Experiential Learning

The Center for Business, Government & Society provides ample opportunities for applied and integrative learning. These transformative experiences enable students to immerse themselves in issues of interest at the intersection of business, government and society during their time at Tuck, while also serving as points of access to the broader world.

Fellows Opportunities

The many fellows programs enhance the academic experience through research and experiential learning opportunities and high-quality engagements with external thought leaders to identify career pathways and develop scholarship on issues that intersect business, government & society.


First Year Associates Program

The First Year Associates Program brings first-year students together who want to discuss global challenges, civil society, and a sustainable economy with classmates and business leaders who are making a difference.

What are the benefits of being a CBGS Associate?

  • Increase awareness, understanding and experiential learning opportunities at the intersection of business, government & society
  • A student program where students interested in similar topics can engage with each other
  • Gain increased access to Center events and activities
  • Opportunity to create and contribute to Center initiatives and innovation
     

UN Climate Change Talks

Climate change issues have a powerful impact on decisions made by businesses around the world. While attending climate change talks, students learn from the perspectives of other conference attendees from around the globe and share their experiences with the Tuck School of Business and the greater Dartmouth community upon their return. Read more about Dartmouth at COP25. 


Upper Valley Nonprofit Exchange

In conjunction with the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, Vermont Community Foundation, and Vital Communities, Tuck convenes local nonprofit organizations to mix with Tuck students for education and networking opportunities. It supports student learning and the local nonprofit sector by offering topical sessions and networking time to build relationships. Sample topics include entrepreneurial fundraising, leadership, and board oversight. These partnerships are established within the Revers Board Fellows Program.


Impact Investing

Co-administered by the Center for Entrepreneurship (CE), CBG&S empowers Tuck’s future business leaders to identify investments that conform to social and environmental norms of a more sustainable global economy and contribute to the common good through a number of impact investing programs.

  • The Impact Investing Learning Program (IILP) is a non-credit bearing introductory opportunity to learn the fundamentals of impact investing, including evaluating investment opportunities, measuring impact, deal sourcing, and due diligence.
  • MBA Impact Investing Network & Training (MIINT) is an experiential lab designed to give students at business and graduate schools a hands-on education in impact investing. At the beginning of the academic year, Tuck students will form teams to source and conduct diligence on early stage impact investments. Students then participate in training modules around impact investing before competing on campus against other Tuck student teams. The winning team will proceed to the final competition against other leading business schools where they will present recommendations to a judging committee composed of industry leaders for a potential investment of up to $50,000.
  • Tuck Social Venture Fund (TSVF) is an experiential learning program in impact investing where students have the opportunity to make direct investments in mission-oriented businesses with the potential to make a venture-like financial return. TSVF invests in enterprises with attractive risk-adjusted financial returns and a measurable social impact. In collaboration with CE, CBG&S advises and supports the student-led TSVF.