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Announcing the GmatClub Ambassador Program



Welcome kheown as your Tuck Ambassador!



Background:
Looking at the questions we’ve seen over the years here on GC, we know that prospective students and applicants want help in learning about each school and MBA program you’re considering.

To help you with that, we want to leverage the knowledge of our active GmatClubbers who are current first years, second years, and alumni of these programs to answer common questions we often receive and see on these boards. What better to get to know the school than directly from those who have lived it!

There will be 2 parts to this:
1) A compilation of frequently asked questions – and their answers – compiled in a wiki-like format
2) Periodic posts from current students about their experiences in the program (as their schedules allow). These posts will expand on some of the experiences talked briefly about in the FAQs (e.g., more detail around Orientation Week, the class curriculum, recruiting, social activities, etc)

Have additional questions or suggestions about the Tuck Ambassador Program? Post them here.
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Ambassador Questions // Tuck


Answers will be updated as the academic year progresses. Check back for updates.

School & Curriculum
• Describe your typical day.
• What are some of the best classes you have taken?
• How do you select what courses to take? Is there flexibility in what courses you can take? Are there courses you think are most helpful for students interning or recruiting full-time for your area of study (eg, finance, consulting, marketing, ops)?
• Do you feel the program is a better fit for students looking for a specific career? Do student preferences tend to learn towards a particular area?
• How would you describe the student community?

Internships
• From what you’ve seen, what types of intern programs/companies were students most interested for their summer internship?
• When does the summer internship search begin and when does it end?
• What support does the school provide for finding an internship and understanding the internship search process?
• How did you prepare for your internship recruiting process?

Recruiting
• From what you’ve seen, what types of full-time roles were students most interested? Was there a shift in what people were looking for in the summer internship to what they were looking for in full-time roles?
• How did most people find their full-time role (e.g., on-campus recruiting firms, off-campus recruiting, the extended school/alumni network, etc)?
• Describe the networking opportunities available to help you learn more about your career options (e.g., job treks, student club-led activities, company-sponsored events, conferences, etc)

Social
• What are the “fun” events that you should not miss out on (e.g., happy hours, formals, Olympics, follies, etc)?
• What opportunities are there for students to work on-campus or off-campus while in school?
• What is something not mentioned on the school’s website that an applicant should know?
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Hello everyone!

As a brief introduction, I am a 28 year old incoming 1st year student (class of 2018) from Spain with almost 5 years of WE in a Spanish mid-sized bank. My role focused on debt capital markets (origination side) and liquidity management. Outside of work, I spend some time volunteering and love being outdoors (trekking/hiking, scuba diving, running...). Although I'm a bit clumsy on snow, I enjoy skiing as well.

My initial plan is to recruit for non-IB finance roles at FinServ and Tech companies.

There are 2 main reasons why I decided to go to Tuck (although there are many more, these are my personal top 2):

1. The community

*The renowned strength of the alumni network (can't say much at this point but recent grads are always available for a call about any topic)
*Current students (they have been an extremely helpful source for incoming students and for me in particular during the application phase)

I saw this sense of community first hand when I visited in September to do the applicant-initiated interview, a class visit and a campus tour (during which we came across dean Slaughter and he made himself available for a few minutes to answer our questions) and during a second visit in February when I did another class visit (this time an elective) and grabbed drinks with 1st and 2nd year students. However, I couldn't attend ASW (Admitted Student Weekend).

What surprised me the most during the class visits was that every single student in a 60-70 people class participated during the lecture/case. This would be impossible to accomplish where I studied, even if class participation accounted for 50% of the grade :lol:

Another fact that surprised me very positively during my visits was that current students stopped by and introduced themselves to me (I had a name tag that gave me away as a visitor), asking me how did my interview go or if I had additional questions.

2. The location

Because I was born and have lived all my life in a city, and because I will probably live in a large metro area at least until I retire, I wanted a different experience. I also think that a rural setting allows you to focus more on the MBA experience and bond more together with your classmates. Pretty much no one is from Hanover, NH, so everyone wants to know each other and make new friends.

