MBA Craig Hosang answers questions about the 2012 Silicon Valley Tech Trek

Craig Hosang, MBA '13

From Thomson Reuters peHUB, January 12, 2012

An MBA on Becoming Relevant to an Industry “That’s Doing Fine Without You”

Connie Lozios

‘Tis the season for MBA students to begin looking for summer internships, and students at the MIT Sloan School of Management are no exception. In fact, just last week they took their annual “tech trek” to Silicon Valley to shake hands, flash smiles, and otherwise engage with executives at companies like Facebook, Intel, and eBay.

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MIT Sloan grad on the “sharing economy,” the next big trend in social commerce

Jaime Contreras MBA ’11 and Tal Snir MBA ’11

My first entrepreneurial venture in the so-called “sharing economy” happened accidentally. It was 2009, and I had just moved to Cambridge, MA to start at MIT Sloan. I brought my car with me because I was sure I would need it. As it turned out, the only time I used it was to go grocery shopping; mostly it sat idle. Word got around that I had a car, and I soon found myself fielding requests to borrow it from friends. One suggested I charge for the privilege.

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