Educational background: Middlebury College, Political Science and French
Current or most recent position: MassMutual Financial Group, EDP Consultant, Women's Markets
Before coming to MIT Sloan, my last quantitative class was high school calculus! I definitely had to work harder in the finance and statistics classes than most of my classmates ... but I learned so much. My core team was an amazing resource, and even after the core was long-finished, I could still call them up and count on their help if I were having trouble with an assignment. Despite this, I do have other skills that were valuable at MIT Sloan. Some students find writing daunting if they come from a more quantitative background, or if English is their second language. I had an opportunity to be a leader on many of our team papers and projects. I also did a lot of hiring in my work before MIT Sloan, and have a good eye for resumes and cover letters. As such, I was able to help some of my colleagues at MIT Sloan position their past experience more effectively in recruiting materials.
To business leaders, a degree from MIT Sloan signals intelligence and capability. At the end of the day, companies want to hire smart people. By balancing this with great communication and interpersonal skills, I think that Sloanies are unstoppable!
What I loved about MIT Sloan was the people ... it wouldn't be MIT Sloan without the Sloanies! I could walk through the halls and know almost all of the people I passed, or go to one of our social events and chat with anyone there. Everyone at MIT Sloan is working to contribute to our community in their own way, be it running the Socially Responsible Business Club, planning a party with food and music from their culture, or working to organize a cool biotech conference for the benefit of other students. I really look forward to keeping in touch with these people, long after we are finished with the program.
I also really enjoyed living in Boston. I lived in London before MIT Sloan, and was worried that Boston would feel small. I found that although Boston is a not a huge city, there are great restaurants, cultural activities, museums, clubs, shopping... the real problem is finding the time to explore, plus take advantage of everything at MIT!