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.

Addressing Tricky Situations

Kristin Roth - Admissions, September 23, 2014

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

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 


Women in Business Conference: From Prospective Student to Co-Chair

Guest Student Contributor, September 17, 2014

The theme of this year’s annual Women in Business Conference, Step Boldly, encompasses what I feel Tuck prepares you to do as a future female business leader.  Tuck is a place that will nurture and challenge you in equal measure so that you to have the confidence Continue Reading 


What can I learn about global business in 10 days?

Lisa Miller, September 16, 2014

So, what can an MBA student learn about global business in 10 days? A heck of a lot, if the experience is structured correctly. That’s why we spend a tremendous amount of time thinking about the design of our Global Insight Expeditions, or GIXs. The GIXs are courses taught Continue Reading 


Should I come to campus for an interview?

Pat Harrison - Admissions, September 16, 2014

Applicants often ask about our applicant-initiated interviews and whether they should make the trip to Hanover for an interview.  My answer is “if you are able to make the trip, absolutely!” Tuck is one of the few schools that does not have an invitation-only interview policy. Continue Reading 


Female, Veteran, MBA - An In Demand Combination

Guest Student Contributor, September 15, 2014

Jennifer Tietz is originally from Roselle, IL. She graduated from USNA in 2001 with a degree in Mathematics. She served as a Nuclear Surface Warfare officer. Additionally, she served as the Operations Officer in support of CARAT and Humanitarian Operations in the South China Sea, and served one shore tour at Continue Reading 


Tuckies Go West: The Inaugural Silicon Valley Boot Camp

Guest Student Contributor, September 11, 2014

Giuliana Vetrano, T’16, grew up outside Philadelphia before heading to Boston for college. (As a lifetime East Coaster, she especially enjoyed the Silicon Valley Boot Camp.) She studied history and French as an undergrad at Harvard, and immediately after graduation taught those same two subjects in Connecticut prep schools. Continue Reading 


Tuck in Pictures: #WeAreTuck

Stephanie Butler, September 10, 2014

It’s impossible to talk about Tuck without talking about the Tuck community - our vibrant students, fiercely loyal alumni, brilliant faculty, and dedicated staff. What does that community look like? Check out #WeAreTuck and see for yourself. Each picture tells a story. Together, they form a mosaic of Continue Reading 


Beyond Hanover: Tuck Love in the Pacific Northwest

Maryn J. - T'15, September 10, 2014

I take my job as QLC (Quality of Life chair, a real position on the student board), very seriously.  On campus and off, I am always looking for ways to bring Tuckies together in meaningful and fun ways.  Also, going three months without seeing my favorite people in Continue Reading 


On My Way to Tuck. First Stop: Silicon Valley

Guest Student Contributor, September 08, 2014

Apurva Sacheti is a T'16 and has past entrepreneurial experience in the quick service restaurant and e-learning sectors in India. Apurva completed his bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication from Birla Institute of Technology Mesra in 2009, where he also chaired the IET Student Chapter Technical Club.   “Even Continue Reading 


The Earlier the Better – Tuck Tech Boot Camp

Guest Student Contributor, September 03, 2014

Jacob Crandall is a T'16 who grew up in Buffalo, NY and attended Case Western Reserve University, graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  Upon graduation he worked at Newry Corp., a small consulting firm in Cleveland focusing on helping industrial and CPG clients develop growth strategies for Continue Reading 


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 


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