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MIT Sloan Reapplication Evaluation

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New post 18 Jul 2018, 08:31
I applied to MIT Sloan last year, for fall 2018 admissions and I did not get in. I am planning on reapplying in R1 for the fall of 2019, and looking for some advice on my reapplication strategy.

About me: 26 yearold, female.
Undergrad GPA: 3.85 (math and psychology major)
Gmat: 740
Work in marketing at a large technology company (IBM). I have been here for 3.5 years, and received two promotions.
I also work as marketing director of a streetfood startup (part time).

Since I last applied, I did not receive any promotions at work, but I did expand my role and responsibility. I took a MOOC course through Coursera on Entrepreneurship, and joined the board of a non-profit organization. I also continued my role as marketing director of a streetfood startup.

I am looking for advice on who I should get recommendations from -- I need two! --- options:
1. My current supervisor at IBM (who provided my recomenndation last year, but could speak to new projects I am working on)
2. My department director - I haven't worked very closely with him, but he can speak to some of the impact of my projects, and is a VP at my company
3. My past supervisor at my current company (she was my supervisor 2 years ago, and would write an amazing recommendation, but it would be of things I was doing 2 years ago)
4. The founder of the streetfood startup (he wrote my recommendation last year, and honestly my role there has not changed greatly)
5. The director of the non-profit board I joined. Although I only joined a few months ago,, I have done a lot there.

Can you help me decide what I should stress out of everything above, in my video and cover letter? Should I focus on attributes of my personality that I did not mention before in my application last year, or more about what I have been up to in the last year, should I mentioned the online Entrepreneuship course?
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New post 27 Sep 2018, 09:50
Hi there,

Thanks for reaching out! We sold out early for round 1 this year and have been busy getting our clients through the deadlines. But I'm happy to be catching up today on some of the great questions in our forum. In the event that this isn't coming too sounds like you've built up a good re-application story so congrats on some solid improvements since your last application. Unfortunately your questions about what to write about in the essays are not possible to answer in any meaningful way in this forum but we'd be happy to chat further through our free consultation and or through working 1-on-1 with one of our consultants. Recommender selection is also going to be a longer conversation since it's rarely black or white. In general, however, you should select recommenders who know you well and are super-advocates for your professional development and MBA aspirations. So I would focus more on what they would say vs. what their title is in the organization (with the exception of your immediate supervisor).

Best of luck to you!

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