The Tuck experience offers an opportunity for discovery. Even if you have a solid career objective in mind, there will be no other time in your life when the future offers so many choices. Our goal is to help you discover what's right for you and launch a fulfilling career.
Designed for Tuck students interested in changing careers, Sector Smarts introduces first-year students to a wide range of industries, such as consulting, general management, finance, marketing, technology, biotechnology/healthcare, and nonprofit. Sector Smarts is held in early September.
CareerLeader is an online career self-assessment tool that helps to analyze your interests, values and skills, and how these attributes align with various business functions and industries. The CDO offers all incoming Tuck students the option to take Career Leader prior to the start of the fall recruiting season, and then holds a follow-up workshop early in the fall to help you evaluate your results.
Throughout the year, the Career Development Office hosts a variety of workshops and panels to educate, prepare, and support you in your job search process. Workshop topics include self-assessment, resumes, cover letters, crafting your story, networking, interviewing etiquette, and international topics. Industry-focused panels, resume reviews, mock interviews, and networking sessions provide additional hands-on experiences. Experts and visiting executives from various fields and industries share insight and advice through career-related panels and one-on-one office hours.
Tuck hosts a series of company briefings that expose students to different industries, companies, and career opportunities. These briefings are a great opportunity to learn more about companies participating in on-campus recruitment. After briefings, companies often host open exchanges, informal "meet-and-greet" sessions where you have the chance to speak individually with employees from the visiting company. Company briefings are held primarily in the fall, before on-campus recruitment begins.
The Career Development Office provides one-on-one attention to every student. Students are partnered with an associate director who serves as an industry liaison to the many career-related resources, activities, and events at Tuck. Counseling helps you focus your job search, write a top-notch resumes, improve your interviewing skills, and ultimately maximize your placement options. Tuck's Career Development Office also extends well beyond graduation, supporting graduates who are contemplating a change in firms or industries.