Club Spotlight: Tuck Technology Club

Guest Student Contributor, July 09, 2014 | 0 comments
Tags: first year, second year, career, Social and Extracurricular, recruiting, internship, career development office, Clubs and Activities, Research Centers & Initiatives, alumni, Career Trek

The Technology Club helps Tuck students learn about the role of MBAs at technology companies and gain exposure to different high-tech industries. Often, members also hold membership in other clubs like Marketing, Entrepreneurship, and General Management in order to better understand a particular area of interest, applying it to their knowledge of the technology industry gained from the Technology Club.

Aside from networking, case competitions, speakers, and other on-campus activities, the Technology Club also hosts the annual Geirheads Technology Conference, a one-day event in the fall featuring speakers, panels and workshops and focused on current trends in Tech. In the winter, we coordinate an annual Technology Trek to the Bay Area and Seattle, visiting the campuses of some of the top tech companies in the country and networking with our West Coast alums.  Companies we’ve visited in the past include Google, Facebook, Intel, eBay, Amazon, Microsoft, Apple, Groupon, Pocket Gems, Tesla, IDEO, LinkedIn, Electronic Arts, and Yahoo.

For those looking to make a career switch into the technology industry, the Technology Club plays an integral role in supporting that journey.  For example, when recruiting for Product Management internships, the club put me in touch with Tuck alumni for informational interviews at my target companies.  They also helped review resumes, conduct mock interviews, and made connections so that I could expand my network outside of on-campus resources.  For others, the Tech Trek was a great opportunity to establish initial contacts within a company, allowing them to network into their ideal summer internship.  Being able to visit a company in person is also a great way to get a sense of whether or not the company or industry is a fit for you.

Check out other opportunities in technology at Tuck, by learning about the Center for Digital Strategies

My fellow co-chairs and I are currently planning the Geirheads Technology Conference and other exciting activities for the 2014-2015 year.  We look forward to you, T’16s!

- Sandy Chen (and Jorge Magana, Mohan Pichika, Steve Tsui)

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