I was talking to a couple yesterday both from MIT Sloan. They said a lot of good stuff about the school. Here are some of the things I took away from the conversation:
- In the essays/interview focus on the "I" rather that "We" when talking about team situations since the adcom needs to know more about how you behaved and what you did as opposed to what the team did
- If you get into Sloan (I guess this is true for any B School) think really hard about your future career choices before joining school because the recruiting begins almost as soon as you start and being unsure could cost you
- Visit Sloan and talk to professors. Knowing what Sloan is and exactly what you want from the MBA experience. It is very important
- If applying for entrepreneurship have a good career plan. It seems Sloan is wary of applicants who say that they want to venture out on their own right after graduation and do not have any other options
- When in Sloan try to take courses from the main MIT campus and do not get confined to Sloan courses
- Professors are sort of mixed. Some are great well known researchers but not necessarily great teachers while others are not so famous but are great teachers.
Well, that's all I can recall. Any additions or critiques are more than welcome.