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

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I have been checking the youtube analytics and linkedin daily (hourly lol), I still do not have any views from Mass. Has anyone seen any potential Adcom views on their videos or linkedin page? This admission process feels like waiting for Christmas! I can't image how exciting it would be to get an interview invite from a school like MIT.


Got 5 views on LinkedIn. :-D But all false alarms. 3 turned out to be old friends.

The other 2 chose to remain anonymous. Ooo exciting. But, then these too turned out to be people who had discovered me because of my recent activities (maybe job search, yay. Or, maybe not :wink: )!

So, in short. Nada.


I left the LinedIn URL blank in the application :|
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New post 04 Oct 2014, 23:59
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I have been checking the youtube analytics and linkedin daily (hourly lol), I still do not have any views from Mass. Has anyone seen any potential Adcom views on their videos or linkedin page? This admission process feels like waiting for Christmas! I can't image how exciting it would be to get an interview invite from a school like MIT.


Got 5 views on LinkedIn. :-D But all false alarms. 3 turned out to be old friends.

The other 2 chose to remain anonymous. Ooo exciting. But, then these too turned out to be people who had discovered me because of my recent activities (maybe job search, yay. Or, maybe not :wink: )!

So, in short. Nada.


I left the LinedIn URL blank in the application :|


So did I. But, do you think that a lack of a link your profile will prevent the MIT guys from finding your profile?
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Got 5 views on LinkedIn. :-D But all false alarms. 3 turned out to be old friends.

The other 2 chose to remain anonymous. Ooo exciting. But, then these too turned out to be people who had discovered me because of my recent activities (maybe job search, yay. Or, maybe not :wink: )!

So, in short. Nada.


I left the LinedIn URL blank in the application :|


So did I. But, do you think that a lack of a link your profile will prevent the MIT guys from finding your profile?


Ahh... This is MIT we're talking about. They will find a link even if none exists!
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Well, I have 4 views from Massachusetts, but I don't think the adcom has viewed my video yet.
For one, the adcoms use iPads, but the video was viewed everytime from a computer. Moreover, an estimated time of only 1 min has been watched (my video is 3 mins). Or maybe they got too bored... :?
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The linkedin URL was not listed as an 'optional' as far as I recall... So I'm surprised that they let you guys submit with the entry blank!

Did anyone have their references contacted? I'm talking about this box:
If you have consulted with any members of the MIT or MIT Sloan communities, indicate their names, MIT/MIT Sloan affiliations, and your relation to them (co-worker, professor, relative, recommender, etc.). Limit of 200 characters.
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The linkedin URL was not listed as an 'optional' as far as I recall... So I'm surprised that they let you guys submit with the entry blank!


I also left it blank...I am pretty sure its optional. I define optional as anything you can leave blank and proceed with the application. :o

I went to an info session and was told they use it to make sure you are really who you say you are. They wanted to see the Linkedin profile somewhat matches the MBA resume.

So for those that didn't fill it in, I don't think it's a big issue. I can't see Sloan dinging someone for not filling in their Linkedin profile.
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The linkedin URL was not listed as an 'optional' as far as I recall... So I'm surprised that they let you guys submit with the entry blank!


I also left it blank...I am pretty sure its optional. I define optional as anything you can leave blank and proceed with the application. :o

I went to an info session and was told they use it to make sure you are really who you say you are. They wanted to see the Linkedin profile somewhat matches the MBA resume.

So for those that didn't fill it in, I don't think it's a big issue. I can't see Sloan dinging someone for not filling in their Linkedin profile.


I second that. It has to be optional. What about those who don't have a LinedIn profile?
And yes, if they can accept people who haven't attempted the optional essay, they surely won't ding someone for leaving the LinkedIn entry blank.
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Now that I think about it, I really had no good reason for not giving out my Linkdin profile link.

Anyway, my Sloan "contact", has not been contacted so far.
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Anyone have any action on their linkedin or optional essay videos? It appears we will be roughly 2 weeks away from the first wave of invites going out.
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Well, I have 4 views from Massachusetts, but I don't think the adcom has viewed my video yet.
For one, the adcoms use iPads, but the video was viewed everytime from a computer. Moreover, an estimated time of only 1 min has been watched (my video is 3 mins). Or maybe they got too bored... :?


Has anyone seen other video essays that people have submitted on Vimeo or youtube? What do you guys think about those?
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Well, I have 4 views from Massachusetts, but I don't think the adcom has viewed my video yet.
For one, the adcoms use iPads, but the video was viewed everytime from a computer. Moreover, an estimated time of only 1 min has been watched (my video is 3 mins). Or maybe they got too bored... :?


