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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 24 Sep 2011, 20:27
I am visiting Tuck on Oct 18. I was looking to save some money on hotel. $120 at Chieftain Inn seems a lot for 6 hours of sleep that I will get there. If anyone is in the same boat, and want to share the room and split the cost, PM me.

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P.S. I don't snore :)
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2011, 08:41
rajadi wrote:
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Any idea when Tuck Connections would open? Have been visiting the site quite often, but no luck..


I would send admissions an email.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 25 Sep 2011, 08:42
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rajadi wrote:
Hi All,

Any idea when Tuck Connections would open? Have been visiting the site quite often, but no luck..


I would send admissions an email.



ive had no ideas getting it to work, alraedy mingled with my alum

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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 06:02
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anyone have any tips as for things they ask during the on campus interview and also i have an 11 o clock visit/interview set up, how will that play out? tour and class first then interview or does it vary based on the time? applying EA :)


My interview was at 11am, and the setup was as follows: 830 - 1000 class visit, 10-11 nothing, 11 am interview, then lunch w/ whole group (i.e., all who were there that day), then tour, then Q&A.


I've had no issues with Tuck Connections, spoke on the phone w/ my alumnus connection in June sometime. Great guy, just fyi. They all seem to be.

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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 06:52
Anyone have any ideas for the international experience mini-essay?

"Briefly describe all experiences you have working, studying, living, or traveling outside your home country. Include the location, purpose, and length of stay. If relevant, reflect on how these experiences have shaped your world view. (Limit 250 words)"

It's throwing me for a bit of a loop because I've spent a lot of time abroad, and it seems like it'd be impossible to address each individual trip. I think what I'll end up doing is grouping trips together by geographic area.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 08:48
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Anyone have any ideas for the international experience mini-essay?

"Briefly describe all experiences you have working, studying, living, or traveling outside your home country. Include the location, purpose, and length of stay. If relevant, reflect on how these experiences have shaped your world view. (Limit 250 words)"

It's throwing me for a bit of a loop because I've spent a lot of time abroad, and it seems like it'd be impossible to address each individual trip. I think what I'll end up doing is grouping trips together by geographic area.


my condition is 180degrees of your's ... very limited travelling outside my own country... :cry:
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2011, 10:49
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Anyone have any ideas for the international experience mini-essay?

"Briefly describe all experiences you have working, studying, living, or traveling outside your home country. Include the location, purpose, and length of stay. If relevant, reflect on how these experiences have shaped your world view. (Limit 250 words)"

It's throwing me for a bit of a loop because I've spent a lot of time abroad, and it seems like it'd be impossible to address each individual trip. I think what I'll end up doing is grouping trips together by geographic area.


Whatever is most meaningful or unique.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 27 Sep 2011, 19:05
Just submitted my Tuck essay. Good luck everyone!
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2011, 19:08
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2011, 21:00
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I have a question about the essays. A setback I experienced determined my career goal.
I was planning to say "My career goal is XYZ. I am interested in this because of a setback I had. I dealt with setback in ABC ways. This taught me PQR and this is why I want to do XYZ." The 3rd essay asks for setback, but I already accounted for it in essay 1. Any suggestions on how I should keep the two separate?


If you're using "Setback A" in the Why MBA/Career goals essay, then you're probably going to want to think of a "Setback B" for your setback essay.

Alternatively, if you think Setback A is far more compelling than any other setback you can think of, you might want to use it for your setbacks essay (and not mention it in your Why MBA/Career goals essay).

Just my 2 cents.

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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 29 Sep 2011, 06:45
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jko wrote:
Anyone have any ideas for the international experience mini-essay?

"Briefly describe all experiences you have working, studying, living, or traveling outside your home country. Include the location, purpose, and length of stay. If relevant, reflect on how these experiences have shaped your world view. (Limit 250 words)"

It's throwing me for a bit of a loop because I've spent a lot of time abroad, and it seems like it'd be impossible to address each individual trip. I think what I'll end up doing is grouping trips together by geographic area.


Whatever is most meaningful or unique.


During my visit/interview yesterday I asked Christie St.John, Admission Officer, how one should answer this question and she said that if there is a lot of travel experience one should pick a few examples and tell why they were the most meaningful to them. I hope this helps.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2011, 08:03
rajadi wrote:
Hi All,

Any idea when Tuck Connections would open? Have been visiting the site quite often, but no luck..


Hey already open. I sent the request on 17 Sep, replied on 20 Sep and I talked to the alum already.
Great sharing.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 02 Oct 2011, 22:58
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jko wrote:
Anyone have any ideas for the international experience mini-essay?

"Briefly describe all experiences you have working, studying, living, or traveling outside your home country. Include the location, purpose, and length of stay. If relevant, reflect on how these experiences have shaped your world view. (Limit 250 words)"

It's throwing me for a bit of a loop because I've spent a lot of time abroad, and it seems like it'd be impossible to address each individual trip. I think what I'll end up doing is grouping trips together by geographic area.


my condition is 180degrees of your's ... very limited travelling outside my own country... :cry:


I am in the same boat...I have not visited any foreign land but, on a different note, my boss is an American and we are jointly leading a product for past 3 years and we talk/skype almost every day...fortunately,he has agreed to give me a reco....but I am not sure if the admissions committee would take that as "Global Experience"...please somebody suggests...
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 03 Oct 2011, 11:47
Just submitted...good luck everyone else, should make for an interesting december....
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 06:15
Turbonash6 wrote:
Just submitted...good luck everyone else, should make for an interesting december....


Congrats on submitting your application. My apps are ready just waiting for GMAT to send my official scores. Tuck doesn't allow students to apply until they have received the official scores by the application deadline.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 06:54
Oh nice, yeah I had GMAC send them the scores back in August, and then I sent an email over to Tuck Admissions to confirm they got the scores, which they did. Now its just waiting...Feels good to have the essays done and not keep thinking in the back of the mind if I should adjust them or not :)
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 07:07
Turbonash6 wrote:
Oh nice, yeah I had GMAC send them the scores back in August, and then I sent an email over to Tuck Admissions to confirm they got the scores, which they did. Now its just waiting...Feels good to have the essays done and not keep thinking in the back of the mind if I should adjust them or not :)


+1 it is uber nice to not have to freak out as the deadline for EA approaches.
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 07:16
Regarding the application for scholarship when you emailed the app did you attach the bio essay with it or is their some other means to upload the essay?
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Oct 2011, 21:00
In Tuck application under transcript section...I have 4 pages of my undegrd transcript and when I am uploading them one by one I can only see the last one that I have uploaded... How can I see all 4 pages after uploading? or is there other way to upload...
Sorry for this dump question... this is my first ever b school application...
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Re: Tuck 2012 - Calling All Applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Oct 2011, 05:21
app2012 wrote:
In Tuck application under transcript section...I have 4 pages of my undegrd transcript and when I am uploading them one by one I can only see the last one that I have uploaded... How can I see all 4 pages after uploading? or is there other way to upload...
Sorry for this dump question... this is my first ever b school application...


I think you can only upload one item per school. I would try combining them into a single PDF document and uploading that way.
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