MIT Sloan Video Statement

Please introduce yourself to your future classmates via a brief video statement.

Videos should be a single take (no editing) lasting no more than one minute and consisting of you speaking directly to the camera. We recommend using an application such as QuickTime or iMovie to record yourself.

Upload Instructions:

  1. To upload media to your digital portfolio, add the files using the “Select Files” button below and click “Start upload.” Uploading may take anywhere from seconds to several hours depending upon the size of the media file and your connection speed. If your file is large, we recommend that you upload from a wired connection if possible.
  2. Once your file has been received, it will be displayed under the “Your Portfolio” tab. Your file will be processed and converted into its final form soon after uploading. Processing may take several minutes or hours depending upon the file size. You do not need to remain on this page after the media has been uploaded, as processing will occur automatically and independently.
  3. You may re-order your uploaded media at any time by dragging the slides around. Please supply title and media information by clicking Edit Details.
  4. Should you experience difficulties uploading your file, please ensure that you’re using a modern web browser (Chrome, Firefox, or Safari) on the fastest wired Internet connection available. An intermittent or slow Internet connection can cause uploads to timeout.


File Sizes and Types:

Although we technically support media files as large as 5 GB, please be advised that larger files will take longer to upload from your Internet connection and may stall if you are on a wireless connection or one that cannot sustain a connection for the necessary period of time. Uploaded documents may contain no more than 75 pages. We support the following file formats:

Video: .avi, .flv, .m1v, .m2v, .m4v, .mkv, .mov, .mpeg, .mpg, .mp4, .webm, .wmv



The video statement asks us to introduce ourselves to our future classmates. What is the Admissions Committee looking for in this video?

The Admissions Committee is looking to get to know you better. We encourage you to be authentic and tell us more about yourself. Videos should be a single take lasting no more than one minute and consisting of you speaking directly to the camera.

Should I use the video to share more professional examples or discuss my career goals?

The video is a great complement to the rest of your written application and provides an opportunity for you to show us a different side of yourself. It is completely up to you what you would like to share, but we recommend you do not reuse examples from other materials in your application package.

I do not have video editing experience. What are your expectations for video quality?

We are not expecting a professionally-edited movie and actually ask that you do not edit the video. It should be a single-take of you speaking directly to the camera. That being said, there are some easy things you can do to create a strong video without editing. For example, you can film your video with any background as long as you ensure that you will have good sound quality and no distractions in view (such as dirty laundry, other people, etc). Think through what you plan to say in advance and speak clearly when recording. We value authenticity over production value, but want to make sure we can see and hear you!

What should I wear for my video?

You do not need to wear formal business attire (in fact, we like seeing a more personal side of you), but do keep in mind this is a professional application process and use your best judgement.