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Honestly don't know what went wrong...
Sloan is my dream school.
Graduated from the top university in China at top 15% in my department. American fortune 500 company, two promotions in two year, and a 750 gmat.
And I am pretty sure that my cover letter demonstrated fit with their culture as requested with examples closely related to my focused career path.
And I took a 16 hour flight to visit campus in May!!!! And I am a re-applicant! So pretty strong commitment right? (last year to LGO with only one-tear experience, maybe stretched too much)
Completely shocked and devastated by the ding......Anybody wanna share some thoughts?

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Maybe your video played a role in the decision? It could have just been a "fit" issue.


Certainly your stats are good enough to get you in. It may have come down to execution / cover letter and video style. Sloan also has a very small class so they cannot accept everyone who is qualified. Sometimes it is a numbers / odds game. That said your profile looks great on paper so I would be curious to look at your application and see what happened. Any interview invites at other schools?

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Thanks Scott. I got interview invite from Tuck and LBS. PM you on application?
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The portal says only 350 will get selected from 5,500 applicants



Is that 350 out of 5500 selected to interview or for admittance? Where exactly did you see this?


350 out of approximately 5500 applicants will be admitted. This was in the regret mail that dinged applicants got from Rod Garcia.
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Just finished my interview. Probably my weakest interview ever :(


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I have seen enough comments from people who felt they did badly in the interview but got accepted to believe that most people aren't good at assessing their own preformance. The important thing to remember is what you think doesn't matter; it's what the interviewer thinks.

On that note, I too have my interview with Sloan today. On my way to Cambridge.
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Just finished my interview. Probably my weakest interview ever :(


Hey, what went wrong? Was it an Alum interview? Do you mind sharing the details?

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Most people aren't good at assessing their own preformance. The important thing to remember is what you think doesn't matter; it's what the interviewer thinks.

Exactly! Don't lose heart man. Not until you hear from the school itself. Sloan has a great interview conversion rate, remember? So, you are not dusted yet.
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Just finished my interview. Probably my weakest interview ever :(


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I have seen enough comments from people who felt they did badly in the interview but got accepted to believe that most people aren't good at assessing their own preformance. The important thing to remember is what you think doesn't matter; it's what the interviewer thinks.

On that note, I too have my interview with Sloan today. On my way to Cambridge.


Good luck!


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Just finished my interview. Probably my weakest interview ever :(


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Who did u interview with and what was your time slot ?
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Just got done my interview. No idea how it went so now it's just a waiting game until mid December.

Do you guys usually send a thank you note?
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Hey, guys!

Could anyone who was denied share his or her video, linkedin profile?
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Could anyone who was denied share his or her video, linkedin profile?


Why would you want that though? I mean how do you think would it help?


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Could anyone who was denied share his or her video, linkedin profile?


Why would you want that though? I mean how do you think would it help?


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I'm aiming for R2 and I think those videos could help me and others to get some insights.
Linkedin profiles would help me to understand how to tune mine.
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Could anyone who was denied share his or her video, linkedin profile?


Why would you want that though? I mean how do you think would it help?


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I'm aiming for R2 and I think those videos could help me and others to get some insights.
Linkedin profiles would help me to understand how to tune mine.


I don't think dinged profiles are going to do you any good. There were no views on my linkedin profile from Sloan or from any private profile in that duration so that deems it useless. Also, it is hard to pin point one thing that resulted in the ding so even if you apply the reverse that "I should probably not do this", it could be more dangerous.
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I second @procman I was extended an invitation to interview but my LinkedIn profile was given the silent treatment. I’m not complaining because I don’t think my LinkedIn would have conveyed more than my resume. Plus my video was not production magic. It was REALLY basic speaking to the webcam though my content was a mix of professional and personal introduction. It’s impossible to carve out specific things that helped or hurt you but if I had been dinged early on I would have blamed my video.


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I talked about going to breweries in Boston in my video and I got an interview. Don't overthink it.
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Would you guys be able to provide an overview of how the interviews generally went?

In hindsight, anything in particular you would do to prepare?
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Would you guys be able to provide an overview of how the interviews generally went?

In hindsight, anything in particular you would do to prepare?


I am hesitant to say anything because your experience may vary depending on the interviewer's style and what they want to focus on/have questions about with your application. With that said, my interview was shorter than I had expected. It was 45 minutes but we really only touched on a few things in that time. Questions were behavioral and neither my cover letter, video, or interview essay were brought up. Very straight forward interview.

I do not know how much preparation is going to help you beyond just knowing your professional career well, which you should know! However, I would still spend a half hour looking over your resume and just reminding yourself of the positions you had and what you did so that they're still fresh on your mind in case you need to recall an experience from a few years back. Equally cliche but it's important to be able to vocalize why MIT Sloan and then have some questions for the end.

For me personally, I do not think any additional preparation would have helped simply because behavioral questions are so hard to predict. I had thought of situations that applied to some common questions (resolving a conflict, rallying a team, etc.) but they did not really come into play. I had to think of situations that applied to the questions on the fly, which is why I say it is more important to have a good grasp on your own career and experiences than worrying about how they fit into particular behavioral question archetypes.
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