MFin Class of 2020/2021

Candid insights and reflections about MIT Sloan from MFin Class of 2020/21* candidates.

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*Includes those in the 12-month program (graduating June 2020) as well as those in the 18-month program (graduating February 2021).

Discovering a Piece of Who You Are – IAP as a Journey

Ever since I came to MIT Sloan, I knew there was something special about this place. From my classmates to the Faculty, from the Staff to the facilities, this university had the power to hook me in a way that I did not expect, and that taught me a … Read more 

Innovating and Staying Active During IAP


Hello all! My name is Jack Zelman, and I am excited to tell you about how I’ve kept busy this past month at MIT.
For background, I am an MFin in the 18-month program, graduating February of 2021. I’m an American (a rare commodity in the MFin program) from Leesburg, Virginia. … Read more 

Independent Activities Period (IAP) – What’s that all about?

How’s it going folks. Checking in, January 2020, continuing the blog series. New year, new semester, new classes, new opportunity, and so on. January is a strange one at MIT; some people are relaxing at home with their family, some are doing intense trading internships, some are traveling the … Read more 

Day in the Life of an MFin

Hi Everyone!
I am very excited to be able to share with you what a typical day in my life looks like here at MIT Sloan in the Master of Finance program. For some background on me, I am Canadian from British Columbia originally. Prior to Sloan, I did my … Read more 

Beyond the Salary – Endless Opportunities for Exploration as an MFin

I can’t deny that being rich was my very first reason to study finance (my defense – it was back in middle school). I used to enjoy waiting for my father, who used to work at a sell-side company, in his office area so I could see those who … Read more 



Here we are, halfway through a third and last semester! While I can confirm that MIT Sloan will, without any doubt, exceed your expectations on many levels, I would like to use this post to share my story as a MFin, and tell you why I am currently turning … Read more