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The Tuck Capital Management Program provides students with practical experience in researching, proposing and evaluating long and short positions in a multi-strategy investment portfolio. The program has been launched with the generous support of Harvey Bundy III T'68, Principal, William Blair and Company, and Perry Boyle T’88, Director of Research, SAC Capital Advisors.

An investment committee composed of alumni in mutual fund companies and hedge funds, Center directors and members of the Tuck Career Development Office votes on student proposals, sets risk limits, and provides feedback. Students submit interim reports and a final report for independent study credit.

Students conduct weekly conference calls with the investment committee to discuss markets, sectors and investment proposals. 

To see an interview with Perry Boyle, please click here.

The Maynard Program helps identify suitable entrepreneurial internship opportunities and makes it more affordable for Tuck students to take advantage of them. To be considered for the program, a company must have less than $50 million in annual revenue and fewer than 200 employees. The Maynard Program is an outreach program and since 2004 is offered only once to any specific company. The company pays a stipend to the student intern and the Maynard Program supplements that money. While Tuck's Career Development Office and the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship proactively source suitable internship opportunities, students are encouraged to identify firms that would be eligible and of interest to them.

The Maynard Entrepreneurial Internship Program is funded by Tuck alumnus and Center Advisory Board member Fred Maynard T'85.

Since the program's inception in 2000, over 110 students and more than 100 companies have participated in the Maynard Program. Students interested in applying for Maynard Program opportunities should contact Jonathan Masland in the Career Development Office for information and guidelines.

The Private Equity Internship Program provides partial funding for Tuck students to experience a summer internship at a venture, buyout or hedge fund. Students can conduct projects at the firm offices, portfolio company offices or both.

The Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship annually seeks an MBA summer intern for a ten-week internship from mid-June through the end of August. The intern will work closely with the Center's faculty. The ideal candidate will have a strong knowledge of the workings and practices of the private equity industry, excellent research and analytical skills, and a dedicated interest in private equity trends and topics.

Key Accountabilities

  • Gather and analyze appropriate data and industry trends
  • Conduct field interviews and surveys
  • Serve as co-author for cases, articles, etc
  • Assist with curriculum development as needed
  • Propose additional lines of research or new methodologies
  • Coordinate publication of research findings

Key Research Topics

  • Corporate governance
  • Risk management
  • Performance measurement
  • Exit strategies

To apply, please write a one-page letter of interest addressed to Professor Fred Wainwright, attach a one-page resume, and email jonathan.masland@dartmouth.edu in the Career Development Office.

Each academic year, the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship selects Tuck MBA students who demonstrate interest and achievement in the fields of private equity and entrepreneurship to serve as MBA fellows.

The fellows participate in the center's numerous research projects and have the opportunity to meet and host visiting executives while they are on campus. The research projects include industry surveys, in-depth studies of current academic topics, informational interviews of practitioners and co-authoring of cases and reports for use in classes, conferences, and in the media. The center visitors and guest lecturers include institutional investors, venture capitalists, buyout investors, corporate venturers, angel investors, entrepreneurs, attorneys and accountants.

The 2012-13 MBA Fellows are:
Brian Boyd T'13, Garrett DeNinno T'13, Kaitlin Donovan T'13, Erin McCafferty T'13, Kevin McCafferty T'13, and Pablo Navarro Aristizabal T'13.

The Dartmouth Office of Investments and the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship are pleased to announce the launch of the Dartmouth Endowment Fellows Program. This program accepts three Tuck students each year for a year-long unpaid internship conducting projects related to institutional asset management and investment under the guidance of the Dartmouth College Office of Investments. Projects range from asset allocation modeling to assessing potential investments in public equities and bonds as well as alternative assets such as real estate, hedge funds, and private equity funds. The program is open to first-year and second-year Tuck students. Each project will have a specific timeline and minimum hours of work required per week. Final project results will be presented to senior members of the Office of Investments and the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship. Certain projects may qualify for Independent Study credit. Successful completion of projects may lead to interviews for summer or full time job opportunities in the Office of Investments.

The Kauffman Fellows Program is an 24-month post-graduate fellowship in the venture capital industry. As the Kauffman Fellows Program website indicates, fellows spend most of their time in experiential hands-on learning at selected firms throughout the world, under the guidance of seasoned industry mentors. Throughout the fellowship, Kauffman fellows engage in all phases of VC investing, including deal prospecting, terms negotiation, due diligence, and management and exit of portfolio companies. Kauffman fellows come together several times a year for customized learning programs, designed to complement their day-to-day experiences.

Kauffman fellows are hired by their venture capital firm as a standard, full-time employee and receive compensation and benefits as a regular employee. Fellows negotiate their salary with their employing firm and are expected to be compensated according to their experience level. The minimum requirements for application are a graduate degree and three years' full-time work experience. The program is now open to candidates regardless of citizenship. Some additional common characteristics of successful applicants include management of people and/or projects, as well as an applied understanding of company building, finance, and technology.

Kauffman Fellow Winners

  • Brenton Ahrens T'97
  • Jonathan Perl T'97
  • Daniel Grossman T'00
  • Susanne Wilke T'02
  • J. Graham Brooks T'02

Kauffman Fellow Finalists

  • Martin Muendel T'00
  • Nathanael Chang T'04
  • Elnor Rozenrot T'06
  • Lucas Nelson T'09

For more information about the fellowship and how to apply, download the application or visit www.kauffmanfellows.org.

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