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.

An Introduction to the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Part 1

Guest Contributor, April 02, 2015

By Thomas Naughton D’89, T’96 Tom Naughton is the executive director of Tuck's Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and an adjunct professor of business administration.  The Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship (CPE/E) is one of several academic centers here at Tuck. Our academic Continue Reading 


Five Reasons to Attend ASW 2015

Guest Student Contributor, April 01, 2015

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 


Your MBA Application: Areas for Improvement

Admissions, March 31, 2015

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 


Teamwork, leadership were the difference for Tuck’s 2014 GE case competition championship

Guest Student Contributor, March 30, 2015

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. Earlier this year, three classmates and I beat top business schools from across the Northeast to Continue Reading 


BSC: Dramatic Changes in the Education Landscape

Guest Student Contributor, March 26, 2015

By Avi Sethi T'16 Avi is a first-year student at Tuck who previously worked for the NewSchools Venture Fund, a Palo Alto based ed-tech seed investor. Previous to NewSchools, he worked in strategy consulting at Accenture based out of New York City. He started his career as a high school Continue Reading 


Tuck Partner Lands a Job at the Center for Business & Society

Guest Contributor, March 25, 2015

By Carole Gaudet Carole Gaudet handles marketing and communications for the Center for Business & Society, and is a little surprised to realize that she has lived in the Upper Valley for 22 years. Lauren Clark TP’16 is program manager for the Center for Business & Society. Prior to Continue Reading 


From Marine to Tuckie: A Life Changing Opportunity

Guest Student Contributor, March 24, 2015

Kevin Moyer grew up in Massachusetts and received his bachelors in Political Science from the University of Maryland. He spent six years in the United States Marine Corps and is now an MBA Candidate at the Tuck School of Business.   Getting out of the Marines was one of the Continue Reading 


My recruiting experience

Guest Student Contributor, March 23, 2015

By Eliana Gomez Aristizabal T'16 Eliana is an industrial engineer from Cali, Colombia. Before coming to Tuck, she worked in marketing with consumer products and pharmaceuticals. She loves books, movies, traveling, and soccer. In Hanover, she has fallen in love with the Upper Valley. She enjoys the farmers’ Continue Reading 


Using Social Media as a Communications Tool

Guest Student Contributor, March 19, 2015

By Isabella Liu T'15 In Entrepreneurship in the Social Sector this past term, students paired up with nonprofits to work on a problem the nonprofits were facing and hoping to solve. Three classmates (one Tuckie, one computer science master’s, and one TDI student) and I worked with Identifor Continue Reading 


Part II: Recruiting Advice for the Investment Banking Industry from CDO Expert Deirdre O’Donnell

CDO, March 18, 2015

Deirdre O’Donnell is an associate director of the Career Development Office (CDO). Click here for Part I of this series. For the investment banking industry, how important is prior experience vs. performance in interview vs. networking? The job is going to go to the person who’s Continue Reading 


So you’re on the waitlist. Now what?

Admissions, March 17, 2015

Getting on the waitlist isn’t the news you wanted. We know.  But there are things you can do while on the waitlist to prepare yourself for business school or another year of work before you start graduate school. First, take a deep breath. Do something healthy for Continue Reading 


Overcoming Fears & Landing the Job: A Successful Tuck Partner Job Search

Guest Contributor, March 16, 2015

By Allyson Himelstein, Tuck Partner (TP) '16 Allyson works at Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth in the career services, communication, and advancement departments. Before moving to the Upper Valley, she worked as a recruiter in Manhattan and guest lectured at NYU's Career Center. While she misses New York&rsquo Continue Reading 


Part I: Recruiting Advice for the Investment Banking Industry from CDO Expert Deirdre O’Donnell

CDO, March 12, 2015

Deirdre O’Donnell is an associate director of Tuck's Career Development Office (CDO). Discuss how you’d prepare for fit interviews for the investment banking industry. The first thing that’s very important is to understand what the desired skill set is for the industry. There Continue Reading 


“I am a small business owner, a career woman, and a Tuck partner”

Guest Student Contributor, March 11, 2015

By Erin Gallagher, Tuck Partner (TP) '16 Originally from Central Illinois, Erin moved to Hanover after spending six years working in Chicago. Her husband Mike is a T '16. Upon moving, Erin left her full-time position as a meeting & event planner and started her own freelance planning business. Moving to Tuck Continue Reading 


Myths About Applying to Business School

Admissions, March 10, 2015

April 1st is the deadline for the final application round at Tuck, so we thought we'd share Laura's story, who was a successful final round applicant. Laura is an MBA candidate in the class of 2015 at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Laura is from Romania and Continue Reading 


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