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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 29 May 2014, 08:00
FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Hands-on with Under Armour
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Isaac is a T'15 from Denver, CO. After graduating from Brigham Young University with a degree in economics, he headed east for a job with Sears Holdings Corporation in Chicago, IL.  Heading even further east, Isaac came to Tuck with his wife and one son.  They’ve recently welcomed another little boy to their family.  Isaac is currently exploring general management positions in a variety of industries.

 

This week, clients from all over will come to Hanover as my classmates and I make final presentations for the First-Year Project. Throughout the spring term, teams of five students have worked on an out-of-the-classroom project for a client—typically a for-profit company, but some students work with nonprofits or on an entrepreneurial venture. While Tuck sources a ton of projects from great companies for students to choose from, students can also source a project themselves, which is where my FYP began in last fall.

As part of the recruiting process, I made a list of a handful of companies that hadn’t come to campus to officially recruit but that I would love the chance to work for - basically my dream companies. I figured there would never be a better time to take a run at them, with the hope that the Tuck alumni network could help give me a shot. As luck would have it, two Tuck alums had recently transitioned from consulting to the corporate strategy group at the first company on my list: Under Armour. I reached out one of the alums, a T’04, and threw out the idea of doing an FYP with Under Armour. I was thrilled when she was interested and wanted me to follow-up with her in a few weeks after she had had some time to think it over. Long story short, a few months and a couple conference calls later, we agreed on a project that a team of Tuckies would work on in the spring.

Leading up to the spring term, I was able to get together a team of four other first-years to work on the project with me (not very difficult when the client is Under Armour). The very first week of the term, UA flew us down to their headquarters in Baltimore (more than worth the 3 am wake-up to catch our flight out of Manchester, NH). The experience was every bit as cool as we expected, including a giant TV screen with ESPN on when we walked in, sports gear everywhere, everyone decked out in UA apparel, and a consistent buzz of energy in the building. Our actual client (the UA corporate strategy team) organized a fantastic day for us to get an understanding of the company and to give us the insight that would inform our project. We were really impressed with the level of people we met and how open and insightful they all were (we even met the guy from the first iconic UA commercial who works there now). Everyone’s passion for the brand was very apparent.

Most importantly, during the visit we had a working session with our client to define the project scope and timeline of deliverables. We’d heard that a major pitfall for a lot of FYP teams was not agreeing on the scope until halfway into the project, so it was great to have a client that was not only willing to be very clear about it, but who also pushed us in that direction. From there, we settled into a weekly schedule in which our team could work together here at Tuck, then have a call with the UA team each Friday to share our work to that point and make adjustments as necessary. In large part due to the trip to Baltimore, we were able to get deep into the work pretty quickly.

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On an especially hectic day, I brought my two sons along with me for a conference call. Thanks to Wes playing with them while I manned the call, we made it through without explaining any crying in the background. (Also we both happen to be wearing UA apparel we bought from their brand house in Baltimore.)

We definitely put in a lot of time each week, individually and collectively. The FYP is not a class with a syllabus and scheduled time, so it took a few weeks to figure out how to manage getting everything done by Thursday for our call on Friday mornings. Being genuinely passionate about the brand we were working for and the substance of the project kept us all fully engaged and excited even during the most challenging weeks. Better yet, consistent teamwork, week after week, also paid off with a lot less stress as final deadlines neared. With one day left we’re all pumped to present to Under Armour when they’re here at Tuck tomorrow!

I've gained experience in working with an external client, I understand Under Armour’s brand and culture much better, and have learned a lot from some very talented teammates and our clients. This will undoubtedly be one of my most memorable experiences at Tuck.
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Aditya Shah is a T'16 from Mumbai, India. Prior to Tuck, he worked for his family owned business, manufacturing and exporting tea. He claims to be a sucker for learning about all things that can be brewed (tea, coffee, beer, wine?), but also loves the outdoors and can't wait to attempt ice hockey and skiing in the next two years. After Tuck, he hopes to work outside of the family business for a while (probably brand management) so he can bring more value to it in the long term. He sends his cheers to the Tuck family, old and new!

