Aug 08, 2017

Get to Know Tuck’s Industry-Specific Centers

Tuck’s centers and initiatives provide pathways of learning and application in industries of importance. They support Tuck’s personal, connected, and transformative approach to education through out-of-the-classroom learning experiences; the fostering of a vibrant community on-campus and an effective network off-campus; and through the domain knowledge, connections, and experience that helps students find future success in a particular area of focus. There are seven primary centers and initiatives:

Center for Digital Strategies I Center for Business, Government & Society

Center for Leadership I Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship 

Revers Center for Energy I Healthcare Initiative I Tuck Initiative for Women

All of our centers are accessible to prospective students who want to better understand what the center is about and what kind of opportunities are available. We encourage you to do this! But before you do, take note of the following best practices:

  • Before reaching out, make sure you already know a good deal about the center. Start with online resources (all have robust websites) so you can be respectful of everyone’s time and have a truly meaningful conversation. Prepare specific questions (that can’t easily be found online) and focus on centers that you’re truly interested in.
  • If specific contact information isn’t available, reach out to the general email address. Note people you’re interested in connecting with (maybe you read the bio of an MBA fellow that really resonated) and/or the specific topics you want to discuss. This will help the center staff direct you to the person that can best help you have a productive and enjoyable conversation.
  • Conversations with center staff and fellows are a resource for you (the applicant) not us (the admissions committee). They aren’t reporting anything to Admissions and are in no way involved in the evaluation process. Don’t request that they put in a good word for you.
  • Connecting with centers isn’t a box you check in order to be admitted. Any interaction you have should naturally strengthen your candidacy simply because you have a better understanding of what opportunities lie ahead at Tuck. Listing the name of everyone you’ve spoken with is not helpful. Unless you add relevant context to back it up, no one likes a name dropper. 

Pictured Above: Co-founder of Silver Lake, Jim Davidson, speaks at the 12th annual Private Equity Conference in 2017.