I also love New England and had previously been to NH during a winter vacation :)

My fiancée and I will arrive in Sachem Village (an off-campus neighborhood for grad students with partners -mostly- about 2 miles away from Tuck) around mid August. Then, I will be doing a Pre-Enrollment Program (TuckBuilds -a 1-week volunteering program-) and then I'll head into Orientation.

I will try to post some details of my experience during the first month of the MBA, be more specific on the stories, and confirm whether my reasoning to attend Tuck was right.

Do not hesitate to ask any questions or to ask for more details on the upcoming stories!

I really hope this actually helps applicants to get a better sense of the school and the community.

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I will try to post some details of my experience during the first month of the MBA, be more specific on the stories, and confirm whether my reasoning to attend Tuck was right.

Do not hesitate to ask any questions or to ask for more details on the upcoming stories!

I really hope this actually helps applicants to get a better sense of the school and the community.

Best regards,
kheown[/quote]

Thanks Kheown for the insights. I could feel the similar situation today when I am applying to the B-Schools in the U.S. I hope next year I could also share the story from Application to Admit.

Meanwhile, Can you help me with a small review?

I have already started the application process, researching, and networking. The problem is I am not able to decide on the schools to which I apply, beacuse with current GMAT of 710, I am looking forward to write again to target a 740-750.

Some of my friends who already got an admit to some of the good B-Schools, suggest me that I should not focus on GMAT now and give 100% effort in the application, but my consultant who hails from LBS and has an experience of a decade in admission consulting strongly suggests to retry for GMAT, parallelly working for Round 1 Application in a generalized way and researching on a broad Band of colleges.

Please share your feedback.

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Anurodh2017 wrote:
I will try to post some details of my experience during the first month of the MBA, be more specific on the stories, and confirm whether my reasoning to attend Tuck was right.

Do not hesitate to ask any questions or to ask for more details on the upcoming stories!

I really hope this actually helps applicants to get a better sense of the school and the community.

Best regards,
kheown

Thanks Kheown for the insights. I could feel the similar situation today when I am applying to the B-Schools in the U.S. I hope next year I could also share the story from Application to Admit.

Meanwhile, Can you help me with a small review?

I have already started the application process, researching, and networking. The problem is I am not able to decide on the schools to which I apply, beacuse with current GMAT of 710, I am looking forward to write again to target a 740-750.

Some of my friends who already got an admit to some of the good B-Schools, suggest me that I should not focus on GMAT now and give 100% effort in the application, but my consultant who hails from LBS and has an experience of a decade in admission consulting strongly suggests to retry for GMAT, parallelly working for Round 1 Application in a generalized way and researching on a broad Band of colleges.

Please share your feedback.

My Profile :
GMAT 1: 710 Q50 V35
WE: Total : 5 years now and 6 at Matriculating
Present : Business Development (Aerospace and Defense) - Piloted New Biz Dev. Unit
Past : Entrepreneur- Founder - 1 year - Education Technology
Past : Project Manager - 3 Manufacturing - Fortune 150 Company
ExtraCurr: Astute Traveler - Driven Motorcycle across 10,000 Kms covering 3 corners of India in a solo ride. ( 5 Months sabbatical )

Thanks in Advance
Anurodh


Hello Anurodh,

I am absolutely no expert on this, but here's my 2 cents. When I started the application process, I focused too much on the GMAT, thinking that if I can't change my past grades and my Work Experience (I had never worked at a large, well-known company), the GMAT would be my lifesaver. In a certain way, it is. It helps adcoms to evaluate al their candidates with the same measuring stick, and see how strong they are academically with a recent test. I had a 700 from 2013 but I really thought I wouldn't get anywhere with that score and ended up taking the test again on September 10th, 2015 (too late!) to improve to a 720. Sure, this score slightly helped me to get an admit, but in my opinion what really moves an adcom is your story and seeing that you may fit with the rest of the class. Tell your own story with passion and make sure it makes sense. To prove that you fit with the class, talk to as many students and recent grads as possible and, in the case of Tuck, come to campus to interview if you can! It really makes a difference and shows genuine interest in the school.

