Student Perspectives

Life at MIT Sloan

"Thus far, I have had the privilege of meeting and learning from the most diverse and talented group of people I’ve ever met:  investment bankers and chefs, doctors and physicists, engineers and policymakers, accountants and consultants — and the...

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"Thus far, I have had the privilege of meeting and learning from the most diverse and talented group of people I’ve ever met:  investment bankers and chefs, doctors and physicists, engineers and policymakers, accountants and consultants — and the list goes on.  What I can tell you about my classmates is that there are a few “universal” attributes to all of them:  they are all wicked smart (but also incredibly humble), driven, passionate, and energetic."

Sahar Dar

"This has been an unbelieveably incredible year for me and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I helped organize the MIT Sloan India Conference, Energy Finance Forum, Technology Conference, and Global Startup Workshop in Estonia. I met so many...

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"This has been an unbelieveably incredible year for me and truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience. I helped organize the MIT Sloan India Conference, Energy Finance Forum, Technology Conference, and Global Startup Workshop in Estonia. I met so many wonderful people and lifelong friends from many countries and backgrounds. I took inspirational classes with top notch faculty. I explored Boston and Cambridge and went out of my comfort zone on a vigorous hiking trip in New Hampshire and rafting trip in Maine. I also got my first choice internship at Microsoft for the summer in Seattle after switching careers from banking to technology.

"For a break from the working world for two years, this first of two years at MIT Sloan has exceeded my expectations. If you are thinking about applying to business school and to MIT Sloan specifically, you will not be disappointed! It is a lot of work but the enlightenment and inspiration is tremendous. Enough said."

Shailesh Mittal

"In my experience so far, being at MIT Sloan has made me both extremely uncomfortable and extremely happy. I’m uncomfortable in a good way, in the sense that I’m overwhelmed by incredible opportunities and encouraged to take risks. I’m happy...

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"In my experience so far, being at MIT Sloan has made me both extremely uncomfortable and extremely happy. I’m uncomfortable in a good way, in the sense that I’m overwhelmed by incredible opportunities and encouraged to take risks. I’m happy because even though it’s not easy, I know that the risks I’m taking now are helping shape me into who I hope to be. I’m also learning so much — honestly, I can’t believe we’re not even halfway through the semester — and I’m having a great time doing it, too. Best of all, I’m surrounded by some pretty incredible people who inspire me daily. This is the fit I was looking for and it’s what I’ve found here at MIT Sloan."

Nicole Panico

"MIT Sloan is an environment where each student has the opportunity to grow into his potential.  For some this might be through the group meetings that you can see on Sunday in E62 before a team assignment is due, or in the attempt to perform some...

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"MIT Sloan is an environment where each student has the opportunity to grow into his potential.  For some this might be through the group meetings that you can see on Sunday in E62 before a team assignment is due, or in the attempt to perform some dance for the SWIM C-function (which I attempted to limited success).  Either way, it’s an open community were different and smart minds come together to “leverage ourselves and our fellow classmates.” There is one thing more than any other that this time here has impressed upon me, it’s that I am at the right place, and would not exchange this experience for any other B-school."

Peter Missine

"I always knew business school would be life changing and that MIT Sloan was a truly special place. What I didn’t realize, however, was that I would be making life long memories with the most incredible people I have ever met. I think what has...

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"I always knew business school would be life changing and that MIT Sloan was a truly special place. What I didn’t realize, however, was that I would be making life long memories with the most incredible people I have ever met. I think what has made first semester so incredible is to learn what sets Sloanies apart: their willingness to help you, how down to earth they are, and how passionate they are."
 

Radhika Chhabra

"These two years are a terrific opportunity to dig into areas you already love, as well as experiment with totally new things. It can be a little overwhelming—in a mostly exciting way. Some of my best nights here so far have been at classmates’...

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"These two years are a terrific opportunity to dig into areas you already love, as well as experiment with totally new things. It can be a little overwhelming—in a mostly exciting way. Some of my best nights here so far have been at classmates’ apartments, sitting around with a group, eating some terrific homemade food. Glancing around the table, you notice how people have come from all over the world, from all backgrounds, and we’re here together to make some magic happen. I feel so lucky and excited for the next two years."

Kendall Herbst