“I’ve grown personally, built relationships with lifelong friends/allies, and developed the confidence to effect the change I want to see in business and society.”
Once I spoke to people from Tuck, I just knew something was special. It’s hard to discern between different MBA programs when looking at business school websites alone. But the level of engagement and the sense of community here was really palpable. Being from New York I wanted something a little bit different, so it made sense for me to come here as a real stretch and growth opportunity. I knew I would love it for two years.
I’m going into general management at JP Morgan after Tuck. I didn’t come here with the expectation of doing that. I thought I was going to be a consultant. When I started at Tuck, I was like, you can’t tell me I’m not going to do consulting! Then I did it for the summer and determined it wasn’t the right fit for me immediately post-Tuck. I think that’s great. Tuck provides you with the option to do so many different things. You learn about so many industries and functions you didn’t have exposure to before. It allowed me to find out what I wanted, and what I didn’t want.
The international exposure I had when I went to South Africa was amazing. It was a GIX with Professor Stocken. Mostly we focused on the revitalization of the African continent. We looked at the industrial sector, entrepreneurship, and even met a woman who had a business making animals out of beads. I had never worked abroad, and never studied abroad. So, yes. You learn a lot about domestic business, but the school is putting a lot of resources behind making sure you understand the wider, global picture. That was important to me.
Time at Tuck feels like it has a multiplier to it. Living in the dorm for three months, it was like I knew those people for three years. The time it took for me to bond with people here is much shorter than anywhere else. I can’t imagine life without some of the classmates that I’ve met here.
This is a place you come if you want to grow. if you want to work on yourself professionally, personally, and you value relationships, this is a good match. It’s not for everyone. But if you are a relationship-driven person, and you want to come here to form life-long bonds with classmates and faculty, and you want an amazing educational experience, then Tuck is the place for you.
General Management/Financial Services
Stony Point, NY
Binghamton University (SUNY) BA, psychology; Duke University-The Fuqua School of Business, Master of Management Studies (MMS)
Education Pioneers, summer fellow, iMentor 2017; Faith Christian Academy, assistant director, 2012 – 2017
Admitted Students Weekend (ASW) 2018 co-chair; Diversity Conference (DivCo) 2018 co-chair; Tuck Admissions associate (TAA); Visiting Executive (VE) host fellow; Consortium for Graduate Study in Management (CGSM) liaison; academic representative; Consulting Club; Marketing & Brand Management Club; Technology Club; Black Students at Tuck (BSAT); Tuck Africa Club; Tuck Student Ambassadors
Entrepreneurship First-Year Project (e-FYP), working on a two-sided platform created to combat the inability of small businesses in the United States to effectively market their goods/services by connecting them with more affordable internationally outsourced freelancers/creatives
Global Insight Expedition (GIX) to South Africa with Financial Measurement Analysis and Reporting (FMAR) Professor Phil Stocken; Student organized treks to Colombia, Australia, New Zealand, and Thailand
McKinsey & Company, summer associate, Chicago, Illinois
Negotiations with Professor Daniel Feiler; Consulting Project Management with Professor Julie Lang; Ethical Decision Making with Professor Alexander Jordan; Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy with Professor Ron Adner; Power and Influence with Professor Pino Audia
I expected to enhance my quantitative ability and business acumen as a Tuck student. Not only have I done so, but I have grown personally, built relationships with lifelong friends/allies, and developed the confidence to truly effect the change I would like to see in business and society.
Meeting Amy Mitson, senior associate director of recruitment and communications, in 2016 at the Diversity MBA Admissions Conference (DMAC) in Los Angeles and instantly having a genuine connection with her is a fond memory. This affirmed my affinity for the Tuck MBA program—I knew from that day that Tuck was where I was meant to be. Further, meeting inspirational alumni at DivCo 2016 as a prospective student including Andrew Olaleye T’13 and (then) current students Brian Cook T’17, Sade Lawrence T’18, and Bianca Goins T’18, also solidified my interest in becoming a Tuck MBA. Since being at Tuck, some of my favorite moments include hosting prominent executives through Tuck’s Visiting Executive (VE) program, serving as a student representative on the Curriculum Review Committee (CRC), and interviewing countless talented prospective students as a Tuck Admissions associate (TAA)
J.P. Morgan Chase, Chase Associate Program (CAP) associate