Has anyone seen other video essays that people have submitted on Vimeo or youtube? What do you guys think about those?



I watched a ton of them. So many of the videos paint such an impressive picture that I wonder if they are just filled with BS.
Pretty much all of them make me feel like a scrub with no chance!
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Well, I have 4 views from Massachusetts, but I don't think the adcom has viewed my video yet.
For one, the adcoms use iPads, but the video was viewed everytime from a computer. Moreover, an estimated time of only 1 min has been watched (my video is 3 mins). Or maybe they got too bored... :?


Has anyone seen other video essays that people have submitted on Vimeo or youtube? What do you guys think about those?



I watched a ton of them. So many of the videos paint such an impressive picture that I wonder if they are just filled with BS.
Pretty much all of them make me feel like a scrub with no chance!


This comment is kind of heart breaking for all those who have submitted the videos :cry: !
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Well, I have 4 views from Massachusetts, but I don't think the adcom has viewed my video yet.
For one, the adcoms use iPads, but the video was viewed everytime from a computer. Moreover, an estimated time of only 1 min has been watched (my video is 3 mins). Or maybe they got too bored... :?


Has anyone seen other video essays that people have submitted on Vimeo or youtube? What do you guys think about those?



I watched a ton of them. So many of the videos paint such an impressive picture that I wonder if they are just filled with BS.
Pretty much all of them make me feel like a scrub with no chance!


lol @ filled with BS.
U probably didn't see mine. Compared to all the others I've seen I'd say the only thing mine has going is being different. I've stopped looking at other people's videos. Don't wanna make myself lose hope.
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FROM Sloan Admissions Blog: What happens now for Round I MBA Applicants to MIT Sloan?
To those of you who have submitted a Round 1 application to the MIT Sloan MBA Program, thank you. The hard part is over! If you are interested in learning more about the process once you submit your application, this blog is for you.

We have imported all the applications and we will now begin to distribute them to the Admissions Committee members. In “the older days” this process consumed large quantities of paper files. These days, we are focused on sustainability, so this process is now entirely electronic.

The Admissions Committee members are a team of professionals who meet regularly to discuss and calibrate our application evaluations. The MBA application assessment process does not involve faculty, alumni, or students. Our team is excited to begin reading; they are dedicated and prepared to carefully review each application.

The reading and review period will take 4-6 weeks. We will send out Round 1 interview invitations from mid-October through early November. If you are not invited to interview, you will be notified of your decision by mid-November.

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lol @ filled with BS.
U probably didn't see mine. Compared to all the others I've seen I'd say the only thing mine has going is being different. I've stopped looking at other people's videos. Don't wanna make myself lose hope.


I am sure your profile and application is plenty strong enough for MIT, not everyone that Sloan admits has built a nuclear reactor from a lego set or founded Oculus Rift. Just remember that you are really competing with people from your industry, school, geographic location, background, etc and if you are on this site then you have already put in plenty of thought and effort into your application. I viewed the optional essay as a means to add another dimension to ones profile and not necessarily as a highlight reel. I showed my hobby in mine to add flavor to my application, if your video is different from the pack then that may be a good thing.

Where else have people uploaded their videos? I searched Youtube and Vimeo but there appears to be less than 30 videos in total uploaded in the past month for those sites. I would expect to see more than that for Round 1.

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lol @ filled with BS.
U probably didn't see mine. Compared to all the others I've seen I'd say the only thing mine has going is being different. I've stopped looking at other people's videos. Don't wanna make myself lose hope.


I am sure your profile and application is plenty strong enough for MIT, not everyone that Sloan admits has built a nuclear reactor from a lego set or founded Oculus Rift. Just remember that you are really competing with people from your industry, school, geographic location, background, etc and if you are on this site then you have already put in plenty of though and effort into your application. I viewed the optional essay as a means to add another dimension to ones profile and not necessarily as a highlight reel. I showed my hobby (Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu) in mine to add flavor to my application, if your video is different from the pack then that may be a good thing.

Where else have people uploaded their videos? I searched Youtube and Vimeo but there appears to be less than 30 videos in total uploaded in the past month for those sites. I would expect to see more than that for Round 1.


I hope it is. Thanks. Mine was uploaded on vimeo I don't know what other platforms were used.
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Anyone here with a non-video optional essay? :)

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Anyone here with a non-video optional essay? :)

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I didn't write one. I'm actually surprised that there are so many people that submitted something for the optional essay
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Anyone here with a non-video optional essay? :)

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Yep. I have a regular essay. Very short. About 200 words.
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Alright... my video has been viewed from MA on a Macintosh device.
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