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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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Building a Startup While at Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, February 25, 2016

By Rob Thelen T'16 FliQ is my startup. We want to change the way that people interact and exchange information. We have come a long way. FliQ started as a pitch at a Dartmouth start-up weekend (three-day event at the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network (DEN) where you pitch, form a Continue Reading 


My Summer at Google: Q&A with Rob T’16

Guest Student Contributor, February 16, 2016

A conversation with Robert Thelen T'16 who interned at Google this past summer. Q: What were you doing before Tuck? A: I was a captain in the United States Air Force. I basically had three jobs over my eight-year Air Force Career: Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Combat Advisor, and Acquisitions Continue Reading 


CDO Weighs In: Entrepreneurship in Action at Tuck & Dartmouth

CDO, January 25, 2016

Joaquin Villarreal T’08 is executive director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Tuck. Mathias Machado T’09 is an associate director of the Career Development Office. Q: What entrepreneurial resources are available at Tuck? JV: The support we provide to entrepreneurs really mimics the support provided to any 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 


E-Ship Club: A Melting Pot of Entrepreneurial Skills and Resources

Guest Student Contributor, May 21, 2015

By Apurva Sacheti T'16 Apurva Sacheti is a T'16 and part of the Entrepreneurship Club at Tuck. Prior to Tuck, Apurva worked on two entrepreneurial ventures, in the quick service restaurant and e-learning sectors in India respectively. Apurva completed his bachelor of engineering in electronics and communication from Birla Institute Continue Reading 


Can you start a business in the woods?

Guest Student Contributor, April 27, 2015

By Justin Gerrard T'16 Justin is co-founder of Bae (Before Anyone Else), a mobile matchmaking app curated for people of color. Bae won first place at the 13th annual Dartmouth Ventures Competition and he will be pursuing the venture full time during the summer. Justin is a graduate of Harvard Continue Reading 


Building Business from Thin Air: The Start-Up Science of What-To-Do-Tomorrow

Guest Student Contributor, April 20, 2015

By Pete T'16, Tuck Bridge '09 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 Recording Arts Continue Reading 


An Introduction to the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship, Part 1

Guest Contributor, April 02, 2015

By Thomas Naughton D’89, T’96 Tom Naughton is the executive director of Tuck's Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and an adjunct professor of business administration.  The Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship (CPE/E) is one of several academic centers here at Tuck. Our academic Continue Reading 


Entrepreneurship in Action at Tuck & Dartmouth

Guest Contributor, January 21, 2015

Joaquin Villarreal T’08 is executive director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Tuck. Mathias Machado T’09 is an associate director of the Career Development Office. Q: What entrepreneurial resources are available at Tuck? MM: Let’s talk about the entrepreneurial resources here at Tuck that students should Continue Reading 


Becoming the Best Entrepreneur You Can Be

Guest Contributor, December 08, 2014

Joaquin Villarreal T’08 (left) is manager of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Tuck. Mathias Machado T’09 is an associate director of the Career Development Office (CDO).   Q: How can I become a great entrepreneur? Mathias Machado: Entrepreneurs need grit because they are inevitably going to face disappointment and Continue Reading 


TuckStuff: More Than Just “Stuff”

Guest Student Contributor, December 04, 2014

By Nicole Daniele T'16 Nicole Daniele, T’16, grew up in Edison, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in International Relations and Italian. Prior to Tuck she worked in wealth management in Philadelphia and New York. She has happily traded in her black suits for Continue Reading 


Club Spotlight: Entrepreneurship Club

Guest Student Contributor, August 13, 2014

For the past two months, I’ve enjoyed a memorable and entrepreneurial summer internship while also fulfilling goals I set when starting at Tuck. But, before getting into those details, I want to share the goal and mandate of the Entrepreneurship Club, which introduced me to some great folks Continue Reading 


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