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Unexpected Help in the Recruiting Process

Laura T'13, February 26, 2012

The on-campus recruiting process was definitely a whirlwind.  There were so many companies coming on campus, so many of my fellow classmates in suits, and so much extra stress around campus.  Luckily, this period is over.  Not so luckily, I didn’t get an internship offer. Continue Reading 


What Comes Around Pt. 2-Stephen Pidgeon, T’07

Dia D. - Admissions, February 24, 2012

Stephen Pidgeon, T'07 shares his unique perspective as a Tuckie who has returned to the roost. Stephen is an Associate Director in Tuck's Career Development Office and returns to Tuck (family in tow) after a stint with McKinsey in London. Q1: What advice would you give a student entering Continue Reading 


Decisions . . . Decisions . . . Decisions

Pete. T'13, February 24, 2012

With Winter term almost behind me, what is next on the agenda? Well that is the decision I have to make. Spring term allows for first-year students to choose from a variety electives. I must say I am glad the core curriculum is so comprehensive. One reason I chose Tuck Continue Reading 


T.G.I.S

Pete. T'13, February 21, 2012

Thank God It’s SKIDAY! As I am sure many of you know, most business schools do not have classes on Fridays. So although I do recommend treating business school as a full-time job (creating a schedule of work hours, allocate time efficiently to different projects, finish work by Continue Reading 


Hanover? Yes, Please.

Justin R T'13, February 20, 2012

For those of you considering which schools are right for you, you’ve probably been through the same thought process as me. That being said, if you’re from a big city and have never lived in a less urban area, you probably have some reservations about signing Continue Reading 


Crazy Parties

Luis G - T'13, February 19, 2012

I’ve been hitting the party scene pretty hard lately. I’ve attended about five parties over the last couple of weekends. They’ve been fun, but I’m starting to wonder if I’m overdoing it, much less if I can handle the headaches, Continue Reading 


Letters of Recommendation (a.k.a. CSQs)

Pat H. - Admissions, November 11, 2010

Letters of recommendation - at Tuck, we refer to them as "Confidential Statements of Qualifications," or "CSQs". CSQs provide us with additional insight into your career success/potential, as well as your personal and professional strengths and weaknesses. The CSQ is the only part of the application not completed by Continue Reading 


Don’t Leave Us Guessing

Pat H. - Admissions, October 28, 2010

Over the summer I spoke with an unsuccessful applicant from last year who had a big job gap in his employment history. Now the fact that he had the gap wasn’t what was troubling to us (we recognize that in this economy a lot of people unfortunately have Continue Reading 


What happens to my file after I click submit?

Pat H. - Admissions, October 08, 2010

With the Early Action deadline of October 13 quickly approaching, you are probably wondering about this question. I may be completely dating myself with this reference, but I am reminded of the “Schoolhouse Rock” episode following the path of a bill through the legislative process. Perhaps we can take Continue Reading 


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