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Dartmouth Tuck Interview Questions & Report: Round 1 / Second-Year Student / Zoom

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Interviewed this morning. Started exactly on time and took just under 40 minutes. The conversation began with very brief friendly small talk asking me where I was located and how I was doing. The questions were fairly standard interview questions that she asked from a list she had. She was very responsive throughout, which made it easy to feel that she cared about and was interested in what I was saying.

Walk me through your resume in more context.
Why an MBA?
Why Tuck?
What are your short-term and long-term goals?
Why is now the right time for an MBA?
What has been your greatest challenge at your current company?
Tell me about a time when you helped someone resolve an problem.
How would you contribute at Tuck? (i.e. involvement in activities or personal contributions)
Is there anything else you want us to know that we didn’t touch on?
Do you have any questions for me?

I asked her:
1. What drew you to Tuck?
2. Do you have any feedback for me on how this conversation went? Do you have any advice for me as an MBA applicant?

She was very open and kind, although she of course had me do the majority of the talking. I asked her one question during one of my responses in a conversational way, which she answered but then politely redirected and said she would answer more questions about herself at the end. She told me at the end that she is happy to be a resource for me and that I can feel free to email her with any further questions or for more information.

My advice:
Have a clear walkthrough in mind for your resume (I bounced around in mine a bit, but later acknowledged and corrected that). Make sure your answers are clear and only take about 2 minutes tops. They really applaud vulnerability and openness. Know the culture and opportunities at Tuck very well (and why it resonates with you). Lastly, you only have 10 minutes reserved for questions at the end, so make sure you know the most important questions you want to ask since you won’t be able to get through more than a couple of questions. The end was very conversational and low-stress.

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