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.

7 Traits of a Successful Applicant

Admissions, June 29, 2015

While each candidate has their own unique story and path, there are traits that successful applicants generally have in common. In our 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 it Continue Reading 


Considering b-school? Advice for Recent Grads

Admissions, June 23, 2015

It's already been a week since Dartmouth held a beautiful commencement ceremony honoring 1,093 undergraduates. First, congratulations to Dartmouth's Class of 2015 and all other recent graduates! You definitely deserve a moment to reflect, prepare, and celebrate. However, when the final pieces of confetti have been swept up and you Continue Reading 


Halfway There: 4 Takeaways from My First Year at Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, June 17, 2015

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 


Advice from AdCom: Excellent Essays

Admissions, June 16, 2015

Last week on Tuck 360, we shared the essay questions required from those applying to Tuck during the 2015 - 2016 application cycle. Essays are often one of the most challenging aspects of any MBA application. Like many MBA candidates, you may find yourself with little time to spend on introspection. Continue Reading 


‘A Dream Project’: Tuckies Evaluate Market for New Product

Guest Student Contributor, June 11, 2015

By Nicole Daniele T’16 Nicole grew up in Edison, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in international relations and Italian. Prior to Tuck, she worked in wealth management in Philadelphia and New York. What brings together a former MLS soccer player, a Canadian consultant, Continue Reading 


Tuck’s 2015 - 2016 Essay Questions

Admissions, June 09, 2015

While the application won't go live until later this summer, here's a sneak peak of the essay questions. Each year, we refine our application to reflect what we see as the best way to get to know you and understand your story. As a result, we've made Continue Reading 


Embrace the Uncertainty: My Recruiting Experience at Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, June 08, 2015

By Steve Harrington T'16 Steve was born and raised in Connecticut. After graduating from Lafayette College with a degree in electrical and computer engineering, he commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. He spent four years in the Army, including a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, before starting at Continue Reading 


Before the GMAT, Look at the Big Picture

Admissions, June 02, 2015

By Kristin Roth Kristin is an Associate Director of Admissions at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and has been with Tuck since 2007. She serves on the admissions committee, reads applications, interviews candidates, leads recruitment of military veterans, and travels globally for Tuck. The class of 2017 isn’t Continue Reading 


My Top 5 Favorite Professors

Guest Student Contributor, June 01, 2015

By Isaac Ipson T'15 Isaac is a second-year student at Tuck who is loving his life in Hanover with his wife and two sons (one and three 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 


It’s feedback season in the Admissions Office! Some thoughts…

Admissions, May 26, 2015

Greetings from Tuck’s Admissions Office! As you can imagine, admissions is a very cyclical process. During the spring and into the summer one of the things that keeps us busy is offering feedback to candidates who were not admitted. These applicants hope to either strengthen their candidacy while Continue Reading 


E-Ship Club: A Melting Pot of Entrepreneurial Skills and Resources

Guest Student Contributor, May 21, 2015

By Apurva Sacheti T'16 Apurva Sacheti is a T'16 and part of the Entrepreneurship Club at Tuck. Prior to Tuck, Apurva worked on two entrepreneurial ventures, in the quick service restaurant and e-learning sectors in India respectively. Apurva completed his bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication from Birla Institute Continue Reading 


Faculty Spotlight: Professor Emily Blanchard

Guest Contributor, May 20, 2015

Emily Blanchard is an associate professor of business administration at Tuck. Her work centers on the economics and policy implications of globalization and has been published in leading economics journals, including the Journal of International Economics and the Review of Economics and Statistics.  At Tuck, Blanchard teaches the Continue Reading 


Q&A: What You Need to Know about Careers at Tuck

Admissions, May 19, 2015

One of our responsibilities in the Admissions Office is to talk to prospective students about the diverse array of post-MBA job opportunities and how a multitude of Tuck resources will help you land the right one. Since this is such an important message, we thought we’d take a Continue Reading 


Top Four Things I Learned from Planning & Attending Admitted Students Weekend

Guest Student Contributor, May 11, 2015

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 


How I Landed A Summer Internship at Siemens USA

Guest Student Contributor, May 07, 2015

By Kevin Friedenberg T'16 Originally from Needham, MA, Kevin Friedenberg graduated from Swarthmore College in 2010 and spent four years as a management consultant prior to coming to Tuck.  For Kevin, Tuck represented an opportunity to switch careers, with the goal of joining a company’s internal strategy team Continue Reading 


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