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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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Letters of Recommendation FAQs

Admissions, August 25, 2015

Letters of recommendation (LORs) are naturally the only part of the application not completed by the applicant themselves. Because of this, many applicants feel like they don’t have much influence over this part of the application. Fortunately, this isn’t true! Through choosing, preparing, and checking-in on Continue Reading 

Tuck Admissions Hits the Road

Admissions, August 20, 2015

Stephanie Butler has worked in Tuck's Admissions Office since 2011 and is now an Assistant Director of Admissions. She serves on the admissions committee, reads applications, interviews candidates, and travels for Tuck. We’re officially in the thick of travel season in the Tuck Admissions Office. 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 

From Hanover to Hollywood: Musings on Life, Learning, and Love

Guest Student Contributor, July 06, 2015

By Josh Hamilton T’15 I moved to Hanover filled with a little bit of nervousness, a dose of confidence, and a great deal of hope. Nervousness? I admit it—I felt it. Deciding to leave my home and friends to pursue a full-time MBA at Tuck was 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 

Halfway There: 4 Takeaways from My First Year at Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, June 17, 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 

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 

‘A Dream Project’: Tuckies Evaluate Market for New Product

Guest Student Contributor, June 11, 2015

By Nicole Daniele T’16 Nicole grew up in Edison, New Jersey and graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in international relations and Italian. Prior to Tuck, she worked in wealth management in Philadelphia and New York. What brings together a former MLS soccer player, a Canadian consultant, 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 

Embrace the Uncertainty: My Recruiting Experience at Tuck

Guest Student Contributor, June 08, 2015

By Steve Harrington T'16 Steve was born and raised in Connecticut. After graduating from Lafayette College with a degree in electrical and computer engineering, he commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army. He spent four years in the Army, including a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan, before starting at 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 

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