I went up to Hanover, NH for DivCo (which I HIGHLY recommend) and did my interview then. It was mildly unfortunate in the sense that my interview was so early in the process (I hadn’t even finished taking my GMAT yet) relative to the other full time programs I was looking at – just something to keep in mind. Hanover is far away and very isolated but amazingly beautiful. If you can, I highly recommend going to campus to interview as you will get a much different view of the school.
I went into my interview right after I traveled to campus, so I was mildly frazzled, to say the least. (I had time to get to my room, change quickly, and head over).
The interview itself is very casual. I met with a second-year student and he noted at the beginning of the interview that he would be taking notes on his laptop and that he was listening to what I was saying, but would not necessarily be making eye contact as he would be typing as I spoke.
- Why MBA? Why now?
- Why Tuck?
- Describe a time when you had to work with someone you didn’t get along with.
- What do you want to do post-MBA?
All in all, it was a pleasant experience. There were no surprise questions or gotcha questions and it was fairly conversational.
I loved Tuck, even walking across campus with all my luggage after traveling on a bus for hours – it’s a beautiful school and they did an amazing job with programming for the weekend.
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- Clear Admit Tuck School of Business Interview Guide: Strategic tips for approaching Tuck’s interview questions, and more.
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- Understanding the MBA Admissions Interview: Open Interviews vs. Invited Interviews
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- Podcast Episode 17: Admissions Director Q&A With Tuck’s Luke Anthony Peña, Part 2
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