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6 Ways to Connect with Tuck before January 6

Admissions, November 25, 2014

In honor of the approaching January 6, 2015 application deadline, we thought we'd share six opportunities to get to know Tuck over the next 41 days. Even if you've done your due diligence and are certain you would be a great fit, there's always something new to learn. Try one 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 


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 


“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 


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 


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 


Should I come to campus for an interview?

Pat Harrison - Admissions, September 16, 2014

Applicants often ask about our applicant-initiated interviews and whether they should make the trip to Hanover for an interview.  My answer is “if you are able to make the trip, absolutely!” Tuck is one of the few schools that does not have an invitation-only interview policy. 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 


Tuck’s Class of 2016 - Accomplished and Diverse

Dawna Clarke - Director of Admissions, September 02, 2014

One of my favorite things to do as the Director of Admissions at Tuck is to welcome a new group of excited first-year students to campus.  Throughout the summer, the incoming class gradually transitions from the Admissions Office to the MBA Program Office, where they will be very well 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 


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