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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 08:05
Going over the employment statistics page it does look like Management Consulting is a fairly big chunk of recruiting and the big guns (McKinsey, BCG, Bain et al) do hire at Tuck. Unfortunately (like someone pointed out earlier too), there isn't any more detail as to the number of students these companies recruit. If anyone has any more details, especially for the big firms, it would be immensely helpful info.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 08:44
Actually one more question - does Tuck provide any info on the percentage of applicants and/or admits in EA vs. R1 (November round). I'm currently debating whether to apply EA or R1. Links to any previous discussions on this topic will also be useful. Thanks guys.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 08:54
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Going over the employment statistics page it does look like Management Consulting is a fairly big chunk of recruiting and the big guns (McKinsey, BCG, Bain et al) do hire at Tuck. Unfortunately (like someone pointed out earlier too), there isn't any more detail as to the number of students these companies recruit. If anyone has any more details, especially for the big firms, it would be immensely helpful info.

TIA.


The only information that I know of is dartmouth-tuck-103699.html . Those numbers are from 2009. As you can see the top 3 employers for the school were the big three consulting firms. My guess is that of all students maybe 30-35% go for consulting. That's just a guess.

To answer your 2nd question, EA sees highest accept rate. From my research, it's usually 3-5% higher than the average acceptance rate. Nov round is either at the average or 1% above. January about average. April below average.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 10:31
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I hope Tuck doesnt weigh my application in negative light just because of logistical difficulties (Visa, time, flight/ time zones)


I'm sure that they won't, the adcom definitely understands the difficulties facing international applicants. What they want to see is that you have done the best that YOU can do. Keep that in mind and you'll do fine!

I hope I get to meet you at some point in the future!

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 10:43
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The only information that I know of is dartmouth-tuck-103699.html . Those numbers are from 2009. As you can see the top 3 employers for the school were the big three consulting firms. My guess is that of all students maybe 30-35% go for consulting. That's just a guess.

To answer your 2nd question, EA sees highest accept rate. From my research, it's usually 3-5% higher than the average acceptance rate. Nov round is either at the average or 1% above. January about average. April below average.


Very useful 'Tuck2013' - Thanks!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 23 Jul 2011, 11:37
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Tuck2013, eestineiu, and RHB:

No greater demonstration of Tuck's community feeling than you guys helping us out here!!! Love the place for this feeling alone. And this is exactly the reason I am not in favour of Chicago, Columbia or LBS. Staying out in cities by yourself, it is easy to get lost in the usual stuff. The kind of relationships Tuck fosters is the one I am looking after..

Cheers guys for your offer of help....

One question, for you and other internationals here:

We love Tuck, true... but flying all the way across the globe, just to visit Tuck is a bit overboard for everyone... How does this "applicant initiated interview" process work for Internationals....


Great to hear your passion for Tuck!

My situation is a bit different as I have been working in US for a while and could fly to the interview. However, I know several people (including those based in US) who did Skype interview and got accepted. So I wouldn't worry about flying across the globe just to visit. Thorough research and showing your passion should do the trick:)

Very best of luck to you!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 06:33
hello all, where did you find information about the July 29 summer visit?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 07:32
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hello all, where did you find information about the July 29 summer visit?


https://dartmba.askadmissions.net/Porta ... ate/Search

and then search for events at Hanover

that'll bring up only one result which is the summer visit day

https://dartmba.askadmissions.net/Porta ... Url=Search

I did not find any more details on the event though. Personally, I'm skipping this one - I think a visit would be much more useful when classes are in session.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 17:24
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hello all, where did you find information about the July 29 summer visit?


I did not find any more details on the event though. Personally, I'm skipping this one - I think a visit would be much more useful when classes are in session.


Ahh, thank you! I agree with you about visiting when classes are in session. When do you plan on visiting?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 18:19
I'll be applying to Tuck for Round 1. I love the school and definitely want to visit. However, the Summer Visit Days don't suit my work schedule. Is a school visit combined with an on-campus interview a good idea?

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Jul 2011, 20:58
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I'll be applying to Tuck for Round 1. I love the school and definitely want to visit. However, the Summer Visit Days don't suit my work schedule. Is a school visit combined with an on-campus interview a good idea?

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It's a great idea. You will probably get a better feel for the school. However, a summer day isn't bad either.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 04:51
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I did not find any more details on the event though. Personally, I'm skipping this one - I think a visit would be much more useful when classes are in session.


I'm heading up for the visit day on friday, but plan to go back again when classes are in session. I figured more than one visit to a school known for 'fit' wouldn't be a bad thing.

