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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 10 Oct 2008, 17:57
I am getting really tuned in to this school. I will be at the info session in LA on Wednesday.

Their employment figures are really top notch. They are generally ranked #1 or #2 for employment out of the top schools.

The brand cachet and rigorous curriculum are also wonderful features, in my opinion. Noone is going to question your quantitative ability ever again if you're an MIT alum :)
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 10:04
are MIT alum disadvantaged at sloan?

i did my masters from MIT, and loved it
want to go back for an MBA.

any ideas how if they discourage MIT alums from aplying to sloan?

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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 13 Oct 2008, 10:11
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are MIT alum disadvantaged at sloan?

i did my masters from MIT, and loved it
want to go back for an MBA.

any ideas how if they discourage MIT alums from aplying to sloan?

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Doubtful, I'm sure they encourage it.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 07:02
I just spent a couple of days at MIT this week, and I'm more exited about the school than ever. Definitely my top choice. I was really impressed with almost everything about the school.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Oct 2008, 09:35
I'm in for R1, the cover letter is the most difficult for me so far for some reason..
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 13:44
I am having a difficult time finding separate examples of challenging task, plan execution and idea defense and anything else I might want to discuss from past three years of my life. I also feel the need to find a separate instance when i made an impact for the cover letter to have a balanced application.

I believe that I will end up giving a very personal example for defending the idea question. Any one else in the same boat? :(
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 14:55
just submitted my app :-)
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 14:57
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I am having a difficult time finding separate examples of challenging task, plan execution and idea defense and anything else I might want to discuss from past three years of my life. I also feel the need to find a separate instance when i made an impact for the cover letter to have a balanced application.

I believe that I will end up giving a very personal example for defending the idea question. Any one else in the same boat? :(


i had a tough time describing my actions for 400+ words, so in some cases, I spent a lot more space setting up the situation (150-200 words) and writing a feasible conclusion (100 words). So my actual descriptions were only 200-250 words, which made the essays more manageable. I frankly could not have written any more without embellishing.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 19:00
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i had a tough time describing my actions for 400+ words, so in some cases, I spent a lot more space setting up the situation (150-200 words) and writing a feasible conclusion (100 words). So my actual descriptions were only 200-250 words, which made the essays more manageable. I frankly could not have written any more without embellishing.


Me too. I spent a good chunk setting things up.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Oct 2008, 19:10
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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.


Not sure about the recommender question. On the other, I have heard that 2/3 of their class is from round 1.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Oct 2008, 01:07
Please see a chat with MIT Sloan admissions at http://www.accepted.com/chat/Transcript ... 8_mit.aspx

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...we admit half the class in each round, and typically do receive more applications in round 2, so statistically there tends to be a higher acceptance rate in round 1 vs. Round 2.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 17:09
It seems like the essay questions are more geared towards talking about your job rather than ECs. Is anybody else feeling the same way?

I'm only concerned because of my engineering background, they essays could tend to get rather boring.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 21 Oct 2008, 18:37
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It seems like the essay questions are more geared towards talking about your job rather than ECs. Is anybody else feeling the same way?

I'm only concerned because of my engineering background, they essays could tend to get rather boring.


While I used my job for all but the last essay, I can definitely see plan execution, challenging interaction and impact on an organization coming from an EC. I seriously debated it for the first two.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2008, 15:00
Can the cover letter incorporate impact from other essays? I talked about my major impacts in my other essays but I am not sure whether to use those examples or provide different ones. Any ideas?
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Can the cover letter incorporate impact from other essays? I talked about my major impacts in my other essays but I am not sure whether to use those examples or provide different ones. Any ideas?


To meet the "describe your accomplishments" prompt, I briefly mentioned a few of the things that are covered in my other essays. But as for the "example of how you had an impact on a person or group," I would use something that's not covered in the other essays. I think it's a chance to cover something new and present more information.
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Can the cover letter incorporate impact from other essays? I talked about my major impacts in my other essays but I am not sure whether to use those examples or provide different ones. Any ideas?


I mention a few things in the cover letter but don't go too much into detail - I saved that for the other essays. For instance, I mentioned I participate in activity X, and in one of the essays, go into detail on how I defended my idea in X.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2008, 22:42
Thanks guys. That's what I was thinking good luck +1
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 21:57
Wow, anybody feel like MIT's application is way shorter than those of other schools? I thought their essay questions were particularly long but seems like they made up for it in their online app.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Oct 2008, 23:52
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Wow, anybody feel like MIT's application is way shorter than those of other schools? I thought their essay questions were particularly long but seems like they made up for it in their online app.


Yes !! the Online application is way short and perhaps justifies their "unique" essay questions. However, I do feel that they hardly care about extra acads, volunteering etc.... from the nature of the questions.

On that note, is anyone using the fourth question to write a full essay or bullet points of extra acads, etc etc.
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Re: Calling all MIT Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Oct 2008, 10:55
I'm using the fourth essay to talk about one of my ECs which I haven't mentioned before in the essays (and naturally have not mentioned anywhere else in the online app as it does not ask)
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