“These two years have not only helped transform me as a leader but also as a person.”
From the first time I stepped foot in Tuck Hall, it was clear that Tuck was a place where I could forge my path to becoming a business leader, but, just as importantly, leave with lifelong friendships. Although I grew up in and have spent most of my life in Canada, I studied for two years at a preparatory school in Wolfeboro, NH. Many relationships with close friends and mentors that are an integral part of my life were forged during my time there. When I first visited Tuck, I immediately felt that same palpable sense of culture and community.
While there are many great large events that bring together the Tuck community, it has been the small encounters that have been the highlight of my experience here. Small group dinners, coffee chats, trips overseas, hikes, and golfing with faculty members are some of the activities that I have cherished and will remember most. They have allowed me to get to know members of Tuck community on a deeper level and foster relationships that will undoubtedly stay with me and continue to grow well beyond my two years at Tuck.
Long before I applied to Tuck, I heard from many that it has a special culture. I was thrilled to discover that the communal spirit at Tuck still managed to exceed my expectations in so many ways: the second-year students are dedicated mentors, your classmates are collaborators, not competitors, and the faculty serves as a tremendous support system that has been there for me every step of the way.
Over my two years at Tuck, every single alumni that I have reached out to has been more than happy to take the time to chat and lend invaluable guidance. Weeknights and weekends in Hanover are spent bonding with the Tuck community, a tight-knit group whose closeness makes it very different from the student experience at other business schools. I am incredibly grateful to be a part of this community, in which everyone genuinely invests in each other’s success and personal well-being.
Montreal, Québec, Canada
Concordia University (John Molson School of Business), Bachelor of Commerce, Marketing and Finance
Management Consultant, Accenture
Tuck Admissions Associate; Admissions Regional Captain (Canada); Admitted Students Weekend Co-Chair; A Team Hockey Co-Captain; Consulting Club Co-Chair; Leadership Fellow; McGowan Fellow; Mental Health and Wellness Initiative Co-Lead; Peer Support Counselor; Tuck Mentor
Sourced and led a First-Year Project working with Kurt Zwald T’12, Senior Director of Research, Insights, and Analytics at the Boston Red Sox. The project helped me gain the sports industry experience I was seeking, supporting Fenway Sports Management through a business process optimization project.
Summer Associate, McKinsey & Company
Strategic Leadership with Professor Finkelstein; Communicating with Presence with Professor Rice; Strategy in Emerging Markets with Professor Lecuona Torras
Tuck’s incredible alumni network has allowed me to develop meaningful relationships with established sports executives, including Kurt Zwald T’12, Boston Red Sox; Catie Griggs T’09, Seattle Mariners; Kevin Demoff T’06, Los Angeles Rams; and many more.
Associate at McKinsey & Company
I came to Tuck with the hopes of developing business skills and becoming a better leader. While Tuck has allowed me to accomplish these goals, what strikes me most is both the self-awareness and confidence I have gained. These two years have not only helped transform me as a leader but also as a person—I feel well-prepared to tackle any upcoming personal or professional challenges.