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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2008, 07:05
My interview was the first interview of the season for Tuck and they did not have my resume even though I had sent it to them. The same thing with all the interviews after me....so I actually had to give them a copy!

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quick question for those of you who've already had your interviews: did you take copies of your resume with you? any other materials to give to the adcom folks?

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I would never go to any BS interviews without resumes. Although you will never pull out any resume since normally all the interviewers should have yours, if it happens (0.1% chances maybe) you still don't want to look unprepared and somewhat stupid for not having even one extra resume.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Sep 2008, 08:45
I ended up carrying copies of mine just in case...turned out to be a good thing since the chap interviewing me wanted a second copy for notes. He had written his questions on the first one...

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My interview was the first interview of the season for Tuck and they did not have my resume even though I had sent it to them. The same thing with all the interviews after me....so I actually had to give them a copy!

Antmavel wrote:
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quick question for those of you who've already had your interviews: did you take copies of your resume with you? any other materials to give to the adcom folks?

cheerio,
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I would never go to any BS interviews without resumes. Although you will never pull out any resume since normally all the interviewers should have yours, if it happens (0.1% chances maybe) you still don't want to look unprepared and somewhat stupid for not having even one extra resume.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2008, 20:01
I interview in a week. How much time did you guys spend prepping and what did you do to prep? I just can't get myself motivated to prep for this thing.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 28 Sep 2008, 20:46
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I interview in a week. How much time did you guys spend prepping and what did you do to prep? I just can't get myself motivated to prep for this thing.


I really enjoy interviews so I don't usually stress about them or the prepping so this may be abnormal. :lol: I prepped on the bus ride over and briefly on the night before the interview...I think it was no more than a total of 1.5 hours...To prep, I: reviewed my resume, reviewed my ECs, reviewed school specific information.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 04:37
Just finished my interview yesterday... long drive from Hanover back to Buffalo

Pretty much the same questions as everyone else, interviewed by a second year student.

Walk me through your resume.
Why MBA?
Why Tuck?
How do you work in teams?
What is an example of how you mentored someone. (Had a good "managing from below" example that my interviewer seemed to like)
Explain your career progression.

I'm a terrible interviewer so hopefully I didn't blow it too badly.

My wife got to meet with one of the Tuck Partners and was impressed with how involved she would be with the community. Tuck also offers assistance in finding job placements for spouses in Hanover once you're there.

Also repeating what everyone else says, about 80% of the student body plays hockey (which is great for me) also lots of outdoorsy wintry activities. Apparently hiking is also big in the fall/summer. Whoever else has visited can say how beautiful the scenery in the area is, especially at this time of year.

The tour guide mentioned that this was one of the bigger tour groups he'd seen so again repeating how competitive this year's application pool is going to be.

Overall I thought that it was a beautiful place with great students and seems like a great place to spend two years. Hopefully applying in the ED round will help.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 05:26
I had my interview last week, I suppose I should get around to posting a recap.

Same questions as everyone else here - so no need to cover those.

The one VERY interesting thing that the Admission's Committee member did mention was that last year they received just under 150 apps for Early Action, and they don't expect it to be that much higher this year. So good news for those of us in Early Action, possibly a pretty small pool of us.



Just some guessing -

If they have a target class size of 240, probably means they have to admit... 400 (60% yield)? Maybe a little lower, 350?

I would imagine they draw maybe 30-50 of those from early action? Anyone else have a prediction?

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 05:42
I'm hoping that it's a fairly small pool. I'm worried about the sheer number of people interviewing yesterday. Hopefully most of them will be applying in the later rounds though. My essays just need some minor tweaking and then I'm ready to submit. So hopefully it will help though I'm not quite so sure that the pool will be that small this year.

I'm thinking that the admit rate would probably be slightly higher in the ED round so you're probably spot on with your 20-35% range of admission chances as opposed to the later rounds. (Again, especially this year)
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 05:48
The group I was in was pretty shocked by that low of a number and pressed her a little on it, and she said they really do not expect a much higher number this year in EA. Overall, they expect higher by a bit, but she mentioned she would be surprised if EA was up over 150-170 (I think those were the numbers she mentioned).

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 11:27
Hi!

I am an international applicant from India.

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Bachelors and Masters in Mathematics and Computing from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

I am applying in the EA Round.

At present I am in US(on a consulting assignment) and wanted to interview on campus, but I have a lot to catch up on with my apps (also have never driven in us - right hand drive- and cudnt figure a smart way to goto dartmouth and come back in a day without having to drive), so i dont think i will be able to interview on campus. I will be back in India by late october, so will have to settle for a telephonic interview/ hub interview in delhi. This would also give me ample time to be prepared for the interview. Will not taking an opportunity to interview on campus reflect negatively on my app ? I am pretty serious about tuck and really banking on it (applying to only 2 b-schools in us).
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 11:33
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I am an international applicant from India.

