Now that you have an overview of the kind of candidates who are accepted at MIT Sloan (read our Essay Guide), it is time to do a life audit. We recommend this to all our clients. If you skip this exercise, the chances are that you will cite a ‘not so great’ event that will miss the mark due to perceived non-competitiveness of your role or lack of context, or both. Especially with 300-words and a professionally communicative device like the cover letter, you can’t cite multiple examples from your professional life.
When you are shortlisting the most impactful events for MIT Sloan, follow the three-structure format
Achievement Overview-> Achievement Specifics -> Impact of your team’s success
Our team earned the honor of the fastest growing department in China Telecom contributing a yearly revenue of $500 million, allowing the company to invest the surplus cash in 5G technology.
<Achievement Overview> Our team earned the honor of the fastest growing department in China Telecom
<Achievement Specifics> contributing a yearly revenue of over $500 million
<Impact of your team’s success> allowing the company to invest the surplus cash in 5G technology
Once you have the achievement list with the impact mentioned clearly, create the achievement and the corresponding impact in a Tabular format. Also, translate the achievement to dollar value.
How to Create IMPACT Table - Included in MIT Sloan MBA Essay Guide
There are two metrics that you have to map – the revenue/profit/dollar value with respect to the size of the company, which is measured by the Project Revenue to the Total Revenue ratio, and second the impact of the project on the company’s future. This can be anything ranging from acquiring a new customer to improving market share by 15%. The more specific the impact, the better you will be at articulating your success.
Hurdles that you should mention in the Cover Letter: What your team achieved would mean nothing if you don’t mention one of the six hurdles. With essays, you had the chance to expand on the hurdles, but with cover letter, a single line hinting the hurdle is sufficient.
6 Hurdles that you should mention in MIT Sloan Cover Letter - Included in MIT Sloan Essay Guide
MIT Sloan Profile Example: Let us look at the first example “Our team earned the honor of the fastest growing department in China Telecom contributing yearly revenue of $500 million, allowing the company to invest the surplus cash in 5G technology”
Now let us look at the personality traits of the applicant that allowed the team to be the fastest growing department in China Telecom.
1) Impact Oriented
2) Analytical + Creative
Impact worth mentioning in MIT Sloan Cover Letter: As an applicant, citing the example of navigating the complex egos and delicate censorship issues might seem counterproductive for MIT, but he chose to highlight impact as a value that he shared with Sloan. In 2010, the candidate saw an opportunity to expand the telecom giant’s service to small and medium scale businesses by formulating a strategic partnership with the German software giant SAP.
MIT Sloan MBA Cover Letter Checklist
The standard cover letters for jobs are 500-word long that gives the opportunity to add more than one motivation. Here is a checklist that you should adhere while creating the cover letter:
1) Focus on two aspects of you education
2) Focus on at least ..
3) Cite at least one ..
4) One quality ..
5) Focus on one theme/value that ..
6) Go to the specifics of ..
7) Conclude with how ..
Sample Cover Letter – Healthcare Entrepreneurship (296 Words)
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+Harvard MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
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#2. Teamwork and Individual Ambition
#4. Diversity = Creativity
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+ Columbia MBA Essay Tips (2019 Entering Class)
Sample Columbia MBA Essay 1: Enterprise Technology to Consumer Marketing (495 Words)
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Cover Letter Checklist
Sample Cover Letter – Technology Consulting (286 Words)
Sample Cover Letter – Healthcare Entrepreneurship (296 Words)
+ Kellogg MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
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Sample Essay 2: Achievements and Failures
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Sample MBA Essay: Non-Profit
Sample MBA Essay: Technology
Sample MBA Essay: Marketing
Sample MBA Essay: Getting Fired
Sample MBA Essay: Diverse and Inclusive Culture
Sample MBA Essay: Leadership
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Sample MBA Essay: Consulting (Made a Difference)
Sample MBA Essay: Losing a Client (Resilience)
Sample MBA Essay: Finance to Marketing (extra-curricular)
Sample MBA Essay: I am Aware that I am different
Sample MBA Essay: I find it Challenging when People
Sample MBA Essay: A valuable thing I have taught someone
Sample Essay – Part 2 (Short-term & Long-Term Goals, skills relevant to your career goals and how Ross
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7 Professional Gains
Sample Wharton MBA Essay 1: What do you hope to gain professionally from the Wharton MBA? (473 words)
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London as the Technology Hub
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+ Duke Fuqua MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
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Sample Short-term Goals Essay – Technology to Consulting (100 Words)
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Framework for Answering the Duke Fuqua 25 Random Things
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+ NYU Stern MBA Essay Tips (2018 Entering Class)
Sample NYU Stern Essay 1: Goals (498 Words)
Essay 3: Personal Expression (a.k.a. "Pick Six")
5 Examples with Images
+ Sample Essays
+ The Art of Storytelling
+ Leadership Narratives
+ Review Tips
+ Persuasion Strategies
+ The Secret to "unleashing" your unique voice
+ How to write about your Strengths
+ How to write about your Weaknesses