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Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Interview Questions & Report: Early Action / Second-Year Student / Campus

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The following Dartmouth / Tuck interview questions and report were submitted to Clear Admit by an Early Action Round Applicant. Good luck to them! 

After waiting in a common area with other applicants, an admissions team member came in, called my name, and walked me to our interview room. The room is a nondescript meeting room with a small table that both you and the interviewer sit at. There is a small amount of time for ice-breaking conversation as you make your way to the room and take your seat.

The interviewer I had was a very composed, quiet individual who was very warm and seemed enthusiastic about being part of the process. In my case, being ti was Early Action, I immediately got the sense that my interviewer was new to this. It is possible that depending on the timing of your interview, you may get a second-year student with varying degrees of experience.

The Questions were asked in a non-rushed manner, with ample time provided to provide answer and without a very strict schedule or quota of questions to get through. They were the following:

1. Tell me about yourself and why you are pursuing an MBA
2. What is it about the Tuck experience that interests you?
3. What will you bring to the Tuck Community/Culture?
4. How do you see Tuck furthering your career goals in the short term?
5. How do you plan to engage with Tuck after graduation and as an alumni? How do you anticipate being a Tuckie will add value to your career in the long-term?
6. Do you have any questions for me?

I was surprised by the relaxed atmosphere and warm reception. The interviewer seemed intent on hearing as complete an answer as possible rather than checking boxes. The questions themselves, however, were not surprising in the least. They were stock questions we might all prepare for but their simplicity and the time allowed means a full and well-thought out answer is necessary to differentiate oneself. Even so, the 30-40 minutes I was allotted felt quite short given the day-trip that was required and the travel involved in getting to Tuck, even considering the campus tour, class visit, and student seminar.

Overall, I felt I learned about the program quite well and was given a platform to articulate my case.

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