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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Thinking Innovatively About Your Career

Guest Contributor, November 02, 2015

By Sarah Allin TP'17 Sarah is a fellow at the Government Performance Lab at the Harvard Kennedy School. Her husband, Tom, is a T’17, and they live in Norwich, Vermont with their three-year-old standard poodle, Charlie. You can email her any questions at sarah_allin@hks.harvard.edu.  Continue Reading 


Why You Should Get an MBA at Tuck: Part I

Admissions, October 27, 2015

Let's start with the basics. What makes Tuck distinctive? Why Tuck? Broadly, there are two reasons that make Tuck a true transformative educational experience and distinctive among top business schools.  The first is our community.  Tuck is known the world over for its close-knit and supportive community. Continue Reading 


Admissions Interview Advice

Admissions, October 13, 2015

In many ways, grad school interviews are similar to job interviews – resume review, behavioral event questions, dialogue, etc. – and we know how intimidating that can be! Interviews at Tuck are in full swing, so here we offer the following advice as you prepare (in addition Continue Reading 


Q&A: How DivCo Helped Solidify My Decision to Come to Tuck

Guest Contributor, October 09, 2015

Dayne Jervis T'17 started at the Tuck School of Business in fall 2015. Prior to Tuck, he worked at BlueMountain Capital Management in New York City where he worked as a team lead in the Equity Derivatives Middle Office group for one year. Before BlueMountain, Dayne worked in the same capacity Continue Reading 


Addressing Tricky Situations

Admissions, October 06, 2015

Let’s talk optional essay. This isn’t really an essay, but it is very optional. Don’t feel like you have to fill the space, just because we’ve offered it. The optional essay is, however, an opportunity for you to tell us anything else Continue Reading 


To the Veterans, From a Veteran

Guest Student Contributor, October 01, 2015

By Dave Dauphinais  Dave is currently enrolled in the joint Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Public Administration program between Tuck and Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Prior to going back to school, he spent ten years in the Navy working in Special Operations. He Continue Reading 


Technically Speaking: A Brief FAQ

Admissions, September 29, 2015

Whether it’s your online bank account, new iPhone, or MBA application, technical unknowns can cause a lot of angst. This summer, we adopted a new application platform to make your experience smoother. We’re pretty excited about its clean interface and user friendliness. That said, no matter Continue Reading 


Interview with Director of Admissions Dawna Clarke

Admissions, September 15, 2015

Seeking advice on preparing for or deciding whether to take the GMAT or GRE? Looking for clarity on the differences between Tuck’s application rounds? Curious about why Tuck has a 70.9% alumni giving rate? Accepted.com recently conducted an Admissions Straight Talk podcast with Tuck’s Director of Continue Reading 


A Challenging and Fulfilling Summer Internship

Guest Student Contributor, September 14, 2015

By Amrita Dasgupta T'16 Amrita is a second-year student at Tuck with a background in operations strategy and big data analytics. Her hometown is in Bethesda, MD, but she is excited to see where the next stage of life and her career will take her. After making it Continue Reading 


Finding the Right Fit

Guest Student Contributor, September 08, 2015

By Fedor Volkov T’17 and Evgeniya Moldasheva T’17 Fedor was born in Moscow, Russia but lived in Toluca, Mexico for eight years. He graduated from one of the most prestigious technical universities in Russia—Bauman MSTU—with a degree in enterprise economics and management. Before Continue Reading 


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 


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