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Where Will Bridge Take You?: Lesley Chin, Bridge 2003

Where Will Bridge Take You?: Lesley Chin, Bridge 2003

We recently checked in with Bridge alumni to see where they are now. This is the sixth profile in a series from the article, "A Strong Bridge to Business Leadership" published on Tuck News.

Degrees
Harvard College 2005, B.A. Latin American Studies
MBA, Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth, 2013

Region
Seattle, WA

Career
Senior Product Manager at Amazon

Lesley Chin T’13 knew she wanted to pursue a business career after she graduated from Harvard, but since she had a liberal arts background she felt she needed further grounding in business theory and practical skills. “Bridge offered me an introduction to those things, as well as a business perspective that built upon my general knowledge, better equipping me for a business career,” she says.

What she also noticed was that spending nearly a month at Tuck provided an excellent preview of the MBA experience, and it influenced her to come back to Hanover to pursue her MBA.

During her time at Bridge, Chin felt stretched — extending her skills beyond theory and into practice. For example, she recalls the MarkStrat simulation from Bridge’s Marketing course, where she had to put marketing skills into action in simulating a product launch. And it was something she experienced again as an MBA student, with the benefit of her additional skills gained in the workplace after college.

After Bridge, Chin went into consulting, and she has reflected that Bridge gave her the concrete and practical skills to succeed in that role. It also confirmed for her the path that she had chosen, and has guided her in her career ever since. “My experience at Bridge allowed me to assess both when and where to pursue an MBA, which ultimately led me back to Tuck,” she says. “That decision to return, which was founded in Bridge, has given me strong strategic thinking that I still use on a daily basis in my work.”

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Where Will Bridge Take You?: Lauren Alpeyrie, Bridge 2010

Where Will Bridge Take You?: Lauren Alpeyrie, Bridge 2010

We recently checked in with Bridge alumni to see where they are now. This is the fourth profile in a series from the article, "A Strong Bridge to Business Leadership" published on Tuck News.

Degrees
Dartmouth College 2010, B.A. English Literature and Engineering
B.E., Thayer School of Engineering, 2011
MBA, Tuck School of Business 2017

Region
New York, NY

Career
Director of Innovation at PGIM Real Estate


As a double major in English and Engineering, Lauren Alpeyrie T’17 had a classic liberal arts education. Still, that didn’t mean she knew what she wanted to do after college. She decided to enroll in Bridge as a way to help her figure out her first move. “I had an early understanding of what different business careers entailed at the time,” she says. “For me, Bridge was a really valuable few weeks to understand alternatives to an engineering career or how they might complement each other.”

For her capstone project, Alpeyrie and her study group did a valuation of Blackberry. She appreciated the chance to work closely with a group of students and to apply everything she learned during the program. The experience also gave Alpeyrie a good perspective of business school and what it would be like to attend Tuck, where group work is a major component of the first-year curriculum.

After Bridge, Alpeyrie was hired as an associate by L.E.K. Consulting. She credits Bridge for awakening her to the world of consulting. “Bridge gave me a sense of what some careers would be like after college,” she says. “Without that understanding and the classes taught at Bridge, I wouldn’t have been as well prepared for that first job out of college.”

Alpeyrie decided to return to Tuck in 2015 for her MBA. There, she found other members of Tuck Bridge and Dartmouth who had enrolled, and that Bridge had given her an inside view of the content and culture of the school. Since then, she has participated in a career panel at Bridge and other interviewing efforts, and she notes how involved fellow Tuckies have been.  “It’s nice to have that community of people who see the immense value of the program and want to stay in touch with the school,” she says.

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Bridge Associate awarded “Best & Brightest” from Tuck class of 2020

Bridge Associate awarded “Best & Brightest” from Tuck class of 2020

Congrats to Kevin Yuan for being named Poets & Quants Best & Brightest MBAs from the Tuck School of Business class of 2020. He served as a Bridge Associate this past summer. Kevin is now a Sustainability Manager for Nike.

https://poetsandquants.com/2020/04/25/2020-best-brightest-mbas-kevin-yuan-dartmouth-college-tuck/?pq-category=students/

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