Experiential Learning

As students look at different pathways through Tuck, they can choose among a variety of experiential and global learning opportunities far beyond the classroom to deepen their entrepreneurship skills and knowledge. Tuck’s entrepreneurship curriculum and co-curriculum also integrates with other Tuck and Dartmouth entrepreneurship initiatives. Tuck recognizes the importance of consistent collaboration with the broader Dartmouth community in building a robust and successful program in entrepreneurship.

Ecosystem Deep Dives

Ecosystem Deep Dives (EDDs) are experiential learning opportunities that immerse students into selected ecosystems, highlighting industries and/or the intersections of various industries in a given region. Led by Tuck center Directors, students explore career pathways, gain industry insights and knowledge, and engage in professional networking. Each visit is carefully chosen with purpose and intention around key business questions and is supported by expert-led insight reflection sessions. Aimed at giving students an in-depth view into early-stage companies, investments in early-stage companies, and the overall startup ecosystem, this program provides first-year students a jump start on their entrepreneurial exploration and journey. Students are immersed in an area's entrepreneurial ecosystem and the program includes connecting with founders, builders and investors across industry and stage.

Learn more about the student experience by reading a write-up by Hugo Naulot T'21 and Robert Sewell T'21 or Shannon Conneely T’23 and Emilie Litsas T’23 of their entrepreneurship deep dive.

Early Stage Project Exchange

A project exchange between early-stage companies (“project owners” looking for help with part of their business) and Tuck students (“project participants”) interested in contributing their skills and gaining live startup experience. This is a great opportunity for both project owners and project participants to work collaboratively to progress emerging companies in the Dartmouth ecosystem. Scope, depth and timing of work will vary from project to project. More information, including application details and exchange timing, is available on CE's Sharepoint site.

Diversity Entrepreneurship Collaboration Practicum

The Diversity Entrepreneurship Collaboration Practicum offers an opportunity for Tuck students to partner with entrepreneurs participating in Tuck’s Executive Education Diversity Business Programs’ “Building a Successful Diverse Business” and help growth-stage entrepreneurs tackle their current business challenges, including strategy, marketing, financial analysis, operations, management, and leadership.