 

July of 2012 was a particularly important month for me. I was marketing our company’s teas in the interiors of Russia, chalking out purchase agreements with old-school Russian distributors and soaking in the spectacular White Nights, when the b-school bug first seriously bit me. Until then, the MBA had just been a half-formed idea- the kind of thing that you briefly think about in those fleeting moments just before falling asleep and dreaming about the really important stuff- like that last slice of pizza you refused or the glorious thwack of Sachin Tendulkar’s straight drive.

I digress. Coming back to what made me really think about the MBA, I decided it was the entire experience of working in a foreign country. I was away from the comfort that familiar surroundings engender. It opened my eyes wider than anything ever had. I got an idea of what I was fairly good at, what I truly sucked at and most importantly, what I actually liked doing. I realized that I loved making products, not just marketing them. I also realized that in order to make better products, I needed better business sense, wider exposure to a mature consumer market and a deeper understanding of the principles that governed consumer behavior. It probably wasn’t an “AHA” moment, but yes, at some point it just clicked that I would benefit from an MBA from a school that understood my needs.

So my b-school research began.

I want to delineate some incidents that best capture this. During my application process, I decided to take a trip and visit the schools that I was considering applying to (which might sound like a costly proposition, but is seriously worth looking into for any b-school applicant). I visited nine US schools in 12 days. I spent two of those days at Tuck. In those two days, I somehow managed to tag along with some second-year Tuck students for their project visit to the Green Mountain Coffee factory, have dinner at the local pub among Tuckies, interview with a second-year Tuck student, sit in a first-year core class and spend another enjoyable evening arguing with a Dartmouth Computer Science student about the falsely inflated value of precious metals.

I went back with some truly fantastic memories. I was naturally ecstatic when I got the acceptance call from Tuck but decided to keep my head on my shoulders and continue exploring other one-year MBA programs as I grappled with the proposition of spending two full years away from work.

What I had not accounted for, was the deluge of Tuck-ness that I received as soon as I became an Admitted Student. Email, Social Media, Online Chats with the MBA Program Office, Tuck Tails in my city, mentors personally advising me about career paths, dinner with visiting professors, alumni contacts…all this when we hadn’t even set foot in the place as official students! I was stunned. Special mention must go to the T’16 India Whatsapp group that a couple of enterprising T’16s created. At that time, it felt like a bunch of people who just somehow got each other. Now it’s a forum to talk about anything and everything with a group that is genuinely invested in each other’s lives.

Anyway, what all the above did, was combine to banish any remaining concerns I had about where I really needed to go. It made me realize that I was a Tuckie at heart.

The T’16s are still three months away from entering Tuck as official students but the enthusiasm is there for all to see. I feel a thrum of anticipation, excitement and slight nervousness as I think of the two years ahead- a feeling eerily similar to the one I usually get just before my turn to sit on the largest coaster in a theme park.

Looking forward to this ride!
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2014, 07:00
FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Beyond Tuck: Dartmouth Athletics and Fanis Tigkas
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About the Series: Tuck offers students a diverse and unique experience, both in and outside of the classroom. While people may consider Hanover, New Hampshire a small town with limited opportunities to pursue one's interest, Tuck’s close relationship with the rest of the Dartmouth community and Upper Valley actually enables opportunities that may not be available elsewhere. One such example is through intercollegiate athletics where a number of Tuckies are currently participating as players and coaches in sports such as rowing, baseball, water polo, and softball. Fanis, Felix, and Carolyn share their perspective including lessons in time management, leadership, and community.

Fanis and Water Polo at Dartmouth

Fanis Tigkas T'15, grew up in Athens, Greece and worked in the shipping industry after graduating from the University of Piraeus with a finance degree. Over the summer, he will be working in the industrials group within Bank of America Merrill Lynch’s investment banking division. He was named New England All-Conference First Team for men’s water polo in the fall as a player and led the women’s water polo team to a conference championship and Nationals in the spring as a coach.

 

How and why did you get involved with athletics while at Tuck?

Water polo has been a big part of my life – I started in elementary school and have played ever since including stints as a player for a professional club in Greece. By chance, while chatting with a classmate during Tuck orientation, I learned that Dartmouth had a water polo team. I found their contact and called the coach to join the team. After a great season with the men’s team (New England champions and 4th in the National tournament), I was asked by the women’s team to become their coach. It appealed to me since I love the sport and had never coached before. Also, as I learned in Tuck’s classes and through my study group experience, mentoring and coaching are activities that I am passionate about and this gave me the opportunity to practice those skills.

