“There is tremendous access to successful individuals who are willing to go out of their way to help you—that’s unique to the Tuck experience.”
I realized to scale my new company, Simple Science Juices, I needed to expand my skillset. I decided to pause my investment banking career and come to a place where I had access to a broad range of resources including advisers who were experts in subject matter that I lacked experience in. I knew the finance world well, but skills like marketing, corporate communications, strategy, were greatly enhanced by my experience at Tuck.
There is a strong alumni network at both Dartmouth and Tuck in the entrepreneurship, technology, and venture capital spaces. The tight-knit community is valuable as an aspiring entrepreneur. There is tremendous access to successful individuals who are willing to go out of their way to help you—I think that’s something incredibly unique about the Tuck experience.
Tuck attracts the best and the brightest to tiny Hanover, New Hampshire, yet the small size of both the school and community lends itself to unparalleled access to executives and thought leaders.
Since Tuck is such a small school, you get to know everyone pretty quickly. But sometimes that can be a bit of a disadvantage: you spend so much time with people that you think you should know them already. And if you don’t, it can be difficult or uncomfortable to reach out. Small Group Dinners are a great way to hang out with people who you wouldn’t otherwise get to know. You learn about people on a deeper level—amazing things about them that you wouldn’t otherwise have known.
BSc Georgetown University; MSc London School of Economics; CFA charterholder
Barclays, vice president, TMT Investment Banking
Dartmouth Entrepreneurship Network (DEN); Tripod Hockey
First-Year Project (FYP) GO, PayPal in Paris
GE Ventures, venture capital investments in cleantech and Internet of Things (IoT)
The CEO Experience with former governor and senior lecturer John Lynch
Professor Curt Welling
My professional experience before Tuck was almost exclusively in investment banking. Tuck provided a platform to explore new but related fields such as technology, venture capital, and entrepreneurship.