Tuck 360: MBA Blog tagged with advice

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.

Interviewing Do’s and Don’t's

Pat Harrison - Admissions, September 19, 2014

Interviewing season is upon us.  As I explained in my earlier blog, Tuck has an open interview policy, and just last week we started welcoming prospective applicants to campus to complete their admissions interview and experience the Tuck classroom and community up close.  Since many of you are Continue Reading 


Focus on Applicants from India: MBA Decoder

Nancy G.- Admissions, September 18, 2014

Our Key Country Representative for India, Sudershan Tirumala T'10 ("Suds" as we know him around here), recently sat down with MBA Decoder to provide an insider view into Tuck, the application process, what it's like to be a student, and career paths post MBA.  Learn more about the Continue Reading 


Female, Veteran, MBA - An In Demand Combination

Guest Student Contributor, September 15, 2014

Jennifer Tietz is originally from Roselle, IL. She graduated from USNA in 2001 with a degree in Mathematics. She served as a Nuclear Surface Warfare officer. Additionally, she served as the Operations Officer in support of CARAT and Humanitarian Operations in the South China Sea, and served one shore tour at Continue Reading 


From Military to MBA

Kristin Roth - Admissions, August 28, 2014

I’ve written about this before but it bears repeating: MBA programs value students with military experience. At Tuck, our military students bring a high level of leadership, teamwork, grace under pressure, and gravitas to the community. They contribute strongly in the classroom and to their study groups and Continue Reading 


How to Avoid Common Applicant Mistakes

Kristin Roth - Admissions, August 26, 2014

When you think about this topic, it’s easy to come up with a lot of “don’ts”. But I believe in being positive, so instead of telling you what you shouldn’t do, let’s focus on what you should do. 1. Read the Continue Reading 


Interview Registration is Open!!

Gelsey Tolosa - Admissions, August 21, 2014

Tuck’s interview cycle for the class of 2017 begins in just a few short weeks and I highly recommend that you register for your interview as soon as possible. Interviews are available on a first come, first served basis and tend to book up very quickly. This is an Continue Reading 


Creating Memorable Essays…..and memorable in a good way

Amy Mitson - Admissions, August 18, 2014

What if I did this blog in haiku format? That might be fun. It might get me noticed and it could get me some style points with readers out there, but how much could I truly express? On the flip side, what if I ignored all word limits and keep 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 


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 


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 


Tuck’s 2014-2015 Application is LIVE!

Admissions, July 08, 2014

Greetings Tuck 360 readers! We're excited to announce that Tuck's 2014 - 2015 application is now live. As you get started, take some time to review the Instructions for Applicants, Admissions FAQs, and our guide to the Application Process. Of course, if you have any further questions, please Continue Reading 


How I became a Tuckie and Other Related Stories

Guest Student Contributor, June 03, 2014

Aditya Shah is a T'16 from Mumbai, India. Prior to Tuck, he worked for his family owned business, manufacturing and exporting tea. He claims to be a sucker for learning about all things that can be brewed (tea, coffee, beer, wine?), but also loves the outdoors and can't wait Continue Reading 


Post-Script: Tuck Military Visit Day

Admissions, May 28, 2014

Tuck’s first Military Visit Day was, by all accounts, a rousing success. Twenty-six veterans and partners visited Tuck on May 12th and were treated to a great introduction to what an MBA and two years at Tuck could be like. Even the weather got into the act, with Continue Reading 


Tuck’s Essay Questions for 2014 - 2015

Kristin Roth - Admissions, May 21, 2014

A bonus for our blog readers: an advanced look at this year’s essay questions! The Tuck application will go live later this summer, but you can get a head start in preparing to tell us your story. I’ll point out the obvious: we have two required Continue Reading 


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