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 Voice Rocking in the Wilderness

Guest Student Contributor, November 05, 2014

By Pete D’09, T’16 A first-year student at Tuck, Pete is co-founder of Decade Records and drummer for Filligar, a touring American rock band. He has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department and is a voting member of The National Academy of Continue Reading 


“What if…?” How to Address Application Weaknesses

Admissions, November 04, 2014

Sometimes we just don’t have all of the credentials, the experience, or the skills we need to ensure we will get to where we want to be. There are times when these challenges can be overcome with hard work, dedicated focus on improving our prospects, and just a Continue Reading 


A Day in the Life of a Tuck Student

Guest Student Contributor, November 03, 2014

By Maryn J. T'15 Maryn is a T’15 originally from Seattle, WA but is loving the adventures of her two years on the East Coast. At Tuck, she is involved in a variety of activities—from serving as quality of life chair (yes, that really is a real Continue Reading 


I’m a Tuck Student and a Mom

Guest Student Contributor, October 30, 2014

By Anna L. 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 


TIPS FOR BEST PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

CDO, October 29, 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 your Continue Reading 


7 Traits of a Successful Applicant

Amy Mitson - Admissions, October 28, 2014

While each candidate has their own unique story and path, there are traits that successful applicants generally have in common.  In my experience, the following seven have resonated strongest and most often.  1) They’re prepared. They can clearly and articulately communicate why they want an MBA, how Continue Reading 


Find Your Calling—Not Your Career

Guest Student Contributor, October 27, 2014

By Eric Giles T'16 Eric is a career switcher who transitioned from an education nonprofit—Teach For America—to the health care sector. He hopes to expand health access to all populations. I’m not looking for a career. I’m looking for a calling. I Continue Reading 


Tuck Pride @ ROMBA

Guest Student Contributor, October 24, 2014

 Joe DeBonis is a second-year student at Tuck, where he is the co-chair of Tuck Pride, a co-chair of the 2015 Tuck Winter Carnival, and a Tuck Admissions Associate. Originally from Glen Rock, New Jersey, Joe graduated from Dartmouth College with a B.A. in French Studies and, prior to Continue Reading 


Time ... AKA Priority Management

Guest Student Contributor, October 23, 2014

By Morgan Holl T'16 Morgan hails from the Washington, D.C. area. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia where he majored in economics and Spanish. Prior to arriving in Hanover, Morgan was a civilian employee in the Department of Defense, most recently in Germany, where he Continue Reading 


Exploring the Marketing World: Marketing Career Trek Part II

CDO, October 22, 2014

By Lizzie Napier T’91 Lizzie Napier is an associate director in Tuck’s Career Development Office and specializes in the consumer goods, retail, and social enterprise industries. She is a marketing strategy expert, social entrepreneur, and consummate connector: This was my second year accompanying students on the annual Continue Reading 


Exploring the Marketing World: Marketing Career Trek Part I

Guest Student Contributor, October 21, 2014

By Sarah Hayes T’16 Sarah is a first year student at Tuck. Prior to Tuck, she worked in strategic planning at the Travelers Companies in Hartford, CT and as a management consultant at Accenture in Charlotte, NC. Sarah is from Guilford, CT and graduated with a bachelor of science Continue Reading 


A Few Notes on Location or Why it’s Awesome to Live in the Middle of Nowhere

Guest Student Contributor, October 20, 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 


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 


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 


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