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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 06 Jan 2008, 19:08
OMG... I have no idea what I'm going to do to survive the wait after I complete my final app this week. Hmm, maybe it's time to get a social life again?
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 02:56
In case somebody is interested:

I finished my alum interview on Dec 21st.

It was a great experience. The guy was already absolutely nice on the phone, picked me up at the station and we then talked at a cafe in a very casual environment.
The interview took almost 2h, but I am sure this is no indication for other interviews. He took the first 30mins alone to show me pictures of Tuck and his classmates as well as the professors. He also explained the campus to me and how people live. As I havent been to Tuck yet, I got a great impression of how life would be like there.

We then moved on to my past experience, but in general it was more of a conversation rather than an interview. After about 1h30min the official part was pretty much over and we spoke about what he did in his company etc.

All in all a great interview experience, showing that Tuck people are as friendly as they say. :)
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 11:58
is 550 words for Tuck essay 1 ok?

I have 550 words and I don't know what to cut, everything flows very well I don't want to cut anything :(. About how many words do you guys have?
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 12:17
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OMG... I have no idea what I'm going to do to survive the wait after I complete my final app this week. Hmm, maybe it's time to get a social life again?


It's a weird feeling. I finished my last app on Sunday and, although there was great relief, there was also a sense of vacancy. I went from writing my Masters thesis like crazy to studying for the GMAT like crazy to writing applications like crazy. Now really all there is left to do is wait. I guess you could study like crazy for the interview, but that would just be masochistic :)
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 12:23
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is 550 words for Tuck essay 1 ok?

I have 550 words and I don't know what to cut, everything flows very well I don't want to cut anything :(. About how many words do you guys have?


I know some people say that 10% over the word limit is okay, but personally I think it's important to be as close to it as possible. Nobody is going to count words, but experienced adcoms can get a pretty good idea just by eyeballing it. You should be able to re-write sentences without cutting any concepts or disturbing flow. Try removing redundant adjectives, looking for situations where you can use the possessive (ie "the effect of the conditions" vs "the condition's effect"), and flipping the order of clauses in sentences to save some words. It's a pain, but if you go through each sentence with this systematic approach, you'll be surprised at both the reduction in word count and the improvement in clarity.
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 12:28
I hope you have a blog (mbahighway or something like that :)). Else I guess all Tuck Alums carry around pics of their school/professors to all their interviews! :)


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In case somebody is interested:

I finished my alum interview on Dec 21st.

It was a great experience. The guy was already absolutely nice on the phone, picked me up at the station and we then talked at a cafe in a very casual environment.
The interview took almost 2h, but I am sure this is no indication for other interviews. He took the first 30mins alone to show me pictures of Tuck and his classmates as well as the professors. He also explained the campus to me and how people live. As I havent been to Tuck yet, I got a great impression of how life would be like there.

We then moved on to my past experience, but in general it was more of a conversation rather than an interview. After about 1h30min the official part was pretty much over and we spoke about what he did in his company etc.

All in all a great interview experience, showing that Tuck people are as friendly as they say. :)
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 07 Jan 2008, 21:26
Submitted my Tuck Application.

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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 01:30
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I hope you have a blog (mbahighway or something like that :)). Else I guess all Tuck Alums carry around pics of their school/professors to all their interviews! :)


Caught me red-headed. ;)
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 01:32
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Darden2010 wrote:
is 550 words for Tuck essay 1 ok?

I have 550 words and I don't know what to cut, everything flows very well I don't want to cut anything :(. About how many words do you guys have?


I know some people say that 10% over the word limit is okay, but personally I think it's important to be as close to it as possible. Nobody is going to count words, but experienced adcoms can get a pretty good idea just by eyeballing it. You should be able to re-write sentences without cutting any concepts or disturbing flow. Try removing redundant adjectives, looking for situations where you can use the possessive (ie "the effect of the conditions" vs "the condition's effect"), and flipping the order of clauses in sentences to save some words. It's a pain, but if you go through each sentence with this systematic approach, you'll be surprised at both the reduction in word count and the improvement in clarity.


Word limits are a blessing. Start writing the way you want to, then cut down the BS. When you re-read your ramblings after a week, it's amazing how much you can just cut out if you want to make things sound more fluent. :)
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 04:52
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Submitted my Tuck Application.

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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 08 Jan 2008, 09:28
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 09 Jan 2008, 09:17
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 15:46
this thread is so quiet . Tuck applicants wake up!
Around what time do you guys think we should start expecting interview invites for the January round?
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 12 Jan 2008, 17:29
Well i am done with my interview and i am R2..

Tuck has applicant initiated interview.
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 13 Jan 2008, 05:04
yeah I know most interviews are applicant initiated, but I could not make it to campus :( and I am sure many other international applicants have not interviewed, and Tuck sends interview invites to these.... but I am just wondering when?!?!?!?! :?
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 01:45
another dreamer about Tuck:

submitted - 01/09/2008
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 02:07
Except me, has everyone already interviewed at Tuck?
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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 14 Jan 2008, 02:09
And, here is the most current R2 Roll Call :)

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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 13:42
I've visited Tuck once but have yet to interview. I'm headed up there before the January deadline.

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Re: Calling all TUCK 2008 applicants [#permalink] New post 15 Jan 2008, 14:58
you could have a phone interview scheduled. I know many Indian applicants who had a phone interview and then another interview with the Tuck Representative at Tuck Reception in India.
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