For Students

What is TCC?
What are typical client questions? 
How does a TCC project work?
Do I need relevant background?
Why participate?
How do I get involved?

What is TCC?

TCC is a student-run club that organizes teams of students to conduct volunteer consulting projects aimed at helping local nonprofits and small businesses enhance their effectiveness and fulfill their missions.

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What are the typical client questions?

  • How can I expand my business without opening a new location? 
  • How can I improve customer retention?
  • Is there a market for my new product/invention? 
  • Should I outsource some of my operations? 
  • I seem to get plenty of customers, but why am I still not profitable?
  • How can we enhance our strategic impact?
  • What are potential funding sources for my nonprofit?

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How does a TCC project work?

TCC projects are designed to be 40-60 hours in scope; this means a 10-15 hour contribution per team member.  Once you are placed on an engagement, you will attend a kick-off meeting with your project team and a TCC co-chair to determine team leader, project timeline, scope, and deliverables.  After conducting your analysis and meeting with the client and other parties as necessary, you will present your findings/deliverables to the client. 

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Do I need relevant background?

All backgrounds lend relevant experience to a Tuck Community Consulting (TCC) engagement, from business consulting to marketing to nonprofit work experience.  Everyone is encouraged to get involved! 

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Why participate?

  • Volunteer assistance to a non-profit or local small business.
  • Use your business skills for a good cause.
  • Engage with the local community.
  • Develop valuable skills and new perspectives.
  • Gain relevant real-world consulting experience.
  • Collaborate with a team of Tuck peers. 
  • Have fun!

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How do I get involved?

  1. Sign up on our email list at a Club Fair or by emailing our student leadership team.

  2. Attend our series of kickoff workshops and Pitch Night in the fall.

  3. Receive project descriptions via email.  If you are interested in being a member of a project team, submit a paragraph describing your interest and relevant experience to our student leadership team.

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