israel and how the Israelis brought a record number of 150 students. In the heat of the moment I made a promise that if I … Read more 

MIT Sloan and Private Equity Case Competitions, a Repeated Success Story

“While you are all winners for making it to the final round, today the real winner is….MIT Sloan!” proclaimed one of the judges during the reception that followed London Business School’s Private Equity case competition this past April.
Winners of 2018 Cinven | London Business School Private Equity Case Competition … Read more 

Hidden Resource @ MIT Sloan #facultyandstaff

 
A few months ago, I took part in one of the faculty lunches offered at MIT Sloan. It is a casual lunch with a professor, open to ten to fifteen current students looking to engage in an in‑depth discussion about topics related to Sloan. Someone asked our host: “what is … Read more 

Enterprise Management: A Foundation for Intrapreneurship

When other Sloanies find out that I’m in the Enterprise Management (EM) Track, their first question is usually, “Isn’t that the consulting track?”
Well, folks, hello from a different career path! Don’t get me wrong, the EM Track is useful for all those future consultants out there, but … Read more 

Reflections From the First Ever Men as Allies Symposium


On February 23rd and 24th, I had the pleasure of travelling to the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College to attend the first ever Men as Allies Symposium and Leadership Summit presented by the Forte Foundation. The symposium brought together leaders from Men as Allies clubs representing top MBA programs … Read more 

Making History – Sloan’s First Retail Conference

As I stood to the side of the room waiting for Nike’s CIO, Jim Scholefield to begin his keynote speech to kick-off the weekend’s events, I could not help but feel absolutely wow-ed. Not only from the fact that I was standing three feet away from a retail giant, but … Read more 

The Hottest Deal in Clean Energy Finance


“And then Macquarie did something that can only be described as sexy. They went to CIT and did the first ever securitization of a portfolio of lithium ion battery storage projects.”
The whole class started laughing, mostly because the senior vice president from The Macquarie Group nearly spit out his … Read more 

Finance Track – MIT Sloan Private Equity Trek in London

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
When I chose to attend MIT, I honestly did not do it thinking about the school’s peculiar strengths in a particular industry or field, but I did it because of the school’s prestige and because of the alumni I encountered during my career – some of the smartest and humblest … Read more 

SWIMming at Sloan

A little more than a year out of college I was standing in a room at my alma mater, Boston College, full of excited sophomores, nervous juniors, and at ease second semester seniors talking about my time in sales at a large technology firm. I had been asked to speak … Read more 

First Half Semester Reflections

To say that my journey through the first semester has been a whirlwind is an understatement. Through the first 2 months, my core team (assigned group of six to seven students from my “ocean” or cohort) has gelled to become best of friends and we can count on each other … Read more 

Mens et Manus and Blockchain startup @ MIT Sloan #ideasmadetomatter

It is not a secret that MIT promotes the Mens et Manus, or mind and hand, approach. To me personally, that spirit means a great deal. Coming from Israel—the startup nation—I had considered MIT Sloan the best place at which I could start my own technology company, hoping to change … Read more 

Being LGBT at Sloan

When I started to apply to business school, I wasn’t sure what being an LGBT MBA candidate would feel like. I did my undergrad at Pomona College, a liberal arts school in California, and I feared that there was no way any MBA program could be as gay-friendly as my … Read more