Tuck 360: MBA Blog in May 2012

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Guest Blog:  Post-Tuck Perspectives - Suds T. T’10

Blog Guest, May 30, 2012

There is no denying the fact that Tuck alumni are the best.  When I was going through the application process, alumni helped me learn more about the program and the opportunities Tuck has to offer.  When I wasn’t talking to a Tuckie, my go-to source was Continue Reading 


First year over! (Best year of my life)

Justin R T'13, May 27, 2012

Wow. I can’t believe my first year is over. Fall A and B, Winter and Spring Terms. All over. What an experience it’s been. It was pretty difficult zeroing in on a particular topic to write about for this post because so much has happened in Continue Reading 


2012 in quotes

Ken F. T'12, May 23, 2012

One of my most popular posts during my two years here was Fall term in quotes, an unashamedly brief insight into some one-liners from my professors that ranged from insightful to cryptic, absurd to amusing, and thought-provoking to indecipherable in isolation. Here are quotes from the outstanding faculty I've Continue Reading 


And… it’s over

Ken F. T'12, May 22, 2012

My first class at Tuck was the Yellowtail case in AGM. My study group had spent literally hours preparing it - reading, analyzing, calculating, debating - and we were relatively efficient. Some groups went as far as to check flight schedules between cities mentioned in the case, to figure out Continue Reading 


Sights, scents and sounds of spring

Ken F. T'12, May 18, 2012

I still vividly remember the scent of the Tuck admissions materials. The rich paper was distinctive - crisp, luxurious, rustic - as though it had been made in an artisan paper mill in the admissions suite on campus. I half expected to turn up and find the whole school was Continue Reading 


Ask Dawna: It’s Never Too Soon…

Dawna C.- Director of Admissions, May 16, 2012

Applicants to MBA programs all come to the process with their own unique perspectives, expectations, and plans. For some applicants, the decision to pursue an MBA is made in the span of the first couple of years of professional work after undergrad. For others, the plan for an MBA started Continue Reading 


Facebook Valuation

Luis G - T'13, May 16, 2012

The dividend discount model is one of the valuation techniques I learned in Financial Statement Interpretation and Analysis, a class that prepares students to effectively analyze and interpret financial statements.  Basically, the dividend discount model says that the value of a company is worth the discounted sum of all Continue Reading 


The Honeymoon Might be Over

Juliet H. T'14, May 11, 2012

As an admit from Early Action, I have had the great luxury of basking in my acceptance to Tuck for a few months now. But the realities are starting to sink in.   December 16, 2011 turned out to be a good day. Incidentally it was exactly one year after a moderately Continue Reading 


Unparalleled Access

Ken F. T'12, May 10, 2012

In today's FSIA class (an elective in which students perform fundamental financial and strategic analysis on companies to decide whether individual stocks are worth investing in), the industry under review was media and entertainment. We had two visitors in class to hear and give feedback on student presentations about Continue Reading 


Guest Blog:  Kate Head T’13 and Healthcare at Tuck

Blog Guest, May 08, 2012

I came to Tuck with two goals: transition into consulting and focus on healthcare. I still have a lot more that I want to do, but I wanted to take this opportunity to brag about unique aspects of healthcare at Tuck and the resources available for Tuckies to create their Continue Reading 


Freedom Tower

Ken F. T'12, May 07, 2012

There were some dark, dark days. My first memory of the whole thing is lying flat on my back on the burnt grass of a soccer field, looking down my body and seeing my knee cap on the side of my calf, and my lower leg at a horrific, unnatural Continue Reading 


Guest Blog: Jeff Zhou T’14 and the Tuck Alumni Network

Blog Guest, May 06, 2012

Jeff Zhou was born and raised in China, and is now living in Austin, Texas. Prior to Tuck, he worked in Corporate Development for a large media company.   Honestly, when I first began the b-school application process, I wasn’t too sure about Tuck. I came from a Continue Reading 


The Beginning of the End

Ken F. T'12, May 04, 2012

It's real. It's actually happening. We T'12s are going to have to graduate and re-enter the real world. Soon. If you had asked me before spring break when I'd like to start work, I would have said, "tomorrow". Not that I wasn't having a great Continue Reading 


Guest Blog: Mike Nowak T14’s ASW Experience

Blog Guest, May 03, 2012

Mike Nowak currently resides in Saratoga Springs, NY where he has worked in private wealth management for the past four years. ASW had been circled on my calendar for a long time now. For me, ASW was the culmination of a long, drawn out, strenuous but successful and rewarding process. Continue Reading 


Guest Blog: Alice Lin T’14 is Excited for Tuck

Blog Guest, May 02, 2012

Alice Lin is a Los Angeles native currently living in Boston. Alice has worked in both the energy and actuarial consulting industries. Among other interests, she enjoys sampling new cuisines and anything and everything outdoors.    Wow, am I glad to be done with the whirlwind b-school application process! Continue Reading 


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