There are a lot of ways to get involved in the Sloan community, and by a lot, I mean for every professional, personal, cultural, and recreational interest you have, it is highly likely that you will find some club or group that shares your interests. Going into the fall, I was already involved in a few LGO committees but knew I wanted to take advantage of the club opportunities at Sloan. Because I'm interested in high tech, I joined MediaTech and MoMIT (Mobile, Media, and Internet Technology) as well as the Marketing Club and Sloan Women in Management (SWIM).
That may seem like a lot of clubs, but I knew my involvement in most of them would be pretty minimal given everything else going on. More than anything, I wanted to be a part of these communities (and email distributions) so that if there was an event of particular interest to me, I would have the option of going. So far I'm glad I joined them, because I've already had the opportunity to attend networking events for each one of the clubs. Another big perk is that they've allowed me to integrate with the Sloan community on a more personal basis.
Of the four, I am the most involved in the Marketing Club, which has a semester long marketing project that members can participate in called MarketLab. We're grouped together based on what project we would like to work on; I am in the group that is working with a roboticist in the Media Lab. It's a good balance between using my technical background to understand his products and applying lessons learned so far in my marketing class. I think my group is going to get a chance to tour the Media Lab next week, which I'm pretty excited about!
Overall, extracurriculars have definitely contributed to the highlights of my semester so far. Being on committees and clubs in both the LGO and Sloan community has been one aspect of being able to take advantage of the broad opportunities presented to us in this program.