Past Conferences

DivCo 2022: “Seeds of Community”

SEPTEMBER 23-25, 2022


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Experience the power of DivCo and help plant the seeds of community by joining us for the 28th annual Tuck Diversity Conference on September 23-25, 2022

At its heart, DivCo is a unique gathering of diverse talent: It brings together individuals from across communities, across industries, across generations. It embodies Tuck’s commitment to providing a personal, connected, and transformative experience across its community. Attendees will quickly come to know others and be known by face and by name. They will form many of the first relationships of the incoming class, and they will depart from the weekend newly prepared to continue their MBA application journey with Tuck.

2022 Keynote Speaker

Justin Rodriguez T'13

Justin Rodriguez T'13
Managing Director & Partner + Head of Black, Latinx, & Indigenous Recruiting at Boston Consulting Group (BCG)  

2022 Schedule

Friday, September 23  

2:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Whittemore Hall (Cohen Great Hall)

Collect your nametag and swag bag and get situated in your hotel room before returning to Tuck for the start of the conference.

5:00 P.M. – 5:30 p.m.
Welcome to DivCo!

Murdough Hall (Cook Auditorium)

Lawrence Mur’ray, Executive Director of Admissions and Financial Aid; Dia Draper, Assistant Dean of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Joanna Jen T’08, co-chair of Tuck Association of Diverse Alumni (TADA); and the T’23 DivCo co-chairs set the stage for the weekend ahead.

5:30 P.M. – 6:30 p.m.
Kickoff: Professor Ella Bell Smith

Murdough Hall (Ankeny Classroom)

DivCo 2022 gets right underway with Professor Smith’s discussion on how a focus on DE&I is woven into Tuck’s mission and strategy, including by highlighting the recent launch of the Initiative on Workplace Inclusion.

6:45 p.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Small Group Dinners

Various locations; group lists will be posted

Join in the Tuck tradition of having a Small Group Dinner. “SGD” is a well-known acronym here, and there is even an endowed fund to ensure that Tuckies continue to connect meaningfully outside their default networks through these small, randomly-assigned dinner parties.

8:30 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Tuck Unplugged

Raether Hall (McLaughlin Atrium/Dishner Terrace)

TADA co-chair Ramsey Jay, Jr. T’05, will lead off the post-dinner rally. Then, Tuck students and alumni will answer any & all questions in a casual yet wholly confidential setting. Mingling over drinks and snacks will conclude Day 1 of the conference.

Saturday, September 24

8:30 a.m. – 9:20 a.m.

Byrne Hall (PepsiCo Dining Room)

Recharge for Day 2 alongside Tuck students who, very possibly, are waking up early just to meet you.

9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
The Tuck Academic Experience: Professor Ramon Lecuona

Byrne Hall (General Motors Classroom)

Find out what it is like to be a student at Tuck through this mock class in strategy led by Professor Lecuona. This is definitely not a lecture, so expect to raise your hand and contribute to the discussion or take your chances with the possibility of getting cold-called!

11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m.
Where Tuck Takes You: An Alumni Career Panel

Byrne Hall (Rosenwald Classroom)

Engage in discussion on career trajectories with Tuckies working in various industries. Learn about the roles that the school and the Tuck Network played in the panelists’ respective journeys.

12:20 p.m. – 1:20 p.m.
Diversity Lunch

Stell Hall and Byrne Hall (Conway Foyer)

Meet students from Tuck’s International Club and from Tuck’s various affinity groups as you enjoy foods from a number of global cuisines.

1:30 p.m. – 2:20 p.m.
Applying to Tuck

Byrne Hall (Rosenwald Classroom)

The Tuck admissions team will be sharing everything you need to know about the application process. A great venue for getting your questions answered and for introducing yourself to our admissions team! If you have already completed your application to Tuck, feel free to use this time as a break.

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Industry Panel Sessions

Various locations; lists and locations will be posted

Take a deeper dive into your industry of choice through panel sessions composed of representatives from our sponsoring organizations.

3:40 p.m. – 4:40 p.m.
Industry Coffee Chats

Various locations; lists and locations will be posted

Build on the panel sessions through small group conversations led by representatives from our sponsoring organizations.

4:45 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Housing Tour (optional)

Stell Hall

Get to know the spaces where you might soon be living. Touring the dorms is recommended for those who do not expect to live with pets or a partner; touring Sachem Village is recommended for those who expect to live with a partner; touring off-campus housing is recommended for those who expect to live with a pet.

6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Cocktail Hour/Reception

Hanover Inn (Grand Ballroom)

Mix with the full DivCo team! Attendees, alumni, volunteers, sponsors, Tuck faculty, and Tuck staff are all on hand to mingle.

7:00 P.M. – 8:45 P.m.
Dinner & Keynote Speaker, Justin Rodriguez T’13

Hanover Inn (Grand Ballroom)

Enjoy your final dinner in Hanover (for now!) among hopeful long-term connections and future classmates. Following dinner, Dean Matthew J. Slaughter will introduce our conference keynote, Justin Rodriguez T’13 – Managing Director & Partner at the Boston Consulting Group.

9:30 P.M. – 12:00 A.M.
The Blacklight Party, brought to you by Black Students at Tuck (BSAT)

Whittemore Hall (Cohen Great Hall)

Use UV markers to tag a white shirt with designs that will appear under the blacklight, and then show them off on the dancefloor. BSAT will ensure that the playlist has jams only.

Sunday, September 25

8:30 A.M. – 11:00 A.m.
Drop-in Breakfast (optional)

Byrne Hall (PepsiCo Dining Room)

Come back to campus for breakfast on whatever timeline your sleep schedule and travel schedule allow. Reconnect with fellow attendees, current students, and the Tuck admissions team once more before you head out.

8:45 A.M. – 11:00 A.m.
Gile Mountain Hike (optional & weather permitting)

Tuck Mall (Outside Tuck Hall) for pickup/dropoff

A reward for the superheroes among us who still have energy after all of the programming: The chance to check out one of the amazing natural sites in the Upper Valley. The hike generally takes about an hour to complete – the trail is 1.4 miles out & back with 393 feet of elevation gain per Alltrails.