Tuck 360: MBA Blog tagged with applying

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Let the Games Begin

Juliet H. T'14, May 31, 2012

As another application season kicks off in the coming weeks, here are some words of advice for you eager applicants. While the online application system will not be available until July/August, there is quite a bit of work that can be completed before then. I hope these points help Continue Reading 


Ask Dawna: It’s Never Too Soon…

Dawna C.- Director of Admissions, May 16, 2012

Applicants to MBA programs all come to the process with their own unique perspectives, expectations, and plans. For some applicants, the decision to pursue an MBA is made in the span of the first couple of years of professional work after undergrad. For others, the plan for an MBA started Continue Reading 


Guest Blog: Jeff Zhou T’14 and the Tuck Alumni Network

Blog Guest, May 06, 2012

Jeff Zhou was born and raised in China, and is now living in Austin, Texas. Prior to Tuck, he worked in Corporate Development for a large media company.   Honestly, when I first began the b-school application process, I wasn’t too sure about Tuck. I came from a Continue Reading 


Guest Blog: Alice Lin T’14 is Excited for Tuck

Blog Guest, May 02, 2012

Alice Lin is a Los Angeles native currently living in Boston. Alice has worked in both the energy and actuarial consulting industries. Among other interests, she enjoys sampling new cuisines and anything and everything outdoors.    Wow, am I glad to be done with the whirlwind b-school application process! Continue Reading 


Guest Blog: A Tuck Partner’s Take on Applying & ASW

Blog Guest, April 28, 2012

Marcy (TP '14) and Zach Hogan (T '14) currently live in Northern California. Zach works as a chemical engineer in San Francisco, Marcy is a stay-at-home mom to their two boys.    About a year ago my husband, Zach, began the process of applying to business school.  On the strong Continue Reading 


Ask Dawna: Advice for Reapplicants

Nancy G.- Admissions, March 29, 2012

If you are an applicant who was unsuccessful in your quest for admission to Tuck, you may be considering applying again in the future (something we refer to as 'reapplying'). Each year about 15%-18% of our total applications come from prospective students who have previously applied to Tuck. Dawna offers Continue Reading 


Catching up. Way up.

MJZ, February 29, 2012

This post summarizes my Fall term at Tuck. Reflections on Fall I can’t believe I’m writing about being done with Fall term. Seeing as this is my first blog post, here’s some background and what I’ve been up to the last 3+ months: Continue Reading 


What Comes Around Pt. 3 - Gina des Cognets, T’01

Dia D. - Admissions, February 28, 2012

This week we have T'01 and Director of Marketing and Communications Gina des Cognets serving up some advice and fond memories. Gina loved her Tuck experience so much that she couldn't wait to come back and has been a sparkly-eyed advocate for applicants and the envy of her B Continue Reading 


What Comes Around Pt. 2-Stephen Pidgeon, T’07

Dia D. - Admissions, February 24, 2012

Stephen Pidgeon, T'07 shares his unique perspective as a Tuckie who has returned to the roost. Stephen is an Associate Director in Tuck's Career Development Office and returns to Tuck (family in tow) after a stint with McKinsey in London. Q1: What advice would you give a student entering Continue Reading 


Hanover? Yes, Please.

Justin R T'13, February 20, 2012

For those of you considering which schools are right for you, you’ve probably been through the same thought process as me. That being said, if you’re from a big city and have never lived in a less urban area, you probably have some reservations about signing Continue Reading 


“Ask Dawna”: Tackling the International Experience Mini Essay

Dawna C.- Director of Admissions, December 09, 2011

An increasingly global economy plays a critical role in effective business leadership. Tuck endeavors to be at the forefront of business education by equipping future business leaders with the skills, experience, and knowledge necessary to effectively maneuver this complex landscape. One of the critical learning components in the Tuck classroom Continue Reading 


Letters of Recommendation (a.k.a. CSQs)

Pat H. - Admissions, November 11, 2010

Letters of recommendation - at Tuck, we refer to them as "Confidential Statements of Qualifications," or "CSQs". CSQs provide us with additional insight into your career success/potential, as well as your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. The CSQ is the only part of the application not completed by Continue Reading 


Don’t Leave Us Guessing

Pat H. - Admissions, October 28, 2010

Over the summer I spoke with an unsuccessful applicant from last year who had a big job gap in his employment history. Now the fact that he had the gap wasn’t what was troubling to us (we recognize that in this economy a lot of people unfortunately have Continue Reading 


What happens to my file after I click submit?

Pat H. - Admissions, October 08, 2010

With the Early Action deadline of October 13 quickly approaching, you are probably wondering about this question. I may be completely dating myself with this reference, but I am reminded of the “Schoolhouse Rock” episode following the path of a bill through the legislative process. Perhaps we can take Continue Reading 


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