How has this affected your Tuck experience?

Being involved in athletics has allowed me to be more plugged in with the broader Dartmouth community and meet people from various schools and programs. It has also allowed me to develop a new interest in coaching, and I’ve used the opportunity to practice and elicit feedback on my leadership abilities. I enjoyed the experience very much and didn’t mind at all the extra hours needed - the only drawback was having less time to get everything done, especially during busy class and recruiting periods at Tuck. It also meant I had to walk to the pool when my brain and heart strongly advised against it (like snowstorms and temperatures of negative 20 F) but sometimes it was good to just take a break from work and get outside.

What is it about Tuck that’s enabled the experience?

The supportive environment within Tuck has definitely been the biggest factor. We are all fortunate to have classmates that are really supportive in whatever each of us does. Whether that is devoting time to recruiting, coaching a team or simply class work, everyone here is bound to help any way they can. This is particularly underlined in the context of study groups: priorities and time commitments are respected and people are happy to cooperate and be flexible in order to help everyone keep up with his or her interests.

What was your favorite part of the of first-year experience?

I greatly enjoyed getting to know the men and women water polo teams and winning both championships! Also, from the perspective of an international student, it was very important to come here in the fall and see how committed and engaged the entire Tuck community was to helping each other and how much time and effort everyone dedicated to making the school better. Lastly, I was impressed by how welcoming everyone here was and how soon and easily I felt at home in Hanover – a place really different from Greece.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 04 Jun 2014, 12:02
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 05 Jun 2014, 14:00
FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Watch the Class of 2014 Investiture Ceremony Live
Each student arrives at Tuck with expectations, goals and dreams that are unique to them. During their two years, they experienced challenges, discovered new opportunities, and immersed themselves in a community that supported their transformation along the way. Experience the pinnacle of our student's two years at Tuck by watching a live streaming video feed of the class of 2014 Investiture Ceremony. The event will begin at 2:30 PM EST on Saturday, June 7.



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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 07 Jun 2014, 09:35
Hey guys. Do you know what percentage of students received scholarships? What is the average scholarship amount? What is the average savings people come in with before business school? Are you expected to have paid off your undergraduate student loans prior to enrolling?
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 12 Jun 2014, 10:00
FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Leaving The Classroom Behind: Hands-on Learning In The Energy Sector
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Pete Oveson, who is a T'15 from Salt Lake City, UT, shares his expereince visting TransCanada, Enbridge, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). After graduating with bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Utah State University in civil engineering, Pete headed to Portland, OR to work as a water infrastructure design engineer and project manager. After five years working in water engineering, Pete decided to come to Tuck to make a career transition into the business side of the energy industry. Outside of the classroom, Pete enjoys spending his time snow skiing and rock climbing with his wife, Sandy. He is interning at McKinsey’s Houston office this summer. After Tuck, Pete would like to continue to work in consulting, focusing on energy-related clients.

It has been a great year to be part of the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative and Revers Energy Initiative! One of the most exciting things that we were able to participate in was a trip to Alberta, Canada this past May to visit several energy companies. We had an amazing group that included a mix of first and second year students as well as Professor Joe Hall. The trip was sponsored by the Revers Energy Initiative and the Canadian Consulate, so we were able to get VIP tours of some of the most high-profile energy companies in Canada.

We spent the first day of the trip in Calgary visiting TransCanada, Enbridge, and the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). Both TransCanada and Enbridge are pipeline companies that specialize in transporting oil and natural gas from Alberta to the rest of North America. We were all amazed to see how much these companies are growing as a result of the recent boom in Oil Sands production - both companies have current capital programs of nearly $40B!

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At TransCanada, we were able to see their pipeline control center. This “war room” is a centralized location where the company can remotely monitor and control its pipeline operations across North America. It was inspiring to see how the company is leveraging technology to make its pipelines safer and more efficient. Our discussions at TransCanada, Enbridge, and CAPP were dominated by two high-profile pipelines that are in regulatory limbo, the Keystone XL Pipeline (TransCanada), which will increase oil transportation from the Oil Sands to the Gulf Coast, and the Northern Gateway Pipeline (Enbridge), which will feed an oil export terminal on the west coast of British Columbia. Both of these projects are good case studies on the importance of securing a social license to operate. It is very interesting to hear about the stakeholder outreach that each company is now conducting to get these projects back on track.

