“People often say that Tuck is a transformative experience, and I think they’re right.”
People often say that Tuck is a transformative experience, and I think they’re right. Tuck teaches you how to think strategically and prioritize. Some of the lessons taught in courses like Competitive Strategy can also be applied to how you spend your time, what you focus on, and how you approach your goals. Another transformative skill is determining the right questions to ask and knowing where to find the answers. We’re certainly trained to think with an analytical mindset in our courses, but the broader Tuck MBA experience—including interactions with classmates, professors, and alumni—further reinforces the practice of thinking about who it would be helpful to talk to, and then going to get their perspective.
Tufts University, BA, sociology, 2008
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, New York, N.Y., intern, 2005; The Masterson/S.W.O.T. Team, Inc., New York, N.Y., associate project manager, 2008-10; Creative Realities, Inc., Boston, Mass., business innovationist, 2010-12
The CEO Experience
Student Board president; Center for Leadership fellow; Revers Board Fellow, Vital Communities; Tuck Follies
Global First-Year Project for a cement-bagging firm in Haiti
First-Year Project in Haiti
General Mills, Minneapolis, Minn., associate marketing manager intern
Chris Williams T’84, president and CEO of Williams Capital Group and chair of Tuck’s board of overseers
General Mills, Minneapolis, Minn., associate marketing manager
At Tuck, I learned how to ask the right questions and where to find the answers.