I Got into Tuck! MBA Tips from a Successful Applicant

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We couldn’t be happier for Stella, a Shanghai-based financial accountant who got into Tuck!

It’s been a long journey with her consultant, Ben Koren, and after a lot of red ink and hard work, she’s going to her dream school. She’ll be starting Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth this fall, but before she heads off to Hanover, we asked her for some advice on how she got into Tuck.

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Four MBA Applicant Tips from Stella, Future Tuck MBA

#1 – Use a Consultant. It’s always helpful to have an extra pair of experienced eyes on your application. When Stella started attending prospective MBA events, she realized that everyone (especially international applicants) uses a consultant at some point in the process.

#2 – If you do decide to use a consultant, don’t get lazy! You can’t rely on your consultant to do the work for you. If you rush a draft and send your consultant rubbish, you’ll get back better rubbish. But it’s still rubbish! Ultimately, the only person responsible for your application is YOU.

#3 – You should take EVERY advantage you can get, especially as an international student Stella set herself apart from the competition by showing up for Tuck’s open interview. The organizer of the event even expressed how impressed she was that Stella arranged a trip all the way from Shanghai to Hanover so that she could have the chance to interview.

#4 – Read the essay analyses. They can help you find your starting point and structure your essay… plus they’re free and they’re funny :)

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