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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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The Making of a Successful Applicant

Stephanie Butler, September 27, 2016

By Stephanie Butler, Assistant Director of Admissions Hi all! As frequent readers of the Tuck 360: MBA Blog you might have seen this list before. I just shared it in webinar form over at Beat the GMAT though, so it's been on my mind! Tuck's admissions Continue Reading 


Your Road to “Admitted”: The Interview

Admissions, September 20, 2016

Greetings! This is an exciting time in Tuck’s Admissions Office—after months of relative calm, it’s once again buzzing with prospective students. These future Tuckies have converged in Hanover to conduct their official admissions interview and to experience the community that they might one day Continue Reading 


MBA/...? Joint and Dual Degrees at Tuck

Admissions, August 30, 2016

Tuck has several opportunities for students to customize their MBA experience around individual areas of interest or areas that are of particular relevance to the next step in their career. Elective courses, independent study, Research-to-Practice Seminars, student-led clubs and conferences, and Research Centers & Initiatives are great ways to do Continue Reading 


An Applicant’s Role in the Letter of Recommendation

Admissions, August 23, 2016

Letters of recommendation (LOR) provide us with additional insight into your career success/potential, as well as your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. The LOR is the only part of the application not completed by the applicant themselves. Because they're not writing it, it’s common Continue Reading 


A Dream Internship, with the Help of the CDO

Guest Student Contributor, August 22, 2016

By Keith Hollis T'17 Prior to Tuck, I spent five years serving in the United States Navy. Although my experiences were varied, I was able to develop a common set of skills and virtues that were forged from strategic and stressful situations. These experiences ranged from navigating a 700-foot-long Continue Reading 


Forté Foundation: A Lifelong Network for Women in Business

Guest Student Contributor, August 16, 2016

 By Leeann Bo T'18  Leeann grew up in Ohio and New Jersey. She spent (almost) the last decade in New York City, with the exception of a semester in Florence, Italy. She graduated from New York University's Stern School of Business and worked in investment banking prior Continue Reading 


7 Steps to Keep Warm from Head to Toe This Winter

Guest Contributor, August 08, 2016

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 years. She now Continue Reading 


On the Road with Tuck Admissions

Admissions, August 02, 2016

Tuck’s campus in Hanover, NH serves as a base camp to the world. Students, faculty, and staff constantly venture out and return to our immersive community to reflect on their experiences and share newfound insights. Well here in the Admissions Office, let the venturing begin! From now until Continue Reading 


Club Spotlight: Tuck Consulting Club

Guest Contributor, July 20, 2016

The Tuck Consulting Club is a student-run organization serving students pursuing careers in management, strategy, health care, and organization consulting. The club has two primary objectives; to help students pursue careers in consulting, and to serve as a point of contact between Tuck students interested in 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 


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