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Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017

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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 27 Aug 2014, 23:42
Do they actually read the optional essay? It seems that most mba consultants recommend not to submit anything for the optional essays, unless you have something unusual about your profile to explain.
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2014, 00:30
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Do they actually read the optional essay? It seems that most mba consultants recommend not to submit anything for the optional essays, unless you have something unusual about your profile to explain.


It depends which school and what question. Some schools outright ask you to explain extenuating circumstances in the Optional essay (the question will explicitly say this). Other schools (such as MIT Sloan and specifically the question this year) allow you to get creative in the Optional essay.
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 28 Aug 2014, 00:31
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Do they actually read the optional essay? It seems that most mba consultants recommend not to submit anything for the optional essays, unless you have something unusual about your profile to explain.


It depends which school and what question. Some schools outright ask you to explain extenuating circumstances in the Optional essay (the question will explicitly say this). Other schools (such as MIT Sloan and specifically the question this year) allow you to get creative in the Optional essay.
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 05 Sep 2014, 23:51
It's been a while since the last post. Just shaking up the thread.
I hope everyone's on track to submitting a strong app.
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How the MIT Sloan Admissions Team Evaluates our MBA Candidates [#permalink] New post 06 Sep 2014, 07:00
FROM Sloan Admissions Blog: How the MIT Sloan Admissions Team Evaluates our MBA Candidates
Throughout our recruiting trips this summer, our Admissions Team has been asked a very popular question: “What exactly are you looking for when reviewing my application?”

Our goal has always been to make the application process as transparent and upfront as possible, so I want to share how our Admissions Team evaluates our MBA candidates. We use a competency model that helps us to assess the data and to quantify the track record of success that is presented in your application.

We evaluate characteristics on two dimensions:  Demonstrated Success and Personal Attributes.  For Demonstrated Success we look for evidence of academic abilities and professional success.  Personal Attributes we look for include; ability to work on a team, ability to challenge the status quo or solve complex problems, innovative ways to make an impact, and a drive to achieve goals.

Our evaluation process, which includes a required face-to-face interview by invitation only, helps us to get to know you and to give us a better idea of how you have acted, felt or thought in specific situations.  It also gives you an opportunity to get to know us better as well.

We take a holistic approach to reviewing applications.  We have a professional Admissions Committee (no students or faculty). They will read your entire application. We encourage you to respond to the optional question to tell us more about yourself.

We hope this was helpful in completing your application!  We look forward to receiving it!

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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2014, 01:15
Finally done with my essays, heading up to the optional one.

Seems like I'm on track for round 1.
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2014, 06:09
Hello everyone. It is definitely way too quiet in here for a fun school like MIT Sloan!

While I hope it means the competition is slim this year, I'm sure it's down to the deadline creeping up!

I'm offering a bit of motivation care of MIT Sloan Admissions (in case not already seen): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EGJL7ciQC94

Enjoy and best of luck!
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Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 09 Sep 2014, 08:28
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Thanks for the info session in NYC last night, very informative....also, really great mix of both traditional and non traditional alumni speaker backgrounds/career paths.
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 12 Sep 2014, 21:05
Hi guys,

For some reason I'm unable to figure out how to upload/submit my essays on Sloan's app.applyyourself.com portal. I'm not able to find the essay/resume links on the navigation side-bar (screenshot attached). Am I missing something?

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For some reason I'm unable to figure out how to upload/submit my essays on Sloan's app.applyyourself.com portal. I'm not able to find the essay/resume links on the navigation side-bar (screenshot attached). Am I missing something?

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Start filling up your application. In the beginning it will ask you which program you are applying for. Once you choose MBA for 2015, there will be an additional section added to the panel which will read "For MBA Applicants only". You can upload your essays there.
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2014, 20:22
The Resume instruction reads - We highly encourage you to follow the résumé template provided in the résumé upload section under MBA Applicants Only.

Is anyone using other formats or sticking to the one provided by MIT?
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2014, 20:51
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The Resume instruction reads - We highly encourage you to follow the résumé template provided in the résumé upload section under MBA Applicants Only.

Is anyone using other formats or sticking to the one provided by MIT?


The template puts Education before Experience, which I find unusual. I'm not following the template. I think the template has been extracted from one of the current or past MBA students of MIT, applying for jobs.
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Re: Calling all MIT-Sloan Applicants(2015 Intake) -Class of 2017 [#permalink] New post 13 Sep 2014, 21:38
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ankurq7 wrote:
The Resume instruction reads - We highly encourage you to follow the résumé template provided in the résumé upload section under MBA Applicants Only.

Is anyone using other formats or sticking to the one provided by MIT?


The template puts Education before Experience, which I find unusual. I'm not following the template. I think the template has been extracted from one of the current or past MBA students of MIT, applying for jobs.


Yes. It is the template used by MIT students. I generally felt that since MIT adcom is familiar with this format, they may be able to read our Resume more thoroughly (and know where to look for what info) than in other formats which may take them more time to read.

Also, putting Education section at the top or the bottom is a much debated issue. After asking a lot of people, I have decided to put mine at the top.
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