Tuck 360: MBA Blog

Find out what sets Tuck apart. Hear from the people who make Tuck distinctive among the world’s top MBA programs—students, partners, Tuck admissions staff, and the Tuck administrators who will work with you throughout your two years at Tuck. The Tuck 360: MBA blog combines candid insight about life at Tuck from students and partners with helpful insider tips and advice from Tuck staff who want you to succeed at Tuck.

Small Group Dinners: Tuckies Bond Over Good Food

Guest Student Contributor, December 17, 2014

By Rob Franklin T'15 Rob Franklin T’15 is a member of Tuck’s Small Group Dinner committee and an avid cook. Rob is originally from Fairfield, Connecticut and is a graduate of The College of William and Mary where he majored in finance and Chinese. Rob started his Continue Reading >>


Access to Leaders: Tuck’s Unique Visiting Executive Program

Guest Student Contributor, December 15, 2014

 By Anna Liu T’15 Anna is originally from China and came to the U.S. to pursue graduate study. She worked in various health care organizations, including nonprofit, health care facilities and managed care for ten years in Los Angeles. Her husband, two daughters (7-year-old and 5-year-old), and Continue Reading >>

My International Exchange Experience at Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, December 11, 2014

By Felipe Kovacic T'EX Felipe Kovacic is an exchange student from Sydney, where he studies at Australia’s top-ranked MBA (executive) program at the Australian Graduate School of Management (AGSM) of the University of New South Wales (UNSW) Business School. Felipe was born in Australia, however, his Chilean Continue Reading >>

Women’s Tripod Hockey: Tuck.Puck.Love.

Guest Student Contributor, December 10, 2014

By Christine Hou T'15 Christine is a second-year student at Tuck pursuing a dual-degree with Harvard Kennedy School. After growing up in Silicon Valley and obtaining a bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley, she spent time as a management consultant at Bain & Company in San Francisco. Immediately before Continue Reading >>

Before You Hit Submit: Finishing Touches Checklist

Admissions, December 09, 2014

At this time of the year, your to-do list is likely to include baking, shopping, and holiday parties.  But if you're submitting an application as part of Tuck's January Round, the January 6 deadline is right around the corner.  Don't let your hectic schedule prevent you Continue Reading >>

Becoming the Best Entrepreneur You Can Be

Guest Contributor, December 08, 2014

Joaquin Villarreal T’08 (left) is manager of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Tuck. Mathias Machado T’09 is an associate director of the Career Development Office (CDO).   Q: How can I become a great entrepreneur? Mathias Machado: Entrepreneurs need grit because they are inevitably going to face disappointment and Continue Reading >>

“Tucksgiving” 2014: A Family Dinner for 85 People

Guest Student Contributor, December 05, 2014

By Jennifer Tietz T’15 Jennifer Tietz, T’15, grew up in the Midwest before graduating from the US Naval Academy with a BS in Mathematics. She also earned a Master of Engineering Management from Old Dominion University. Prior to Tuck, Jen served as Lieutenant Commander and Nuclear Surface Warfare Continue Reading >>

TuckStuff: More Than Just “Stuff”

Guest Student Contributor, December 04, 2014

By Nicole Daniele T'16 Nicole Daniele, T’16, grew up in Edison, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in International Relations and Italian. Prior to Tuck she worked in wealth management in Philadelphia and New York. She has happily traded in her black suits for Continue Reading >>

TuckTalks: Many Students, Many Paths to Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, December 03, 2014

By Jane Shiverick T’15, Tuck Bridge ’08 Jane grew up in Bronxville, NY. She graduated from Trinity College in 2008 with a double major in psychology and Italian studies. Before Tuck, she worked in New York City in wine import and distribution. We arrive at Tuck with myriad stories to Continue Reading >>

The Best of “Ask Dawna”

Admissions, December 02, 2014

Tuck’s Director of Admissions Dawna Clarke has been sharing her wisdom in the “Ask Dawna” video blog series since 2011.  Always anxious to connect with applicants, tomorrow, December 3, 2014, marks the day Dawna dives into the world of social media for an Ask Me Anything (AMA) event Continue Reading >>

Alums Offer Advice to International Students at Tuck: Part 1

Guest Contributor, December 01, 2014 | 1 comment

Francis Barel T’05 is a member of Tuck’s European Advisory Board originally from France. He is PayPal’s business development manager for the Middle East and North Africa. Julian Herman T’06 is a member of Tuck’s Latin American Advisory Board originally Continue Reading >>

Club Spotlight: Tuck Sustains Brings Environmental Issues to Light at Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, November 26, 2014

By Erica Johnston T'15 Erica is a second-year student from Chicago. She studied marketing and international business at Washington University in St. Louis. Prior to Tuck, she worked in operations management in the industrial sector. A career-switcher, Erica has plans to work in brand management within the food industry. Last Continue Reading >>

6 Ways to Connect with Tuck before January 6

Admissions, November 25, 2014

In honor of the approaching January 6, 2015 application deadline, we thought we'd share six opportunities to get to know Tuck over the next 41 days. Even if you've done your due diligence and are certain you would be a great fit, there's always something new to learn. Try one Continue Reading >>

Tuck’s Electives and Fellowship Opportunities Make Learning Practical

Guest Student Contributor, November 24, 2014

By Deirdre Garrahan T’15 Deirdre Garrahan is a second-year at Tuck. She originally hails from Northern Virginia, is a proud alumna of Wellesley College, and has work experience ranging from working at an investment bank to founding a nonprofit. To relax, she plays on the Tuck soccer and Continue Reading >>

A Successful Internship Search

Guest Student Contributor, November 21, 2014

By Isaac Ipson T'15 Isaac is in his second year at Tuck and is loving his life in Hanover with his wife and two sons (one and 3 years old). As an undergrad, Isaac studied economics and took a two year break to serve a two-year mission for his church in Continue Reading >>

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