“Rather than select candidates based on a preconceived formula, we consider how they will interact with each other as a group, how the program matches their individual needs and objectives, and the extent to which they are driven by and embrace success.?
Contribution –?students from a diversity of backgrounds with a broad spectrum of valuable experience. When considering your application, they look for the extent to which you can contribute to the program by exchanging knowledge and sharing experience with your peers.
Goals –?A prime concern is to align the expectations of candidates and ensure that they can fulfill the needs that have driven you to apply.?
Success –?Most importantly, they are looking for outstanding candidates with leadership potential with the capacity to make lasting contributions to the region or industry in which they are working.
Location:?Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Facts:?During the Core semester, students are assigned to groups called cohorts which are composed of about 68 students who remain together through all Core classes. Within the cohort, students are assigned to study groups of six to seven students. What better place to start collecting an extensive network of connections?
What they want:
“Either the attribute we are looking for is there or it?s not. We don?t say, ‘I like this person because this person is outgoing.’ We don?t do it that way. We admit someone because they have a high competency score in creativity, or relationship building, or goal setting, or influencing.”
MIT seek individuals who demonstrate:
- Leadership and an ability to inspire others;
- A collaborative spirit and focus on community;
- Intellectual curiosity and analytical strength;
- Creativity to generate new solutions to existing challenges; and
- Growth in both professional and personal endeavours.
?We evaluate candidates using a holistic process that incorporates every component of the application. More broadly, the application can be categorized into three broad themes; curriculum, community and career.?
- Academic preparedness
- Intellectual curiosity
- Communications skills
- Collaboration and teamwork
- Respect for others
- Philanthropic tendencies
- Strong interpersonal skills
- A unique perspective
- A track record of success
- Sense of personal direction
- Time-management skills
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