First Years’ Tribute To Tuck Graduates

by John A. Byrne on

Each year, the graduating class at Dartmouth College’s Tuck School of Business gathers on the front steps of Tuck Hall, the B-school’s iconic building, for the taking of a formal class photograph. The picture then joins the many photos of all the graduating classes that line the walls of Tuck Hall.

Always a memorable event, it’s a cause for celebration. In a salute to the graduating class, first-year MBA students put on a music and dance extravaganza. These are goofy, entertaining tributes that provide a glimpse of the school’s close-knit, collaborative culture.

This year’s T13 class photo, taken on May 9, was no exception. Freeform dancing, raps and a heart-felt rendition of Bill Wither’s Lean on Me were highlights.

  • getSOMElotion

    Why does this site jerk off to Tuck so much. I know it’s a great program — I’m not bashing it. Are the admins alumns or something though?

  • TOPMBA

    i HOPE they talk MORE about TUCK! I am amazed how far this BS goes with such a small class!!!

  • John Kazzy

    …it’s now clear to me why they didn’t get into H/S/W

  • Stern2015

    Very silly

  • prospie2015

    Did people on this forum not get in or something? It’s silly, sure, but I wouldn’t expect to see so much animosity unless there were some hurt feelings…..

  • T’14

    I applied to Harvard just to see if I could get in. I did. And I chose Tuck. One thing I know about Tuckies is they don’t need to put down other schools to feel good about their choice. Sorry to see you had a poor MBA experience bro

  • Kazzy John

    I agree, its known that tuck for the rejects of HWS!

  • Forum4

    Sorry, but no you did not get into harvard! No one MBA aspirant would turn down Harvard for any other school. Be realistic my friend, people know what does harvard mean!

  • current Tuck student

    are you kidding me? I know tens of kids in my class who got into Wharton but picked Tuck instead. And I know a few that chose Tuck over Stanford / HBS.

  • uhhh

    …and some people apparently “doesn’t know” English.

  • T’13

    I’m very thankful to the first years for doing this. I’m still impressed about how supportive the community is here. Will miss you Tuck!

    By the way, I dont know anyone that choose Tuck over Stanford. I know a few that choose Tuck over HBS. I know TONS that choose Tuck over Wharton. Tuck is all about personal fit. Anybody that just cares about stats and brand won’t get in.

  • WLbyTuck

    Well, I’m hoping the class of 2015 has some brand-whores that get off the HBS, Wharton, Sloan, Booth, etc WL and jump ship so I can get into Tuck!

  • umm

    You answered your own question – “it’s a great program.”

    This is a site about MBA programs, and Tuck happens to not only be one of the top programs but a unique one as evidenced by things like this tradition.

  • http://www.mbaover30.com/ MBA Over 30

    Most of them aren’t going anywhere; people who actually attend these programs don’t act like that. There is a lot of camaraderie.

  • http://www.mbaover30.com/ MBA Over 30

    Tuck is gangster; anyone who gets in has much to be proud of; fantastic school…and most agree that they’re far undervalued in the rankings (but not by recruiters).

  • Tuckie14

    At least Tuck appears to be less racist and a better school than Ross!

  • TuckPower

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  • T’14

    I think the only thing that’s “clear” is that you didn’t get into any top 10 program. I think we all know that if Tuck or any other top school gave you a spot, you’d be there tomorrow.

    Also, I’m one of several people IN MY CLASS that turned down Harvard. Harvard’s great, but it wasn’t for us. And unless your English improves, it won’t be for you either

  • T’14

    You might to spell check before posting- I don’t think anyone understands what you’re trying to say here.

  • Current Tuckie

    I was on the wait list and took the spot of someone who went to Wharton. I met him over Christmas break and he told me he regrets his decision, but I don’t!

  • TummyTUCK

    BS!

  • Zeng Han Feng

    Tuck is a great school, indeed. However, lets not exaggerate things-I would never put it ahead of H/S/W. I think the only circumstance in which someone would choose Tuck over H/S/W is if he/she has a family. Outside of this, it’s hard to justify passing on the trifecta.

  • uhhhhh

    OR they love the outdoors OR they liked the culture OR they were going into a difficult to enter field and wanted to leverage the alumni base OR just about any reason. People don’t choose on rank alone- anyone who has gone to b-school knows that, clearly, you haven’t gotten in anywhere, or else you’d know that too

  • uhhhhh

    Yes, TummyTUCK, I’m sure you’re the expert on someone else’s life. Any other winning statements?

  • Forum4

    First: this discussion is not about english proficiency, it is about MBAs!
    Second: English is my second language.
    Third: Numbers do not lie, number of applications for tuck are far behind even Ross, Duke, Darden,..let alone the top 7 schools!.
    Fourth: Tuck is excellent school no question about that.
    Fifth: Tuck is not in the same level of Harvard, Stanford, Wharton, Columbia, Chicago, or MIT Sloan. This is fact accept it or not.
    Tuck is super brand in the northeast only, and it has good alumni there and there where the heavy recruitment happen.
    Harvard for MBAs and business education is like Mercedes for cars. It defines the industry and set the standards and rules. Harvard publish the HBR where >90% of all business cases that taught in all business schools worldwide. No single school in this world would beat or even come close to HBS in all aspects of resources, brand, fame, alumni, at all. Stanford tried but still it behind harvard to be honest. Having said that, it is very important to be realistic about your education and chose the program that serves your goal. It is better for you to say that Harvard is absolutely better than Tuck, but in your case Tuck is better.
    I am not targeting any top 20 mba programs, because I know my self I am not competitive enough for them but I strongly believe that sucess is not only in business school. There is very wide world outside.

  • Kidao

    Is that a man in a gray suit sitting in the front row?

  • T’15

    You Sir, Are A Troll. Tuck is a better without you.

  • T’15

    ^ “better place”

  • TNG

    the troll is right. Tuck is rubbish!

  • http://www.facebook.com/tia.trussardi Tia Trussardi

    Just because you have a hard-on for HBS, it doesn’t mean everybody else does! I chose Stanford over Harvard myself and was not the only one in my class who did. Also a friend at Wharton told me that approximately 10 people in his class chose Wharton over HBS. The Harvard experience is not to everyone’s liking. Each to their own.

  • CurrentMBA

    “Less Racist”? So you are saying that Tuck is somewhat racist? Neither Tuck nor Ross is racist at all. You are not a real Tuckie because no real Tuckie would ever say something like this.

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