“I'm learning to understand why something works, not just how.”
My career experience before Tuck—in both health care consulting and finance—was siloed, so I was really drawn to Tuck's curriculum," says Kevin Bielke T’12. “The core provides a cross-functional exposure to management and a foundation of critical analysis and thinking skills, preparing you for the specific knowledge and deeper investigations in your second year--and for the rest of your career. I'm learning to understand why something works, not just how. I may never have to create balance sheets myself or design supply chains, but I will be able to collaborate with people who do and understand the implications of decisions across an entire organization. That's the beauty of Tuck's approach.
Vanderbilt University, BA, 2006
Putnam Associates, associate consultant, Burlington, Mass., 2006-08; SAC Capital Advisors, research analyst, 2008-09, marketing analyst, 2009-10, Boston, Mass.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation Strategy; Strategic Brand Management; Field Study in Private Equity; Communicating with Presence
Health Care Club; Tuck Student Consulting Services; General Management Club; Marketing Club; Tripod Hockey, commissioner; Tuck Ski Club
First-Year Project related to craft-beer distribution
Brazil Trek, led by Brazilian classmates
Conversations at the Canoe Club with Tuck faculty and visiting alumni
Google, Inc., analytical lead
I left Tuck more well-rounded and mature, with lifelong friendships and memories.