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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2008, 13:57
Anyone know of clubs at Sloan that focus on the local community or that provide free consulting to businesses that can't afford it? Thanks.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 06:08
I'm still debating whether to fill out an application to Sloan. I am planning to get into IB, and eventually make a push for PE, but have not ruled out the possibility of working toward asset management or strategic consulting. In other words, I'm still deciding which path to take. Would Sloan provide the opportunity for success recruiting to any of these fields, regardless of the location? My wife-to-be and I may try to move to Chicago or SF after school, so the national brand strength is important.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 09:55
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Anyone know of clubs at Sloan that focus on the local community or that provide free consulting to businesses that can't afford it? Thanks.


I know that the MIT Sloan Net Impact chapter (http://web.mit.edu/netimpact) has a Board Fellows program supporting local non-profits. Also for the Global Entrepreneurship Lab (G-Lab), MIT's flagship international internship program, host companies do not pay the students any salary or compensation. (MIT policy prohibits full-time students from receiving compensation for course-related work.)
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 11:04
Awesome, thanks a lot collegesenior.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 13:40
Getting nostalgic when I read about people visiting and the places they want to see. Lived 7 years in Boston (most of the time near MIT), met a couple of very cool Sloan people (they have great parties!). Now I'm at LBS, I love it here but there are certainly things I miss here from the US. Anyways, if you guys are visiting, here are some bars/clubs to check out in Cambridge:

Central Sq
- Middlesex (bar/club, quite upscale for Cambridge, but cool crowd, probably the most popular place at the moment)
- Zuzu (bar/restaurant, Saturday it's a club playing funk)
- People's Republic (great bar, the name says enough about the crowd there)
- Enormous Room (lounge/bar)
- Middle East (bar, restaurant (great food), concerts)

Never was a real fan of Harvard Sq, there is the Hong Kong's (hip hop, grinding place), Red Line (bar/club, somewhat boring I always thought), and Shays (nice little bar with outdoor seating).

Have fun guys... miss Cambridge a lot.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 11 Sep 2008, 18:53
Does MIT have classes on Friday? I noticed the ambassador program only runs M-Th.

It would be ideal if I could tack a day onto a trip I'm already taking.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 15 Sep 2008, 16:56
To answer my own question from earlier in the thread (in case anyone is interested), admission to the E&I program is now determined in your first-year at Sloan. You submit an essay and some other info after you are in the program. They said this was done to make it easier, but I'm not sure how this is necessarily the case. I didn't have the opportunity to ask follow-up questions.

(Ambassador's program today...Sloan is great!)

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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2008, 18:21
Has anyone written the cover letter yet? Did you guys include names, addresses, and dates in the business letter format? Would you count this as part of the word count/line count?
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 18:28
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Has anyone written the cover letter yet? Did you guys include names, addresses, and dates in the business letter format? Would you count this as part of the word count/line count?


I am not including that stuff in the word count but I will include it in the requirement to keep it to 1 page, which may require some margin management or other formatting tricks.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Sep 2008, 19:46
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Has anyone written the cover letter yet? Did you guys include names, addresses, and dates in the business letter format? Would you count this as part of the word count/line count?


I am not including that stuff in the word count but I will include it in the requirement to keep it to 1 page, which may require some margin management or other formatting tricks.


Turns out they don't have a one page limit for the cover letter:

Cover Letter
Prepare a cover letter (up to 500 words) seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Describe your accomplishments and include an example of how you had an impact on a group or organization. Your letter should conform to standard business correspondence and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Director of MBA Admissions.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2008, 05:38
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Has anyone written the cover letter yet? Did you guys include names, addresses, and dates in the business letter format? Would you count this as part of the word count/line count?


I am not including that stuff in the word count but I will include it in the requirement to keep it to 1 page, which may require some margin management or other formatting tricks.


Turns out they don't have a one page limit for the cover letter:

Cover Letter
Prepare a cover letter (up to 500 words) seeking a place in the MIT Sloan MBA Program. Describe your accomplishments and include an example of how you had an impact on a group or organization. Your letter should conform to standard business correspondence and be addressed to Mr. Rod Garcia, Director of MBA Admissions.


