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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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Leading Tuck’s Women in Business Conference

Guest Student Contributor, July 26, 2016

By Karishma Roopchand T'17 Summer internships are in full-swing for Tuckies, and so is planning for Tuck’s annual Women in Business Conference (WIBC) which will run from October 14th to 16th, 2016. WIBC is one of many initiatives at Tuck that aim to enable and support women by providing Continue Reading 


5 Steps to Essays AdCom will Appreciate

Admissions, July 19, 2016

Tuck’s 2016-2017 essay questions are now live on Tuck 360. While essays can be one of the most challenging aspects of any MBA application, they can also be one of the most illuminating, for both the applicant and the admissions committee. The MBA application process is an opportunity to Continue Reading 


Tuck’s 2016-2017 Essay Questions (Revised)

Admissions, July 11, 2016

As regular readers of our blog, you know we value transparency and thorough communication. With that in mind, we wanted to alert you to a change in the wording of our first essay. While the core information we are seeking is the same, we are providing you with more context Continue Reading 


Creating a Successful Application Strategy

Admissions, July 07, 2016

By Stephanie Butler, Assistant Director of Admissions Hello! Thanks to everyone who joined me last week for online Q&A. You had so many great questions. Before our chat got started, I offered some advice for creating a successful application strategy. If you couldn’t make Continue Reading 


Tuck’s 2016-2017 Essay Questions

Admissions, July 05, 2016

Tuck has long provided its graduates with the knowledge and inspiration to do well and do good—to become the difference in the world of business and beyond. As the global economy continues to become more dynamic and diverse, the call for broad, values-driven leadership will continue to grow Continue Reading 


Denied? 3 Questions to Ask Before Reapplying

Admissions, June 28, 2016

1) Are you targeting the right schools? Make sure you’re being realistic. Though numbers don’t mean everything, consider recent class profiles of the schools you’re targeting in order to gauge whether your GMAT/GRE score and undergraduate GPA is above or around the average, within Continue Reading 


On the Use of Admissions Consultants

Admissions, June 21, 2016

Last week, Tuck’s Admissions Team had the pleasure of hosting about 35 admissions consultants from the Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants (AIGAC). We invited them to Hanover so they could learn more about Tuck, to answer their questions—to answer your questions—and of course, Continue Reading 


Before the Application is Live

Admissions, June 14, 2016

The Class of 2018 isn’t even on campus yet, but we’re already in the process of recruiting the Tuck Class of 2019. For those of you who are also thinking about next year, here are some suggestions to get you started. There are lots of details to Continue Reading 


Interview Etiquette: In-person & via Skype

Admissions, June 07, 2016

An Associate Director of Admissions and the Regional Director of Southeast Asia, Sudershan ‘Suds’ Tirumala is back on the MBA Crystal Ball blog. This time around he shares tips on what you should—and shouldn’t—do during an MBA interview, whether Continue Reading 


Straight Outta Q&A: Starting a Student Club

Admissions, May 31, 2016

While the questions we hear in our on-campus Q&A session (part of every prospective student visit) can run the gamut, some stick out as being really insightful and others we hear over and over again. Wouldn’t it be great if we could share those answers with Continue Reading 


Recent grad? 5 Ways to Prep for Your MBA

Admissions, May 24, 2016

Dear Recent Graduate, First and foremost, congratulations! Inevitably, you’re doing your fair share of (well deserved) celebrating, maybe some reflection or reminiscing, and hopefully taking some time to think about your future. While “I need a job!” might be the only thing occupying your mind 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 


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