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- All of our research centers operate on a “three legs of the stool” model. Each conducts research, offers programs for practitioners and executives, and then brings those aspects back to enrich the MBA program. Offerings include multiple speakers series, independent study opportunities, and the chance for MBA students to serve as center fellows.
- The Center for Digital Strategies, in its spectacular new offices, runs the Britt Technology Impact Series, an amazing set of speakers and panels all centered on an annual theme. Last year’s theme was Information Overload: Capitalizing on Big Data. The CDS also offers a Roundtable on Digital Strategies with corporate members and MBA fellows have an opportunity to sit in on these closed-door meetings and learn from practitioners.
- The Center for Global Business and Government has some high-powered senior fellows this year: BlackRock executive and former Treasury department official Peter Fisher, former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, and former White House speechwriter Matt Rees. Many of the international programs students participate in are run through the CGBG, including Learning Expeditions and the Tuck Global Consultancy. The CGBG also publishes the Slaughter & Rees Report, a weekly briefing with global economic news analysis.
- The Revers Energy Initiative is a new initiative made possible by Dan Revers, T’89, overseer and co-founder of ArcLight Capital Partners. The Initiative is focused on helping students learn about the energy sector with the goal of entering the energy field after the MBA. Tuck offers coursework such as Energy Economics and Business and Climate Change, workshops and speakers through the Business and Society Conference and the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative, and independent study opportunities. Tuck and Dartmouth College overall have a lot of alumni in the energy sector whose companies support and employ Tuck students.
- In the mood for a swim? Check out the swim dock on the Connecticut River, just off of the Ledyard parking lot.
- Looking to spend a night in the outdoors but didn’t sign up for the Outdoor Trips? Rent one of the Dartmouth Outing Club’s cabins for the night. Hinman cabin, for example, is close to campus, is on a pond, and has canoes you can use.
- Storrs Pond is a great nearby outdoor recreation area and well worth a visit.
- Want to hike but don’t want to spend several days doing it? There are several great hikes nearby (I like the Smarts Mountain and Gile Mountain hikes). And, if that’s a bit too much hiking for you, do the easy hike along the Appalachian Trail to Murphy’s, Canoe Club, or any location on Main Street, which is officially part of the trail (look for white rectangles painted on lampposts and other signage: one means you’re on the trail, two mean take a turn; the trail crosses over from Vermont onto W. Wheelock, then turns south on Main before continuing east).
- There’s a farmers market on the Dartmouth Green every Wednesday afternoon that’s worth a visit.
- The EntrepreneurshipInitiative, run by Joaquin Villarreal, T’08, works closely with students interested in entrepreneurship even before they arrive on campus. In conjunction with the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship and the Dartmouth Entrepreneurial Network, the Entrepreneurship Initiative sponsors the Dartmouth Ventures Conference. The Conference includes panels on entrepreneurship, an entrepreneurship contest with a $50,000 prize, and a showcase to get feedback on ideas. The Entrepreneurship Initiative works with you on the nuts and bolts to form a company and, once you’re ready, the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship can work with you on financing and investment.
- The Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship’s Executive Director Tom Naughton, T’96, focuses on providing students with the experiential learning and connections within and outside of Tuck to help you in the job market after you graduate. Combined, the Dartmouth/Tuck private equity network is one of the largest university PE networks in the country. If you want to start a company here, you can take advantage of the close relations and proximity with the ThayerSchool of Engineering, the Geisel School ofMedicine, and DartmouthCollege.
- The First-YearProject offers remarkable opportunities for students to get hands-on experience. A required course at the end of the first year, students work in teams of about five people on client-sponsored or entrepreneurship projects. Tuck’s small size allows students to customize their projects in ways not always possible at larger programs. Students can select their own projects, form their own teams, source their own projects, and work on projects in any industry, domestic or international, public or private.
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One of my areas of responsibility at Tuck is women’s recruiting, and for any women who are thinking about business school, I highly recommend you look into the Forte Foundation. Forté is an organization committed to educating and directing talented women toward careers in business. It is made up of a consortium of top business schools and major corporations, and as a founding member, Tuck has been involved with Forté from the start. Forté’s website contains lots of useful information about business school, careers in business, etc. and shares the stories of women who have gone before you. It is a great networking, mentoring and educational tool.
My favorite thing about Forté is participating in the annual Forté Forums held in the late summer/early fall. Forté hosts these events in 11 cities in the U.S., Canada and the U.K. The Forums provide an opportunity for women thinking about business school to speak one-on-one with representatives from all of the Forté member schools. There will also be a panel of admissions officers providing helpful tips on creating the best application possible, and a panel of business school alumnae to talk about the value of an MBA education and their business school and career experiences. Tuck will be at all of the Forums this year: Chicago (8/19); Boston (8/20); Washington D.C. (8/21); Atlanta (8/22); Houston (8/26); San Francisco (8/28); Los Angeles (8/29); New York City (9/3 and 9/4); Toronto (9/5); and London (10/2). I encourage you to register to attend one of the events and look forward to seeing you there!
