MIT was not out of the group of schools to make significant
changes in their essays. The number of essays remained from last
year, and the first has not been modified. The second essay was
replaced by a letter of recommendation that the candidate has to
write for himself.
Dawna Levenson, director of admissions,
believes that questions the recommendation letter will help the
school to learn more about the candidate. This letter of
recommendation is the same as the recommenders have to answer.
What school asks for this year, as published on the school
We are interested in learning more about you. In each of
the essays, please describe in detail what you thought, felt,
said, and did. Please draw upon experiences Which have occurred
in the past three years.
Essay 1: The mission of the MIT Sloan
School of Management is to Develop principled, innovative
leaders who Improve the world and to generate ideas que advance
management practice. Discuss how you will Contribute toward
advancing the mission based on examples of past work and
activities. (500 words or fewer)
Essay 2: Write a professional letter of recommendation on
behalf of yourself. Answer The Following questions of if you
were your most recent supervisor recommending yourself for
admission to the MIT Sloan MBA Program: (750 words or fewer)
- How long and in what capacity have you known the
- How does the applicant stand out from others in a
- Please give an example of the applicant's impact on
a person, group, or organization.
- Please give a representative example of how the
applicant Interacts with other people.
- Which of the applicant's personal or professional
characteristics would you change?
- Please tell us anything else you think we shouldn't
know about this applicant.
The Admissions Committee invites you to share anything
else you would like us to know about you, in any format. If you
choose to use the multimedia format, please host the information
on the website and Provide us the URL.
The first essay inspired by the school slogan. Mens et
manus The school continuously seeks innovation working with
both the intellectual sphere ( mens ) and practice ( manus). Storytelling
and show examples is essential. MIT is interested in
understanding the process more than the result, so it asks the
candidate to describe what he did, felt, thought, spoke. A good
formula to account for an essay like this is STAR (situation,
task, action, result or impact).
The letter of recommendation that the candidate has to write
about himself in a way to revive the old cover letter(cover
letter) who was at MIT 's application for many years. The
difference are the questions and the meta-position (speaking of
himself in the third person).
The questions of the two letters of recommendation that the
applicant should also ask are the same.
The Optional Information item is very important. In general,
you should not waste space that the school offers so that the
candidate can count more than its history and try to conquer the
admissions committee. In the case of MIT, the format is fully
open. The candidate is expected to express themselves with
video, PPT presentations, Prezi, photos or whatever else you
want. Here MIT has a crack through which you can take a peek at
the candidate in a more informal way, most authentic and where
the candidate can freely express what they find important.