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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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Tuck’s 2015-2016 Application is Open!

Admissions, August 06, 2015

Tuck's 2015-2016 application is now open! For us, the application process is meant to provide a platform that allows applicants to fully express their candidacy by presenting their accomplishments and sharing their goals and vison for who they strive to become. And, it’s a process we consistently Continue Reading 

Get to Know Us

Admissions, July 27, 2015

The Tuck MBA experience is based on complete engagement with our community, our faculty, and our curriculum. You can't be anonymous here. Every student at Tuck thrives with individual attention, unparalleled access to resources, and the confidence that your future is taken seriously. Even before you step foot Continue Reading 

Q&A with Sudershan “Suds” Tirumala T’10

Admissions, July 14, 2015

MBA Crystal Ball recently sat down with Sudershan “Suds” Tirumala T’10, Tuck's regional director for India and South East Asia, to discuss Tuck's admissions process. Suds addressed:  The MBA application process Comparing GMAT scores versus GRE scores Tuck MBA deadlines Application essays Scholarships Continue Reading 

Your Reapplicant Strategy

Admissions, July 07, 2015

By Pat Harrison  Pat Harrison is Senior Associate Director of Admissions, Recruiting and Enrollment at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. She oversees Tuck’s reading and interviewing process and focuses on the recruitment of women. She has been with Tuck since 2003.  I have been getting Continue Reading 

ICYMI: Recap of Live Facebook Chat with CDO Director Jonathan Masland

CDO, June 30, 2015

On March 4, Jonathan Masland, director of Tuck's Career Development Office, took over the Tuck Facebook page to answer any and all career-related questions. In case you missed it, here is a full transcript of the chat.  Tuck School: CDO Director Jonathan Masland is taking over our Facebook page! Continue Reading 

7 Traits of a Successful Applicant

Admissions, June 29, 2015

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 it Continue Reading 

Considering b-school? Advice for Recent Grads

Admissions, June 23, 2015

It's already been a week since Dartmouth held a beautiful commencement ceremony honoring 1,093 undergraduates. First, congratulations to Dartmouth's Class of 2015 and all other recent graduates! You definitely deserve a moment to reflect, prepare, and celebrate. However, when the final pieces of confetti have been swept up and you Continue Reading 

Advice from AdCom: Excellent Essays

Admissions, June 16, 2015

Last week on Tuck 360, we shared the essay questions required from those applying to Tuck during the 2015 - 2016 application cycle. Essays are often one of the most challenging aspects of any MBA application. Like many MBA candidates, you may find yourself with little time to spend on introspection. Continue Reading 

Tuck’s 2015 - 2016 Essay Questions

Admissions, June 09, 2015

While the application won't go live until later this summer, here's a sneak peak of the essay questions. Each year, we refine our application to reflect what we see as the best way to get to know you and understand your story. As a result, we've made Continue Reading 

Before the GMAT, Look at the Big Picture

Admissions, June 02, 2015

By Kristin Roth Kristin is an Associate Director of Admissions at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth and has been with Tuck since 2007. She serves on the admissions committee, reads applications, interviews candidates, leads recruitment of military veterans, and travels globally for Tuck. The class of 2017 isn’t Continue Reading 

It’s feedback season in the Admissions Office! Some thoughts…

Admissions, May 26, 2015

Greetings from Tuck’s Admissions Office! As you can imagine, admissions is a very cyclical process. During the spring and into the summer one of the things that keeps us busy is offering feedback to candidates who were not admitted. These applicants hope to either strengthen their candidacy while Continue Reading 

Top Four Things I Learned from Planning & Attending Admitted Students Weekend

Guest Student Contributor, May 11, 2015

By Kiley Winsnes T'16 Kiley is a first-year student at Tuck. Before arriving in Hanover, she was living in stunning San Francisco and working for an integration software company. Originally from Chicago, Kiley spent her formative years in Seattle before chasing the California sunshine for her undergraduate degree in economics Continue Reading 

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