Feb 22, 2018

Emerging Market Exposure at Tuck

By Kristin Unruh T’19

This might sound surprising, but one of the main reasons I came to Tuck was to get exposure to emerging markets. 

Between Global Insight Expeditions, international First-Year Projects (FYPGO), school clubs, and classes, there are a lot of ways to feed my passion for emerging markets, but the event that I am most excited about is Tuck’s upcoming inaugural Emerging Markets Conference on March 2. 

Next Friday, global leaders from Latin America, Africa, and Asia who are at the forefront of shaping disruptive technology, finance, and policy will come to campus to talk about our conference theme, “Leapfrogging the Developing World.”  I’ll have the opportunity to engage with featured speakers including Diego Ferro T’93, chief investment officer of Greylock Capital Management, Michael Dorsey, an international expert on climate change finance and policy, and Kunal Sood, founder of the NOVUS Summit at the United Nations. The conference will be a great opportunity for me and other Dartmouth students, faculty, and speakers to gather and discuss business challenges and opportunities in the developing markets. 

And I’m not the only one who is excited. In anticipation of next week, I caught up with several classmates to understand what excites them most about our inaugural Emerging Markets Conference

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Alison Donnally T’18 said, “Tuck’s mission is to educate wise leaders to better the world of business. Imperative to the success of that mission is exposing Tuckies to a variety of business cultures and market dynamics. You cannot better the world of business if you do not understand it in the first place and the Emerging Markets Conference is a fantastic opportunity to deepen our understanding.”

Second-year student Taylor Reckhow shared, “Tuck emphasizes the global experience, and the Emerging Markets Conference gives students another outlet to develop this skill set. Global exposure, whether through travel or discussion, is incredibly important in an MBA program. We will all be exposed to leaders of different backgrounds, companies in different countries, and cultural norms that impact strategy, and learning what we can to come to the table for those opportunities is important.”

Kristin Unruh T’19 reflected, “After living and working in East Africa, I am excited to spend a dedicated day sharing insights with others who have and interest and experience in emerging markets. The Emerging Markets Conference will give me the chance to learn from leading global practitioners and investors about identifying and accelerating growth opportunities.” 

I can’t wait for the conference next week! Whether you are a current student, prospect or simply interested in emerging markets, I hope you’ll join us!