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 [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2007, 03:16
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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?


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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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 07:41
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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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Yeah, this is the kind of exposure that we budding entrepreneurs are hoping to get from the B schools. Nice to see a slight confirmation.
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 08:11
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Yeah, this is the kind of exposure that we budding entrepreneurs are hoping to get from the B schools. Nice to see a slight confirmation.


True. I liked that statement that being an entrepreneur is the best way we can get the best out of ourselves (too many bests I know :P )
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 [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2007, 20:05
good to hear SoCal is the place to be for funding. So UCLA's comments about how the whole Entrep/VC is still growing down there is all true. :)

I need to spend more time reading this after I finish my R1 apps!
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 [#permalink] New post 04 Oct 2007, 20:43
If invited for an interview, in which city would you prefer to be interviewed? (Interview locations will not be finalized until after each application deadline.)

This question is in "Application Information" section.

For this, do we definitely need to select a city?

Unfortunately, there is no city in the list from India. So, Singapore may be the only option.
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 [#permalink] New post 05 Oct 2007, 16:03
I just saw mNeo's picture of the Sloan building, unfortunately the new building wont be done until 2010 so any of us who manage to get in and go to MIT wont get to enjoy it. By the descriptions its going to be amazing.
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I have just returned from the MIT on the Road event in Beijing, and the school completely sold itself to me! It is number one on my list now.

I have been to a number of MBA events, and this one was the most useful, best organized, least crowded, most appealing to me.

The presenters and the alums were very approachable, informative, and supportive.
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these essays are surely weird....they're just too direct with a lot of open space. Does anybody have a hard time finding examples outside of work for these topics?

also, what are they really looking for in these?
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Re: MIT essay [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:37
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these essays are surely weird....they're just too direct with a lot of open space. Does anybody have a hard time finding examples outside of work for these topics?

also, what are they really looking for in these?

i agree. i am doing 3 work, 1 non-work
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I am doing all work as of right now. My non-work ideas suck compared to work so I am going with the strongest examples.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:48
Let me ask this question again. How far into your past are you going for the essays?

I have heard varying opinions on this subject. When I visited MIT, the ad-com said we should stick with the 2 yr limit, then river posted that it was only a guideline and that even 4 years in the past may be acceptable.

Anybody going back beyond 2-3 years?
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 15:58
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Let me ask this question again. How far into your past are you going for the essays?

I have heard varying opinions on this subject. When I visited MIT, the ad-com said we should stick with the 2 yr limit, then river posted that it was only a guideline and that even 4 years in the past may be acceptable.

Anybody going back beyond 2-3 years?

im sticking to 2 years, but during my visit they said it was somewhat flexible.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 17:34
I am sticking to the 2 year limit, its not a hard rule but I think it is definitely to your advantage to follow it. It was going to be a requirement but whoever put the info on their webpage messed up and put it in one spot but not another.

So they WANT it within 2 years but aren't requiring it.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 18:38
The MIT presenter at the yesterday's reception in Beijing said the essay questions were designed to generate very very VERY specific answers.

She also said the cover letter was a really important part of the application.
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 [#permalink] New post 08 Oct 2007, 18:56
Also, she said they did not really care for the time frame you will be drawing your experiences for the essays from.

They want to know how you "will add to the confusion" at MIT, so you decide what best describes you/answers the questions.

Say, in my case, I absolutely have to talk about my succesful start up company I started at third year in universtiy. I sold it seven years ago, but I am still going to talk about it because this experience shows my entrepreneurial spirit. No way I am going to limit myself with a stupid 2 year *regulation*.

What? Are they going to deny you admission because in your essays you have talked about an earlier period of your life? I cannot imagine an adcom saying "Aghh, this guy's experiences are too outdated... He did not adhere to the two year rule, I am going to ding him for that now!" This is nonsense.
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In the online app system they specifically ask for your Calculus grade. I have one, which is equivalent to a university grade because I took AP Calculus in High School, and those credits could be transferred to university. However, i majored in Philology/Education so there was no need.

How should I report my score in the application?
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xerox wrote:
In the online app system they specifically ask for your Calculus grade. I have one, which is equivalent to a university grade because I took AP Calculus in High School, and those credits could be transferred to university. However, i majored in Philology/Education so there was no need.

How should I report my score in the application?


i dont like that question. my only calc class was in my first semester of college, and i got a B. im actually pretty good at math, but it was a really advanced class that was invitation only. hardest math class ive ever taken.
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