Wharton | Mr. MBB to PE
GMAT 740, GPA 3.98
Stanford GSB | Mr. Equal Opportunity
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Chicago Booth | Mr. Community Uplift
GMAT 780, GPA 2.6
Cornell Johnson | Mr. Angel Investor
GMAT 700, GPA 3.20
Rice Jones | Mr. ToastMasters Treasurer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Kellogg | Mr. MBB Private Equity
GMAT TBD (target 720+), GPA 4.0
Said Business School | Ms. Creative Planner
GMAT 690, GPA 3.81 / 5.0
Harvard | Mr. Soldier Boy
GMAT 720, GPA 3.72
Stanford GSB | Mr. Wedding Music Business
GMAT 710, GPA 3.7
Harvard | Mr. Big 4 Auditor
GMAT 740, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Software PE
GMAT 760, GPA 3.45
Harvard | Mr. First Gen Consultant
GMAT 710, GPA 4.0 (First Class Honours)
Stanford GSB | Mr. Classic Candidate
GMAT 760, GPA 3.9
Stanford GSB | Mr. MBB/FinTech
GMAT 760, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Break Into Buy-Side
GMAT 780, GPA 3.6
Wharton | Mr. LatAm Indian Trader
GMAT 720, GPA 3.5
Harvard | Mr. Perseverance
GMAT 730, GPA 3.7
Stanford GSB | Mr. Politics Abroad
GRE 332, GPA 4.2/4.3
MIT Sloan | Mr. Canadian Banker
GMAT 720, GPA 3.7
Darden | Mr. Stock Up
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
Harvard | Ms. Fintech To Tech
GMAT 740, GPA 3.54
Harvard | Ms. Finance
GMAT 760, GPA 3.48
Stanford GSB | Mr. Unrealistic Ambitions
GMAT 710, GPA 2.0
Kellogg | Mr. Kellogg 1Y
GMAT 710, GPA 3.58
Stanford GSB | Ms. CPA To MBA
GMAT 710, GPA 3.9
Harvard | Mr. Aspiring Elected Official
GMAT 670, GPA 3.8
Ross | Mr. LGBTQ PM
GMAT 710, GPA 3.91

The MBA Gatekeeper At MIT Sloan

How Sloan students described their classmates recently

How Sloan students described their classmates recently

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!

THE GATEKEEPER SERIES:

THE GATEKEEPER TO HARVARD BUSINESS SCHOOL 

THE GATEKEEPER TO STANFORD GRADUATE SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

THE GATEKEEPER TO THE WHARTON SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

THE GATEKEEPER TO THE KELLOGG SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

THE GATE KEEPER TO CHICAGO’S BOOTH SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

THE GATEKEEPER TO DARTMOUTH’S TUCK SCHOOL OF BUSINESS

THE GATEKEEPER TO MICHIGAN’S ROSS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS 

THE GATEKEEPER TO CORNELL’S JOHNSON GRADUATE SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

 THE GATEKEEPER TO YALE’S SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT

About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.