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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Mar 2013, 12:33
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I've said it before and will say it again. MIT marches to the beat of their own drum and I really dig that about them. They are kind of the hipster of B-schools. With any sort of pandering, they could increase their ranking a couple spots. I didnt even really know they had a bschool (shame on me) until I went to the MBA tour over the summer and saw their little booth off to the side.


I completely agree with this. Sloan's admission process is unique and I've been impressed with every Admissions staffer I've met there from Rod Garcia to the administrative staff. They do have a scoring system when reviewing applications which makes some people think, in my opinion, that Sloan takes anyone with high numbers. Even HBSGuru always says that Sloan will take "anyone" with a score above 750 (he even said it in his latest post.) This is simply not true. Plenty of people with 760, 770, etc have been dinged, and the admissions committee carefully considers all aspects of everyone's application.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2013, 18:40
In the interview invitation, it indicated there was lunch between 12-1pm? I haven't gotten any other information as to where to go? Is it just in the Admissions Office?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2013, 20:05
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In the interview invitation, it indicated there was lunch between 12-1pm? I haven't gotten any other information as to where to go? Is it just in the Admissions Office?


I've been to lunch twice at Sloan and once was in a classroom and the other time in the upstairs dining room. I'm sure they'll tell you where it is on the day of your interview. Or you can email the Admissions office the day before. The staff, I found, is pretty responsive to emails.

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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 10 Mar 2013, 20:08
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In the interview invitation, it indicated there was lunch between 12-1pm? I haven't gotten any other information as to where to go? Is it just in the Admissions Office?

Yeah, it's actually in the same general area of where you'll be interviewing. I'd highly recommend partaking. Besides having the opportunity to chat with current students and have free lunch, I've heard participation in the lunch is viewed positively by the admissions committee. Although, who knows, maybe that's a myth that just gets passed down from one class to the next over the years.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 08:24
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Besides having the opportunity to chat with current students and have free lunch, I've heard participation in the lunch is viewed positively by the admissions committee. Although, who knows, maybe that's a myth that just gets passed down from one class to the next over the years.


It certainly wouldn't hurt. The Admissions staff doesn't attend the lunch, but I've found that the student body loves Rod Garcia (with good reason) and if you impress a student, word may trickle up to the Admissions office.

i found the students attending the lunch to be very candid and will tell you how it is at Sloan...the good and the bad.

Plus the food is pretty good. they get interesting sandwiches and salads from some local place (at least when I went.)
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 10:24
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Anyone knows the address of the admitted student google group for Sloan?


I was told by an Admissions Officer that if you were waitlisted in R1 without an interview and don't get an interview invitation in March, then you will be taken off the waitlist on April 2 and not offered a place, sadly.

I wish they had made this clearer in the Waitlist FAQ.


hi, Ward, do you know if they are still sending out invitations?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 11:57
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kingfalcon wrote:
Besides having the opportunity to chat with current students and have free lunch, I've heard participation in the lunch is viewed positively by the admissions committee. Although, who knows, maybe that's a myth that just gets passed down from one class to the next over the years.


It certainly wouldn't hurt. The Admissions staff doesn't attend the lunch, but I've found that the student body loves Rod Garcia (with good reason) and if you impress a student, word may trickle up to the Admissions office.

i found the students attending the lunch to be very candid and will tell you how it is at Sloan...the good and the bad.

Plus the food is pretty good. they get interesting sandwiches and salads from some local place (at least when I went.)

free lunch seems to correlate well to the quality of the school
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 12:03
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kingfalcon wrote:
Besides having the opportunity to chat with current students and have free lunch, I've heard participation in the lunch is viewed positively by the admissions committee. Although, who knows, maybe that's a myth that just gets passed down from one class to the next over the years.


It certainly wouldn't hurt. The Admissions staff doesn't attend the lunch, but I've found that the student body loves Rod Garcia (with good reason) and if you impress a student, word may trickle up to the Admissions office.

i found the students attending the lunch to be very candid and will tell you how it is at Sloan...the good and the bad.

Plus the food is pretty good. they get interesting sandwiches and salads from some local place (at least when I went.)

free lunch seems to correlate well to the quality of the school


Completely agree, and MIT does it very well. They order a lot from Sebastian's and other local restaurants in Kendall Square. You could probably go through all two years without buying lunch...there's food everywhere there!
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 12:46
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Ward2012 wrote:
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Anyone knows the address of the admitted student google group for Sloan?


I was told by an Admissions Officer that if you were waitlisted in R1 without an interview and don't get an interview invitation in March, then you will be taken off the waitlist on April 2 and not offered a place, sadly.

I wish they had made this clearer in the Waitlist FAQ.


hi, Ward, do you know if they are still sending out invitations?


From what I was told, they are still sending a few invitations. But the admissions officer also told me that the majority have been sent out already. I'm not sure though whether that's a "small majority" or an "overwhelming majority."
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 11 Mar 2013, 14:37
Thank you Ward, good luck :)
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 12:47
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Can anyone share a recent interview experience?
Who?
Where?
What?


I just got back from an interview in Santa Monica CA, with Jeff Carbone. I really enjoyed it . . . very congenial, relaxed, etc. He's flying to Mexico next, so good luck to all of you down there.

I have an unusual background, to say the least, so I'm not sure if my questions were representative. For example, no walking him through my resume; most of the questions revolved around my experiences working with others, both in a leadership role and as a member of a team. There were at least two questions on handling conflict and disagreement, both vertically and laterally.

And there was one out of left field: Why did you move to Pasadena.

Finally, there were the three ubiquitous questions: Why an MBA now? Is there anything I didn't ask that you would like to tell me? and Do you have any questions?

Good luck, everybody! Just three more weeks!

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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 12:48
Thanks for the insight, Katherine. Good luck with your result!
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Mar 2013, 20:20
Ugh, Jeff's in Mexico. I'm in Mexico. Let's turn that waitlist into an interview, save yourself the trouble later ;)
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 16 Mar 2013, 20:41
"Thanks for interviewing" email from the Admission Office felt almost like an acceptance letter, if not for one sentence about "no feedback" when admission is denied.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2013, 07:11
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"Thanks for interviewing" email from the Admission Office felt almost like an acceptance letter, if not for one sentence about "no feedback" when admission is denied.


The email I got on Friday about the alumni network felt like one too
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2013, 10:32
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"Thanks for interviewing" email from the Admission Office felt almost like an acceptance letter, if not for one sentence about "no feedback" when admission is denied.


The email I got on Friday about the alumni network felt like one too



I don't think I received that...can you provide more info such as the timestamp, subject, email contents.

Thanks.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 17 Mar 2013, 19:14
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Ward2012 wrote:
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"Thanks for interviewing" email from the Admission Office felt almost like an acceptance letter, if not for one sentence about "no feedback" when admission is denied.


The email I got on Friday about the alumni network felt like one too



I don't think I received that...can you provide more info such as the timestamp, subject, email contents.

Thanks.


I got it on Friday at around 5 or 6 pm. The email just talked about how great the Sloan alumni network is and ended with a link to the application. Just another marketing email

I already deleted it so I can't post it here're. And I don't remember the subject

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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 20 Mar 2013, 08:24
Have any LGO applicants who were denied admission to LGO hear anything yet regarding interviews or admissions in general?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 10:25
any chance that we'll know anything before the 2nd?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 21 Mar 2013, 12:24
Don't think so, unless you're dinged... Seems that they deliver many dings before the deadline... :S
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