Learn By Doing

Test. Iterate. Prove your concept. Launch an entrepreneurial venture or venture outside your comfort zone on projects that apply curricular concepts to real-world problems.

T'17s Russ Walker and Ed Warren launched Zippity, a convenient car-care startup, as part of their entrepreneurial First-Year Project at Tuck.


The power of experiential learning is realized throughout the Tuck curriculum, from the required First-Year Project course, to the on-the-ground experiences that make up TuckGO, to enriching core and elective courses that empower Tuck faculty to bring their methods of intellectual inquiry into the classroom.

No matter the endeavor—consulting for a global nonprofit, exploring a diverse business environment, or discovering firsthand how our renowned faculty create new knowledge—Tuck’s distinctive approach to experiential learning is designed to deepen understanding and develop the aptitudes of wise leadership required of tomorrow’s leaders.

Tuck’s centers and initiatives, which offer distinct pathways of learning and application in areas of high relevance to students and the broader world, are another practical proving ground for newly-acquired insights. For example, students interested in launching their own venture can call on the vast resources of Tuck's Center for Entrepreneurship, which supports student e-ship through a range of programs, activities, and events.

Our students’ leadership journey is yet another venue for applied learning, with experiential opportunities that foster the development of the aptitudes of wise leadership, including confident humility, empathy, and judgment, complementing the academic and reflective components of leadership development at Tuck.


Number of years the Tuck curriculum has included an action-based experiential learning course.