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Dartmouth / Tuck Recommendation Questions 2017-2018

Dartmouth / Tuck Recommendation Questions

The online application for the Tuck School of Business is now live for the 2017-2018 admissions season. This means that the Tuck MBA recommendation questions are available for those supporting Tuck applicants this fall. After some identifying information for the recommender, the form goes on to request that the recommender rate the applicant on a series of leadership traits. Finally, recommenders are asked to provide responses to 5 essay-type prompts.


2017-2018 Dartmouth / Tuck Recommendation Questions


Please compare the applicant on the scale below with others in his/her peer group whom you have known during your professional career (Top 5%, Top 10%, Top 20%, Top 50%, Bottom 50%, Bottom 20%, Not Available):Dartmouth / Tuck MBA Recommendation Questions Grid

  • Effectiveness of leadership
  • Effectiveness of teamwork
  • Effectiveness of communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Ethics and integrity
  • Ability to handle conflict
  • Ability to cope with pressure
  • Ability to inspire and motivate others
  • Ability to see opportunity and take initiative
  • Organization and time-management skills
  • Quantitative ability
  • Analytical ability
  • Intellectual curiosity
  • Ability to think creatively
  • Self-confidence
  • Resilience and ability to cope with setbacks
  • Overall drive, motivation, and energy level
  • Professional impression, poise, and presence
  • Cultural sensitivity
  • Comfort with risk-taking
  • Maturity/self-awareness

How would you categorize your support for this candidate?

  • Champion
  • Strongly support
  • Support
  • Moderately support
  • Oppose

Tuck MBA Recommendation Letter

In one document, please answer the following questions. To be sure to address all of the questions, you may wish to number your responses (i.e. 1,2,3, and so on).

How long have you known the applicant and in what context? Have you served as the applicant’s supervisor? If so, please provide approximate dates. Please comment upon the frequency and nature of your interactions with the applicant.

What are the applicant’s three principal strengths? Please provide an example of each.

In which three areas can the applicant improve? Please provide an example of each. How has the applicant worked to address these areas?

How does the applicant respond to constructive criticism?

Describe the impressions this candidate makes in meetings, presentations, interviews or other important interactions.

If you would like to provide any additional insights into this individual’s candidacy, please feel free to do so.

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Schools: Dartmouth / Tuck

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