MIT MFin Interviews for MIT MFin Fall 2014 Entrance

seanchen

New Member
Anyone else got the interview invitation yet? And any advice from previous applicants?

I opted in for the lunch with MFin students before lunch, hope it's a good idea.
 
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g-izzo

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Hi, just received an invite to interview in person (non-US location). No where in the email was an alternative to interview by telephone/skype.

Does anyone (or Andy?) know whether MIT MFin has completely done away with telephone/skype interviews? This comes as a surprise to me as I really wasn't expecting to have to fly somewhere to interview.
 

harrys

New Member
I don't get any interview offer. oh my....
Did you get an interview offer via email or phone?
Thank you so much
 

Miranda_T

New Member
I don't get any invite either... wondering if all the invites have been distributed or not...
 

harrys

New Member
Oh... I'm extremely worried about it. Has anyone call to the office to confirm whether all the invites have been distributed?
 

deFEd

New Member
Yep, I got a similar email today, which was a big surprise for me. I am in the states, but I have to fly to Cambridge for an on-campus interview. I asked the admin about an alternative way (hoping for a phone or Skype interview), but she told me MIT recommends in-person interview for all applicants. I am currently working and I have no idea how I will manage to do this.
 

g-izzo

New Member
Don't worry too much guys. The blog says they have just started sending out invites, and will continue to do so until 14 Feb.

I'm also slightly concerned as I'm currently interning. But the biggest problem would be cost. It could cost up to USD1,000 including flight and accommodation...


Wow, seems like they've done away with skype altogether. Anyone can confirm this?
http://mitsloanadmissions.com/
 

deFEd

New Member
Do they send the interview offer to strong candidates first?
I am not 100% sure, but that would be a logical assumption. However, I have not heard from either CMU or Princeton yet (probably rejected). I suppose each school looks for different strengths.
 

Claudia P

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I'm from the SF Bay Area and thought they would have interview locations over here. I emailed Sara but she said they are only doing on campus interviews...:( frantically trying to find accommodations on airbnb now.
 

moretodo

Active Member
No offense but this is downright retarded! Its even more preposterous considering that the MIT MFin program is still not as highly regarded as it ought to be! People considering flying from India to Paris for an interview! They might as well conduct the interview in front of the Eiffel Tower!
 

Emhuang

New Member
I'm flying from Tucson, AZ to Cambridge for this interview. I'm literally pausing classes for 2 days and paying $800+ for it. I don't get it why can't they interview through Skype. I also interview with Princeton last week (through Skype).
 

Claudia P

New Member
I'm flying from Tucson, AZ to Cambridge for this interview. I'm literally pausing classes for 2 days and paying $800+ for it. I don't get it why can't they interview through Skype. I also interview with Princeton last week (through Skype).
I'm also paying $800+ including accommodations :(
But I think the main issue for me was giving my manager less than a week's notice for more than half a week off...lol don't think he's too happy about it.
 

henryxub

New Member
I agree. Not sure what they are trying to get from an on-campus one. India-Paris indeed sounds ridiculous to me. Shout out to moretodo's comment!
 

Dataminer

Member
I'm flying from Tucson, AZ to Cambridge for this interview. I'm literally pausing classes for 2 days and paying $800+ for it. I don't get it why can't they interview through Skype. I also interview with Princeton last week (through Skype).
I feel bad for you since you'll experience some extreme temperature changes...Winters in Boston can be quite brutal..
 
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