Happy December, everyone! We recently saw the first snow of the season, and the Upper Valley is anxiously awaiting the next storm so outdoor winter activities can commence! Here at Tuck, we’ve been busy as ever wrapping up the year and gearing up for 2021.
The Admissions team spent most of December focused on the Round 1 decision release on December 10. We are thrilled to welcome the first members of the Tuck Class of 2023! We can’t wait to connect with you, offer you all the information you need to make the most informed MBA decision, and welcome you officially into the Tuck community!
We are also looking forward to our Round 2 application deadline on January 4 and are ready to review applications from those of you who are applying by this next deadline. Remember, after Round 2 we still have two remaining application rounds! Review our application deadlines and important dates here.
For those of you looking to submit your application on or before January 4, we hope you have taken advantage of the variety of resources that have been available to you throughout the year. If you're still looking for more information about Tuck and the unique MBA experience here, our FAQs page is a great source of information, as is our Tuck360 blog. We also have several more student-led coffee chats and an Information Session coming up in December before the application deadline. Explore upcoming online events here!
Many of you in our various chats and information sessions throughout the year have asked us how employment numbers would look for the Class of 2020. We’re pleased to share our recent employment report which shows that, despite the pandemic, T’20s steadily secured jobs and set new records in median salary and total compensation. This record-breaking feat is a testament to our dedicated team of career services advisers, our loyal alumni network, and our close relationships with corporate recruiting partners. It also serves as a reminder that, during this historic time, wise, decisive leaders like Tuck graduates are highly sought after.
While this year’s holiday season has certainly looked different for the Tuck community, students, faculty, and staff have rallied to keep the festive feeling alive on campus. The MBA Program Office (MBAPO) recently offered grab & go cookie decorating, the annual Tuck holiday tree is shining bright in Stell Hall, and the student Quality of Life Committee’s “Deck the halls” door decorating contest is well underway. Beyond campus, downtown Hanover’s Festival of Lights will continue all month long with Main Street illuminated and shops and restaurant storefronts decorated to celebrate the season.
We in Tuck Admissions are spending the final days of the year looking back in gratitude and looking forward with hope. While this year has been unconventional, unprecedented, and has challenged us all, it has been uplifting to witness this extraordinary community come together in unique ways to keep the community spirit alive. From Tuck faculty who quickly adapted to Zoom teaching and learning, to staff who have pivoted to support a virtual learning environment, and our resilient students who continue to devise creative ways to build and foster connections with one another, we are so grateful for the members of this community.
From all of us in Tuck Admissions, we wish you a happy and healthy holiday season, and a wonderful new year!
Shared by Patricia Harrison
Co-Executive Director, Admissions and Financial Aid
“Following the release of our Round 1 decisions last week, I am inspired by the care and thought that each candidate put into their application. While 2020 has been an uncertain year in so many ways, reading about the goals our applicants have set for themselves and their ideas on how to better the world through business gives me confidence that the future will be in very good hands."