MIT Sloan Admissions Tips

There is no doubt that applications are up at top business schools, and Massachussets Institute of Technology's Sloan School of Management (Sloan MBA Profile) is no exception. That's why a number of applicants turned out for the recent online chat event about Sloan admissions. Participants wanted to know everything from the prospect for jobs during the economic crisis to how to stand out from other applicants. Guests Julie Strong (JulieStrongAtMIT), senior associate director for MBA Admissions at MIT Sloan, and Jennifer Burke Barba (JenniferAtMIT), assistant director of MBA Admissions, fielded questions from them and BusinessWeek reporter Francesca Di Meglio (FrancescaBW). Here is an edited transcript of their conversation:

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