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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Jun 2009, 19:54
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Jul 2009, 04:52
How good is Sloan for GM? I see more of high-tech, consulting focus...advice?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Jul 2009, 22:29
I'm in for Round 1, anyone else thinking about applying to LGO (formerly LFM)?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2009, 19:40
I have a broad question, and I'm hoping a current student or alum can shed some light.

I've read that MIT doesn't focus as much on goals as other schools do (from the book "How to get into the Top MBA programs").

So what really is the adcom looking for? Apart from the facts of my application (GMAT etc), what should I really focus on (leadership, innovative abilities, career progress)?

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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Aug 2009, 19:48
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 14:44
Military intel officer here. Please add me to the round 1 list.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Aug 2009, 15:20
Updated Roll Call Page.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Aug 2009, 05:51
I am in for the LGO round 12/15/09

It will truly be a miracle if I got in :lol:
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2009, 12:11
stopper5 wrote:
I have a broad question, and I'm hoping a current student or alum can shed some light.

I've read that MIT doesn't focus as much on goals as other schools do (from the book "How to get into the Top MBA programs").

So what really is the adcom looking for? Apart from the facts of my application (GMAT etc), what should I really focus on (leadership, innovative abilities, career progress)?

Thanks


Well, I am neither a current student or alum. I am applying this year in R1 since I got dinged last year. I attended one of the breakfast sessions with the admissions folks earlier this summer. The guy's exact words were "We don't really care what you want to do after your MBA because most of you end up doing something other than what you had planned anyway. We want to know what motivates you and what makes you tick". I am not sure how to interpret this. My guess is that specific goals (such as specific industry I want to work in) are probably not of that much consequence in the grander scheme of things.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Aug 2009, 14:14
Per my recommender's suggestion, looked into Sloan and thought would be a great program for what I want to do. If he's willing to write the letter, might as well give it a shot. I'm in for R1.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 11:11
I am applying in R1
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 04 Sep 2009, 14:35
pranavc wrote:
stopper5 wrote:
I have a broad question, and I'm hoping a current student or alum can shed some light.

I've read that MIT doesn't focus as much on goals as other schools do (from the book "How to get into the Top MBA programs").

So what really is the adcom looking for? Apart from the facts of my application (GMAT etc), what should I really focus on (leadership, innovative abilities, career progress)?

Thanks


Well, I am neither a current student or alum. I am applying this year in R1 since I got dinged last year. I attended one of the breakfast sessions with the admissions folks earlier this summer. The guy's exact words were "We don't really care what you want to do after your MBA because most of you end up doing something other than what you had planned anyway. We want to know what motivates you and what makes you tick". I am not sure how to interpret this. My guess is that specific goals (such as specific industry I want to work in) are probably not of that much consequence in the grander scheme of things.


That is so contradictory of what I've heard in other schools. In fact, some top schools are making sure that the candidates have a 'fair' idea of what they want to do post MBA. I really appreciate the guts and candor of the admissions officer who said this. In reality, that's what happens. No matter what career story you spin in the essays, you might end up doing something else.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Sep 2009, 05:41
Anybody else experiencing problems with Sloan's online application system? Darn thing wouldn't let me log in. I'm hoping that it's just a general system error thing that's affecting everybody, because it would really, really suck to lose all the stuff that I've already uploaded. Already submitted a help ticket. Waiting to hear back.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Sep 2009, 07:40
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 02:17
Count me in for R1
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2009, 18:46
MIT Sloan admissions doesn't concern itself too much about your goals. Your essays are there to provide a window into how you think. From your essays the admission officers can determine if you have the traits to be a good fit. The behavioral interview is to confirm their beliefs. That is why they accept so many who they decide to interview.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 18 Sep 2009, 14:18
On general quesiton about the cover letter:

MIT ask you for an example of how you had an impact on a group or organization. What is the recomended example:

One from your professional career or the one from your non-professional? If both of them are equally heavy.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 03:26
In essays use the most illustrative example don't get hung up whether it is a work or extracurricular. Just keep two things in mind:
1) Use a recent example (<2 years)
2) Try to balance examples between work and extracurricular. If you are all work like many military folks because you are deployed all the time don't sweat it.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2010 MIT Sloan Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2009, 18:38
Visited campus today. Facilities weren't anything special, but liked how it was well integrated into the rest of the school. There is easy subway/downtown access.

The class I sat in on was basic finance theory, so didn't allow for much discussion. But I got the overall impression that the students were pretty down to earth. Definitely applying, but not getting my hopes up.
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