Plus, this friday is my friday off, so it worked perfect with my schedule!
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 06:06
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Hi,

I am basically interacts in investment management and am looking at schools to apply in the 1st deadline. I wanted to understand from someone the following :

1. How is Tuck's finance program rated?
2. I am 32 hence slightly older than the average MBA entrant. I would like to know whether that would be an issue with Tuck?
3. What are placements at Tuck like? D several finance firms recruit from Tuck? Specially investment management? I understand that networking is extremely essential for IM jobs. That I am willing to do. Which are the regular finance names at Tuck? Any hedge funds in there?

Appreciate your help.

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Within the investment management space, Tuck actually has very strong ties to the big mutual funds in Boston. Fidelity, Putnam, Wellington, T Rowe Price, and Hartford all do on campus recruiting and interviews. Since there are typically only 10-15 Tuck students going after these jobs your ability to interview with them is extremely high (in some cases essentially guaranteed). At that point, it's all up to you. You will need to work your ass off putting together top notch stock pitches... these interviews are TOUGH. Make sure you know what you're getting into when it comes to IM recruiting, including putting together pitches and preparing for these interviews. It's not just networking. Although being at Tuck should get you an interview, it wont get you the job. Often times these companies will come to campus and interview but give out no offers (typically they interview at 5-10 schools and give out only a handful of offers nationwide). Tuck will put you in front of these guys and give you the shot, it's up to you to close.

As far as hedge funds, you are not going to get that on campus. It's a very difficult off campus process and you will likely need some of your own contacts. Although its not completely impossible, Tuck isn't going to be a great help to you here. You will need a stellar resume, massive commitment to the job hunt, and luck. People I've seen pull off hedge fund jobs have prior bulge bracket banking or trading experience followed by hedge fund or pe before school and killed themselves on the networking front including dipping deep into their own networking, sending out hundreds of cold emails, pounding the pavement, etc. This is not a path I would reccomend. Mutual funds (above) are a much better path into IM.

Lastly on the recruiting front, you can always get a bulge bracket banking job and try for IM later. All the big banks come to campus and people have a lot of success landing these jobs from Tuck. But if IM is really what you want I wouldn't reccomend this. Its impossible to recruit both, you have to pick one.

As far as your other questions... how is the finance program rated? Tuck is very strong in finance recruiting, has a strong alum network in the field, and is very well regarded. You can get into large mutual funds, bulge bracket banks, private equity (mid market), etc. On the academic front I would say the offerings are average to pretty weak, but business school is not about academics. It's about job opportunities, network, and rep of the school. You'll learn enough finance (and then learn on the job) to be able to handle any job opp you're able to land. There's also a lot of outside the class learning, such as preparing your stock pitch and you will have all the help you need and then some from your classmates in that regard, many of which have prior IM, banking, or research experience. Oh that reminds me... you can also land sell side research jobs at banks from Tuck so that's another option.

As far as age, 32 is fine.

Good luck!


Hey,

Thanks for your note. This is very informative.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 07:03
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- I cannot find too many economics and finance electives.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 07:05
@ Jay (page 2)
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- will be great if you can help me with some fin and eco electives one can take.

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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Jul 2011, 15:42
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- I cannot find too many economics and finance electives.


See my last paragraph... strong on finance recruiting, reputation, and network, weaker on academics. Frankly, electives don't really matter. You should have your internship lined up (which should, hopefully, lead to your full time job) before you take a single elective. 2nd year, when you take electives, people spend more time hanging out and partying than studying anyway.

if you really need to know electives because youre looking for something to list in your app or something (and by the way you want finance and accounting, not economics, nobody cares about economics classes) i can think of these finance electives off the top of my head: investments, pe finance, financial statement interpretation and analysis, management accounting, credit risk, futures and options, mergers & acquisitions, restructuring. Investments is taught by Ken French if you want to plug in the name of a "famous" finance guy.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 05:10
I'm leaving work early today to make the LONG drive from DC to hanover for the visit day tomorrow. I'm really excited because as I've done my research, I've come to really like Tuck so I'm very interested to see it in person.
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 07:48
Attached a T11 resume book i downloaded off the net, this represents a sample of the students at Tuck (looks like the grouping is more towards VC interested students)...

interesting, is all I could say :p
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 07:54
This Early action round - is it a rolling process? that is, if I apply now, will I be "called for interview" much before the deadline?? Or will the decision come out only after the deadline?
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Re: Calling All Fall 2012 Dartmouth (Tuck) Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Jul 2011, 11:10
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This Early action round - is it a rolling process? that is, if I apply now, will I be "called for interview" much before the deadline?? Or will the decision come out only after the deadline?


No, the process is not rolling. You can apply 1-minute before the deadline and be reviewed before someone applying today.
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