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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:03
Yup...will keep at it...I did submit a technical ticket and got a copy of it via email as well just in case.

Btw this cover letter is making me nervous. How on heck did anyone fit it into a single page with all the formal salutations, addresses etc? Mine is going 1.5.....thoughts?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:06
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Yup...will keep at it...I did submit a technical ticket and got a copy of it via email as well just in case.

Btw this cover letter is making me nervous. How on heck did anyone fit it into a single page with all the formal salutations, addresses etc? Mine is going 1.5.....thoughts?


Small margins and even smaller font :)
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:07
There are quite a few bland photo montages.

The most absurd one I've seen so far is someone recorded a Gangnam Style music video with his coworkers...
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:18
Does anyone know when the interview invites come out for MIT Sloan?
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:21
I just called the office as well and they said that the 3pm deadline is now a soft deadline, I was told to try again in a few hours, and there would be no penalty.

I will get some popcorn and watch through some of the videos I can find.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:27
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dawizard wrote:
Yup...will keep at it...I did submit a technical ticket and got a copy of it via email as well just in case.

Btw this cover letter is making me nervous. How on heck did anyone fit it into a single page with all the formal salutations, addresses etc? Mine is going 1.5.....thoughts?


Small margins and even smaller font :)


Dont think they expect the cover letter to fit on one page due to the formatting etc. 1.5 pages is ok
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:31
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dawizard wrote:
Yup...will keep at it...I did submit a technical ticket and got a copy of it via email as well just in case.

Btw this cover letter is making me nervous. How on heck did anyone fit it into a single page with all the formal salutations, addresses etc? Mine is going 1.5.....thoughts?


Small margins and even smaller font :)


Dont think they expect the cover letter to fit on one page due to the formatting etc. 1.5 pages is ok


Thank you...I almost started tinkering with the idea of reducing the font and messing with the margins....still don't think tht is a good idea though, looks really cluttered fitted into 1 page...
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:31
Where does it actually state that the cover letter needs to fit on one page? I thought that was just for the two essays. My cover letter has about five lines on the second page.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:33
str1der wrote:
cpanagio wrote:
dawizard wrote:
Yup...will keep at it...I did submit a technical ticket and got a copy of it via email as well just in case.

Btw this cover letter is making me nervous. How on heck did anyone fit it into a single page with all the formal salutations, addresses etc? Mine is going 1.5.....thoughts?


Small margins and even smaller font :)


Dont think they expect the cover letter to fit on one page due to the formatting etc. 1.5 pages is ok

I agree with str1der. Unlike the resume, the page length of the cover letter is not restricted. The only restrictions stated for the cover letter is that the TEXT BODY be no more than 500 words (not including salutations, addresses, etc).

Mine was 1.5 pages as well.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:34
After an hour struggling to submit application (tried chrome, IE, and firefox) I was finally able to get it in through Firefox. Also reached out to admissions who confirmed no penalty for not getting app in before 3pm as a result of technical difficulties.

cause applying to sloan isn't stressful enough..
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:35
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There are quite a few bland photo montages.

The most absurd one I've seen so far is someone recorded a Gangnam Style music video with his coworkers...


I loved the "How to dunk" video.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:36
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Where does it actually state that the cover letter needs to fit on one page? I thought that was just for the two essays. My cover letter has about five lines on the second page.


It is not specified as such on the app page. I read it somewhere as a tip and thought to myself - 1 page cover letter would look slick but can't fit 500 words in there with it :D

Good advice from all, as long as the text of the body remains in the 500 boundary we should be set.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:36
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stupandaus wrote:
There are quite a few bland photo montages.

The most absurd one I've seen so far is someone recorded a Gangnam Style music video with his coworkers...


I loved the "How to dunk" video.


How are you guys finding these videos? youtube search for "Sloan" ?

Update - Err I think I got it now...wowzers. time to get some popcorn :D

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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:37
I too had payment trouble with IE, Chrome, Mozilla. But got through in the first attempt with Safari! Worth trying it through safari...
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:39
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After an hour struggling to submit application (tried chrome, IE, and firefox) I was finally able to get it in through Firefox. Also reached out to admissions who confirmed no penalty for not getting app in before 3pm as a result of technical difficulties.

cause applying to sloan isn't stressful enough..



Sloan's first lesson to everyone - don't wait till the last minute. :)

I can confirm its not a browser problem - I tried my desktop/ laptop / iphone / mac book pro ..... then went back to my desktop, kept at it for ~6 tries and it went through.

The time it did go through, I did not have to wait for the payment page to load

For those still trying - the admissions staff member I called said not to worry, they know it is a problem at their end and she said we could even submit by tomm morning if needed
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:39
mba2015applicant wrote:

Also saw the thread about regarding youtube videos, you can easily hide the video from others being able to view it by selecting "unlisted" in settings.


Yes, but risky to fiddle with it. Adcom folks specifically said keep it publicly accessible.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:41
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Where does it actually state that the cover letter needs to fit on one page? I thought that was just for the two essays. My cover letter has about five lines on the second page.


It is not specified as such on the app page. I read it somewhere as a tip and thought to myself - 1 page cover letter would look slick but can't fit 500 words in there with it :D

Good advice from all, as long as the text of the body remains in the 500 boundary we should be set.



1-page is a nice-to-have not a must. I know admitted candidates from the last 2 years and their CL's ran into 2 pages.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:42
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I too had payment trouble with IE, Chrome, Mozilla. But got through in the first attempt with Safari! Worth trying it through safari...


Thanks, will try it out and let you guys know if it worked!
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:45
Safari didn't fly for me, tried 6+ times....still get this:

Merchant 'mit_sloan_ssm' has been cancelled.

try try try till you submit.
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Re: Sloan 2013 (MIT) - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Oct 2012, 09:50
All the Best to everyone submitting today... both for the application and the actual submission process!!!!

I've been completely underwater with work, and have decided to move my application to Round 2....

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