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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.

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Tuck Students Hear From Wide Range of Companies This Fall

CDO, November 12, 2014

This fall’s company briefings are almost complete and so far we’ve heard from an impressive array of companies! Every fall, Tuck hosts a series of company briefings that expose students to different industries, companies, and career opportunities. Representatives from over 100 companies from around the United States Continue Reading 


Veterans Day and the Common Good: An Opportunity for Reflection

Guest Student Contributor, November 11, 2014

By Dan Linge T'16 Dan hails from Wenatchee, Wash. and attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, N.Y. on a Naval ROTC scholarship completing majors in political science and history. He served for nearly three years in various roles on an Arleigh Burke class destroyer out of Bath, Maine Continue Reading 


The Tuck Study Group Experience; Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Fall A

Guest Student Contributor, November 10, 2014

By Ale Jochum T'16 Ale is a first year-year student at the Tuck School of Business. Before coming to beautiful Hanover, she worked in clean tech and management consulting in San Francisco. After Tuck, she hopes to harness the forces of business to protect the natural world. She is originally 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 


Tips for Best Preparing for the Interview

CDO, November 06, 2014

Jonathan Masland is director of Tuck’s Career Development Office (CDO). Stephen Pidgeon T’07 is an associate director of the CDO and author of the books How to Get a Job in Consulting and Case Interviews for Beginners.   Question: How can you best prepare for the actual Continue Reading 


A Voice Rocking in the Wilderness

Guest Student Contributor, November 05, 2014

By Pete D’09, T’16 A first-year student at Tuck, Pete is co-founder of Decade Records and drummer for Filligar, a touring American rock band. He has served as a cultural ambassador for the U.S. State Department and is a voting member of The National Academy of 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 


A Day in the Life of a Tuck Student

Guest Student Contributor, November 03, 2014

By Maryn J. T'15 Maryn is a T’15 originally from Seattle, WA but is loving the adventures of her two years on the East Coast. At Tuck, she is involved in a variety of activities—from serving as quality of life chair (yes, that really is a real Continue Reading 


I’m a Tuck Student and a Mom

Guest Student Contributor, October 30, 2014

By Anna L. T’15 Anna is originally from China and came to the U.S. to pursue graduate study. She worked in various health care organizations, including nonprofit, health care facilities and managed care for ten years in Los Angeles. Her husband, two daughters (7-year-old and 5-year-old), and Continue Reading 


TIPS FOR BEST PREPARING FOR YOUR JOB SEARCH

CDO, October 29, 2014

Jonathan Masland is director of Tuck’s Career Development Office (CDO). Stephen Pidgeon T’07 is an associate director of the CDO and author of the books How to Get a Job in Consulting and Case Interviews for Beginners. Question: How can you best prepare for your 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 


Find Your Calling—Not Your Career

Guest Student Contributor, October 27, 2014

By Eric Giles T'16 Eric is a career switcher who transitioned from an education nonprofit—Teach For America—to the health care sector. He hopes to expand health access to all populations. I’m not looking for a career. I’m looking for a calling. I Continue Reading 


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