I'll plan to keep it to one page anyway since that is fairly standard business practice.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2008, 19:39
So I participated in the ambassadors program today - sat in on a marketing class, met with some current students for lunch, had a Q&A session w/ an adcom. Overall a good experience!

Some observations:
- the Sloan students really really seem to love it. I asked them "what do you like least about the school?" and the only answer was "the construction sucks." They raved about the classes, the community, the students, etc. (side note: apparently construction should be done by Q2 2009)
- there are some dorms available for Sloan students but most live off campus and scattered throughout cambridge/boston; they said that "scatteredness" doesn't impact the sense of community - still easy to get to know everyone since most students spend the bulk of the day at Sloan
- the adcoms were really pushing the E&I program - they're really proud of it and the different thought labs running at MIT
- they're also really proud that their version of the "core" is only 1 semester long, leaves room for an extra semester worth of electives


Anyone else visit? What did you think?
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2008, 01:03
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So I participated in the ambassadors program today - sat in on a marketing class, met with some current students for lunch, had a Q&A session w/ an adcom. Overall a good experience!

Some observations:
- the Sloan students really really seem to love it. I asked them "what do you like least about the school?" and the only answer was "the construction sucks." They raved about the classes, the community, the students, etc. (side note: apparently construction should be done by Q2 2009)
- there are some dorms available for Sloan students but most live off campus and scattered throughout cambridge/boston; they said that "scatteredness" doesn't impact the sense of community - still easy to get to know everyone since most students spend the bulk of the day at Sloan
- the adcoms were really pushing the E&I program - they're really proud of it and the different thought labs running at MIT
- they're also really proud that their version of the "core" is only 1 semester long, leaves room for an extra semester worth of electives


Anyone else visit? What did you think?
cheers,
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The new building will be ready June 2010. Recently attended and was quite impressed by an MIT Sloan On The Road presentation (though the Harvard comparisons may have been overdone)

Two links that may be of interest:
http://techtv.mit.edu/file/446
http://mitsloan.mit.edu/experience/
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2008, 19:43
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Hey guys, are you having with the "thought, felt and said" parts of the essay?

I just can't seem to get much substance on these topics. Eg. when I executed a plan, I thought about what needed to be done, what issues I might encounter and how I was going to resolve them. I felt at times anxious, frustrated, and eventually, relieved when it was all done. I said to my fellow workers "let's do X and Y". But is this even good material? And are these mundane details what MIT really wants to read about?
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Hey guys,

I felt it very difficult to constrain my cover letter within 500 words since I want to write a lot of things in it. Like my achievement, why mba why mit, my motivation, long term and short term goal, and also an example how I make impact.

So it's very hard to put all these things in 500 words. Does anyone have any suggestion?
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2008, 22:14
Anyone have a standard business correspondence format that MIT is looking for ? I have no idea what they mean by standard format..? anything specific i should look out for ?
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2008, 22:16
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Hey guys,

I felt it very difficult to constrain my cover letter within 500 words since I want to write a lot of things in it. Like my achievement, why mba why mit, my motivation, long term and short term goal, and also an example how I make impact.

So it's very hard to put all these things in 500 words. Does anyone have any suggestion?


a trick that helped me cut words out of the essay..leave the essay for a while - come back to it..cut out sections that you think arent really important..only way is to prioritize things that make you look best and leave out other accomplishments
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 01:22
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 11:11
They just posted dates for SLoan on the Road events.

Our schedule throughout October and November is below:



Minneapolis: Wednesday, October 1
Detroit: Thursday, October 2
Chicago: Friday, October 3
Miami: Friday, October 10
New York City: Tuesday, October 14
Newport Beach: Tuesday, October 14
Los Angeles: Wednesday, October 15
San Francisco: Thursday, October 16
Palo Alto: Friday, October 17
Dallas: Wednesday, October 22
Austin: Thursday, October 23
Philadelphia: Thursday, October 23
Salt Lake City: MBA admissions panel, Monday, November 10
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2008, 08:15
How disadvantaged are you if you apply to Sloan in Round 2? I have heard in the past that Round 2 at Sloan is very, very difficult.

Additionally - does anyone know if MIT requires a recommendation from your direct supervisor? They make no mention of it.
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