When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.
In 2009, several Dartmouth Tuck students got together to brainstorm about ways of bringing students together outside of academic, professional and established social activities. With support from the administration, the students founded Small Group Dinners, which is open to all Tuck students. As reported by a first-year student on Tuck’s admissions blog, for these dinners, students volunteer to either host a meal at their home or attend as a guest and bring a side dish. The dinner parties bring together students from both class years and bridge different academic sections, nationalities, living arrangements, career aspirations and social circles.