When I came to MIT Sloan one of the main goals I had was to change industries. I had been working for a few years at Teradyne in a client management position on their Sysco account, and I was looking to get into an industry that I am more passionate about. But after getting exposure to different industries in my classes and learning more about entrepreneurship through the $100K contest I have really begun to consider starting my own business involving sports. Sports is one of my biggest passions outside of work and school and to tie those two together somehow would be my ideal.
On a personal level MIT Sloan is giving me an even greater sense of confidence and accomplishment. It is really motivational to be around people who are striving for excellence and to have so many resources right at your fingertips — the professors and all the clubs and being able to link with the latest research. Just knowing you are in midst of all that is really a motivating factor. It makes you want to just get out there and make a difference.
I think MIT Sloan is awesome. It has been really great to get out and get out and see the world for a little bit, but really there is no place I would rather be than at MIT Sloan because MIT has such a unique culture, and the opportunities and the learning experiences are unmatched anywhere else. I am having a blast too. You just get the opportunity to meet people from everywhere and all types of backgrounds and that is what makes the place what it is. I have made some really good friends just within the first year and it is really cool to get to see what you've leaned being applied at companies for the internships. It just goes to show that the classes at MIT are right on point for preparing you for the business world. The cases themselves are companies that you know, that you are familiar with in everyday life, and you get to see what was happening behind the scenes. Coming in to MIT Sloan was a step in a direction I was already starting to make in my mind and what it is helping me to do is more specifically define what industry I want to get into when I graduate.