Sloan Women In Management

Sloan Women in Management (SWIM) works to increase opportunities for all women at MIT Sloan through networking events, speaker series, professional development workshops, mentorship programs, and community-building events. In addition to its year-long programming, SWIM hosts an annual conference where students can dialogue with today's leading women. The organization’s primary goals are to:

  • Create an inviting and supportive community for all Sloan women and individuals who identify as women;
  • Advance the careers of current MIT Sloan women through relevant programming and connections with MIT and MIT Sloan alumni;
  • Work with faculty, administrators, and the greater business community to increase opportunities for women in business; and
  • Attract top-talent female students to MIT Sloan.
Sep 18, 2012

Orientation – A Deep Dive into MIT Sloan’s Culture

Silvia Benavides is a member of the class of 2014 at MIT Sloan. Prior to Sloan, Silvia was an Analyst in Mesoamerica in San José, Costa Rica. Check back to learn more about her experience and the experiences of her peers at MIT Sloan.

Before orientation, everything about the week was a mystery. You wonder what your Ocean (cohort) will be, who will be in your core team and why you need an entire week for Orientation.

On the first day, after an official welcome for the entire class, an e-mail informs you about your cohort (Go Baltics!). You might be overwhelmed at first, you meet so many people with amazing life experiences (because they also went through that long application process) and it is hard to keep track of all the new faces and names. For Continue reading


Sep 4, 2012

MIT Sloan Orientation 2012

Victoria Gutierrez is a member of the class of 2014 for the MIT Sloan MBA program. Most recently, she was working for small companies in the food and beverage industry, including serving as Project Manager at Noise 13 Design and Associate Editor of Drink Me Magazine. Check back often to follow her experience and the experiences of her classmates.

Team Activities at the Warren Center

The Sloan orientation is a carefully crafted week chock-full of team building activities and thought-provoking panels. Through the four very long days, we’re all focused on one thing: establishing meaningful relationships with our ocean and our team of seven that will band together to survive Sloan’s infamous core.

As we made our way through orientation, we kept hearing over and over that these next two years will transform us and change the lens through which we see the world. I fully believe this. But what impressed me most about orientation was that I saw a huge shift in behaviors and attitudes, just in the span from Monday’s breakfast through to Thursday’s Beer Game reception. Continue reading