Tuck Compass Personal Board of Advisers

Experience the power of the Tuck community embodied in a personal board that generously provides counsel, shares wisdom and expertise, supports decision-making, and offers accountability on the path to larger goals.

Connections are critical to the Tuck student experience. Through the Personal Board of Advisers program, students have the opportunity to formalize those connections by curating a personal board, with advisers handpicked to support their individual values, goals, and needs. Tuck Compass provides structure and frameworks for students and their boards to engage and co-invest in a meaningful experience for all involved. Participating students also have the option to be matched with a personal leadership coach through Tuck’s Personal Leadership Coaching program and receive extended coaching beyond the standard offerings to all students.


“The Personal Board of Advisers was one of the most introspective experiences I had at Tuck. It helps me to stabilize my leadership focus.”

—Kakeru Tsubota T'23


“The biggest benefit I got from my board was clarity about what I wanted my time at Tuck to look like, what I want my career to look like, and what I want my life to look like.”

—Alison Tilson T’24


“Our board asked the student important – and sometimes tough – questions. She wanted to be challenged, and she pushed herself to think about things differently. From one session to the next, you could observe her personal growth.”

—Laura Shen T’17, Senior Director, Global HR Technology & Operations, IDEXX




Alumni advisers make a remarkable impact on students by leveraging their experience and wisdom to provide guidance to those currently navigating the MBA -- grappling with personal development goals and digging deeper on life aspirations well beyond post-MBA recruiting. Serving as an adviser is an opportunity to give back and shape tomorrow’s wise, decisive leaders.