Nov 03, 2014

A Day in the Life of a Tuck Student

By Maryn J. T'15

Maryn is a T’15 originally from Seattle, WA but is loving the adventures of her two years on the East Coast. At Tuck, she is involved in a variety of activitiesfrom serving as quality of life chair (yes, that really is a real role here) on the Student Board, to teaching group fitness classes, to leading the Triathlon Club. She was lucky enough to travel to South Africa with Dean Stocken for a Learning Expedition during spring break of her first year. She did an internship with Goldman Sachs in the Seattle office doing private wealth management. She looks forward to sharing her Tuck adventures all of you!

It’s a tad difficult to write a post on a “typical” day in the life of a Tuckie, since no two days ever include the same arrangement of activities. Given that caveat, here is a view into my life on a recent Monday:

6:15 a.m.: Alarm goes off. Jump out of bed and head to school to teach 7 a.m. “MarBarre” to 12 of my fellow Tuckies.  
7 a.m.:  Teach MarBarre (strength/toning barre class). Prior to Tuck, I taught group fitness class on nights/weekends and looked for a way to incorporate that aspect of my life into my life at Tuck. Tuck was incredibly supportive of my endeavors and encouraged me to share my passion!
8 a.m.: Gorgeous 6-mile run along the river soaking in the beauty of the Upper Valley foliage.
10:15 a.m.: Investments course with Ken French, the Roth Family Distinguished Professor of Finance.  
12 p.m.: Student board lunch meeting. As Quality of Life chairwoman on the student board, I am responsible for all aspects of the well-being and happiness of Tuckies, as well as generally ensuring that the quality of life of all Tuckies is as high as possible. This consists of planning events (such as the weekly Thursday evening happy hours also known as TuckTails) to ensuring that we have services such as on-campus dry cleaning.
1:15 p.m.: Leadership in the Global Economy course with Associate Dean for Faculty Matthew Slaughter, former member of the Council of Economic Advisors in the Executive Office of the President.  We are so lucky to have such incredible and passionate faculty at Tuck!  
3 p.m.: Meet with a new first-year friend to talk about my summer experience at Goldman Sachs and share helpful recruiting tips.  
4 p.m.: Read in Stell Hall (which looks eerily similar to what I imagine Hogwarts to look like) to prepare for tomorrow’s courses.
5:30 p.m.: TuckTails planning meeting. As mentioned above, as QLC Chair I plan a weekly happy hour for students, faculty, and staff every Thursday from 5-7pm. The event is usually co-sponsored with another club on campus.  
6 p.m.: Run home to change into business casual clothes and head to Pine at the Hanover Inn (a nice restaurant in town) for a visiting executive dinner with esteemed alumnus David Southwell T'88, president & CEO of Inotek, Inc.  
6:45 p.m.: Visiting executive dinner. Tuck offers unparalled access to successful alumni who come to campus to meet with students and also who do guest lectures in classes. Tonight’s dinner was with distinguished Tuck alumnus David Southwell who has been the president and chief executive officer of Inotek, Inc. since August 2014. Mr. Southwell has more than 20 years of experience in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals including financings, mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate leadership. The intimate group of us eight students enjoyed hearing Mr. Southwell’s perspective on the biotech industry, life at Tuck, sailing, and more!
9 p.m.: Drinks with three of my best friends. Believe it or not, everyone is so busy at Tuck that you often have to schedule time to intentionally catch up with your best friends—even those who you live with.  
10:30 p.m.: Head home and crawl into bed.