Tuck 360: MBA Blog

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 Spotlight: 10 Questions with Phil DeGisi T’09

Guest Contributor, November 12, 2015

Phil DeGisi T'09 is vice president of marketing at CommonBond, a leading marketplace lending platform that lowers the cost of student loans for students and graduates. Prior to joining the CommonBond team, Phil held ecommerce general management and marketing roles spanning startups and large organizations, including Quidsi (a subsidiary Continue Reading 


Veterans Day and the Common Good: An Opportunity for Reflection

Guest Student Contributor, November 11, 2015

By Dan Linge T'16 Dan hails from Wenatchee, WA and attended the University of Rochester in Rochester, NY 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, ME Continue Reading 


Location, Location, Location

Admissions, November 10, 2015

In the Admissions Office, we often hear from prospective students who are concerned about the fact that Tuck is located in Hanover, NH (i.e. not New York, Boston, Chicago, London, etc.). Two weeks ago we published a post titled “Why you should get an MBA at Tuck Continue Reading 


Tuck Spotlight: 10 Questions with Erin Ruhf T’15

Guest Contributor, November 05, 2015

Erin Ruhf T'15, a native of Virginia, lives in Chicago where she is the director of business development at The Eastman Egg Company—a startup restaurant group specializing in artisanal sandwiches. She received her B.S. at the University of Virginia’s McIntire Continue Reading 


“Here, everyone is rooting for you”

Guest Student Contributor, November 04, 2015

By Vishnu Malli T'17 Vishnu is living the dream as a first-year student at Tuck. He loves being surrounded by intellectually stimulating peers and is passionate about creative ideas. He thinks that he suffers from the “get out of your comfort zone” syndrome. He grew up in Mangalore, Continue Reading 


Why You Should Get an MBA at Tuck: Part II

Admissions, November 03, 2015

People pursue an MBA to enhance their career or switch careers.  So as careers go…why Tuck? It comes down to our scale relative to our peers and, again, to access—access to incredible resources dedicated to helping you in your career search. And access to recruiters Continue Reading 


Thinking Innovatively About Your Career

Guest Contributor, November 02, 2015

By Sarah Allin TP'17 Sarah is a fellow at the Government Performance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her husband, Tom, is a T’17, and they live in Norwich, Vermont with their three-year-old standard poodle, Charlie. You can email her any questions at sarah_allin@hks.harvard.edu.  Continue Reading 


Inside the Roundtable on Digital Strategies

Guest Student Contributor, October 30, 2015

By Kaia Davis T'16 Kaia is a second-year student at Tuck and an MBA Fellow at the Center for Digital Strategies. This post originally appeared on the Center for Digital Strategies blog. A week ago, I had the unique opportunity to participate in a session of the  Continue Reading 


Why You Should Get an MBA at Tuck: Part I

Admissions, October 27, 2015

Let's start with the basics. What makes Tuck distinctive? Why Tuck? Broadly, there are two reasons that make Tuck a true transformative educational experience and distinctive among top business schools.  The first is our community.  Tuck is known the world over for its close-knit and supportive community. Continue Reading 


What I Learned on the NYC Marketing Trek

Guest Student Contributor, October 22, 2015

By Brian Cook T’17  Brian is from Washington, D.C. and attended Georgetown University for his undergraduate degree. Prior to Tuck, he worked for Teach For America as a corps member, an operations and finance director, and a national director in recruitment. I chose Tuck because Continue Reading 


What happens to my application after hitting submit?

Admissions, October 20, 2015

Okay, so you have put your blood, sweat and tears into preparing the perfect application. You double (no triple) checked it for any mistakes – then you hit the submit button. What happens next? Once we get it, we print out the application and put it in a file with Continue Reading 


Monsoon season, sweat, and a trip around the world: My summer internship

Guest Student Contributor, October 14, 2015

By Avi Sethi T'16 Avi is a second-year student at Tuck who previously worked for the NewSchools Venture Fund, a Palo Alto based ed-tech seed investor. Previous to NewSchools, he worked in strategy consulting at Accenture based out of New York City. He started his career as a high school Continue Reading 


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