“I come out of this experience more confident, informed, and sensitive, and I owe that all to Tuck.”
Tuck is a special place for many reasons. As far as the academic experience is concerned, classes are discussion- and case-based. I found this to be an essential differentiator because the classroom experience is much more engaging, and by design, your classmates contribute to your learning. The relationships students have with staff are often personal. It was effortless for me to connect on a one-on-one basis with my professors, MBAPO staff, and my career advisor.
My advice to prospective students is to choose a business school that will encourage you to reflect on your core purpose. When I was applying, I had just come out of a severe medical crisis. For me, what I wanted deep down was to be immersed in a new community and make quality friends. Tuck lends itself to that, and it has been deeply rewarding to experience.
As a self-proclaimed “city boy,” moving to Hanover was out of my comfort zone. What I came to appreciate is that there are few places like it. The charm of the Upper Valley grows on you. The people are friendly, and the connectivity with the outdoors provides time for reflection.
Hanover’s remote location is a significant advantage. It’s true there aren’t as many restaurants and bars as you’d find near other business schools. Without the distractions of a bustling city, the focus is on each other. What the social scene looks like is: going to dinner in town, small group dinners, and parties at friends' places. It’s a change of pace from big city life, but I’ve realized that this cultivates strong bonds between classmates.
Applying to business school is a competitive process. It's easy to get caught up in the noise and lose sight of yourself and why you’re applying. The best advice I can give is that this school genuinely values authenticity. Let your true self shine through the application, and I’m sure you’ll be successful.
Florida State University; BS, Finance
The Vanguard Group
Tuck Pride, Hispanic American Student Association, Finance Club, Technology Club, Healthcare Club
I participated in an eFYP (entrepreneurial First-Year Project). One of my classmates had an idea to use technology to improve the triaging process in emergency rooms. Our group did extensive research, engaged multiple health systems, patients, and physicians, and we created a minimum viable product.
Investment Banking Summer Associate—Technology; RBC Capital Markets, San Francisco, CA
Arrhythmia of Finance with Peter Fisher
My two years at Tuck are filled with many memorable experiences. My first cold call, listening to Madeleine Albright, networking with Tuck alumni, and many more. My fondest experience was hosting a small group dinner. At one point, I paused and surveyed the room and realized that every person there had not been in my life just a year before—at that moment, I realized I was exactly where I wanted to be.
Investment Banking Associate—Technology, RBC Capital Markets, San Francisco, CA; Volunteer, Stanford Health Care, University of Pennsylvania Health System, and the Adult Congenital Heart Association
What strikes me most is how different my life is now than before Tuck, both personally and professionally. Personally, I am surrounded by a remarkable community of people that I’m privileged to call lifelong friends. They support, challenge, and inspire me. Professionally, I was afforded countless resources as I sought to pivot careers. My career advisor, second-year student mentors, professors, and a profoundly dedicated alumni base all took particular interest in seeing me succeed. My personal and professional transformation truly marks the quintessential Tuck experience. I come out of this experience more confident, informed, and sensitive, and I owe that all to Tuck.