Tuck 360: MBA Blog tagged with admissions

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.

Ask Dawna: Tips for Recommenders

Dawna Clarke - Director of Admissions, October 10, 2013

Applying to business school requires a lot of time and commitment. Hours spent studying for (and taking) the GMAT, researching and visiting schools, thousands of words written in essays. One of the aspects of the process that many applicants find challenging is selecting the best recommenders and managing the expectations, Continue Reading 


Welcome to the 2013-2014 “Ask Dawna” Video Blog

Dawna Clarke - Director of Admissions, September 18, 2013

It's hard to believe that another admissions season is upon us! Just a few weeks ago, we welcomed the class of 2015 to campus and already a new season is in full-swing. This is the first installment of "Ask Dawna", a video blog that answers your questions about Tuck, the Continue Reading 


Initiating Your Interview

Admissions, September 06, 2013

The Tuckies have returned!  After a very quiet campus this summer, it is so nice to feel the energy and enthusiasm again! As the Admissions Coordinator, I organize all on-campus visits and interviews. Two of the best things about my job are working with so many of Tuck&rsquo Continue Reading 


Come to the Forté Forums!

Pat H. - Admissions, August 13, 2013

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 Forte Foundation. Forté is an organization committed to educating and directing talented women toward careers in business.  It Continue Reading 


My Journey from China to Tuck - Part I

Guest Student Contributor, August 07, 2013

Originally from Beijing, Sylvia is excited to spend the next two years in Hanover, NH as a member of Tuck’s Class of 2015. She’s also looking forward to sharing her experiences with you through the Admissions Blog! Look for the second part of Sylvia’s ‘ Continue Reading 


Developing a Successful Application Strategy

Pat H. - Admissions, July 29, 2013

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 


Community, Community, Community: From Latin America to Hanover

Blog Guest, July 25, 2013

Juan comes to New Hampshire from Argentina and is looking forward to life at Tuck as a member of the Class of 2015! Last year, when I started doing research to find out about the different schools where I could do my MBA, I used this Continue Reading 


Tuck’s New Essay Questions

Kristin Roth, July 12, 2013

Our application will go live later this summer, but for you blog readers who want to get a jump on your application, here are this year’s essay questions! We see the essays as your opportunity to share with us who you are beyond the numbers and the resume, Continue Reading 


The Value of Military Experience and Tuck

Kristin Roth, June 05, 2013

I've recently returned from the Service Academy Career Conference (SACC) in Washington, DC, held the Friday before Memorial Day. It was perfect timing to let our prospective military applicants know how grateful Tuck is for your service and how much we value your experience.   I’d like Continue Reading 


Competitive, but not impossible.

Stephanie B. - Admissions, March 12, 2013

Final b-school application rounds are notoriously the most competitive; the majority of ‘seats’ have been filled and, in many cases, much of the scholarship money has been allocated.  Although the climb may be steeper, reaching the finish line via the final application round is possible.  We Continue Reading 


Thoughts on business school rankings - Assistant Dean Penny Paquette

Stephanie B. - Admissions, October 02, 2012

The following post was originally published by Assistant Dean and T'76, Penny Paquette in October 2011.  The first business school ranking of this year is set to be published later in the week. As application season gets underway so does the annual round of rankings of business 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 


Ask Dawna: Advice for Reapplicants

Nancy G.- Admissions, March 29, 2012

If you are an applicant who was unsuccessful in your quest for admission to Tuck, you may be considering applying again in the future (something we refer to as 'reapplying'). Each year about 15%-18% of our total applications come from prospective students who have previously applied to Tuck. Dawna offers Continue Reading 


“Ask Dawna”: Tackling the International Experience Mini Essay

Dawna C.- Director of Admissions, December 09, 2011

An increasingly global economy plays a critical role in effective business leadership. Tuck endeavors to be at the forefront of business education by equipping future business leaders with the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to effectively maneuver this complex landscape. One of the critical learning components in the Tuck classroom Continue Reading 


Letters of Recommendation (a.k.a. CSQs)

Pat H. - Admissions, November 11, 2010

Letters of recommendation - at Tuck, we refer to them as "Confidential Statements of Qualifications," or "CSQs". CSQs provide us with additional insight into your career success/potential, as well as your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. The CSQ is the only part of the application not completed by Continue Reading 


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