We spent the last two days in Fort McMurray visiting Syncrude, Alberta government officials, and the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA). Fort McMurray is the launching pad for most of the Alberta Oil Sands production and it feels like the “wild west.” Several years of high oil prices have created a boom in Oil Sands production and population growth. We were blown away that the average annual salary and home price in Fort McMurray have risen to CAD $175,000 and CAD $700,000 as a result of the boom.

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Most of us felt that the highlight of our time in Fort McMurray (if not the whole trip) was visiting the Syncrude open pit mine. The scale of this operation is impressive! It was great to be able to learn firsthand about how the oil sand, which looks and feels a lot like asphalt, is mined and eventually processed into oil that can then be transported via pipeline to refineries across North America. To give you an idea of the scale, Syncrude alone produces 350,000 barrels of oil per day or roughly 9% of Canada’s current oil production. While in Fort McMurray, we spent a lot of time discussing the environmental impact of oil sand production, which has been a hot topic among environmentalists. One reason why oil sand production is sometimes seen as worse for the environment than traditional oil production is that the raw oil sand requires more processing than traditional oil (oil sand is processed with hot water to separate the oil from the sand). Although there is a lot of debate about the environmental impacts from oil sands production, we all felt that oil sands producers are making environmental impact a top priority and are making great strides to decrease their overall impact.  

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My first post here. Excited to be a part of the forum.

I am in a very early phase right now. Just beginning to prepare for the GMAT, planning to take the test in October. Looking at R2 applications.

Tuck is something that is getting me extremely excited. From all I am hearing, it is a closely knit community that places more value on your story than your "statistics".

Will someone be willing to communicate directly and answer few questions for me? Please do let me know.

Looking forward to going through the process with everyone here.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 16 Jun 2014, 05:33
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Hello Everyone!
My first post here. Excited to be a part of the forum.

I am in a very early phase right now. Just beginning to prepare for the GMAT, planning to take the test in October. Looking at R2 applications.

Tuck is something that is getting me extremely excited. From all I am hearing, it is a closely knit community that places more value on your story than your "statistics".

Will someone be willing to communicate directly and answer few questions for me? Please do let me know.

Looking forward to going through the process with everyone here.


Hey yeah... I applied last year and was waitlisted. Not sure if I can help you, but I visited Tuck twice last year, and I have a lot of info on my blog as well.
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 17 Jun 2014, 13:00
FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Tuck GIVES Internships: Milking Goats and Analyzing Operations
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The Center for Business & Society works with students to develop an individualized program of academics, extra-curricular activities and work-experiences that fit their needs to enhance their perspective, deepen experiences, and create impact. Whether it's an interest in the ethical issues in business, environmental sustainability, or social change in the public sector, there are courses, student-led clubs, travel programs, consulting projects, conferences, and subsidized work experiences to prepare you for the impact they will create.

Working in close partnership with the Tuck Career Development Office, the Center for Business & Society supports students interested in careers with a social and environmental focus. Students can gain experience, whether they wish to secure a position in a socially responsible company, work for a foundation, or apply business knowledge to the public or nonprofit sectors. They are also provided funding through Tuck GIVES, a community wide fundraiser that has supported 135 interns to work in 74 different organizations around the world.  Check out recent internships in social impact, education, and environment as well as other Center initiatives on their blog

One such internship stemmed from a T'15's desire to transition from a career in pharmaceutical operations to one in agricultural operations.  Today, Divya is realizing that dream through her summer Ayers Brook Goat Dairy. The Dairy, a public-private partnership between the Vermont Creamery and the Castanea Foundation, aims to build an economically and environmentally sustainable operation that can eventually serve as a prototype and catalyst to develop a vibrant goat dairy industry in New England.  She found the internship through a meeting arranged by Tuck's Center for Business & Society with Jay Coen Gilbert, founder of B-Labs.

