By Pat Harrison
Pat Harrison is senior associate director of admissions, recruiting and enrollment at Tuck. She oversees Tuck’s reading and interviewing process and focuses on the recruitment of women. She has been with Tuck since 2003.
Last Saturday we welcomed a new class of Tuckies to campus with a BBQ outside on a gorgeous New Hampshire evening. The energy of the group was palpable as the new students introduced themselves to each other, starting to develop the bonds for which the Tuck community is famous. One of the particularly exciting things about the new T'17 class is that it is 42 percent women—a new Tuck record!
Recruiting women to Tuck has always been important to the school. Often one of the first ways applicants experience our welcoming culture is through the annual Women in Business Conference. The WIB Conference is a two-day event that brings together prospective applicants, current students, alumnae, faculty and staff to talk about issues of gender and business, and provides opportunities for participants to learn to promote themselves more effectively and confidently.
This year's conference will be held in Hanover from October 16-18. If you are a prospective student, I encourage you to apply to attend (the deadline to apply is September 11). In addition to plentiful opportunities to immerse yourself in the many things that make Tuck distinctive, you’ll also hear from the admissions team, who will provide "insider tips" on the application process. You may also complete an optional admissions interview on Friday and student and faculty panels will help you learn more about life at Tuck—in and out of the classroom. Spending time on campus, staying in the dorms with students, and interacting with members of our community will really give you a taste for what makes Tuck a special place. See for yourself why Tuck's personal scale and supportive and inclusive environment makes it a fantastic place for women to get their MBA.
I hope to see you there!
PHOTO: Small group of participants at the 2014 Women in Business Conference.
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