Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Nuraly Mammedov, Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Nuraly Mammedov

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

“Passionate about solving problems with others through data to better understand our complex world.”

Hometown: Ashgabat, Turkmenistan

Fun Fact About Yourself: I have moved 17 times in my life—really living the nomadic lifestyle my Turkmen ancestors are known for.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Kansas; Mathematics, Supply Chain Management, and Data Analytics

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Carvana; Quantitative Marketing Manager

What has been your first impression of the Tuck MBA students and alumni you’ve met so far. Tell us your best Tuck story so far. It took me two full days to travel from Turkmenistan to New Hampshire—needless to say that I was exhausted by the time I arrived in Hanover. As I was getting out of the shuttle at Sachem Village, my fellow T’25 classmate, Zoe Kaslow, saw me with my two large bags and offered to help me carry my luggage and find my unit.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? Looking back, I have always enjoyed communities with collectivist culture: I performed at my best, felt happier, and experienced a sense of belonging. Given the unique location of Tuck, this MBA program is designed to be a fully immersive, 24/7 experience. This means that Tuckies live together, study together, recruit together, and have fun together. Such an environment set Tuck apart from any other MBA programs for me, so it made the decision easy.

What excites you the most about coming to live in Hanover? What is the one activity you can’t wait to do? I spent the majority of my life in hot climate areas, so I was excited about experiencing real New England winters. I can’t wait to be part of Tuck’s tripod hockey tradition and ski on the Dartmouth Skiway.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Dartmouth Tuck? I’m eager to take Leadership Out of the Box with Professor Ella Bell Smith to learn about world-renowned leaders and reflect on my own leadership approach. Since tech recruiting isn’t as structured and often times feels lonely, I am also looking forward to getting involved in the Tech Club to go through this process with other Tuckies.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I led the marketing strategy for the new product launch of Carvana’s auction business. I collaborated with legal, product, sales, and brand teams to build a customer engagement plan, launch email campaigns, prepare the website for customers, set up sales analytics capabilities, and more. I consider this to be my biggest career accomplishment because I leveraged my analytics skills to convince key stakeholders and senior leaders of the company on the right approach in each of these workloads.

What do you hope to do after graduation (at this point)? I believe that tech has an influential role in political and economic development for both developed and developing countries alike. I seek to recruit for big tech companies in operations/strategy roles in order to make an impact through projects that generate value through their broad applications in people’s lives.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Wharton, HBS, Duke Fuqua, UVA Darden, Michigan Ross

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA program? I would advise potential applicants to connect with current Tuck students as much as possible whether through the Tuck Ambassadors program, campus visits, or other student-led admission events. No amount of personal research can substitute the insights provided by its current attendees and you will need this information to understand if Tuck is the right fit for you.


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