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 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 


On MBA Rankings

Penny Paquette T’76 - Assistant Dean, September 25, 2014

As application season gets underway so does the annual round of rankings of business schools. These rankings have become a fixture in the MBA world and lots of consultants and analysts have written about the usefulness of rankings and their methodologies. I thought it might be interesting to hear from Continue Reading 


Addressing Tricky Situations

Kristin Roth - Admissions, September 23, 2014

Contract ended. Laid off. Better opportunity. On academic probation. My recommendations are from my former supervisor and my colleague. We see things like these on applications all the time. Brief and to the point, phrases like these may give the basic details of a situation, but fail to fully explain Continue Reading 


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 


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