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.

Tuck’s Class of 2016 - Accomplished and Diverse

Dawna Clarke - Director of Admissions, September 02, 2014

One of my favorite things to do as the Director of Admissions at Tuck is to welcome a new group of excited first-year students to campus.  Throughout the summer, the incoming class gradually transitions from the Admissions Office to the MBA Program Office, where they will be very well Continue Reading >>


From Military to MBA

Kristin Roth - Admissions, August 28, 2014

I’ve written about this before but it bears repeating: MBA programs value students with military experience. At Tuck, our military students bring a high level of leadership, teamwork, grace under pressure, and gravitas to the community. They contribute strongly in the classroom and to their study groups and Continue Reading >>

How to Avoid Common Applicant Mistakes

Kristin Roth - Admissions, August 26, 2014

When you think about this topic, it’s easy to come up with a lot of “don’ts”. But I believe in being positive, so instead of telling you what you shouldn’t do, let’s focus on what you should do. 1. Read the Continue Reading >>

Club Spotlight: General Management

Guest Student Contributor, August 25, 2014

Some industry clubs are centered on a function (like marketing, consulting, etc) and others are centered on an industry (health care, technology, etc.). And then there’s general management. It’s not really a single function and it’s definitely not an industry. It ends up being Continue Reading >>

Interview Registration is Open!!

Gelsey Tolosa - Admissions, August 21, 2014

Tuck’s interview cycle for the class of 2017 begins in just a few short weeks and I highly recommend that you register for your interview as soon as possible. Interviews are available on a first come, first served basis and tend to book up very quickly. This is an Continue Reading >>

Club Spotlight: Education Club

Guest Student Contributor, August 19, 2014

The Tuck Education Club is a student-run organization that promotes awareness of education issues at Tuck and acts as a resource for students interested in a career in education. While most of our classmates will not pursue careers in education, they will be exposed to issues in the education system Continue Reading >>

Creating Memorable Essays…..and memorable in a good way

Amy Mitson - Admissions, August 18, 2014

What if I did this blog in haiku format? That might be fun. It might get me noticed and it could get me some style points with readers out there, but how much could I truly express? On the flip side, what if I ignored all word limits and keep Continue Reading >>

Club Spotlight: Entrepreneurship Club

Guest Student Contributor, August 13, 2014

For the past two months, I’ve enjoyed a memorable and entrepreneurial summer internship while also fulfilling goals I set when starting at Tuck. But, before getting into those details, I want to share the goal and mandate of the Entrepreneurship Club, which introduced me to some great folks Continue Reading >>

Hands-On Learning at Tuck

Kristin Roth - Admissions, August 12, 2014

Q: What do Green Mountain Coffee Roasters, Yokohama, food trucks, a climate change conference, and running a private equity fund have in common?  A: All formed critical parts of Tuck students’ MBA program in 2013 – 2014. Last week, I sat in on a terrific panel about experiential education at Continue Reading >>

Club Spotlight: Hispanic-American Student Association

Guest Student Contributor, August 08, 2014

The Hispanic-American Student Association, or HASA, has defined its mission as follows; to enrich the professional, academic, social, and cultural pursuits of our members. Although HASA's activities are focused towards Tuck's Hispanic student community, all students are welcome and encouraged to participate in our events. HASA also seeks Continue Reading >>

Come to the Forté Forums!

Pat Harrison - Admissions, August 06, 2014

One of my areas of responsibility at Tuck is women’s recruiting, and for any women who are thinking about business school, I highly recommend you look into the Forté Foundation.  Forté is an organization committed to educating and directing talented women toward careers in business. Continue Reading >>

Club Spotlight: Entertainment, Sports & Media

Guest Student Contributor, August 01, 2014

The ESM Club strives to provide Tuck students with access and exposure to careers and events in the entertainment, sports, and media industry.  In the fall, the club plans to facilitate ticket procurement for students interested in attending the February MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference in Boston.  Also Continue Reading >>

Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Tuck: #5 - #1

Kristin Roth - Admissions, July 31, 2014

#5 – This is a great place to embrace the seasons. Yes, you’ve heard that it can get cold in New Hampshire. It does. But, while winter is a season to get through in New York or Chicago (and doesn’t really exist in LA), here it&rsquo Continue Reading >>

Finding the right person to speak for you - choosing your recommenders

Pat Harrison - Admissions, July 30, 2014

Letters of recommendation help provide us with additional insight into your career accomplishments, as well as your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses.  The recommendation is the only part of the application not completed by the applicant themselves.  Because the applicant isn’t writing the recommendation, sometimes Continue Reading >>

Top 10 Things You May Not Know About Tuck: #10 - #6

Kristin Roth - Admissions, July 29, 2014

#10 – 70.9% Our alumni are devoted to the school and demonstrably engaged in the school’s ongoing success. This year, over 70.9% of our alumni participated in the Tuck Annual Giving campaign – a figure more than double the average rate of other top business schools. And they give not only Continue Reading >>

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