Jan 04, 2021

Military Applicants FAQ: Your Questions Answered by a T’22

By Tuck Admissions

Military veteran and T’22 Andrew Park addresses FAQs from military applicants.

What resources are there available at Tuck for students who are switching careers?

The career services center provides a great personalized job search experience for veterans switching careers. Equally valuable are second year Tuck students who are always more than willing to sit down with first year students seeking internships.

Tuck participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program (YRP) without limitation on the number of veterans enrolled and at a maximum level of $22,000 in funding for the 2020-21 academic year. Can you speak to the financial aid support you’ve received at Tuck?

Tuck has enabled me to take full advantage of the GI Bill and Yellow Ribbon Program. The school makes the process to receive financial aid support from both programs incredibly seamless. Fall is a busy time as a first year student, and not having to worry about administrative financial aid hurdles due to Tuck’s amazing support was extremely helpful.

The Tuck Veterans Club is committed to providing resources and support to veterans at Tuck and their families through integration, recruitment, and veterans’ networking initiatives. What are some of the most impactful or memorable experiences you’ve had as part of the Tuck Veterans Club?

Getting the chance to speak with prospective students (via Zoom) during the Tuck Veterans Symposium was an exciting opportunity to contribute to the community despite being a first-year student.

Many of our Tuck Vets come with partners and/or families. How has the Tuck community as a whole supported not just you but those who have accompanied you to the Upper Valley? How do partners and families add to the vets community specifically?

The Tuck community, and specifically the Sachem housing community, has been incredibly welcoming. As an example, during our initial 14 day quarantine period, we had multiple offers for grocery runs from other families – many of which we had never actually met in person yet. Because many of the vets move to the Upper Valley with family, partners and family serve as another layer to the network and overall community.

What do you wish you had known as an applicant to business school that you would share with prospective active duty/veteran applicants today?

Do not be afraid to reach out to current students, in particular veterans, for questions and advice. We were all in your shoes at some point and are happy to help.


Elisabeth Sum

Andrew was born and raised in Seattle, WA and graduated from the University of Washington with a B.S. in Microbiology in 2011. Upon graduation, he worked as a research scientist in a microbiology laboratory. He was commissioned into the U.S. Army through Officer Candidate School in 2013 and served for seven years as a Logistics Officer. Andrew served in several sustainment roles within logistics, infantry, and aviation units. He was last stationed in Camp Humphreys, Korea as a Battalion Logistics Officer. Andrew is married to Youn Hee (Amy) Chong and they have one child.