Dartmouth (Tuck) Application Essays 2008-2009

Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business has confirmed that its 2008-2009 admissions essays will be the same as those in last year’s application:

Dartmouth (Tuck) Application Essays

  1. Why is an MBA a critical next step toward your short- and long-term career goals? Why is Tuck the best MBA program for you?
  2. Tuck defines leadership as “inspiring others to strive and enabling them to accomplish great things.” We believe great things and great leadership can be accomplished in pursuit of business and societal goals. Describe a time when you exercised such leadership. Discuss the challenges you faced and the results you achieved. What characteristics helped you to be effective, and what areas do you feel you need to develop in order to be a better leader?
  3. Discuss the most difficult constructive criticism or feedback you have received. How did you address it? What have you learned from it?
  4. Tuck seeks candidates of various backgrounds who can bring new perspectives to our community. How will your unique personal history, values, and/or life experiences contribute to the culture at Tuck?

Tuck is one of the few top schools that won’t give you specific word limits for its admissions essays, but the school does “recommend” that you aim for about 500 words per essay. We suggest that you heed this target and treat it as you would any other school’s word limit, going significantly beyond 500 words only if absolutely necessary.

For more advice on applying to Tuck, visit the Veritas Prep Tuck information page.

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