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MIT student blogger Kim D. '09

Hi, (gasp!) I’m Kim by Kim D. '09

Kimd's first post as an admissions blogger!

Wow. I’ve had an intense week. And it’s only Wednesday. Now, finally, I’ve gotten to a point where the workload will be manageable from here on out, and therefore I can say,

Hello! I’m Kim. Well, I guess I’m Kimd when it comes to admissions blogging, since there’s another Kim. As you can see in my bio, I’m a senior at MIT this year. I’m taking a lot of awesome classes. One of them is 6.131: Power Electronics. It’s a lab class about the art of creating electrical devices which use power efficiently. Power Electronics is, for better or for worse, about as time consuming as it is awesome, so I’ve spent most of the last week staring at this,

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except that it got more and more complicated as time went on. Eventually I had a power amplifier that I could use to play music from my laptop through a lab speaker! Now that I’ve finished the lab and shown it to a TA, I have a day’s break where I won’t go into lab — how exciting!

I’ve also been working on assignments for my other classes: 6.336, 6.012, 6.021 and 17.810 … more about them later. Luckily I’ve found some people to work with on some of the classes. Late nights always seem less painful when there’s someone to share a chocolate chip and banana blueberry yogurt concoction with :)

But, the night wears on and I have miles (well, a paper) to go before I sleep. Ttfn!

8 responses to “Hi, (gasp!) I’m Kim”

  1. Anonymous says:



  2. Edgar says:

    Yay! Finally a course 6 blogger!
    Good luck with all your work!

  3. anon says:

    actually, Evan ’10 was a course 6 blogger as well.

  4. Ivan says:

    6.131 seems fun. (I want to do EECS)

    What are some of your favorite inventions in the class so far?

    How often do you create something for class? Twice a week?

  5. Chris '12 says:

    hehe, I see someone uses picasa to upload their photos!

  6. kimd says:

    6.131 is a LOT of fun. There are four big labs, and they’re due about every other week. Then at the end of the class there are several weeks set aside for an independent design project. Right now I’m looking forward to running a Go Kart, which is this coming week’s project smile

  7. Anon says:

    Hey! This is a random question, but is admission to Sloan considered separate from regular MIT admissions? And are internationals eligible for need-blind aid in the Sloan School of Management?


  8. kimd says:

    That depends what you mean; if you are applying to MIT as an undergraduate and want to major in Management (thereby taking classes at Sloan), then the admissions process is the same. If you are trying to get an MBA at Sloan, the admissions process is separate and you can look at this website for info: .

    I don’t think that you can get need-blind aid at Sloan, or the rest of MIT. What you may be thinking of is need-blind admissions. MIT admits students without taking their finances into consideration. Afterwards, the financial aid office will offer aid based on need. There is some information about financial aid for international students at the bottom of this page: .

    Hope this helps!