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FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Beyond Tuck: Dartmouth Athletics and Felix Zhang
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About the Series: Tuck offers students a diverse and unique experience, both in and outside of the classroom. While people may consider Hanover, New Hampshire a small town with limited opportunities to pursue one's interest, Tuck’s close relationship with the rest of the Dartmouth community and Upper Valley actually enables opportunities that may not be available elsewhere. One such example is through intercollegiate athletics where a number of Tuckies are currently participating as players and coaches in sports such as rowing, baseball, water polo, and softball. Fanis, Felix, and Carolyn share their perspective including lessons in time management, leadership, and community.

 

Felix Zhang, T’15 grew up in New York City. After graduating from NYU with a finance degree, he worked as an analyst for Kraft Foods and Steve Madden. This summer, he will be a brand management intern in Chicago for Kraft Foods where he will market the magic of coffee beans. He is a volunteer assistant with the Dartmouth softball team which garnered its first Ivy League Championship and participated in the NCAA Regionals this past season.

 

How and why did you get involved with athletics while at Tuck?

Prior to Tuck, I helped build a youth sports program for girls and coached softball for a number of years. I knew I wanted to continue those interests post-graduation and therefore planned to use part of my time at business school to learn to become a better coach and leader of an organization. Luckily, I was connected to the Dartmouth staff via some of the families I worked with and found a role that fit both the needs of the team and myself. I’ve had a fabulous experience, particularly learning about various ways to motivate a team and develop a winning culture, material that interestingly parallels some of the leadership curriculum at Tuck.

How has this affected your Tuck experience?

I’ve been able to travel a lot more than I would otherwise including a spring trip to beautiful Southern California. Working with the team has also shed new light into the sports realm and given me several entrepreneurship ideas to work on during my 2nd year. The downside is that I have to be extra diligent about my schedule with classes, meetings, and getting things done to fit all the practices and trips. Lastly, it is challenging at times to deal with FOMO (fear of missing out) and having to choose which events I have to miss.

What is it about Tuck that’s enabled the experience?

Being in Hanover offers less distractions and makes it easier to focus on these activities. Elsewhere, it would have been much easier to stay within my comfort zone versus challenging myself to pursue my interest at a higher level. Additionally Tuck gives us freedom to tailor our business school experience, inside and outside the classroom. The Tuck culture is extremely understanding of everyone’s diverse interests and priorities, including mine.

What was your favorite part of the of 1st year experience?

It was awesome getting to know all the individuals at Tuck in both the 1st and 2nd year class. I also enjoyed all the outdoor activities that we can do such as hiking, canoeing/kayaking, and overnight cabin trips. Winning an Ivy League championship and going to the NCAA regionals was quite amazing as well!
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 19 Jun 2014, 16:44
Does anyone know if Tuck is adopting the common recommendation form that Harvard, Kellogg, Wharton, etc are adopting?
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 20 Jun 2014, 01:05
Hey future Tuckies

Jus wanted to let you know Tuck are hosting events all around the world over summer and beyond. Check whether they are coming to a city near you http://www.tuck.dartmouth.edu/admissions/connect-with-us/attend-an-event

It's a great opportunity to meet with admissions / current students / alums and learn more about Tuck. You may even making a lasting impression on someone who will read your application this fall.
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Although I have attended a previous event and visited, I have already signed up for the Madrid event. It wil lbe great to meet again with all those Spanish tuckies and, hopefully, get to meet some potential future classmates :P
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 22 Jun 2014, 08:14
Time to start the grind again....
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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 24 Jun 2014, 06:14
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Time to start the grind again....


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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2014, 12:00
FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Club Spotlight: Tuck Investment Club
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The Tuck Investment Club primarily serves students who are interested in careers in investment management, including hedge funds, mutual funds and other asset managers.  We also have members who are looking at finance more broadly as a career path and want to get more information about investing, market function and how to pitch an effective investment idea.

One of the Investment Club’s most popular activities is MBA stock pitch competitions. Each year, Tuck selects teams to attend investment pitch competitions at Cornell, UNC, UVA, Michigan Ross, UCLA and other venues where we compete against the best and the brightest at peer schools like Wharton, Booth, and Columbia.  Pitch competitions give students the opportunity for exposure to industry professionals, to receive constructive feedback from judges and to work on a team alongside other Tuck students.  The team formation process begins in late September, and first-year students should reach out to club chairs in early September to indicate interest.

