December Bridge

Gain fundamental business and career skills in just three weeks this Winter.

December Bridge is a 3-week iteration of the popular Tuck Bridge Program, conveniently placed at the start of Winter Break. The program was offered for the first time last year, and was a tremendous success.  We understand that you are very busy during the summer months with sophomore summer, internships, and study abroad opportunities. With this in mind we have developed the December Bridge Program, where you will learn business essentials at the Tuck School of Business. In just 3 weeks, the December Bridge Program helps connect sophomores, juniors and seniors to meaningful careers – all while developing your personal strengths that will last a lifetime. We deliver practical management skills to give you an advantage in recruiting and in everything you pursue.



Courses are taught by the same top-ranked faculty who have made Tuck’s MBA program a world leader. December Bridge will include the same core subject areas as the Summer Bridge Program, giving you a foundation in financial accounting, managerial economics, marketing, corporate finance as well as other areas.  The 3-week program is a slightly more intensive learning experience. Like the Summer Bridge Program, December Bridge will have a group project that will directly apply your learning. You will have a choice from two different project streams - company valuation or a market assessment project.


December Bridge will also cover core career and networking skills, which will help you for winter term recruiting. As in the Summer Bridge program, you will get information on what to expect in different industries, what employers are looking for and what they expect to see in their new hires. Our staff and MBA assistants will give you skills and feedback on how to present yourself to prospective employers. You will learn the ins and outs of writing resumes and cover letters, and you will get advice on how to handle yourself in interviews and business presentations. Throughout this, we will also be partnering with Dartmouth’s Center for Professional Development to provide a robust career development component. This will be focused on preparing students for on-campus recruiting in the Winter term. Tuck MBA students will be working with the program as teaching assistants and career advisors.


Session dates: November 29 - December 18, 2015

Housing: Dartmouth undergraduate on-campus housing

Program cost: $7,000 (including all materials and meals); Financial aid and scholarship are available.

Seniors, juniors, sophomores (class level as of December 2015) and graduate students are eligible to apply.

Application deadlines:

Round 1 - June 1, 2015

Round 2 - August 1, 2015

Final Round - October 1, 2015

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Tuck Business Bridge Program

Learn more from our participants about the summer business program offered at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth.

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Professor Hansen on why Bridge was started

History of the Bridge Program and why it was started in 1997.

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