John DeTore '80
Oct 19 2006
Posted in: Freshman Applicants
First and foremost: I am an EC, and EC's don't make admissions decisions. We are just people who once went to MIT (maybe in a time when it was easier to get into MIT than it is now) and have insights into the Institute (or how it was thirty years ago; in our internet age you might know more about it than we do now).
We don't make admissions decisions, but we do send notes on your behalf to the admissions team so they know a bit about what it is like to meet you. We hope this creates an opportunity for a more personal admissions process, that, after all, shouldn't be summed up on a few sheets of paper.
And I get to meet lots of young and interesting people who want to go to MIT. For me, it's a fun and special thing to do, and I really have enjoyed meeting everyone I have had the privilege to interview.
OK, you are probably scheduled for an interview, and would like to prepare. Here is my advice:
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