Student Perspectives

Collaborative Environment

When I was in G-Lab, I reached out to a Sloanie who graduated in the 1950s. He took the time – twice – to sit down and have half-hour conversations with me.

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“When I was in G-Lab, I reached out to a Sloanie who graduated in the 1950s. He took the time – twice – to sit down and have half-hour conversations with me.

“I don't think the giving back ever ends. Because I want to do it when I'm out as well. It’s a tremendous opportunity to help somebody else. And I can't say how much I appreciate what alumni do, even though they're not here every day.”

Tarun Rathnam

“You can literally walk into any laboratory, or any office at MIT – any part of MIT, and ask, 'What are you guys doing here?' And everybody's going to tell you what they're doing. Everybody's really excited to talk about their work; everybody's...

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“You can literally walk into any laboratory, or any office at MIT – any part of MIT, and ask, 'What are you guys doing here?' And everybody's going to tell you what they're doing. Everybody's really excited to talk about their work; everybody's really willing to share their ideas.”

Jukka Valmiki

“I never saw myself as someone who's going to go to business school. And I think that one thing that has really surprised me about MIT Sloan is that it has changed my impression of MBAs as a group. I think that the group here is extremely...

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“I never saw myself as someone who's going to go to business school. And I think that one thing that has really surprised me about MIT Sloan is that it has changed my impression of MBAs as a group. I think that the group here is extremely collaborative. I think that's something that has really surprised me – just how much people are willing to help me out on all these 'harebrained' projects that I'm working on. And there's a lot of really good support that I've gotten from my classmates and the professors here. Everybody wants to help.”

Amanda Peyton

“I had this sense, coming into business school, that I would be surrounded by a bunch of competitive, type-A people who are out to cut you down at every given moment. When I came to MIT Sloan, I experienced the complete opposite. I felt...

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“I had this sense, coming into business school, that I would be surrounded by a bunch of competitive, type-A people who are out to cut you down at every given moment. When I came to MIT Sloan, I experienced the complete opposite. I felt immediately that everyone was really here to help everyone else. And that people were willing to go out of their way to help you when you were struggling, or wanted to support you in everything that you do.”

Amanda Rottier

“I'm co-president of Sloan Women in Management, which is one of the largest clubs here on campus. And we do a variety of things, from skills building to professional networking, to social events, and philanthropy. And so, the leadership...

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“I'm co-president of Sloan Women in Management, which is one of the largest clubs here on campus. And we do a variety of things, from skills building to professional networking, to social events, and philanthropy. And so, the leadership opportunities are tremendous. But you see women getting involved at MIT Sloan everywhere. I mean, it's not just the Women's Association. It's in the Energy club. It's in the Management Consulting Club (MCC). It's finance. Entrepreneurship. It's golf. It's ping-pong. I mean, whatever it is that you think you can do at MIT Sloan, there's an opportunity for that. And if there isn't an opportunity, you can certainly create it.”

Veena Jayadeva