Dartmouth Tuck Interview (cont’d)
Many schools have revamped their career placement efforts due to the current economic condition in the country. Has Tuck made any changes to their career services offerings?
[Jonathan] We have more programs that are rolled out earlier in the year (December vs. February for example). Students have greater involvement with all parts of Tuck from professors, to alumni to boards. We are reaching out and meeting with each student multiple times.
If a prospective student is interested in a more global career and looking for career opportunities outside of the US, what career service guidance can they look forward to receiving at Tuck?
[Jonathan] Treks to Dubai, London, Hong Kong, trips by the CDO to conferences globally (Europe and China so far this year); special programs to assist international students such as ESL training, special mock interviews, etc; an in-country representative from Tuck sourcing jobs in Latin America (Kristine Laca); also, with respect to guidance, we have hired a counselor with specific International experience (MBA from European school, trained as a “career coach”).
What initiatives/changes has Tuck made to encourage a global dialogue and atmosphere on campus?
[Rebecca] We’re providing additional administrative support for international clubs. The MBA Program Office and Center for International Business (CIB) in particular have become increasingly involved with club activities to support the clubs with planning, scheduling and to guarantee institutional memory for worthy events such as:
- Country chats
- International Dance Evening
- Funding for Latin American BBQ
- Cooking demonstrations
- Other “culturally” focused events (Diwali Show, International Tuck Tails, etc)
The “Global Tuck” round table. A group of students and administrators meet to pool resources around international programming including Admissions initiatives; share information and best practices; pinpoint and collaborate on areas for improvement.
There is also support for annual international conference and the Tuck Video Project – an international component to new video competition.
Increased international Treks (recruiting focused) and new International Study Tours (educational component – managed by the CIB) as well. Also an increased number of international Exchange Programs (now up to 19 schools in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Africa, Australia, and of course, the US!) for the 2nd year class of less than 250 students.
We also have an International Food Festival during ASW – students and partners cook for the entire Tuck community and ASW guests (funded by administration). The most looked forward to event of ASW!
In addition, Tuck’s Center for International Business focuses on bringing a global perspective to students.
[Lisa] The CIB’s primary mission is to cultivate a global mindset among students through a combination of classroom-based and hands-on learning, and through exposure to international business practitioners and scholars. Students who participate in our programs learn how to analyze business issues in a global context, and view the world from the perspectives of people who are unlike themselves – both key skills for those who seek to lead in the global economy.
We do this through the 2 key global classes that our faculty teach – Global Economics for Managers and Countries and Companies in the International Economy – and through the global business research that our faculty conduct and share with the campus community. We also do this through the 2 – 3 international conferences and 8 – 10 international speakers that we organize each year. Finally, we support student initiatives around language training, research projects, and case competitions.
Crucially, we also send students overseas to get hands-on international business experience. The primary way that we do this is through our very successful Tuck Global Consultancy