Originally from Beijing, Sylvia is excited to spend the next two years in Hanover, NH as a member of Tuck’s Class of 2015. She’s also looking forward to sharing her experiences with you, on the Admissions Blog! Make sure to check out the first part of of Sylvia’s “Journey to Tuck” as well!
Knowing exactly what I wanted from the MBA experience and in what environment I would be happy and thrive, I only applied to Tuck and another school. Since I want to switch to PE or consulting, Tuck’s location wouldn’t be a problem for me as every major consulting firm (and bank) recruit on campus and, with PE, I could always do informational interview over the phone or just jump on the Dartmouth Coach if I need to visit firms in Boston or NYC.
Originally from Beijing, Sylvia is excited to spend the next two years in Hanover, NH as a member of Tuck’s Class of 2015. She’s also looking forward to sharing her experiences with you through the Admissions Blog! Look for the second part of Sylvia’s ‘”Journey to Tuck’” tomorrow.
Although a Beijing-native, I went to The Hong Kong University of Science& Technology (HKUST) and majored in industrial engineering because Hong Kong is far away from home and I wanted to go along a different path from my parents who were business majors. My three years at HKUST was extremely happy (the beautiful campus spreads on a hill overlooking the South China Sea and scattered small islands where we play beach volleyball or wakeboard during a boat trip. Tuck has an exchange program with HKUST, FYI). As industrial engineering students, we had both courses in technical topics and in management, economics, etc. I found myself leaning more towards the business-related courses and realized that my real interests lie in business. Thus, the idea of getting an MBA emerged.
Jennifer Ferrigan, T’14, is simultaneously working toward two degrees: an MBA at Tuck as well as a Master of Public Health at the Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice (TDI). The MBA/MPH joint degree prepares graduates to take on leadership positions in both the public and private sectors of the health care industry.
This summer, Jennifer was again able to combine her two interests by working with the Department of Radiology at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center (DHMC). Read more about her internship on the Center for Business & Society blog.
I’m sure that internship recruiting is at the front of everyone’s mind, so I’d like to share my experience in off-campus recruiting. As I’ve mentioned before, I came to Tuck focused on spending my summer in the energy industry so I apologize that I can’t speak to the banking and consulting recruiting processes. However, I hope that my experience is helpful for prospective Tuckies whose interests are outside of those industries.
An important thing to keep in mind about off-campus recruiting is that you have tremendous support available to you in the Tuck Career Development Office. I am personally grateful for the individual counseling that I received from Jon Masland in steering my summer recruiting search. As you probably know, Tuck’s Career Development Officers specialize in certain industries, and energy is one of the industries in Jon’s portfolio. We met early in the Fall term so that I could learn about the resources available to me. Jon had a list of Tuckies working in energy at his fingertips who he suggested would be good contacts to learn more about what industry segments and firms would be a good fit for my interests and aspirations. While I was working the Tuck energy network I also participated in recruiting treks led by the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative (DEC) to Boston and San Francisco. Both were excellent in helping me take a closer look at firms in the clean energy space. As an aside, the Tuckies we met were always incredibly gracious hosts and I will be forever grateful for the time they took to introduce their firms and share their passion for energy.
The DEC and GeneralManagement Clubs were fantastic resources as I applied and prepped for interviews. The second year students were fantastic mock interviewers and gave me very useful critical feedback on my resume and cover letter. I found that you just have to make time every week to devote to some of the essential, but not necessarily exciting, recruiting tasks such as polishing your resume or nailing your behavioral interview stories.
Throughout this process I had multiple check-ins with Jon who was always ready to offer sage advice when I occasionally came to him with an off-the-wall idea or question. He really helped me play to my strengths during the recruiting process and didn’t try to fit me into a mold to meet the expectations of a corporate recruiter. I appreciate how Tuck offers every student the chance to blaze their own trail academically, professionally, and socially and found that internship recruiting was no exception to this rule.
Tuck’s pre-orientation programs kick off in a week, and a new group of Tuckies will soon be arriving on campus and exploring the wonders of the Upper Valley! I went on two pre-orientation programs last year: Outward Bound (five days of sailing in the Gulf of Maine) and Outdoor Trips (five days of hiking along the Appalachian Trail). I enjoyed both of them and the opportunity to meet classmates and explore the outdoors. Some quick thoughts for the early-arrivers:
You don’t have to be on a pre-orientation program to move into the dorms early (though I don’t know the date non-pre-orientation folks can move in), so come and explore your home for the next two years!
And for those going on the pre-orientation programs, get ready to have a great time! In a week, I’ll have to face reality that I am actually a second year–definitely jealous of the T’15s!
Introduction to Entrepreneurship
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First-Year Project (Spring 1st Year)
Advanced Entrepreneurship (2nd Year)
Barris Incubator (2nd Year)