Andrew Allison T'15

“I am living proof that Tuck
really can deliver on this
promise.”

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WHY TUCK?

I lived in New York City for four years prior to Tuck. When looking at potential business schools to attend, I wanted to go somewhere I’d be surrounded by classmates without the constant distractions of a big city. If I wanted to truly transform myself, I knew I’d need a fully immersive experience which few schools could offer, Tuck being one of them.

MY ADVICE

Take risks while you’re here. It’s hard to step outside of your comfort zone, but Tuck is a really safe environment to explore. Think about everything you’re passionate about but haven’t been able to cultivate in your life so far, then decide how you can explore that while you’re here. Even if you fail—and if you never fail, that means you’re not taking enough chances—Tuck is a great place to try.

MY TUCK TAKEAWAY

Tuck's intimate atmosphere has provided me an incredible opportunity to access and connect with thought leaders in every field I've been interested in. I would be remiss to not mention how big of an impact Suzie Rubin, executive director of the Healthcare Initiative, has made on my personal transformation into the health care industry through her mentorship. It's people like her who make Tuck a truly special place.

  • CAREER/INDUSTRY

    Health Care

  • HOMETOWN

    Minnetonka, Minn.

  • PRIOR EDUCATION

    University of Maryland, BS, 2009

  • PRIOR EMPLOYMENT

    Bank of America Merrill Lynch, New York, N.Y.: corporate strategy associate, 2010-13; corporate strategy analyst, 2009-10

  • TUCK ELECTIVES

    Research to Practice: Strategy in Innovation Ecosystems with Professor Ron Adner

  • ACTIVITIES

    Health Care Club; Private Equity and Venture Capital Club; Leadership fellow; Participant, Boston University Grand Business Challenge: Digital Health

  • EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

    First-Year Project at Koneksa Health, funded by Merck's Global Health Innovation Fund; analyzed the market for a new mobile health platform that aggregates data from wearables, and developed a market entry strategy.

  • GLOBAL EXPERIENCES

    Pre-term “voluntourism” trip to Peru; lived and worked with a native Quechua tribe then hiked the Salkantay Trail of Machu Picchu.

  • SUMMER INTERNSHIP

    Barclays Capital, summer associate, health care investment banking, New York, N.Y.

  • KEY TUCK ENCOUNTERS

    Hugh Ma of Cien Ventures (formerly leading Aetna Healthagen at the time); Krista Nylen of Castlight Health; Professor Richard D’Aveni (Global Strategy and Implementation; Advanced Competitive Strategy) who compels students to think outside the box, read between the lines, and hear what competitors aren't saying.

  • AFTER TUCK

    Iora Health, Boston, in a strategy and business development role

  • MY TUCK TRANSFORMATION

    Many schools boast of their ability to transform individuals and lead them to their dream careers. I came to Tuck with a finance background in search of an industry in which I could feel fulfilled by applying my skill sets. I’m leaving Tuck with a real passion for health care as well as six unique consulting projects and internships to support my passion with real experience. I am living proof that Tuck really can deliver on this promise.

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