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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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So You Want to Work with an Admissions Consultant

Admissions, February 02, 2016

It’s not a secret. MBA candidates use admissions consultants. Not all of you, we know. But enough, and we want to address the use of consultants head on. There are appropriate and inappropriate ways to engage admissions consulting services. So let’s answer some questions about using Continue Reading 


Differentiating Yourself as an (Indian) Applicant

Admissions, January 19, 2016

Much of Suds’ MBA application advice is universal, but it is perhaps most applicable to those from India. After all, Sudershan Tirumala T’10 is Associate Director of Admissions, Regional Director of India and South East Asia, and a proud Tuck alumnus, so he knows a thing or Continue Reading 


5 Reasons to Attend Admitted Students Weekend

Guest Student Contributor, January 12, 2016

By Kiley Winsnes T'16 Why should you attend Admitted Students Weekend (ASW)? 1.) You’re not sure if Tuck is the right school for you. I know—really starting off on a creative foot here. But seriously, let’s not ignore the obvious reason for attending any Continue Reading 


4 Tips to Nail the Admissions Interview

Admissions, January 05, 2016

With the January Round applicant initiated interview deadline just a few weeks away (January 29, 2016), the Admissions hallway is buzzing once again. There are still some spots available, but in order to guarantee yourself an opportunity to tell your story, talk with current students, ask questions to Admissions, and Continue Reading 


So you’re on the waitlist. Now what?

Admissions, December 22, 2015

We know “waitlist” wasn't the decision you were hoping for last Thursday. But rather than seeing this in a completely negative light, keep in mind that being waitlisted indicates there were many strengths in your application. Tuck receives a lot applications and the pool is Continue Reading 


What to Wear to Stay Warm This Winter

Guest Contributor, December 18, 2015

By Megan Kelso TP'17 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 Continue Reading 


Hit Submit with Gusto: Your Finishing Touches Checklist

Admissions, December 08, 2015

At this time of the year, your to-do list is likely to include baking, shopping, and holiday parties. But if you're submitting an application as part of Tuck's January Round, the January 6 deadline is right around the corner. Don't let your hectic schedule prevent you Continue Reading 


5 Steps to Feeling Financially Prepared for an MBA

Financial Aid, December 02, 2015

By Kristy Snow Kristy Snow is an assistant director of financial aid at Tuck and has been a part of the team for 18 years. She is the webmaster for the Financial Aid Office (FAO) website, prepares literature, and works on special projects. She also participates in awarding and packaging Continue Reading 


Tuck, Forte & Food Trucks: A Q&A with Becca T’17

Guest Student Contributor, November 19, 2015

This post originally appeared on Accepted.com and has been reposted here with permission. Accepted: We’d like to get to know you! Where are you from? Where and what did you study as an undergrad? Where are you currently in business school? What year? Becca: I Continue Reading 


Tuck Spotlight: 10 Questions with Phil DeGisi T’09

Guest Contributor, November 12, 2015

Phil DeGisi T'09 is vice president of marketing at CommonBond, a leading marketplace lending platform that lowers the cost of student loans for students and graduates. Prior to joining the CommonBond team, Phil held ecommerce general management and marketing roles spanning startups and large organizations, including Quidsi (a subsidiary Continue Reading 


Tuck Spotlight: 10 Questions with Erin Ruhf T’15

Guest Contributor, November 05, 2015

Erin Ruhf T'15, a native of Virginia, lives in Chicago where she is the director of business development at The Eastman Egg Company—a startup restaurant group specializing in artisanal sandwiches. She received her B.S. at the University of Virginia’s McIntire Continue Reading 


“Here, everyone is rooting for you”

Guest Student Contributor, November 04, 2015

By Vishnu Malli T'17 Vishnu is living the dream as a first-year student at Tuck. He loves being surrounded by intellectually stimulating peers and is passionate about creative ideas. He thinks that he suffers from the “get out of your comfort zone” syndrome. He grew up in Mangalore, Continue Reading 


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