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 Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability and Innovation
- What opportunities does the Center offer students to customize their learning experience while at Tuck?
The Center values your exploration, development and building on the skills you already have. We aim to get you up to speed on the energy basics, emerging technologies, energy finance, corporations leading climate change, deployment led innovation, and the roles and responsibilities of energy professionals in a range of companies. We support this by hosting speakers and thought-leaders in energy roles both locally and further afield and supporting energy career exploration through case competitions, treks, workshops, and the Tuck Clubs. See below for the full list of clubs we support and engage with.
- How do I get involved with the Center?
Regardless of your energy experience, get involved in your first year by joining the Tuck Energy Club. You will have social and formal opportunities to network with the other club members who have diverse industry backgrounds. Our Fellows often serve dual roles with the Finance, Consulting, Private Equity and Venture Capital, and Entrepreneurship Clubs and are encouraged to support first-years in their career exploration within these topics.
- What does “energy” mean?
We define energy very broadly. Our students are pursuing careers in oil and gas, power generation and renewables, sustainability, mobility, environment, to name just a few. They are exploring roles in consulting, banking and finance, private equity, start-ups, consumer goods companies, manufacturing, apparel and everything in between.
- How does the Center get involved with Student Clubs?
The Center leads and supports the Tuck Energy Club but we are involved with a variety of other clubs around campus. Here just a few we work with closely:
- Consulting Club
- Energy Club
- Entrepreneurship Club
- ESG Fund
- Finance Club
- Food & Sustainable Agriculture Club
- Future of Automotive Mobility
- Investment Club
- Net Impact Club
- PEVC Club
- Tech Club
- Tuck Diversity Conference
- Tuck Social Venture Fund
- Tuck Sustains
- Tuck Africa Club
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, Sustainability and Innovation 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.
“Energy is such a broad term and important to everything we do in society. It might be the second most important industry for society (next to healthcare). There are so many different careers it can touch, so many different applications and so much need for innovation. There is something for everyone in energy, and being a part of it can truly benefit society in one way or another!"
Ilexa Gales T'20 | Manager, Imperial Capital