“Tuck’s location, student body,
and culture all blend together
to create an incredibly supportive learning environment.”
After living in Washington for almost a decade, I was eager to return to New England for graduate school. I knew this time would be an opportunity to focus intensely on my personal and professional development. In order to achieve those goals, I wanted a small campus, a tight-knit community, and a supportive learning environment. Tuck has been all those things and more.
From my first visit to Tuck, I could tell that the campus environment was totally unique. The school’s location, student body, and culture all blend together to create an incredibly supportive learning environment. One memorable example of this came during my first-year fall term. After not doing well on my statistics midterm, I received a note from Professor Scott Neslin to come see him during office hours. He spent over an hour reviewing the exam with me, and on the weekend before the final, he spent Saturday and Sunday holding open office hours for students who needed help. That type of personalized attention to learning is what makes Tuck such a special place.
Find the one or two areas you’re most passionate about and take a deep-dive into them. At Tuck you’ll find a strong community of classmates, professors, and staff who share your interests and can support your learning process in lots of different ways. In your spare time, don’t forget to enjoy all that the Upper Valley has to offer: hiking, skiing, and any other outdoor activity you can imagine!
Coming from the public sector, I wanted my graduate school experience to equip me with a combination of rigorous business skills and a deeper understanding of public policy issues. Tuck has given me great insight into markets, business cycles, and economic trends, and HKS has helped me apply that knowledge to the public policy arena. Over the long term, my goal is to blend these two degree programs into a career making an impact across both the public and private sectors.
George Washington University, BA; Harvard Kennedy School, MPA (dual degree with Tuck)
U.S. Department of Defense, special assistant, Office of the Secretary of Defense, 2010-13; U.S. House of Representatives, clerk, House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, 2009-10; Obama for America campaign and presidential transition team, 2008-09
Professor Curt Welling’s Business and Society course provided me with a great framework and philosophical grounding in the roles of and relationships between business, government, and civil society.
MBA fellow, Center for Global Business and Government; Co-chair, Business and Society Conference; Founder and co-chair, Business and Politics Club; Captain, Men’s Tripod Hockey
First-Year Project: CourseTalk, an online education startup; Tuck Student Consulting Services: Dartmouth’s Moosilauke Ravine Lodge
China Learning Expedition; India Global Insight Expedition (GIX)
World Economic Forum, intern, New York, N.Y., 2014; Boston Consulting Group (BCG), summer consultant, Boston, Mass., 2015
Helped coordinate MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” live in Stell Hall; Dinner with historian and Pulitzer Prize winner David McCullough; Professor Giovanni Gavetti’s Corporate and Competitive Strategy (core) and Psychology of Strategic Leadership (elective) courses. Professor Gavetti is a master at leading case discussions.
Immediately after Tuck I’ll be interning at BCG, spending the 2015-16 academic year at Harvard Kennedy School, then starting full-time employment at BCG in 2016.
I came to business school from the public sector with the goal of building and developing my analytic toolkit. The learning environment at Tuck allowed me to do exactly that, all while exploring new skills, ideas, and perspectives in ways I could never have imagined.