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Career Stories

Alumni Stories: Derek DeAndrade, MBA 2019

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Derek DeAndrade discusses the importance of networking, and the impact it had on his career transition to Impact Investing. He offers advice on how current students can utilize MIT Sloan resources and tools to make connections and determine a target …

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Alumni Stories: Kristin Riley, EMBA 2020

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Kristin Riley shares how she engaged with the CDO to support her recent career transition. She offers advice for how to learn about opportunities, approach career decisions, and make a successful, positive transition that honors your relationships and legacy.

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The Power of the Pivot – Featuring MIT Sloan Industry Advisor, Mike Volpe MBA ’03

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Challenges present powerful opportunities – both in business and in life. Over the last six months, we have seen some amazing pivots from Sloanies identifying opportunities in the changing market; not only in growing areas like health tech and retail …

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Student Story: Devin Connolly, MFin 2021

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By Devin Connolly – Master of Finance (2021)

A large element of what one might call my ‘professional success’ can be attributed to a rejection from my dream job. After multiple phone calls, endless interviews, two flights, and a draining day …

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Mindfulness in the MBA

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Cameron Cler, MBA 2020, Core Fellow

In our two-year MBA program, it may seem like we have all the time in the world to achieve the intentions and goals we set forth for our time at Sloan. As we approach …

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The Core Fellow Experience

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Ada Li, MBA 2020, Core Fellow

As part of Sloan’s inaugural class of Core Fellows, we had the unique opportunity to help define and shape the intent of the program. When I reflect on my second fall semester at Sloan, …

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How to Network for the Dirt Road Recruiting Path

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Erica Nangeroni, MBA 2020, Core Fellow

We all know that networking takes a lot of time and energy, and can feel intimidating and overwhelming. I’m not sure I’ll ever get to a place in which I feel comfortable walking into …

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School’s Out for the Winter

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Valerie Zhao, MBA 2020, Core Fellow

As you (hopefully) know, fall semester has come to an end, which means we’re all in store for some well-deserved time off. Depending on your IAP plans, you may not expect to be back …

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Making the most of the end of Core

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Valerie Zhao, MBA 2020, Core Fellow

by Valerie Zhao |  Valerie is a 2Y MBA, MBA Core Fellow and co-president of the Management Consulting Club (MCC).

With midterms finished, you may be feeling some combined sense of dread (impending final projects …

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MBA Internship: The path to your summer in Venture Capital (VC)

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by Cameron Cler   |  Cameron is a 2nd year MBA; she spent her summer internship at Underscore VC.

There are many great reasons to pursue VC as a summer internship in between the 1st and 2nd year of your MBA. For …

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