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.

A Summer Internship to Cherish Forever

Guest Student Contributor, October 17, 2014

By Arpitha Dhanapathi T’15 Arpitha is a second-year student at Tuck. Prior to school, she worked at Microsoft in Seattle, WA. Arpitha is from Bangalore, India and did her undergrad in BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan, India. Over summer 2014, she interned at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, WA. On-campus, Arpitha is a co-chair Continue Reading >>


A Real Feel for Consulting: Boston Career Trek

Guest Student Contributor, October 16, 2014

By Eric Fiegoli T’16 Eric grew up just north of New York City and graduated from Lehigh University with a bachelor’s in finance. Prior to Tuck, Eric worked in financial services at both Deutsche Bank and TD Securities. At Deutsche, he was an analyst in the Credit Continue Reading >>

Tuckies Set Sail in Italy

Guest Student Contributor, October 15, 2014

By Jane Shiverick T’15 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 NYC in wine import and distribution. It can be quite hard to pull oneself away from the late September Continue Reading >>

Unparalleled Access

Pat Harrison - Admissions, October 14, 2014

From time to time I get questions from applicants about Tuck’s location and how it impacts the MBA experience in terms of recruiting, access to visiting executives and social life.  I am here to tell you that our location is one of the best parts of Tuck! Continue Reading >>

Five Issues Every Student Should Be Able to Discuss in a Job Interview

Guest Contributor, October 13, 2014

Speaker Spotlight: Matt Slaughter Matt Slaughter is the Signal Companies' Professor of Management, the associate dean for faculty, and faculty director of the Center for Global Business and Government. For the first Tuck News Hour of the 2014–15 school year on Oct. 7, Professor Matt Slaughter wanted to do something a Continue Reading >>

As an international student…why Tuck?

Guest Student Contributor, October 10, 2014

Wei Xing is a T'16 from Beijing, China. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology and a Master of Engineering Management from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. Prior to Tuck, Wei worked in finance in New York City, at an education management firm Continue Reading >>

15 Unique Upper Valley Activities

Guest Student Contributor, October 09, 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. When Continue Reading >>

Tuckies Do Boston: The Boston Consulting Trek

Guest Student Contributor, October 07, 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 at the Private Bank at J.P. Morgan for five years, in Philadelphia as a Continue Reading >>

“The Tuck School and its Center For Business & Society Get It.”

Guest Student Contributor, October 06, 2014

By Avi Sethi T’16 It was past 10 p.m. on August 14th when I arrived in Hanover, NH. While this marked the end of a cross-country road-trip which had started in Palo Alto, CA, it also marked the start of a new journey. There was both a sense of Continue Reading >>

An Inside Look at Conference Planning

Guest Student Contributor, October 02, 2014

By Leslie McLauchlan T'15 Two years ago, I attended the 2012 Tuck Diversity Conference (DivCo) to see what Tuck was all about and whether I should apply. I left that weekend knowing that I’d love to spend two years at Tuck and I owe that to the T’1 Continue Reading >>

On MBA Rankings

Penny Paquette T’76 - Assistant Dean, September 25, 2014

As application season gets underway so does the annual round of rankings of business schools. These rankings have become a fixture in the MBA world and lots of consultants and analysts have written about the usefulness of rankings and their methodologies. I thought it might be interesting to hear from Continue Reading >>

Addressing Tricky Situations

Kristin Roth - Admissions, September 23, 2014 | 1 comment

Contract ended. Laid off. Better opportunity. On academic probation. My recommendations are from my former supervisor and my colleague. We see things like these on applications all the time. Brief and to the point, phrases like these may give the basic details of a situation, but fail to fully explain Continue Reading >>

Club Spotlight: Finance Club

Guest Student Contributor, September 22, 2014

Tuck is great for students who are interested in a career in finance, and the Tuck Finance Club is one of many helpful resources.  We are a student-run group to assist Tuck students in understanding job opportunities available in the financial marketplace.  Whether students worked in finance before Continue Reading >>

Interviewing Do’s and Don’t's

Pat Harrison - Admissions, September 19, 2014 | 1 comment

Interviewing season is upon us.  As I explained in my earlier blog, Tuck has an open interview policy, and just last week we started welcoming prospective applicants to campus to complete their admissions interview and experience the Tuck classroom and community up close.  Since many of you are Continue Reading >>

Focus on Applicants from India: MBA Decoder

Nancy G.- Admissions, September 18, 2014

Our Key Country Representative for India, Sudershan Tirumala T'10 ("Suds" as we know him around here), recently sat down with MBA Decoder to provide an insider view into Tuck, the application process, what it's like to be a student, and career paths post MBA.  Learn more about the Continue Reading >>

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