ARINGO brings you another interview with top MBA graduate, and today – Yoav Shehory, Dartmouth Tuck MBA 2019, who will tell us about the Tuck MBA program, the admission process and the school:

Tell us a bit about your pre-MBA background

My background is diverse and included working in financial consulting in a small, boutique advisory firm, working mostly in the infrastructure sector – both with private companies and government ministries.

After spending almost 3 years in financial consulting I moved to the high-tech sector, where I worked at Taboola as a project manager in the small and medium business segment.

What is special about your school? In your eyes, what differentiates your school from others?

Tuck is taking the MBA experience to the extreme. Tuck, as part of Dartmouth College, an Ivy League university, is in Hanover, New Hampshire, on the Connecticut river that boarders Vermont. Dartmouth, and Tuck, give the students a once in a lifetime learning experience. Tuck’s small and close knit community creates an environment like no other. Students, partners, faculty and staff are all part of making the Tuck experience truly unique in the most beautiful area you can imagine, with swimming lakes in the summer just 15 minute walk from your home and ski slopes all around you during the cold, white winter.

If you want to explore and have a different MBA experience, while keeping the high standard of one of the best business schools in the world, Tuck is your place to be…

Any recent changes in your school? or in the admission process?
Admission process is very open, where everyone is invited to an interview.

Can you share some details about the atmosphere in the school? between students, between students and faculty? How do you spend your free time?

The beauty of the Tuck community and the MBA experience is that you don’t really have free time! (in a good way…) – after “school day” is over (when you finished your study group assignments – everything is done in study groups, a 5 student groups that are doing school assignments together), there are always extracurricular activities on campus and in the area – recruiting events, guest lecturers, social gatherings, parties, outdoors activities, sports activities (from Soccer to ice hockey…), activities for the Tuck kids! And if this is not enough, Dartmouth will have tons of things to offer as well.

Can you share some details regarding job opportunities and summer internships for students in your school? How strong is the career office? Did the school name/brand give you any advantage when looking for a job? Are there any specific recruiters who mostly recruit from this school?

Tuck has a wide on-campus interviews opportunities – all the big consulting firms (McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Parthenon, LEK etc.), investment banks (GS, JPM, MS, Bofa, UBS), technology companies (Microsoft, Amazon, Adobe), industry companies (Danaher, Colgate, CVS,) and much more! The career office is very involved, from day 1, in the process with each student. Each student has a career advisor, who’s door is always open. Tuck employment rates are always above 97-98%. Tuck has a very strong network of alumnus globally, that are committed to the community and always want to help.

What kind of candidates is the school looking for? Who will especially enjoy this school? who will be a good fit to the school?

Candidates that will enjoy the school and be a great fit are ones who would like to be in the driver seat of their experience and not just passengers. Tuck is looking for people who will contribute and take active part of making the MBA experience the way it is – awesome, fun, with a strong sense of community and comradery. Students that enjoy meeting new people, and making friends for life should apply. Students who like the outdoors and want to live remote from a big city before coming back to the city should apply. Candidates who want to feel a sense of belonging and true pride should apply.

Any tips for someone who is considering applying to your school?

Invest the time required to learn about the school, talk to people (all very approachable) and really understand why you’re interested in Tuck – if you know the reason, then you probably belong to the Tuck community.