Aug 05, 2013

Building My Tuck IQ, Part II

By Kristin Roth

So I mentioned in an earlier post that I've been catching up this summer with the many research centers and initiatives at Tuck. I’m learning so much about the fabulous opportunities at Tuck. More things you should know:


  • All of our research centers operate on a “three legs of the stool” model. Each conducts research, offers programs for practitioners and executives, and then brings those aspects back to enrich the MBA program. Offerings include multiple speakers series, independent study opportunities, and the chance for MBA students to serve as center fellows.
  • The Center for Digital Strategies, in its spectacular new offices, runs the Britt Technology Impact Series, an amazing set of speakers and panels all centered on an annual theme. Last year’s theme was Information Overload: Capitalizing on Big Data. The CDS also offers a Roundtable on Digital Strategies with corporate members and MBA fellows have an opportunity to sit in on these closed-door meetings and learn from practitioners.
  • The Center for Global Business and Government has some high-powered senior fellows this year: BlackRock executive and former Treasury department official Peter Fisher, former U.S. Senator Judd Gregg, former New Hampshire Governor John Lynch, and former White House speechwriter Matt Rees. Many of the international programs students participate in are run through the CGBG, including Learning Expeditions and the Tuck Global Consultancy. The CGBG also publishes the Slaughter & Rees Report, a weekly briefing with global economic news analysis.
  • The Revers Energy Initiative is a new initiative made possible by Dan Revers, T’89, overseer and co-founder of ArcLight Capital Partners. The Initiative is focused on helping students learn about the energy sector with the goal of entering the energy field after the MBA. Tuck offers coursework such as Energy Economics and Business and Climate Change, workshops and speakers through the Business and Society Conference and the Dartmouth Energy Collaborative, and independent study opportunities. Tuck and Dartmouth College overall have a lot of alumni in the energy sector whose companies support and employ Tuck students.

There are more meetings to come - the Health Care Initiative and the Center for Leadership are on the list. One major takeaway stands out as I've spoken with everyone. At Tuck, you can develop a personalized hands-on experience in the sectors that interest you, with access to alumni and companies, which gives you a richer MBA experience.