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.

A Successful Internship Search

Guest Student Contributor, November 21, 2014

By Isaac Ipson T'15 Isaac is in his second year at Tuck and is loving his life in Hanover with his wife and two sons (one and 3 years old). As an undergrad, Isaac studied economics and took a two year break to serve a two-year mission for his church in Continue Reading 


4 Steps to Feeling Financially Prepared for an MBA

Financial Aid, November 18, 2014

Kristy Snow is an assistant director of financial aid at Tuck and has been a part of the team for 17 years.  She is the webmaster for the Financial Aid Office (FAO) website, prepares literature, and works on special projects. She also participates in awarding and packaging of financial aid Continue Reading 


Darci Darnell Bolenbaugh T’00: How We Can Get More Diversity in Global Organizations’ Senior Leaders

Guest Contributor, November 14, 2014

Darci Darnell Bolenbaugh T’00 has been with Bain & Company since 2000. She has worked in Bain’s San Francisco, New York, London, and Chicago offices. In addition to her client-facing work at Bain, Darci has been a key contributor to Bain’s gender parity research. For her Continue Reading 


The Tuck Study Group Experience; Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fall A

Guest Student Contributor, November 10, 2014

By Ale Jochum T'16 Ale is a first year-year student at the Tuck School of Business. Before coming to beautiful Hanover, she worked in clean tech and management consulting in San Francisco. After Tuck, she hopes to harness the forces of business to protect the natural world. She is originally Continue Reading 


Testing the Alumni Network

Amy Mitson - Admissions, November 07, 2014

It might be difficult to think this far into the future when GMAT prep and essay writing are front and center, but I dare suggest that getting to know the alumni of your future MBA program should also top your MBA application to-do list. The alumni have paved the way Continue Reading 


Tips for Best Preparing for the Interview

CDO, November 06, 2014

Jonathan Masland is director of Tuck’s Career Development Office (CDO). Stephen Pidgeon T’07 is an associate director of the CDO and author of the books How to Get a Job in Consulting and Case Interviews for Beginners.   Question: How can you best prepare for the actual Continue Reading 


“What if…?” How to Address Application Weaknesses

Admissions, November 04, 2014

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 


A Day in the Life of a Tuck Student

Guest Student Contributor, November 03, 2014

By Maryn J. T'15 Maryn is a T’15 originally from Seattle, WA but is loving the adventures of her two years on the East Coast. At Tuck, she is involved in a variety of activities—from serving as quality of life chair (yes, that really is a real Continue Reading 


TIPS FOR BEST PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

CDO, October 29, 2014

Jonathan Masland is director of Tuck’s Career Development Office (CDO). Stephen Pidgeon T’07 is an associate director of the CDO and author of the books How to Get a Job in Consulting and Case Interviews for Beginners. Question: How can you best prepare for your Continue Reading 


7 Traits of a Successful Applicant

Amy Mitson - Admissions, October 28, 2014

While each candidate has their own unique story and path, there are traits that successful applicants generally have in common.  In my experience, the following seven have resonated strongest and most often.  1) They’re prepared. They can clearly and articulately communicate why they want an MBA, how Continue Reading 


Find Your Calling—Not Your Career

Guest Student Contributor, October 27, 2014

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. I’m not looking for a career. I’m looking for a calling. I Continue Reading 


Time ... AKA Priority Management

Guest Student Contributor, October 23, 2014

By Morgan Holl T'16 Morgan hails from the Washington, D.C. area. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Virginia where he majored in economics and Spanish. Prior to arriving in Hanover, Morgan was a civilian employee in the Department of Defense, most recently in Germany, where he Continue Reading 


A Few Notes on Location or Why it’s Awesome to Live in the Middle of Nowhere

Guest Student Contributor, October 20, 2014

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 


A Summer Internship to Cherish Forever

Guest Student Contributor, October 17, 2014

By Arpitha Dhanapathi T’15 Arpitha is a second-year student at Tuck. Prior to school, she worked at Microsoft in Seattle, WA. Arpitha is from Bangalore, India and did her undergrad in BITS-Pilani, Rajasthan, India. Over summer 2014, she interned at Intellectual Ventures in Bellevue, WA. On-campus, Arpitha is a co-chair Continue Reading 


As an international student…why Tuck?

Guest Student Contributor, October 10, 2014

Wei Xing is a T'16 from Beijing, China. He earned a Bachelor of Engineering from the Beijing Institute of Technology and a Master of Engineering Management from Dartmouth's Thayer School of Engineering. Prior to Tuck, Wei worked in finance in New York City, at an education management firm Continue Reading 


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