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 [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2007, 07:38
MIT does have events off campus in the Boston area at 6:30 but I dont know about on campus that late. I am planning on doing both, I think going to every available type of event will help.

I am doing the same for Tuck, visiting the campus probably more than once and also going to an event in boston. I have done a Chicago Event and am planning on going to visit.

I looked through the app and filled in some info. The grades in courses since it did look like only one space if you took more than one of the classes I would say Calculus A, Microeconmics B+, Pottery D-, etc...
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 [#permalink] New post 10 Sep 2007, 10:41
Hi can someone applying to Sloan verify whether they need official transcript and GMAT right away, or is self-reported ok for now?

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I'm going to the Sloan event in Cambridge tonight. Actually getting ready to head out the door very shortly. Anyone else going?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2007, 05:17
Essay 2: Please tell us about a challenging interaction you had with a person or group. Describe in detail what you thought, felt, said, and did. (500 words or less.)

In the above question, what do they mean by challenging interaction? Can I talk about communication problems I faced due to accent or cultural barriers?
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2007, 07:39
That would work pretty well. Obviously you want to make sure this comes across right or you run the risk of making it seem like you wont be able to communicate with classmates from other countries.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2007, 09:14
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That would work pretty well. Obviously you want to make sure this comes across right or you run the risk of making it seem like you wont be able to communicate with classmates from other countries.


Thanks river !

I did not consider that risky side..
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2007, 09:19
For reference, I'm using an example from work in which we were working with 10 other groups from across the country, and there were a lot of logistical and "political" issues that made it a big headache.
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 [#permalink] New post 17 Sep 2007, 09:43
jjanders wrote:
For reference, I'm using an example from work in which we were working with 10 other groups from across the country, and there were a lot of logistical and "political" issues that made it a big headache.


Your example seems to answer the question very well.

Operational issues and political agendas do create barriers for meaningful interaction.
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 [#permalink] New post 19 Sep 2007, 10:09
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I have heard before that MIT asks applicants to use only experiences from the last 2 or 2.5 years for essays. I looked all over the online application and did not see this statement.

Does anybody know if such a rule exists?

edit: Never mind. Found these instructions on the essay instructions section on the sloan web site. Is everyone strictly adhering to this rule?


Hi Prasad, can you show me where these instructions are? THanks.
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At the info session the admin actually said that the 2 year rule was something they really wanted but the instructions are different in different spots. Its one way on the website and another on the applications. So if you have something older that works he said they wont be holding it against people. Since the directions are different it would be unfair to apply a standard to all people if some don't see the instructions on the web.

Moral of the story, use whatever stories you have that best fit the responses. Though I would not use all stories that are 4 years old. But a story or two wont hurt you too much. Especially if you have a lot of work experience. I doubt they want someone with 3 years work experience delving into their college lives deeply for all their examples.
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 [#permalink] New post 21 Sep 2007, 05:58
agree fully with river - can go over 2, but try not to make it over three unless you climbed Everest or something.

Are you guys using any particular resume format - as in chicago needs for you to mention how many people you were supervising, an some others want you to mention your salary.

So are you aware of any special needs of mit resume??
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agree fully with river - can go over 2, but try not to make it over three unless you climbed Everest or something.

Are you guys using any particular resume format - as in chicago needs for you to mention how many people you were supervising, an some others want you to mention your salary.

So are you aware of any special needs of mit resume??

"Please prepare a business resume that includes your employment history in reverse chronological order, with titles, dates, and whether you worked part-time or full-time. Your educational record should also be in reverse chronological order and should indicate dates of attendance and degree(s) earned. Other information appropriate to a business resume is welcomed and encouraged. The resume should not be more than one page in length (up to 50 lines)."
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has anybody finished the cover letter?

should it fit on one page? does the 500 words include words for the greeting/address, etc.?
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 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 16:01
How is everyone doing on their Sloan essays?

I have rough drafts of all mine written. Only thing is, two of them (the challenging interaction and defending an idea) are kind of "similar". Is it just me or do these questions touch on a lot of the same things? Defending an idea by default somewhat involved a challenging interaction, no?

Any advice on the minor differences between these two and what I should highlight in one over the other? It just seems my challenging interaction essays says a lot of the same things the idea one does, just without the idea being the centerpiece of the essay.

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 [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2007, 16:05
jjanders wrote:
How is everyone doing on their Sloan essays?

I have rough drafts of all mine written. Only thing is, two of them (the challenging interaction and defending an idea) are kind of "similar". Is it just me or do these questions touch on a lot of the same things? Defending an idea by default somewhat involved a challenging interaction, no?

Any advice on the minor differences between these two and what I should highlight in one over the other? It just seems my challenging interaction essays says a lot of the same things the idea one does, just without the idea being the centerpiece of the essay.

Thanks!


seriously. i could easily write all the essays using a single experience.
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 [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2007, 23:44
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At the info session the admin actually said that the 2 year rule was something they really wanted but the instructions are different in different spots. Its one way on the website and another on the applications.


Ok...I cannot find anything that says anything about 2 years on the sloan website or in the application....any ideas?
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riverripper wrote:
At the info session the admin actually said that the 2 year rule was something they really wanted but the instructions are different in different spots. Its one way on the website and another on the applications.


Ok...I cannot find anything that says anything about 2 years on the sloan website or in the application....any ideas?


They may have removed it but in the original online instructions on their website it said 2 years. The application itself did not, so the adcom actually said they wouldn't hold it against people for not sticking to the two years rule. Its also not a hardset rule, its something they like but you could use something else if you have a very compelling story. However, keep in mind he went on to say they look much more favorably on recent experiences since it is more relevant to where you are today than something you did 5 years ago.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 01:30
An interesting blog on entrepreneurship learnings at MIT:

http://mitsloanblog.typepad.com/inaki/
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 07:15
This is a very interesting blog. One interesting point that I noticed right away was:

"Southern California (i.e., Los Angeles and San Diego) now receive more VC funding than New England."
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mNeo wrote:
This is a very interesting blog. One interesting point that I noticed right away was:

"Southern California (i.e., Los Angeles and San Diego) now receive more VC funding than New England."


I was also impressed with the kind of exposure the guy is getting.
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