This process is exhausting and daunting (you might get dings without interviews before interview invitations or before admits), and I'd say that a huge majority of the candidates don't put nearly as much effort on their 6th application than on the preceeding 5. Applying to too many schools will drain your energy (I ended up withdrawing an application and not submitting another 2, just because I thought I couldn't do a great job during the interviews). There are many similar essays out there that might suggeest that applying to all those schools is easy. Although there clearly are sinergies, if you are invited to interview you'll need to dig into the school a lot more and be way more specific, which is the most time consuming part of the process once you are done with the "basic essays/questions" (goals, why MBA, why now...).

To answer your question. Do I think you have a chance? Of course! Do I think a 740 would help you? Definitely, but it won't grant an admit. If I had to choose between spending time to improve my application in a personal way (crafting a better story, getting to know each school better...) and spending time to improve a test score, I'd go with the former (and I would've said exactly the opposite last year!). Looking back, there are some schools that care more about your story than about your scores (given that you have a good score already).

Having said all this, I think that having a score above the median/average is important, especially if you come from an overrepresented pool of applicants and if you want to receive some funding from the school. Your Q is really good, just need to focus a bit more on that V (increasing your V by 1 would probably increase your total score by 10. At lwast that was the idea I had last year while prepping for the test).

Ideally, you'd have time to do both :-D

Hope this helps!

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Thank you Keown and Aerien.

I am hoping I can get some information about the Revers Student Fellows Program and Consulting Club. Can you please let me know some of the activities conducted/hosted by these clubs/centres. How do they help students whose interest lies in Energy consulting. Also, what is the role student fellows in these activities
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kheown wrote:
Anurodh2017 wrote:
I will try to post some details of my experience during the first month of the MBA, be more specific on the stories, and confirm whether my reasoning to attend Tuck was right.


Having said all this, I think that having a score above the median/average is important, especially if you come from an overrepresented pool of applicants and if you want to receive some funding from the school. Your Q is really good, just need to focus a bit more on that V (increasing your V by 1 would probably increase your total score by 10. At lwast that was the idea I had last year while prepping for the test).

Ideally, you'd have time to do both :-D

Hope this helps!

kheown


Hi Kheown

Thanks for the detailed insights. As of now, I will give another week or 10 days on the GMAT and find out whether, I can push the score to 740 plus, assessing the relaiable mocks. If things look nice, then I will give a try by mid-August ( we have a long 3 days weekend in India during the independence day ). While doing so, I would try to network with as many people, I can and work on a skeletal essays.

Can I have your e-mail in personal message??

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Anurodh2017 wrote:

Hi Kheown

Thanks for the detailed insights. As of now, I will give another week or 10 days on the GMAT and find out whether, I can push the score to 740 plus, assessing the relaiable mocks. If things look nice, then I will give a try by mid-August ( we have a long 3 days weekend in India during the independence day ). While doing so, I would try to network with as many people, I can and work on a skeletal essays.

Can I have your e-mail in personal message??

Thanks a ton
Anurodh


Hi!

Just sent you a PM with my email :)

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Thank you Keown and Aerien.

I am hoping I can get some information about the Revers Student Fellows Program and Consulting Club. Can you please let me know some of the activities conducted/hosted by these clubs/centres. How do they help students whose interest lies in Energy consulting. Also, what is the role student fellows in these activities


Hello!

I just edited my initial post to mention that I'll be recruiting for non-IB finance roles, so I'm not really familiar with the consulting club or the Revers Student Fellows. I could try to connect you with someone familiar with these once I get to Hanover.

PM me in a few weeks if I haven't, please.

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kheown wrote:
Anurodh2017 wrote:
I will try to post some details of my experience during the first month of the MBA, be more specific on the stories, and confirm whether my reasoning to attend Tuck was right.

Do not hesitate to ask any questions or to ask for more details on the upcoming stories!

I really hope this actually helps applicants to get a better sense of the school and the community.

Best regards,
kheown

Thanks Kheown for the insights. I could feel the similar situation today when I am applying to the B-Schools in the U.S. I hope next year I could also share the story from Application to Admit.

Meanwhile, Can you help me with a small review?

