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.

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 


Application Advice: Becoming a T’16

Guest Student Contributor, May 20, 2014

Jacob Crandall, a future T'16, grew up in Buffalo, NY and attended Case Western Reserve University, graduating with a B.S. in Mechanical Engineering.  Upon graduation he worked at Newry Corp., a small consulting firm in Cleveland focusing on helping industrial and CPG clients develop growth strategies for new Continue Reading 


Why should you attend Tuck’s Military Visit Day?

Guest Student Contributor, April 15, 2014

Dan Bleicher T'15, grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL and attended the USNA, graduating with a B.S. in Political Science.  Upon graduation he flew S-3 Vikings as an NFO and E-6B Mercury’s as a pilot.  He also served as the Executive Assistant to the Continue Reading 


Tuck & Diversity

Arpitha D. T'15, March 07, 2014

I just finished my last exam for the Winter term. Yay!  Courses, learning, professors – everything and everyone has been awesome. It’s amazing to look back and see how much you learn in just 2 months. Equally exciting at this time is to look around and see so Continue Reading 


From April Applicant to T’15

Guest Student Contributor, March 04, 2014

Laura Ionita is an MBA candidate in the class of 2015 at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. Prior to Tuck, Laura lived in in the South of France and worked in the IT industry as a Product Marketing Manager. After Tuck, Laura would like to live on the West Continue Reading 


Competitive, but not Impossible

Stephanie Butler, February 27, 2014

Though this post was originally published in March of 2013, the advice from Laura and Sara (final round admits) is every bit as applicable now.  Next week, a T'15 from Romania will share her journey to Tuck via the final application round. Tuck's final application deadline is April 2, 2014.  Continue Reading 


Ask Dawna - Which round should I apply in?

Dawna Clarke - Director of Admissions, February 20, 2014

We're often asked which application round will maximize a candidate’s chance at admission. Tuck doesn’t designate a specific number of offers to each round, but rather bases offers on the quality and quantity of the applicant pool during that particular round. Though April is a Continue Reading 


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