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MIT President L. Rafael Reif
L. Rafael Reif
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    Incredible journey of challenge, introspection, and growth

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    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher  in  Cambridge, MA
    Current Employee - Graduate Researcher in Cambridge, MA

    I have been working at MIT full-time for more than 5 years


    What makes MIT different than the other great research institutions is not how smart the people are - there are smart folks all over the place. The difference about MIT is the passion community members have for what they do... and how diverse those passions are.


    Extremely challenging and it's very easy to feel stupid here. I've heard somebody say "MIT is the place where smart people can go to feel dumb". I wouldn't say you'll feel dumb but you definitely won't be the big fish anymore.

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    Let students take risks and learn from mistakes. Stop trying to insulate them from every single tough part of life outside of their academics.

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MIT Interviews

Updated Sep 10, 2014
Updated Sep 10, 2014

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    Coordinator Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 2 months - interviewed at MIT in May 2014.

    Interview Details

    Applied for job posted end of April. Phone interview 2 weeks later, on-campus interview 2 weeks after that. Long interview on campus, about 6 hours, including a presentation for a just above entry-level position. It was several weeks before I heard a decision and I had to reach out to them. Was told by one employee that a decision would not be made for another week but received another reply from different employee same day saying they had selected someone. Hmm. Several months later I found out they didn't hire anyone. Would have liked a little more transparency...

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    • Question regarding student development theories. I had not been in grad school for over two years at this point and couldn't recall specific names or publications.   Answer Question
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MIT Awards & Accolades

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Most Admired Companies in Research Science, Black Engineer & Information Technology, 2010
Best Companies for Workers Over 50, AARP, 2009
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Headquarters Cambridge, MA
Size 5000+ Employees
Founded 1861
Type College / University
Industry Education
Revenue $1 to $2 billion (USD) per year
Competitors Unknown

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) really takes the prize. A leading research institution, the school is typically granted more patents annually than any other university, and about 60 people associated with MIT are Nobel Prize recipients. Blending that science and engineering acumen with a top business program (including the Sloan School of Management), MIT graduates have started more than 4,000 companies -- Hewlett-Packard and Intel, for example. MIT has more than 10,000 students, about 60% of whom attend graduate school. The faculty of the nearly three... More

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