By Jonathan Riggs
Published Sep 23, 2014
Inside the classroom and out, there’s always something going on at Tuck.
Here are 11 events and activities available to Tuck students that should not be missed. Make the most of your time here by taking advantage of these amazing academic, professional, and social enrichment opportunities—or create one of your own.
Women in Business Conference
Oct. 24-26, 2014
The Women in Business Conference introduces prospective students to current students, alumni, faculty, and staff for a weekend full of workshops, panel discussions, and social events. This year’s theme, “Step Boldly,” focuses on empowering female business leaders to embody confident leadership to determine and drive their individual career paths.
Tuck Diversity Conference
Nov. 6-9, 2014
The Tuck Diversity Conference offers prospective students a weekend of discussion, networking, mentoring, and socializing. Students learn more about Tuck—the MBA program, the admissions process, and what makes the community unique—and also have the chance to interact with companies that make diversity a priority. Students, alumni, faculty, staff and visiting executives participate in this annual student-run event.
Business & Society Conference
The Business & Society Conference brings together business leaders from a wide range of fields to discuss the important role that business plays in creating a more sustainable world.
Tech@Tuck and the Britt Technology Impact Series (BTIS)
Tech@Tuck and the Britt Technology Impact Series (BTIS) highlight new technologies and their personal or business implications via discussions by top executives. Tech@Tuck is part of the Britt Technology Impact Series, a series of events designed to highlight the impact of an evolving set of technologies on consumers and enterprises and on the value chain of the industry involved. Each year, the series focuses on a particular theme and set of technologies.
Killingstad Global Insights Series
Killingstad Global Insights is a series of on-campus talks where senior executives and global leaders connect with the Tuck community on issues at the intersection of business and government. This program is made possible by a generous donation from Bernt Killingstad T’86, managing director at Lincoln Property Company. It is presented by the Center for Global Business and Government, which was formed to ensure that Tuck students, faculty, and alumni remain on the leading edge of two of the most profound trends that impact business today: globalization and the broad, ever-changing role of government in business.
Tuck Winter Carnival
From ski racing and pond hockey to the famous Kneisel Cup, Tuck Winter Carnival is one of the country’s premier MBA events. Each year, more than 600 students and supporters from top business schools gather at Tuck for a weekend of competition, revelry, and family-friendly activities.
Private Equity and Growth Ventures Conference
The Private Equity and Growth Ventures Conference is an invitation-only event that connects senior industry practitioners from the private equity industry with interested students for an information-packed day of keynote speeches and panel discussions.
Dartmouth Ventures is an annual conference on and competition for entrepreneurship, established in 2002 for students, faculty, researchers, alumni, and staff at Dartmouth and Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. Aimed at developing entrepreneurial aptitude and encouraging entrepreneurial activity among members of the Dartmouth community, this day-long event brings together entrepreneurial leaders to discuss pertinent topics and issues in the e-ship space as well as the opportunity to compete in an entrepreneurial pitching contest.
MBA World Cup
The Tuck Soccer Club facilitates and encourages the practice of the sport of soccer, fields competitive teams, travels to tournaments, and hosts the MBA World Cup every spring, bringing MBA competition to a new level. Men and women soccer enthusiasts of all skill levels are welcome to join the team.
Tuck GIVES (Grants to Interns and Volunteers for the Environment and Society) was founded in 1996, when two Tuck students created a fund to support summer internships with nonprofit or public sector organizations. The goal is to supplement the compensation nonprofit/public sector employers are able to pay so that Tuck students are incentivized to take positions that would otherwise offer significantly less compensation than what is typically paid for MBA internships. Each year, the Tuck community gathers to raise funds predominantly through a silent and a live auction and to cap off the festivities with a theme party.
Run for the Kids
Run for the Kids is an annual Tuck charity road race held in May in Hanover. It is the capstone on the Tuck calendar, providing a fun way for students to give back to their community by supporting three important local non-profit organizations: Upper Valley Child and Family Services; David’s House; and the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth (CHaD). Over the past 27 years, this event has raised more than $180,000 for local charities.