How do you feel about the increasing role of MBA admissions consultants in the process? What percentage of your applicant pool do you believe gets consulting help?
We know admissions consultants exist and we know the application process can appear overwhelming. That is why we do our best to inform our prospective applicants about the process at our Sloan on the Road events, online chats and on the website. I recently started an Admissions Directors blog mitsloanadmissions.com and we regularly post videos with application tips right on there. If students have difficult questions, we are available via email or phone and are happy to answer questions. We try to provide as much help as possible so that people can provide an authentic application and that the application process can be one of self-reflection.
You convey a good deal of passion about your role at Sloan.
I am lucky to have a job that I enjoy so much. I work with an amazing admissions team who are dedicated to the work they do. I get to travel all over the world and meet amazing prospective students and alumni. This fall I traveled to Moscow, Israel, India—just to name a few. The biggest challenge I face is trying to share all the energy, excitement and great stories that come out of MIT Sloan with everyone in a short amount of time. There is something new that comes out of MIT Sloan every day like the Healthcare Certificate we recently announced so there is always something new to share. Also, with over 13 action learning labs there are so many exciting projects that come out of these to share…and then, there is the 100K and the Martin Trust Center and the Media Lab. I could go on!
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