“Tuck opened up a world of possibilities for me, along with an alumni network that will help me throughout my career.”
I didn’t think I wanted to go to business school initially, but that was before I met any Tuckies. I started working for a Tuck alum and, almost instantly, he began sending me videos about his alma mater on YouTube. He was so passionate about his experience that he got me thinking about going back to school. I knew that the small, tight-knit community that Tuck provides would be a great fit for me.
The most phenomenal thing about Tuck is how everyone truly knows and cares about each other. Just as an example, I went to the Women in Business breakfast at Admitted Students Weekend and Assistant Dean Sally Jaeger remembered that the first time she had ever met me was at that breakfast years ago. That’s the quintessential Tuck experience: intimate encounters where people actually remember and root for you.
By virtue of being in Hanover, where there aren’t too many other distractions, we have incredible access to faculty. A couple friends and I even took our professor, Emily Blanchard, out to dinner one time. It was great getting to know her outside of a class setting. I’m on the Tuck Student Board as the Quality of Life chair too, so I’ve been able to work really closely with the administration and faculty on a number of different events.
Prior to Tuck, I applied to every consulting firm you can imagine, but without an MBA on my resume I didn’t get a single interview. Now I’m going to Deloitte in Boston. Coming to Tuck opened up a world of possibilities for me, along with an alumni network that will continue to help me throughout my career. I’m looking forward to returning the favor.
University of Pennsylvania, BA, 2007
PowerAdvocate, Boston, Mass., manager, energy intelligence group; Ernst & Young, New York and Boston, actuarial senior, insurance and actuarial advisory services
Global Economics for Managers; Leadership in the Global Economy; Negotiations
Tuck Student Board, quality of life chair; Women in Business Conference, co-chair; Visiting Executive Program, coordinator; Consulting Club; Tripod hockey; Deloitte Case Competition; admissions blogger
First-Year Project with Brooks Running to help tailor their online strategy; Tuck Student Consulting Services project with WISE, a local nonprofit
Tuck Global Consultancy project in Uruguay to help Universidad Católica del Uruguay relaunch its graduate business program; Japan spring break trip organized by Japanese Tuck alums.
Deloitte Consulting, Boston, Mass.
I’ve honestly had so many wonderful interactions with faculty, alumni, visiting executives, and administrators that it’s difficult to list them all.
Deloitte Consulting, Boston, Mass., senior associate, strategy and operations
Tuck helped push me out of my comfort zone on many occasions and has made me a better leader as a result.