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 Bernardo Barrera Montemayor T’08

Guest Contributor, January 11, 2016

Bernardo Barrera Montemayor T'08 is a managing partner in a boutique consulting firm in Monterrey Mexico, Growth & Profit Consulting. He previously worked in BCG's Boston Office and Cemex Mexico. He finds time to teach Case Analysis at IPADE's full-time MBA and spend time with his Continue Reading 


CDO Weighs In: Non-Traditional Career Paths and Career Switches

CDO, January 07, 2016

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: What are the top non-traditional career paths or industries Continue Reading 


An MBA Safari: Interviewing Farmers in the Heart of Kenya

Guest Student Contributor, January 06, 2016

By Aditya Shah T'16 Aditya is a second-year student at Tuck from Mumbai, India. Prior to Tuck, he worked in his family’s tea manufacturing and exports business in India and Russia. He is deeply passionate about all things food, and post-Tuck will join General Mills Inc. in Continue Reading 


4 Tips to Nail the Admissions Interview

Admissions, January 05, 2016

With the January Round applicant initiated interview deadline just a few weeks away (January 29, 2016), the Admissions hallway is buzzing once again. There are still some spots available, but in order to guarantee yourself an opportunity to tell your story, talk with current students, ask questions to Admissions, and Continue Reading 


Tuck Spotlight: 10 Questions with Kristiana Helmick T’98

Guest Contributor, January 04, 2016

Kristiana Helmick T'98 is the general manager of the Pet Supplies category at Amazon. Tell me a little about yourself. I have worked at Amazon for seven years and am thrilled to work in technology, which blends very well with my early interest in media. At Amazon, I've Continue Reading 


Top 5 Blog Posts of 2015

Guest Contributor, December 23, 2015

With a new dean, record-breaking career stats for the Class of 2015, the official launch of TuckGO, and welcoming the impressive Class of 2017, 2015 has been a great year! Here's a look back at some of our top blog posts of the year.  #1. Welcoming the Class of 2017: A Letter from Continue Reading 


So you’re on the waitlist. Now what?

Admissions, December 22, 2015

We know “waitlist” wasn't the decision you were hoping for last Thursday. But rather than seeing this in a completely negative light, keep in mind that being waitlisted indicates there were many strengths in your application. Tuck receives a lot applications and the pool is Continue Reading 


What to Wear to Stay Warm This Winter

Guest Contributor, December 18, 2015

By Megan Kelso TP'17 Megan Kelso is a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for stationery products. You can see her work at http://www.meganlkelso.com. Megan grew up in Ithaca, New York, studied art at Colgate University, and then lived and worked in Washington, D.C. for several Continue Reading 


CDO Weighs In: What You Should Know about the Career Development Office

CDO, December 17, 2015

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: What should every Tuck student know about the CDO? Continue Reading 


America’s Economic Future Speaker Series Brings Presidential Candidates to Campus

Guest Student Contributor, December 16, 2015

By Tony Sampson T'16 Tony is a second-year student at Tuck and an MBA fellow at the Center for Global Business and Government. Prior to arriving in Hanover, he worked in bank regulation and capital policy at the Federal Reserve Board in Washington, D.C. Tony earned a Bachelor of Continue Reading 


Q&A with Peter Fisher: The Fed Increase & The Economy

Guest Contributor, December 15, 2015

Peter Fisher is a senior lecturer at Tuck, a senior fellow at Tuck's Center for Global Business and Government, and senior director of the BlackRock Investment Institute. At BlackRock, Fisher helps leverage the firm’s expertise across asset classes, client groups and regions to produce information Continue Reading 


A Day in the Life of a First Year: Wendy Wong

Guest Student Contributor, December 11, 2015

By Wendy Wong T'17 Wendy is a T’17 originally from the Boston area. She attended Boston University, where she studied finance, marketing, and entrepreneurship. After graduating, Wendy worked in the retail sector, where she specialized in business strategy. Most recently, she worked for a retailer based in Florida before Continue Reading 


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