The Investment Club doesn’t just pitch theoretical investment ideas- we also have an amazing resource in the student-directed investment fund known as Tuck Asset Management (TAM).  With nearly half a million dollars of capital, the fund is split into two strategies- equity long short (essentially a hedge fund) and a long-only pool of capital focused on longer term investment ideas.  First-year students who are interested can join the fund as an analyst and work on a sector team to generate ideas and monitor existing positions.  Second-years can continue with the fund in a senior analyst or Portfolio Manager role.  Next year, TAM will begin hiring a select group of Dartmouth undergraduates to serve as junior analysts, giving Tuck students the opportunity to mentor and direct junior members of their sector team.

As is common at Tuck, both TAM and the Investment Club benefit from many hands-on alumni who work at top financial institutions ranging from traditional asset managers to hedge funds and investment research firms.

Other activities the Investment Club is planning for 2014/15 include a mock portfolio trading challenge and a speaker series featuring prominent Tuck alumni from within the investment management industry. We look forward to meeting the T’16 class in the fall!

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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 25 Jun 2014, 17:20
An interesting article:

Please don’t forget the “touchy-feely” aspect of your MBA application as it is important. See the news item from businessweek below:


Applying to top business schools can make applicants feel like faceless batches of test scores and résumé lines, but a recent report shows some MBA programs make aspiring students feel loved. Others, not so much.

The Association of International Graduate Admissions Consultants, a professional organization, released its MBA Applicant Survey (PDF) last week, in which it asked more than 800 professionals applying to B-school about topics ranging from job hopes to salary expectations. When they asked applicants to rate how well schools got to know them during the admissions process, Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business and Duke University’s Fuqua School of Business earned the highest marks for the second straight year.


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Re: Tuck (Dartmouth): Class of 2017 - Calling All Applicants! [#permalink] New post 26 Jun 2014, 12:00
FROM Tuck Admissions Blog: Beyond Tuck: Dartmouth Athletics and Carolyn Meyer
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About the Series: Tuck offers students a diverse and unique experience, both in and outside of the classroom. While people may consider Hanover, New Hampshire a small town with limited opportunities to pursue one's interest, Tuck’s close relationship with the rest of the Dartmouth community and Upper Valley actually enables opportunities that may not be available elsewhere. One such example is through intercollegiate athletics where a number of Tuckies are currently participating as players and coaches in sports such as rowing, baseball, water polo, and softball. Fanis, Felix, and Carolyn share their perspective including lessons in time management, leadership, and community.

 

Carolyn Meyer, T’15 grew up in Wilton, CT.  She graduated from Hamilton College with a B.A. in economics and spent three years working for a consulting firm which specializes in CPG marketing.  This summer, Carolyn will be interning at Ocean Spray as an Assistant Marketing Manager where she will be eating a lot of cranberries. She is also a member of the Dartmouth women’s water polo team which won the New England Conference championship and competed in the National Championship in Geneva, Ohio.

How and why did you get involved with athletics while at Tuck?

Similar to Fanis, water polo was a sport that I loved and played growing up. During the summer, before starting at Tuck, I tried to look for information online on how to participate but couldn’t find any. But being the small world that Tuck is, I was connected to Fanis who enlisted me to join the women’s team. I couldn’t pass on the chance to get back in the pool. It is a much better alternative to treadmills and way more fun than going to the gym!

How has this affected your Tuck experience?

This was a great stress outlet, especially during recruiting. It also gave me a chance to share experiences with people who are not closely connected with life at Tuck and get a different perspective of our time in Hanover. However, it was difficult to balance the schedule at times, particularly with having to make trade-offs with the many Tuck social events and taking away much needed sleep on occasion because of late night practices.

 

What is it about Tuck that’s enabled the experience?

The inclusive culture at Dartmouth and the desire and ability to connect between schools through faculty and students gives Tuckies access to many unique opportunities. The small and close Dartmouth network also limits the formal barriers to working on a project or playing on a team outside the immediate Tuck community. I just sent an email to the captains and joined the team on the pool deck the next day.

 

What was your favorite part of the of 1st year experience?

My favorite part of the 1st year was how easy it was to have small group events such as impromptu dinners and have a great time with anyone in the Tuck community including students, staff, and faculty. I loved adding to my costume box and actually using it all every weekend for the many socials on campus (at least when I’m actually at Tuck and not doing water polo things).
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