Author: Yixiao Gong

Yixiao Gong

Yixiao joins the MFin 2017 in MIT directly after completing her bachelor degree in Beijing, China. She has a strong interest in the intersection of venture capital and consumer goods. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, watching TED talks, city walking and fashion shooting.

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My IAP Trip to Rwanda

During IAP(another blogger Luiz just posted a wonderful blog introducing IAP), I spent nearly two weeks in Kigali, Rwanda, a small but unique East African country that is recovering from the horrible genocide in 1994. Before the trip, I had little knowledge of this country and was even a … Read more 

4 Reasons Why I Love Sloan

The moment I put down this title, I realized there could be tons of reasons of why I love Sloan. In this post. I would like to share four of them.
1.Bridge the gap
At Sloan, we do not just learn theories, we use them as a tool to solve real world … Read more 

My journey as a U-labber

One of the most exciting components of MIT Sloan is its unique idea of learning by doing. Students across programs have access to a wide range of labs from G-LAB to ISRAEL LAB and are able to talk and work with world-changing entrepreneurs through projects. Apart from these onsite … Read more 

Why I initiated a yoga session? Wellness experience at Sloan


Since the moment I decided to become a student blogger, the idea of drafting and publishing my next blog has always caused me to panic. I wanted to share everything I experienced here at Sloan, but I often failed to update it in a timely way, which makes me … Read more 

My first MIT Sloan experience: A welcome dinner in Beijing

MFins and MBAs in the welcome dinner
Hi all! My name is Yixiao and I am excited to start writing my first blog and sharing my experiences here with you. Since this is my first blog, I thought a little bit of background would be helpful.
I was born and raised … Read more