I have already started the application process, researching, and networking. The problem is I am not able to decide on the schools to which I apply, beacuse with current GMAT of 710, I am looking forward to write again to target a 740-750.

Some of my friends who already got an admit to some of the good B-Schools, suggest me that I should not focus on GMAT now and give 100% effort in the application, but my consultant who hails from LBS and has an experience of a decade in admission consulting strongly suggests to retry for GMAT, parallelly working for Round 1 Application in a generalized way and researching on a broad Band of colleges.

Please share your feedback.

My Profile :
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Thanks in Advance
Anurodh


Hello Anurodh,

I am absolutely no expert on this, but here's my 2 cents. When I started the application process, I focused too much on the GMAT, thinking that if I can't change my past grades and my Work Experience (I had never worked at a large, well-known company), the GMAT would be my lifesaver. In a certain way, it is. It helps adcoms to evaluate al their candidates with the same measuring stick, and see how strong they are academically with a recent test. I had a 700 from 2013 but I really thought I wouldn't get anywhere with that score and ended up taking the test again on September 10th, 2015 (too late!) to improve to a 720. Sure, this score slightly helped me to get an admit, but in my opinion what really moves an adcom is your story and seeing that you may fit with the rest of the class. Tell your own story with passion and make sure it makes sense. To prove that you fit with the class, talk to as many students and recent grads as possible and, in the case of Tuck, come to campus to interview if you can! It really makes a difference and shows genuine interest in the school.

This process is exhausting and daunting (you might get dings without interviews before interview invitations or before admits), and I'd say that a huge majority of the candidates don't put nearly as much effort on their 6th application than on the preceeding 5. Applying to too many schools will drain your energy (I ended up withdrawing an application and not submitting another 2, just because I thought I couldn't do a great job during the interviews). There are many similar essays out there that might suggeest that applying to all those schools is easy. Although there clearly are sinergies, if you are invited to interview you'll need to dig into the school a lot more and be way more specific, which is the most time consuming part of the process once you are done with the "basic essays/questions" (goals, why MBA, why now...).

To answer your question. Do I think you have a chance? Of course! Do I think a 740 would help you? Definitely, but it won't grant an admit. If I had to choose between spending time to improve my application in a personal way (crafting a better story, getting to know each school better...) and spending time to improve a test score, I'd go with the former (and I would've said exactly the opposite last year!). Looking back, there are some schools that care more about your story than about your scores (given that you have a good score already).

Having said all this, I think that having a score above the median/average is important, especially if you come from an overrepresented pool of applicants and if you want to receive some funding from the school. Your Q is really good, just need to focus a bit more on that V (increasing your V by 1 would probably increase your total score by 10. At lwast that was the idea I had last year while prepping for the test).

Ideally, you'd have time to do both :-D

Hope this helps!

kheown


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Hi Kheown
I was planning about visiting tuck and I beleive that would help me a lot.
I see that people also interview during the visit.
Since I'm very early in my applications process, I don't feel comfortable interviewing at this stage. Specially since this interview would hold as much value as an interview that I would do if I were invited to interview. As much as I want to visit, speak with students and sit in class, I think interviewing now may hurt my chances.

I am an international applicant, and this is a suitable time for me to visit all schools. May not get the oppurtunity later.

So here is my questions:
Does Tuck Allow visiting even if I don't want to interview. Based on the website Tuck website , I see that's only an option in spring. Does Tuck still allow applicants to visit and not interview now (in Oct).
I plan to apply in round 1 and tuck is the first application I'm working on

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Hi Kheown
I was planning about visiting tuck and I beleive that would help me a lot.
I see that people also interview during the visit.
Since I'm very early in my applications process, I don't feel comfortable interviewing at this stage. Specially since this interview would hold as much value as an interview that I would do if I were invited to interview. As much as I want to visit, speak with students and sit in class, I think interviewing now may hurt my chances.

I am an international applicant, and this is a suitable time for me to visit all schools. May not get the oppurtunity later.

