Welcome back to Trivia Tuesday, where we explore the special programs and opportunities that differentiate the leading business schools. Today we’re featuring an except from the Clear Admit School Guide to Dartmouth Tuck School of Business about the school’s experiential learning opportunities.
“All Tuck students have an opportunity to gain hands-on experience in business through the required First-Year Project, through which teams of students complete a consulting project for a business or nonprofit organization. Some students choose to pursue this type of learning in more depth, taking advantage of Tuck’s second-year experiential learning programs.
“The Tuck Global Consultancy, sponsored by the Center for International Business, is an opportunity for second-year students to participate in on-site consulting projects overseas. Teams of students work under the supervision of advisors with extensive consulting experience to define their projects before traveling to the project site to conduct on-site research and analysis. Each team presents its initial findings to their clients’ on-site senior managers and its finished reports to U.S. management.
“The Global Consultancy is frequently among the most sought-after electives at Tuck. Since 1997, when it was established, student groups have worked on 163 assignments in more than 54 countries with 103 organizations, including global corporations, nonprofits, NGOs and government agencies. Recent projects have included assessing opportunities in the Brazilian sugarcane industry for a global manufacturer of farm equipment, evaluating the Asian market for a new surgical treatment for knee cartilage injury and deterioration for a biotechnology company, and analyzing cable television access patterns in Brazil, Argentina and Chile. Past clients include multinational corporations such as Citibank, DHL, Hewlett- Packard, Intel, Nike and Walmart, among others.
“Meanwhile, Research-to-Practice Seminars afford second-year Tuck students the chance to closely engage with faculty members as part of their ongoing research projects. The seminars are designed by faculty members to acquaint small groups of second-year with cutting edge research in their field of expertise. Recent Research-to-Practice Seminars have included topics such as Corporate Takeovers, Deconstructing Apple, and Time in the Consumer’s Mind.
“Finally, the Paganucci Fellows Program at Tuck is a competitive societal leadership program through which five first-years are chosen to undertake a collaborative internship addressing global poverty. Working together as a consulting team, the fellows spend eight weeks over the summer working with a globally minded nonprofit and recommending ways in which it can improve its operations and more easily collaborate with donors, governments and NGOs. Teams operate under the supervision of Tuck faculty members. All participants receive a $5,000 stipend for eight weeks of full-time work.”
To read more about the curriculum at Tuck, take a look at the Clear Admit School Guide to Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. All Clear Admit publications are available for immediate purchase and download on the Clear Admit shop.
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