Oct 25, 2017

Q&A with Tuck Student Ambassador: Siena Hickey

Tuck Student Ambassadors collaborate with the Admissions Office to share their Tuck experience with prospective students. Part of this group is structured to represent eight geographical regions, with a Regional Captain leading each. In the coming months, we'll introduce you these student leaders!

Today, meet Siena Hickey, T'18 and Africa Co-Captain. Please reach out to Siena, or any other Student Ambassador using this website. They love to connect with future Tuckies!

Tell us a little bit about yourself.
I was born in Texas, went to undergrad at Boston University, and lived in New York City and South Africa working in international strategy roles before coming to Tuck.

Why Tuck?
Tuck has the unique advantage of being close enough to major cities for recruiting while far enough away to completely dedicate yourself to the MBA experience. While learning about Tuck I definitely got the impression I’d be with a class equally attracted to this sort of immersive environment.

Everyone at Tuck chooses a different path. What’s your life at Tuck like?
I’m co-chair of the Tuck Athletic Club, help out with Health and Wellness initiatives on campus, actively participate in other clubs such as the Design Club and Tuck Africa Club, and represent African countries as a Tuck Student Ambassador.

Transformational Moment
A favorite Tuck experience was my Global Insights Expedition (GIX) to Singapore and Myanmar. Through this course we explored the culture and business climate of these countries with a richness that would not be possible through tourism travel alone. I enjoyed leaving the woods of Hanover to sit in new global classrooms with my classmates and learn more about them through the experience as well.

Why did you join the Student Ambassador Team?
I want to pay forward the transparency and willingness to connect that drew me to the people of Tuck. These qualities resonated with me as I went through the application process.

What surprised you most at Tuck?
How willing professors are to meet for informal chats about anything from the assignment to their previous experience to your career aspirations. There is a genuine sense of mutual interest between professors and students here.

Any advice for prospective students?
Be genuine in your interests and honest in your experience. Curiosity is not ignorance.