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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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A Creative Fundraising Strategy: My First-Year Project with Worldfund

Guest Student Contributor, May 13, 2016

By Katelyn Baldwin T'17 On Sunday morning, March 7, our team arrived at the Sao Paulo airport, ready to dive into our global First Year Project (FYP). Meetings with social finance gurus, non-profit management experts, and STEM-fundraising professionals filled our calendars in the weeks prior as we prepared to make Continue Reading 


Framing Failure During the Admissions Process

Admissions, May 10, 2016

By Sudershan Tirumala T'10 Suds is Tuck's Associate Director of Admissions and Regional Director for India and South East Asia. He regularly contributes his candid advice to MBA Crystal Ball. Below is an excerpt from his latest post on presenting past failures during the admissions process. Continue Reading 


Tuck Spotlight: 10 Questions with Jon Baer T’78

Guest Student Contributor, May 09, 2016

Jon Baer T'78, partner at Threshold Ventures, is a recovering venture capitalist and founder/CEO of two venture-backed companies. He is now co-author of Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider's Guide. 1. What was the exact moment when you first felt like you were a part of Tuck’s community? Continue Reading 


What We Learned: The 2016 Vietnam GIX

Guest Student Contributor, May 04, 2016

By Olivia Jones T'17 Over spring break, I was one of twenty-four Tuck students who embarked on the inaugural Vietnam Global Insight Expedition (GIX). The theme was “Renovation Nation: Vietnam in an Era of Reform and Globalization,” and our purpose was to study Vietnam’s business environment Continue Reading 


#IAMTUCK: A Day in the Life of Erin T’15

Guest Contributor, May 02, 2016

Erin Ruhf T'15, a native of Virginia, lives in Chicago with her boyfriend Rob, a T'15, and their kitten Gili. Erin is the director of business development at The Eastman Egg Company—a startup restaurant group specializing in artisanal sandwiches. She received her BS  Continue Reading 


CDO Weighs In: Recruiting Advice for the Consulting Industry - Part II

CDO, April 30, 2016

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. Talk about the logistics of the typical interview process for the consulting industry. Going back to the example of today’s Continue Reading 


What We Learned: The 2016 Netherlands GIX

Guest Student Contributor, April 27, 2016

Part I by Anthony Hemming T’17 Going into the GIX, I felt like I had a basic idea of the differences between the U.S. and Dutch health care systems, but what I wanted to understand was why the Dutch system is organized the way it is, and if Continue Reading 


What We Learned: The 2016 South Africa GIX

Guest Student Contributor, April 25, 2016

By T'17s Lane McVey and Vishnu Malli During the South Africa GIX, which was led by Professor Phil Stocken, we visited Johannesburg and Cape Town, spending time at the Pilanesberg National Park during the intervening weekend. At the park, we met with the Chief Ecology Officer of Continue Reading 


2016 IPADE Business School Case Competition in Mexico

Guest Student Contributor, April 20, 2016

By Katelyn Baldwin T'17 Katelyn is from Wasilla, Alaska. She graduated from Stanford in 2009 with a BA in international relations and minors in African and Middle Eastern languages and Jewish studies. Before Tuck, she spent nearly five years in international development working for Chemonics International, an implementing partner of the Continue Reading 


7 Traits of our Strongest Applicants

Admissions, April 19, 2016

While each candidate has their own unique story and path, there are traits that successful applicants generally have in common. In our 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 


Which school should I attend?

Admissions, April 14, 2016

After months (and sometimes years) of getting to know you through your application, your interview, emails, and conversations…we know you’re pretty phenomenal! We also know there are other MBA programs that think so too. And now, with enrollment deadlines right around the corner, you have Continue Reading 


What We Learned: The 2016 Cuba GIX

Guest Student Contributor, April 13, 2016

By Nicole Daniele T'16 My decision to attend the Cuba GIX was motivated by two factors. First, visiting Cuba has always been on my bucket list, so the chance to travel there with one of the first groups from Dartmouth was incredibly compelling. Second, I’d yet to participate Continue Reading 


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