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.

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 


Club Spotlight: Outdoor Club

Guest Student Contributor, July 28, 2014

Inclusiveness, camaraderie, participation—these are Tuck traditions. From club meetings to student-run symposia to volunteering in the wider community, you'll find ways to get involved at Tuck. And there's no doubt you’ll be able to do a lot of this while outside enjoying the beautiful Continue Reading 


Getting ready to hit the road!

Pat Harrison - Admissions, July 25, 2014

In just about one week, the admissions team will hit the road for the start of the recruiting season.  While part of me is wondering where on Earth the summer has gone, the other part is getting really excited as I start to make my travel reservations.  Admissions Continue Reading 


Club Spotlight: Asia Business Club

Guest Student Contributor, July 24, 2014

Asia Business Club (ASB) at Tuck is an active organization with devoted members who share the same goal - to promote Asian culture at Tuck and to facilitate professional and personal networks among our club members. In the academic year of 2013-2014, ASB organized a series of school-wide events for Continue Reading 


If at First You Don’t Succeed: Advice for Reapplicants

Pat Harrison - Admissions, July 23, 2014

I have been getting lots of questions from unsuccessful applicants who are planning to reapply to Tuck this coming fall. Many want to know what we think of reapplicants, what they can do to improve their chances the next time, and what the process is. First, what do we think Continue Reading 


Club Spotlight: Faith Based Groups

Guest Student Contributor, July 21, 2014

Inclusiveness, camaraderie, participation—these are Tuck traditions. From club meetings to student-run symposia to volunteering in the wider community, you'll find ways to get involved at Tuck. The following faith based student groups serve to connect those with shared religious beliefs and traditions, as well as to introduce Continue Reading 


Club Spotlight: Ski, Board, Skate

Guest Student Contributor, July 18, 2014

Inclusiveness, camaraderie, participation—these are Tuck traditions. From club meetings to student-run symposia to volunteering in the wider community, you'll find ways to get involved at Tuck. And when they're not studying or recruiting, Tuckies sure know how to have a good time. Below is a sampling Continue Reading 


Records are Meant to be Broken

Nancy G.- Admissions, July 17, 2014

Tuck alumni are renown for their loyalty and commitment to the school, which manifests itself in countless ways. From returning to campus each year to recruit talented Tuckies to their companies and organizations, volunteering their time on various boards and committees to helping admissions with recruiting prospective students, Tuck alums Continue Reading 


Club Spotlight: Tuck Consulting Club

Guest Student Contributor, July 16, 2014

The Tuck Consulting Club is a student-run organization serving students pursuing careers in management, strategy, health care, and organization consulting.  The club has two primary objectives; to help students pursue careers in consulting, and to serve as a point of contact between Tuck students interested in consulting and the Continue Reading 


Summertime To-Dos: Research Schools

Kristin Roth - Admissions, July 15, 2014

Summer is a great time to kick back, relax, and… research MBA programs. Alright, that might not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think down time in July and August, but it is true, nonetheless. If you haven’t already created your b-school short Continue Reading 


Candid Advice for a Successful Application

Pat Harrison - Admissions, July 14, 2014

As aspiring MBA’s, applying to business school provides a great opportunity to stretch your strategic-thinking muscle. Chances are you will apply to more than one program, and all of that application completing, essay writing and GMAT test-taking requires a plan. Here are some tips for developing a solid Continue Reading 


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