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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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 


Why This Marine Chose Tuck

Admissions, March 29, 2016

By David Donahue T'17   Going to business school was not even on my radar while I was in the Marines.  I didn’t know its purpose or who it was intended for. I grew up in a small town west of Boston and attended Bowdoin College in Continue Reading 


CDO Weighs In: Recruiting Advice for the Consulting Industry

CDO, March 28, 2016

Stephen Pidgeon T’07 is an associate director of the Career Development Office (CDO) and author of the books How to Get a Job in Consulting and Case Interviews for Beginners. How should someone prepare for fit interviews for the consulting industry? The most important thing is to understand what Continue Reading 


Is getting an MBA right for you?

Admissions, March 22, 2016

Is getting an MBA right for you? This USA Today article was published in November, but it’s just as relevant today. If you’re starting to gear up in order to submit MBA applications this fall, you’re off to a good start. The strongest applications Continue Reading 


Applying to Tuck? Check These off Your List

Admissions, March 16, 2016

As you continue working on your April Round application, think about the following reminders. Checking off these tasks—in advance of the April 4 deadline—will help you submit the strongest application possible. Good luck, and we look forward to getting to know you  Continue Reading 


Your MBA Application: Areas for Improvement

Admissions, March 08, 2016

Sometimes we just don’t have all of the credentials, the experience, or the skills we need to ensure we will get to where we want to be. There are times when these challenges can be overcome with hard work, dedicated focus on improving our prospects, and just a Continue Reading 


Get to Know Tuck: Visit

Admissions, March 01, 2016

Researching programs and schools. This step of the application process will likely be ongoing and should not be minimized. While there are several programs that offer a great education, what sets them apart from one another? How do you determine the ever important topic of fit? Probably the best way Continue Reading 


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