A dry essay that lists sense of humor as a personal quality won’t ring true.
The first rule when incorporating humor into b-school essays is “Less is More.” You don’t have room and readers don’t have the patience for bits with long set-ups.
Tuck students invest generously in one another’s success even when it is not convenient or easy.
Complete this question only if you feel your candidacy is not fully represented by this application.
Save yourself the energy of writing up that $2M deal as a $20M deal; and don’t bother saying that you won that award that you were really the runner up for.
The adcoms are much more interested in the fact that your post MBA goal is entrepreneurship but you’ve never started your own company before; or that your primary recommender said that you’ve had challenges getting along with other people.Tuck requires two recommendations if you are a first time applicant and one ner recommendation if you are a reapplicant.Recommendations from direct supervisors are preferred, but if you can not get one from them, then do use the optional essay to explain your choice of recommenders.Over the past few weeks, I’ve spoken with a number of 2013-14 MBA applicants while helping them with their application strategies for this admissions season.A few days ago, one of them asked me a very candid question about his admissions apps for several top 10 schools. Then, I flashed back 12 months to when I was in the same position and had similar thoughts. “That is a question that I believe everyone grapples with in a competitive climate like top MBA admissions”. Tuck students can articulate how the distinctive Tuck MBA will advance their aspirations. (300 words) Please provide any additional insight or information that you have not addressed elsewhere (e.g., atypical choice of evaluators, factors affecting academic performance, unexplained job gaps or changes). Tuck students recognize how their individuality adds to the fabric of Tuck. Share an example of how you helped someone else succeed.By Jeremy Dann While business school essays should never attempt to reach “Borat levels of comedy, MBA aspirants should look for opportunities to add some humor into their applications.As we’ve discussed before, MBA applications are not judged by machines, but by people who have to read a couple dozen of these things each day.Historically, Tuck has had a lengthy recommendation, asking more questions the most other business schools. Describe the most important piece of constructive feedback you have given the applicant. Tuck is among the few b-schools that give every applicant a chance to interview.Last year, they asked recommenders to comment on the applicants’ capabilities in the four qualities (smart, aware, accomplished and nice) described by Tuck. Please detail the circumstances and the applicant’s response. There are two interview formats: You can self initiate an interview, regardless of the round in which you will apply. If you are an international applicant and wish to make use of this opportunity, you will have to travel to Hanover.