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I am applying in the EA Round.

At present I am in US(on a consulting assignment) and wanted to interview on campus, but I have a lot to catch up on with my apps (also have never driven in us - right hand drive- and cudnt figure a smart way to goto dartmouth and come back in a day without having to drive), so i dont think i will be able to interview on campus. I will be back in India by late october, so will have to settle for a telephonic interview/ hub interview in delhi. This would also give me ample time to be prepared for the interview. Will not taking an opportunity to interview on campus reflect negatively on my app ? I am pretty serious about tuck and really banking on it (applying to only 2 b-schools in us).


From what I hear, Tuck really likes applicants to complete the self initiated interview process. Supposedly it is more lenient for international candidates but I'm pretty sure that not visiting/interviewing is a negative. Since Hanover is so remote it's really important to get a feel for the environment.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 14:42
From what I gathered at my information session at Tuck, visiting is huge.

You can take the bus from Boston, to Tuck, and back in a single day without a problem. $60 round trip.

Check out the Dartmouth Coach - www.dartmouthcoach.com

Fast, and convienent, with free WiFi on all the buses.


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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 14:47
I decide to drop Tuck from my list. I just don't have that much time to apply that many schools. I also canceled Houston Reception tomorrow. I am just going to apply Duke and Vanderbilt for their healthcare MBA program.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 16:46
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The group I was in was pretty shocked by that low of a number and pressed her a little on it, and she said they really do not expect a much higher number this year in EA. Overall, they expect higher by a bit, but she mentioned she would be surprised if EA was up over 150-170 (I think those were the numbers she mentioned).

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All these are interesting analysis. But do you think that the adcom member was just trying to encourage people to apply in huge numbers in EA by giving them an incentive. After all, for the school, lower the selectivity and more the applications in EA, the better.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 16:51
I don't really think so, she seemed extremely candid, and made a point as saying all the tips and insight she gave was "off the record". I believe what she said to be true.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 30 Sep 2008, 18:06
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I don't really think so, she seemed extremely candid, and made a point as saying all the tips and insight she gave was "off the record". I believe what she said to be true.


So you got the impression that your chances are better in the ED round than say R1?

I'm curious exactly how they decide how many to accept in each round. My impression was that they filled ~45% of spots in in R1 and R2 each. The last 10% or so went to R3.

So where does the ED round fit in? Do they fill "x" number of spots in ED?

Does an app in ED have a better chance of being accepted than the same app in R1?

I've heard it argued that applying earlier doesn't necessarily improve your chances because the schools thinks "well, we can always wait and see who applies in R1 or R2".

Then again I've heard earlier is better because they have less to compare you too.

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 05:47
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I don't really think so, she seemed extremely candid, and made a point as saying all the tips and insight she gave was "off the record". I believe what she said to be true.


So you got the impression that your chances are better in the ED round than say R1?

I'm curious exactly how they decide how many to accept in each round. My impression was that they filled ~45% of spots in in R1 and R2 each. The last 10% or so went to R3.

So where does the ED round fit in? Do they fill "x" number of spots in ED?

Does an app in ED have a better chance of being accepted than the same app in R1?

I've heard it argued that applying earlier doesn't necessarily improve your chances because the schools thinks "well, we can always wait and see who applies in R1 or R2".

Then again I've heard earlier is better because they have less to compare you too.

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10% of spots in EA = 24 spots. Considering a yield of 50%, that's 48 acceptances out of a pool of 150-160 for an acceptance rate close to 33%.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 06:17
My consultant, who was a Tuck Adcom said that back then they won't admit a specific number each round. They have a mandate for equal selectivity for all rounds. Especially for a big year like this, they will almost certainly wait till later instead of admitting borderline applicants.
In other words, EA is essentially just another name for R1. Don't treat it as Columbia ED, they are completely different.

Now that was 2006 when he worked there, so things may have changed.
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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 06:21
She implied that you have a better shot in EA. When asked by some guy there, "If I were to submit an app in EA, and then the exact same app in Round 1, which would you be more likely to accept?" and she said, "EA Certainly."

Obviously, there are no two apps that are exactly the same so it isn't a completely realistic situation, but I think she implies that they put significant weight on the EA Round.

And why not? It likely means that the applicant really wants to come to Tuck!

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Re: Calling all Tuck Fall 2009 applicants! [#permalink] New post 01 Oct 2008, 06:48
I just called and asked my consultant for his opinion. He still insists EA is just like R1 in other schools.
As for "better chance in EA", he said if you consider yourself a strong applicant, go for the EA, because you avoid the risk of them running out of space for your demographic group (e.g. too many IT male).
But if you consider yourself borderline, do R1, because the adcom has the luxury of aggressively wait-list people in the early round.

The only time you should definitely do EA is when you are like me, who is a re-app.
Again this is just his, and now my opinion. It may not be the truth.

Hope this helps. Good luck!
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