The six Centers at Tuck forge pathways of learning and application for our MBA students. Centers provide a diverse set of experiences, opportunities, engagement, and experiential learning both on and off campus through a suite of courses, programs, and offerings with faculty, staff, practitioners, alumni, and community members. While there are six individual Centers, our cross-center opportunities and collaboration provide even more ways to engage across many of our programs. While at Tuck, you are encouraged to take advantage of any of our individual or cross-Center opportunities to truly customize your learning and experience.
We've included below answers to some of the questions we receive from prospective and current students, including questions that are relevant to all of the Centers at Tuck.
Questions About the Center for Health Care
- Is health care a defined track at Tuck?
Health care at Tuck is not a defined track but more of a flexible platform. Students with an interest in health care can create their own path of learning and discovery with the Center as a resource and a guide. Students can select from a variety of health care elective courses, participate in events and programming, and leverage the Center’s expertise and resources for any activity they pursue at Tuck.
- How does the Center define health care?
The Center views health care from a wide lens, including payers, providers, life sciences, medical devices and health tech as well as health-related professional services.
- What kind of jobs do Tuck students find in health care and how do you support career interests?
Students pursue a wide variety of internships and full-time jobs in health care - from leadership programs in life sciences, to roles in early stage health care companies, to health-related consulting, banking, and investing. See the latest MBA Employment Report for more information.
Career support is available from Career Services, the Center, and peers in the student-led Health Care Club. Through programs and one on one support, the Center helps students with career exploration, understanding the industry, and building a network in health care. The Center and Career Services collaborate closely to support students navigating a career search and interviewing in health care.
- How do I get involved with the Center for Health Care?
There are many opportunities to get involved. We encourage students to engage early and often and to meet with the Center to share your interests and goals. Students can engage with the Center by attending events and programs, enrolling in health care elective courses, applying to be a Center fellow, reaching out for career support, and working to co-create learning opportunities and projects. Students own how they choose to engage. The Center works closely with the student-led Health Care Club and collaborates on many activities. See Center Activity for more information.
Questions About Tuck's Centers
- Are Centers the equivalent of a "major" at Tuck?
No, majors aren’t part of the Tuck MBA curriculum, but Centers do offer students a unique opportunity to personalize their Tuck experience and create their own unique career pathway—no previous experience required.
Centers often work in tandem as their fields of focus are multidisciplinary. For example, if you’re interested in autonomous vehicles, becoming involved with both the Revers Center for Energy and the Center for Digital Strategies could be useful. Centers also offer fellowship opportunities for students who wish to work even more closely with a particular Center (or Centers) throughout their second year at Tuck. Involvement with a Center usually begins with interest or experience in that topic and flourishes from there.
- Do I have to be accepted or choose a Center to work with at Tuck?
The Centers are resources you can consult for industry-specific exploration but you do not have to be accepted or formally enroll with them. Each Center operates independently but they often co-sponsor events and speakers. You can attend a talk by a speaker, join a workshop, or attend an industry trek organized by a Center to tailor your specific pathway without getting formally involved. Many students will self-identify with a Center in one way or another but not always exclusively and through a variety of different opportunities.
- How does a Center differ from a student club?
Centers at Tuck serve the entire Tuck community of students, faculty, and alumni. Tuck student clubs are led by students, for students. Their focus ranges from career support clubs to cultural affinity groups to volunteering in the local community. Each student club offers a distinct set of benefits and opportunities to those students who elect to join. Centers partner closely with the clubs to build community and offerings on campus.
- Do I need to apply or interview separately for this program?
There are some Center programs, such as the fellows programs, that include an application process for selection. However, every Center offers a range of programming that is non-selective and available to all Tuck students.
“To give you a sense of the essential role the centers played in my career search, as I was searching for an internship last year in the early-stage healthcare space, I was meeting with Suzie Rubin, Executive Director of the Center for Health Care, on an almost weekly basis. Suzie and I would either meet virtually or go for a walk around the town center of Norwich, VT to build a target company list, discuss various roles and functions, and prepare for interviews."
Haylle Reidy T'21 | Center for Health Care Fellow