The following Dartmouth / Tuck interview report was submitted to Clear Admit by an January Round Applicant. Good luck to them!
Had a great visit to Tuck and really got a feel for the tight-knit family and culture that Tuck is famous for. The Q&A session was informative and the lunch was hosted by current first-year students and they talked about their experiences and answered questions in an informal, no-pressure format. I interviewed with a 2nd year student and it was casual and more of a conversation.
However, I don’t think I nailed down the formality dynamic between me and the interviewer which might have not played in my favor. On one hand, the interviewer was a little more casual and conversational than I expected (which I enjoyed!) but I stayed more on the formal side so my personality didn’t shine as brightly as it could have.
Questions (not necessarily in this order):
Walk through résumé.
What’s your leadership style?
Time your team overcame a conflict?
What you learned from that?
Your biggest failure?
What would your team say your weaknesses are?
I recommend giving concentrated thought on how you will approach sitting there in a suit and someone your age (or younger?) sitting there in business casual between classes assessing you on something you’ve been preparing and looking forward to for months. Not necessarily a bad dynamic, just one that I didn’t give enough thought to.
I hope this helps. Good luck in your interview prep!
Preparing for an upcoming interview at Darmouth / Tuck? Click here to get the Clear Admit Dartmouth / Tuck Interview Guide.
After your interview, be sure to add your first-hand interview report to the Clear Admit Interview Archive.