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From Idea, to Startup, to Corporate Success

Guest Student Contributor, October 17, 2016

By Danielle Musa T’17, a fellow with the Center for Business, Government & Society When you think of a powerful brand like Keurig, it’s easy to forget the company is less than 25 years old. How does a company grow from an idea, to a viable venture, Continue Reading 

The Political Bug

Guest Student Contributor, October 12, 2016

By Justen Nestico T’17 One unique thing about attending Tuck—and one of the reasons that I wanted to be here during these two particular years—is its location at the heart of one of the most unpredictable elections in American history. Whether it is presidential candidates Continue Reading 

Internship Diary: National Public Radio (NPR)

Guest Student Contributor, October 03, 2016

By Ben Chandler T'17 This summer, with help from Tuck GIVES, I interned at NPR in Washington, D.C. as a consultant in the office of the COO. It was far and away the most rewarding experience I could have asked for in a summer internship. The work I Continue Reading 

Internship Diary: Save the Children

Guest Student Contributor, September 28, 2016

By David Washer T'17 In 2015, there were 214 million new cases of malaria and 438,000 malaria deaths worldwide. Even though the disease is entirely preventable and curable, malaria continues to be one of the five leading causes of death in children under five years of age. Given the magnitude of this Continue Reading 

Internship Diary: The World Health Organization

Guest Student Contributor, September 23, 2016

By Caroline Defay T'16 “Should we say leverage?” “Utilize, let’s say utilize.” I erase the word leverage and replace it by utilize as a room filled with state officials register my every move and read my every word projected on a big screen. It Continue Reading 

Working for a Nonprofit, with an MBA Lens

Guest Student Contributor, September 21, 2016

By Marshall Wallach T’17 When I first engaged with CEO Doug Price about a brand strategy internship at Rocky Mountain Public Broadcasting Service (RMPBN), I was a bit taken aback at how perfect the opportunity was on multiple fronts. In the planning stages of a $30 million capital campaign, Continue Reading 

An Internship with the Department of Defense

Guest Student Contributor, September 15, 2016

By Olivia Jones T'17 The Pentagon, as they tell every tour group, houses 26,000 employees. It holds civilian and military personnel, an impressive gym in the basement, and a shocking number of fast-food chain restaurants. All that novelty aside, I can think of no other organization with such a critical mission, Continue Reading 

Internship Diary: The Social Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Guest Student Contributor, September 12, 2016

By Xiaoxiao Yang T’17 I spent the summer working with Impact Hub, a global network of social entrepreneurship communities, co-working spaces, and programs. The first Impact Hub was founded in London in 2005 with the idea that people who had decided to dedicate their lives to new ways of confronting Continue Reading 

An Internship with the Maine Venture Fund

Guest Student Contributor, August 26, 2016

By Natalie Cira T’17 I went into the summer wanting to learn as much as I could about the venture capital space and the startup world, and my experience at the Maine Venture Fund (MVF), with the support of funding from Tuck GIVES, has provided me with that opportunity Continue Reading 

An Internship in Health Care, Thanks to Tuck GIVES

Guest Student Contributor, August 15, 2016

By Mark Seelen T'17 This summer, with support from Tuck GIVES, I interned at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Perioperative Services, learning a tremendous amount about how a hospital functions. My department was responsible for the operations and administration of in-patient and ambulatory surgery, with a daily volume of Continue Reading 

CDO Weighs In: Entrepreneurship in Action at Tuck & Dartmouth

CDO, January 25, 2016

Joaquin Villarreal T’08 is executive director of the Entrepreneurship Initiative at Tuck. Mathias Machado T’09 is an associate director of the Career Development Office. Q: What entrepreneurial resources are available at Tuck? JV: The support we provide to entrepreneurs really mimics the support provided to any Continue Reading 

Monsoon season, sweat, and a trip around the world: My summer internship

Guest Student Contributor, October 14, 2015

By Avi Sethi T'16 Avi is a second-year student at Tuck who previously worked for the NewSchools Venture Fund, a Palo Alto based ed-tech seed investor. Previous to NewSchools, he worked in strategy consulting at Accenture based out of New York City. He started his career as a high school Continue Reading 

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