Stanford GSB | Mr. Entrepreneurial Bassist
GMAT 740, GPA 3.61
McCombs School of Business | Ms. Second Chances
GRE 310, GPA 2.5
Rice Jones | Mr. Back To School
GRE 315, GPA 3.0
Cornell Johnson | Mr. IT To IB
GMAT 660, GPA 3.60
Kellogg | Mr. Green Business
GMAT 680, GPA 3.33; 3.9 for Masters
Duke Fuqua | Ms. Account Executive
GMAT 560, GPA 3.3
NYU Stern | Mr. Military Officer
GRE In Progress, GPA 2.88
Kellogg | Mr. Real Estate Finance
GMAT 710, GPA 3.0
Kellogg | Mr. Finance To Education
GMAT 730, GPA 3.4
Stanford GSB | Ms. Artistic Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 9.49/10
Emory Goizueta | Mr. Multimedia
GRE 308, GPA 3.4
UCLA Anderson | Mr. Commercial Banker
GMAT 700, GPA 3.3
IU Kelley | Mr. Construction Manager
GRE 680, GPA 3.02
Harvard | Mr. Healthcare Fanatic
GMAT 770, GPA 3.46
Harvard | Mr. Sovereign Wealth Fund
GMAT 730, GPA 3.55
Harvard | Mr. Smart Operations
GMAT 760, GPA 4.0
Darden | Mr. Strategy Manager
GRE 321, GPA 3.5
Ross | Mr. Airline Engineer
GMAT 730, GPA 3.73
Stanford GSB | Mr. Corporate VC Hustler
GMAT 780, GPA 3.17
Wharton | Mr. Marketing Director
GMAT 710, GPA 3.3
Ross | Ms. Healthcare Startup
GRE 321, GPA 3.51
Georgetown McDonough | Ms. Air Force
GMAT 610, GPA 3.8
Stanford GSB | Mr. JD To MBA
GRE 326, GPA 3.01
Harvard | Mr. MacGruber
GRE 313, GPA 3.7
Berkeley Haas | Mr. Poet At Heart
GMAT 740, GPA 3.7
Yale | Mr. Ukrainian Biz Man
GRE 310, GPA 4.75 out of 5
Darden | Mr. Former Scientist
GMAT 680, GPA 3.65

Tuck School of Business: “We’re Pretty Happy People Here!”

Bidding farewell to a grueling winter at Tuck

Bidding farewell to a grueling winter at Tuck


Samer Sayigh, 27, a former consultant for Deloitte who came back from his summer internship at Google with a job offer, refers to it as  “the non-financial returns of an MBA.” “It’s not just the networking,” believes Sayigh. “It’s friends for life. It’s a unique experience where you travel with classmates and go on learning expeditions with them. There is this peer development piece to it where you are exposed to so many different backgrounds. You’re hearing points of view that you otherwise would not have heard.”

The contact MBA candidates have already had with Tuck alumni is frequently described as invaluable. “These conversations start out with you saying, ‘I’m interested in your firm,’” says Thomas Cook, a former IBM programmer who is going to work for Bain in Boston. “But I got a lot of life advice from them.”

Emily Block, 29, who is joining Liberty Mutual after graduation, says the promise of those relationships is what sold her on the school. “As a senior in college, I knew I wanted to get my MBA and wanted to get it from Tuck,” says Block. “I wanted to be able to build real relationships with staff, faculty and students. That was important to me and I think will be really valuable. Twenty years from now, I want to be able to call up someone from Tuck and get an answer or help.”

Life in Hanover is pretty good these days.



About The Author

John A. Byrne is the founder and editor-in-chief of C-Change Media, publishers of Poets&Quants and four other higher education websites. He has authored or co-authored more than ten books, including two New York Times bestsellers. John is the former executive editor of Businessweek, editor-in-chief of Businessweek. com, editor-in-chief of Fast Company, and the creator of the first regularly published rankings of business schools. As the co-founder of CentreCourt MBA Festivals, he hopes to meet you at the next MBA event in-person or online.