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08 Feb 2014, 09:31
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Anyone who references Wicked should be at Yale. Enough said.

All right Gravity - you do have a big decision on your hands. There's a lot to like about all these programs and I'm guessing the real thread the pulled them all together was the community feel. These programs are all known for having super happy and connected cultures. So yay!

In terms of pursuing education work, I'd say Yale hands down. Between the ed conference, the strong education alumni network, and the support of the ed club, it's definitely a great place to be.

My background is in education and even though Kellogg is strong in social enterprise, I was surprised by how hard it was for them to find someone with similar career goals to mine. That said, education pioneers recruits at all these schools so the problem might just have been a weird first contact based on my identity (lgbt) as opposed to my industry (education).

Yale has a TON of marketing classes, so it seems to be an area they're working on, but Kellogg is still the hands down leader here. Most of the marketing people at Yale have done off-campus recruiting. This isn't the worst thing in the world, it's just a consideration. I came in thinking I'd do education and ended up deciding I wanted to experiment this summer with a career switch. I can attest to how easy it has been for me and my other "non-traditional" peers to make that leap. What's nice about Yale is that recruiters come here expecting us to have somewhat quirky backgrounds and definitely seem to appreciate it. With Kellogg, you'll probably have the same experience, but it might be worth asking. Though, I'm making an assumption here that you already worked in education - if that's not the case then maybe this isn't as applicable.

Are you at DAK this weekend? Are you coming to Yale next weekend for Winter Welcome? Will you be at Tuck's whenever it is? I had an inkling for where I wanted to go and the admit weekends solidified my decision quite decisively.

As you probably noticed I'm not as familiar with Tuck, so don't take it as a negative for them. I just didn't research them or talk to anyone there. Supposedly they're great though!

At the end of the day it came down to fit for me. So I guess the most important question for you to answer is what is the most important thing for you in a b-school? If it's career progression (I took this as given at any school, but certain career paths can't), then figure out what school offers you the most opportunities and flexibility (might be Kellogg?). If it's ending up on the east coast, then maybe it's Yale/Tuck. If it's education career path, it's Yale.

Feel free to PM me, but hopefully we'll see you on campus this weekend!
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08 Feb 2014, 12:48
Sorry DefyingGravity I am unable to give you an objective look on this but I would say join me at Tuck? :D
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09 Feb 2014, 10:28
I would say Tuck easily, but that's bc I'm in love with the program and campus. However, since you're also considering education and given Yale's pedigree in that + the money, i think the decision comes down to Tuck vs. Yale. I think the flexibility and opportunities you'll get from a Tuck degree will surpass the specialization and education focus of the Yale one. You said it yourself, you may also consider marketing. Northwestern would then be an option, but in that case I would choose Tuck over Kellogg.
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09 Feb 2014, 13:00
hey machichi, didn't mean to knock the program at all! The impression I had was that Yale was geared more towards non-profits. I know it places in IB, consulting, and other fields but I'm in DC and the mba circuit around here equates Yale with non-profits. As a current student, you're in the best position to judge employment prospects/placement so I defer to you. But I think Tuck has a distinct reputation when it comes to general management.
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Tuck just called and offered me a full ride!
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11 Feb 2014, 12:27
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Tuck just called and offered me a full ride!

Congrats! Hopefully that makes your choice a bit clearer
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11 Feb 2014, 12:49
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DefyingGravity wrote:
Tuck just called and offered me a full ride!

Holy crap, congrats! Did you initiate this or did they call you out of the blue?

No, I didn't initiate anything. I just got a call at work, casually picked up, and then sounded like an idiot because I was so caught off guard. I think I must have said "amazing" and "thank you" at least a billion times.
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12 Feb 2014, 15:01
So does this mean you are going to Tuck?
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18 Feb 2014, 17:54
Would you say you are...

*puts on sunglasses*

....dancing through life?

I'll show myself out...
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05 Mar 2014, 11:04
DefyingGravity wrote:
I've finally made my decision. Of the three schools, I have chosen Tuck. It wasn't an easy decision, but it's one I'm happy with. Thanks for all of the feedback.

Congrats on Tuck! I was blown away when I visited, really just lovely people!
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