“I wanted a program where I could apply my engineering background to finance. But, I also wanted a program with the freedom to learn what I wanted to learn, that didn’t pigeonhole me.”
MFin Alumni Events
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road receptions are a great way for applicants to get to know MIT Sloan by speaking with people who know it best — our alumni! Please join us for one of our MIT Sloan MFin on the Road presentations this year.
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road presentations are our best way to attract high quality applicants and deliver our message that MIT Sloan is the leader in finance education. Your presence is critical to the evening’s success, as applicants will look to you to get a feel of what their experience might be like.
At the end the presentation you will be asked to assist the MIT Sloan Admissions representative with the question-and-answer session. The Admissions Officers may ask you to focus on:
1. Your path before and after MIT Sloan,
2. Specific highlights about your time at MIT Sloan, and
3. How you have drawn upon the MIT Sloan network.
We encourage you to share your personal stories and highlight your achievements and the achievements of your classmates. We ask you not to speak about other schools, as this tends to leave a negative impression. Have fun, meet and greet the prospective applicants, and speak with as many as you can. They want to hear from you!
Registration and further details on times and locations of these events can be found at the links below.
MIT Sloan MFin on the Road 2012
|June 18, 2012||Hong Kong, SAR|
|June 26, 2012||New York, NY|
|July 10, 2012||London, UK|
|July 17, 2012||Cambridge, MA|
|September 5, 2012||New York, NY|
|September 12, 2012||Paris, France|
|September 14, 2012||Madrid, Spain|
|September 15, 2012||Zurich, Switzerland|
|September 30, 2012||Moscow, Russia|
|October 5, 2012||Chicago, IL|
|October 6, 2012||London, UK|
|October 18, 2012||Cambridge, MA|
|October 25, 2012||New York, NY|
|November 1, 2012||Los Angeles, CA|
|November 3, 2012||San Francisco, CA|
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“We’ve always made a big effort to be interdisciplinary and to be open to a variety of perspectives, but also to go beyond being open to them, to want to bring them in, because it makes for a richer environment.”