The Tuck First-Year Project (FYP) is a required course in which teams of Tuck students apply learning from their entire first year at Tuck to complex, real-world issues of strategic importance for a variety of clients—multinational corporations, SMEs, nonprofit/nongovernmental entities, and early-stage startups from a wide range of industries.
Some First-Year Projects have included a global travel component to satisfy the TuckGO Global Requirement for graduation. Learn more about two such global First-Year Projects (FYPGO) below. Please note that due to the complexities of the COVID-19 pandemic, FYPGO will not be available in academic year 2021 -2022.
Learn more about a global First-Year Project (FYPGO) with Irving Oil where a team of Tuck students evaluated the company’s expansion into the electric vehicle market and, specifically, how the company might best position itself to be a market leader in the implementation of electrical vehicle charging stations at its retail sites. The team traveled to both Saint John, New Brunswick and Oslo, Norway to learn more about EV disruption and meet with clients in country.
For their First-Year Project, five Tuck students worked with the Normandy Institute to cultivate a vision for the future. Over spring break, the team traveled to France where they met with the founder and director of the Normandy Institute, and discussed the organization’s goals: To provide an institute that helps shape our understanding of strategic alliances, history, and complex global issues through the lens of the Normandy landings. Read more.