Tuck Launches a New Program for Dartmouth Undergraduates

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TuckLAB was developed in partnership with the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship.

Students work together on a project in the TuckLAB classroom.
Sarah Wen ’22 and Vinnie Saraiva Andrade ’22 work together in the TuckLAB classroom. (Photo by Laura DeCapua)

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Winter 2019 marks the launch of an exciting new program for Dartmouth undergraduates: TuckLAB.

This partnership between the Tuck School of Business and the Magnuson Center for Entrepreneurship is designed to provide students with general business analytic and communication skills, as well as an understanding of the core concepts and practices of entrepreneurship.

The brainchild of Rick Magnuson ’79, Jeffrey Crowe ’78, Tuck Dean Matthew Slaughter, Deputy Dean Punam Anand Keller, and Jamie Coughlin, director of the Magnuson Center, TuckLAB is meant to make it easier for program participants to build a viable career in any field. “We want students to be able to pursue their dreams, no matter what their passions are. Whether they care about dance or health care or something else entirely, we want them to feel prepared for what comes after graduation,” says Keller.

TuckLAB aims to deepen the connection between Dartmouth undergraduates and Tuck. “TuckLAB is an example of Dartmouth at its best—a co-curricular program designed to help students achieve their career ambitions. We want every Dartmouth student to have the opportunity to achieve their real-world full potential, and the TuckLAB program is an important first step,” says Magnuson.

The six-week program is taught by six Tuck professors and one Thayer School of Engineering professor and is divided into two sections: The Core and the ABLE concentration. The Core section focuses on fundamental business skills. The ABLE (Applied Business Learning and Entrepreneurship) concentration applies these skills to the entrepreneurial setting and allows students to develop insight into working at a startup and understanding the entrepreneurial lifecycle.

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