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’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 


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 


Tuck Spotlight: 10 Questions with Jon Baer T’78

Guest Student Contributor, May 09, 2016

Jon Baer T'78, partner at Threshold Ventures, is a recovering venture capitalist and founder/CEO of two venture-backed companies. He is now co-author of Decoding Silicon Valley: The Insider's Guide. 1. What was the exact moment when you first felt like you were a part of Tuck’s community? Continue Reading 


7 Traits of our Strongest Applicants

Admissions, April 19, 2016

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 Continue Reading 


Which school should I attend?

Admissions, April 14, 2016

After months (and sometimes years) of getting to know you through your application, your interview, emails, and conversations…we know you’re pretty phenomenal! We also know there are other MBA programs that think so too. And now, with enrollment deadlines right around the corner, you have Continue Reading 


Get to Know a Tuckie: Ashley Cousins T’17

Guest Student Contributor, April 04, 2016

Ashley Cousins T’17 is from Charlottesville, Virginia. She attended Spelman College in Atlanta Georgia where she studied economics. Prior to Tuck, she worked for Google and then Delta, where she was focused on international partnerships. This summer she is interning at Esteé Lauder. Did you know during your Continue Reading 


Military Visit Day (Sneak Peek): Tips for Applicants

Admissions, March 31, 2016

By David Donahue T'17   On Tuesday, I shared my personal path to the Marines and then to Tuck. Today, looking back at the application process, there are a few tips I would give to business school applicants with military backgrounds (a small dose of the kind of things you' Continue Reading 


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