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.

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 >>

What Every Tuck Student Should Know about the Career Development Office

CDO, November 20, 2014

Jonathan Masland is director of Tuck’s Career Development Office (CDO). Stephen Pidgeon T’07 is an associate director of the CDO and author of the books How to Get a Job in Consulting and Case Interviews for Beginners.   Question: What should every Tuck student know about the Continue Reading >>

How B-School Taught Me to Value the other “F-Word”

Guest Student Contributor, November 19, 2014

By Kiley Winsnes T'16 Kiley is a first-year student at Tuck. Before arriving in Hanover, she was living in stunning San Francisco and working for an integration software company. Originally from Chicago, Kiley spent her formative years in Seattle before chasing the California sunshine for her undergraduate degree in economics Continue Reading >>

4 Steps to Feeling Financially Prepared for an MBA

Financial Aid, November 18, 2014

Kristy Snow is an assistant director of financial aid at Tuck and has been a part of the team for 17 years.  She is the webmaster for the Financial Aid Office (FAO) website, prepares literature, and works on special projects. She also participates in awarding and packaging of financial aid Continue Reading >>

Tuck Networking: Private Equity and Entrepreneurship Dinner

Guest Contributor, November 17, 2014

By John Torget T’00, Director, Tuck Annual Giving John Torget leads Tuck Annual Giving to maximize unrestricted financial support from alumni and corporate matching donors. Prior to 2009, he held various strategy and business development leadership roles at Dealertrack Technologies and J.P. Morgan Chase in New York. A Continue Reading >>

Darci Darnell Bolenbaugh T’00: How We Can Get More Diversity in Global Organizations’ Senior Leaders

Guest Contributor, November 14, 2014

Darci Darnell Bolenbaugh T’00 has been with Bain & Company since 2000. She has worked in Bain’s San Francisco, New York, London, and Chicago offices. In addition to her client-facing work at Bain, Darci has been a key contributor to Bain’s gender parity research. For her Continue Reading >>

Rugby at Tuck: Where the Focus Is Always On the Team

Guest Student Contributor, November 13, 2014

By Dominic Yau T’16 Dominic grew up in Hong Kong and London. After graduating from University of Warwick in 2008 with a bachelor’s in mathematics, he worked as an insurance underwriter for Markel International. Outside of the classroom, Dominic enjoys playing rugby, tripod hockey, and reading. Although most Continue Reading >>

Tuck Students Hear From Wide Range of Companies This Fall

CDO, November 12, 2014

This fall’s company briefings are almost complete and so far we’ve heard from an impressive array of companies! Every fall, Tuck hosts a series of company briefings that expose students to different industries, companies, and career opportunities. Representatives from over 100 companies from around the United States Continue Reading >>

Veterans Day and the Common Good: An Opportunity for Reflection

Guest Student Contributor, November 11, 2014

By Dan Linge T'16 Dan hails from Wenatchee, Wash. and attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. on a Naval ROTC scholarship completing majors in political science and history. He served for nearly three years in various roles on an Arleigh Burke class destroyer out of Bath, Maine Continue Reading >>

The Tuck Study Group Experience; Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fall A

Guest Student Contributor, November 10, 2014

By Ale Jochum T'16 Ale is a first year-year student at the Tuck School of Business. Before coming to beautiful Hanover, she worked in clean tech and management consulting in San Francisco. After Tuck, she hopes to harness the forces of business to protect the natural world. She is originally Continue Reading >>

Testing the Alumni Network

Amy Mitson - Admissions, November 07, 2014

It might be difficult to think this far into the future when GMAT prep and essay writing are front and center, but I dare suggest that getting to know the alumni of your future MBA program should also top your MBA application to-do list. The alumni have paved the way Continue Reading >>

Tips for Best Preparing for the Interview

CDO, November 06, 2014

Jonathan Masland is director of Tuck’s Career Development Office (CDO). Stephen Pidgeon T’07 is an associate director of the CDO and author of the books How to Get a Job in Consulting and Case Interviews for Beginners.   Question: How can you best prepare for the actual Continue Reading >>

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