By Eric Giles T'16
Eric is a career switcher who transitioned from an education nonprofit—Teach For America—to the health care sector. He hopes to expand health access to all populations.
Whether or not you came from, or are headed towards, a socially-oriented career, how well a school integrates social impact with its business curriculum must be on your personal checklist. The success of future business leaders will depend on how well they understand that their actions are intertwined with the surrounding community and then use that knowledge to their advantage. As I investigated which business school to attend, I was blown away by the depth of experiences Tuck offers to students to help them understand how to use their business skills to bolster the global community.
You have undoubtedly seen in your research that Tuck is among the best in career statistics, faculty research, teaching quality, and alumni network. What continues to set Tuck truly apart is the way that the school offers students the chance to see how their business skills can make a transformational impact on the broader world. Below is just a small sample of the opportunities you’ll find at your fingertips if you become a Tuckie. Many of these are put on by the Center for Business and Society and I would encourage you to check out their website to learn more.
Again, this is only a small sample of opportunities available to you at Tuck. As you explore your MBA options, I am confident that you will come to the same conclusion as I did a year ago: No school does social impact quite like Tuck.
Thank you for your wonderful insights Eric. I have worked in Teach For India and as a prospective student applying for Tuck and someone interested in social sector consulting, I have few more doubts. Will you please share your email Id so that I can email my questions?
By Sameer Vepa on 2016 05 25
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