Each month, Amy Mitson, co-executive director of Tuck Admissions, will be here on the Tuck360 Blog to share the latest news, insights, and advice from Admissions. We look forward to getting to know you and sharing what makes the Tuck MBA experience distinct. As Teo Gonzalez T’21 puts it: “Tuck is a place where everyone can be 'all in.' When you commit to this experience, you commit to two years when all your focus is on yourself, your teammates, and your craft.
There is nothing like summer in the Upper Valley when farmer’s markets are stock full of fresh produce, swimming holes are ready to be enjoyed on the hottest of days, and sugar houses open their doors to offer homemade maple creemees topped with fresh maple syrup. The days are long, and everything has slowed down just a beat so that the fleeting warm days can be enjoyed. Here in Hanover, we recently said our goodbyes to the class of 2021 and are getting ready to greet the incoming class of 2023 for Tuck Launch, our immersive orientation program.
At the end of June, we announced the launch of the Tuck application for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. There have been a few small changes to the application this year, including a new prompt for essay three that allows you more flexibility in the story you share with us. Take a moment to read the new prompt and guidance on this year’s essays in a detailed post from Pat Harrison, co-director of Tuck. Admissions.
For those of you curious about why we changed this essay, I will point you to the encouraging criterion. We believe that Tuck students are encouraging, collaborative, and empathetic, and we know that in different situations, this can mean different things. Have you taken the time to invest in someone else's success? Did you have to challenge someone in a way that required compassion? Were you in a situation where you had to engage with perspectives different than your own? This prompt is deliberately broad and designed to give you the freedom to choose a moment where you have demonstrated one (or more) of these traits and tell us an impactful story.
Our Tuck Admissions team has been busy hosting coffee chats and conversations with many prospective applicants who are exploring Tuck for the first time. Thank you all for your great questions around life at Tuck and the application process. I have also had the opportunity to connect with many candidates who are planning to reapply. I applaud your efforts and commitment to Tuck in the reapplication process. To support you through this process, we are hosting a few meetings called "Reapplying to Tuck? Let’s Talk", where you will have the opportunity to speak with a member of the Admissions committee about best practices for reapplication and ask any questions you have in a small group format. To support your reapplication efforts, we have also published a comprehensive blog post around reapplying to Tuck, which is an informative read for anyone approaching this process.
I started this blog saying goodbye (for now!) to our T’21s. As goes one class, so comes another and it is nearly time for us to welcome our T’23s to Hanover. The class of 2023 is the first class to conduct all admissions interviews virtually, who exclusively engaged with us at online events, and were only the second-ever class to enjoy a virtual Admitted Students Weekend. In a year of firsts, we’re thrilled to welcome you to a campus that is open to you and your classmates. I look forward to seeing you in the hallways of Tuck very soon.
Safe travels, and we are excited to get to know you in person!