So here is my questions:
Does Tuck Allow visiting even if I don't want to interview. Based on the website Tuck website , I see that's only an option in spring. Does Tuck still allow applicants to visit and not interview now (in Oct).
I plan to apply in round 1 and tuck is the first application I'm working on

Thanks


Hello! Like most people, I'd say that you should submit your application whenever you think it's completely ready. And just like with the application, you should do the same with the interview, if you have the chance to do it whenever you want. I wouldnt rush it if you dont feel comfortable with that right now.

Having said that, if you can only come to Hanover now but you dont think you are ready for the interview, come anyways and visit the school. I have seen many people coming just for class visits, lunch with admissions + Q&A, a campus tour, etc... Some of those prospectives are even internationals. This will even help you with your essays and for a potential interview afterwards.

Not sure about the website and the process to book your visit, but I would send an email to admissions and they can help you figure out the best way to come to visit, and make the most out of your stay here. I think it shows that you are interested in the school and want to know more about it. It cant hurt to ask what are the possibilities for a visit :)

Good luck with the process and let me know if you end up coming to visit!

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Thanks Kheown, that was super helpful.
Do you think it may impact my chances of getting accepted in a negative way if I ask admissions about visiting and not interviewing - wouldn't it seem like I'm not prepared.

Another concern I have is when the adcoms do evaluate my application wouldn't it stand out that even though I came to campus, I did not interview, specially since so many people do interview.

I may be thinking too much into this, but Tuck is my first choice and I am trying to minimize any risks.
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Thanks Kheown, that was super helpful.
Do you think it may impact my chances of getting accepted in a negative way if I ask admissions about visiting and not interviewing - wouldn't it seem like I'm not prepared.

Another concern I have is when the adcoms do evaluate my application wouldn't it stand out that even though I came to campus, I did not interview, specially since so many people do interview.

I may be thinking too much into this, but Tuck is my first choice and I am trying to minimize any risks.


I dont think so. You could say that you are working on your application but are in the early stages and that the only time that you can visit Hanover is now. I think it's way better to visit the campus than not, even if you cant interview that day.

Dont overthink it. I've met many people in my class (especially internationals) who didnt interview on campus, and they still made it. If you think you'll be ready by the time you can come to visit and book an interview slot, then do it. If you think you will not be prepared, I'd say a bad interview may hurt your chances a lot more than coming to visit without interviewing (I really don't see that hurting your chances at all - you were so interested in the school that you came all the way to Hanover just to see the campus, even without the possibility to interview - ).
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Hello everyone,

I am sorry I havent been able to post more often over the past months but, believe it or not, the first term is even busier than they say online! :shock:

I moved to Sachem Village (an off-campus apartment complex used mostly by graduate students, especially Tuckies) in early August, and since then, I havent really had time to rest. I started doing a highly-recommended, 5-day long pre-term program (Tuck Builds) right before Orientation, where I, along with 7 other students, was able to collaborate with Habitat for Humanity to help a homeowner restore her house and backyard in a nearby town in NH. After Orientation, we finished the first part of the fall term (Fall A) in 4 weeks. We had midterms 2 weeks after the first day of classes! Now I'm in the middle of Fall B (just finished the midterms this week) and I'm finally getting back to my studying habits and up to speed again.

Life in Hanover, NH has been great so far. Outdoor activities in the area are unmatched and I am still in shock after seeing snow on October 25th! Everyone's incredibly helpful and, even though Tuck is 2.5 miles away and my fiancee uses the car every morning to go to work (at 6.45 am and my classes start at 8.30), I've always been able to catch a ride to campus with any of my neighbors who are also going to class at the same time.

There are 4 sections in every class and each section has around 70 students. Then, they build 6-person study groups that are always really well balanced in terms of backgrounds and diversity. I have been able to learn a lot from my study group (both soft and hard skills).

In terms of social life, for example, this weekend we hosted the annual Diversity Conference and the 3 T'18s from Spain pulled together and amazing food table with Spanish omelette, tapas and a 5-gallon bucket of sangria :-D

I will do my best to keep posting update you on the social and academic life at Tuck. I know, I have yet to make an awesome post about tripod hockey and how bad I am at ice skating...

Best,
kheown
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