Meet the MBA Class of 2025: Cameron Causey, Dartmouth College (Tuck)

Cameron Causey

Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth

“Authentic, kind, and curious. Lifelong learner and passionate outdoorsman, eager to make a lasting impact.”

Hometown: St. Paul, MN

Fun Fact About Yourself: My very first job offer out of college was to work as the wine steward at a dude ranch in Wyoming. To this day, I regret not accepting it.

Undergraduate School and Major: Davidson College, Psychology

Most Recent Employer and Job Title: Twitter, Senior Product Marketing Manager & Interim Product Manager

What has been your first impression of the Tuck MBA students and alumni you’ve met so far. Tell us your best Tuck story so far. My greatest Tuck story (so far) comes from before I even enrolled at the school. After being admitted, I came to Hanover to visit the campus and get a feel for the community. After a day of admitted student events, I was on my way out of the building when a current student stopped me and introduced herself. We talked for probably 30 seconds before Dean Slaughter walked over and introduced himself. After a few minutes chatting with the two of them, I asked for the student’s advice as I was torn between Tuck and one other school. To paraphrase, she told me to pick the community that I wanted to be a part of when I was at my lowest. She acknowledged that the MBA experience can be a challenging journey in personal and professional growth, but moreover that we all go through unexpected hard times with family crises, and personal challenges. She told me to pick whichever school’s community represented that for me, even if it wasn’t Tuck. Her advice sticks with me to this day and its advice I think everyone should hear as they embark on their MBA journey.

Aside from your classmates, what was the key part of Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA programming that led you to choose this business school and why was it so important to you? The Revers Center for Energy, Sustainability and Innovation stood out as a core reason for me in choosing Tuck. As I pursue a transition into the climate and sustainability space, I recognized the opportunity Tuck and the Revers Center presents to engage with the sustainability community, network with established professionals, and learn alongside enthusiastic, impact-focused peers.

What excites you the most about coming to live in Hanover? What is the one activity you can’t wait to do? Before moving to Hanover, my partner and I spent the last three years in Denver. In Colorado, I spent as much time as I could pursuing my passions of skiing, hiking, and trail running. However, I also walked away with a new passion—fly-fishing. Granted, I’m not very good at it, but I’m excited to explore the trout streams of New Hampshire and the surrounding states. I’ve even heard whispers of salmon runs in a few rivers around New England if you can time them just right.

What course, club or activity excites you the most at Dartmouth Tuck? I can’t wait to get involved with Tuck Outdoor Club. Many of my strongest relationships and lasting memories come from adventures in the great outdoors. Moreover, as I’ve gotten older, I’ve realized how crucial time outdoors is to my health, well-being, and overall happiness.

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I started at Twitter two weeks after global office closures due to COVID. I had met no colleagues, other than my manager, in-person. Like the rest of the world, I had no idea my next two-plus years at the company would be spent in a home office.

Over my roughly two-and-a-half years at Twitter, I built strong and lasting relationships with my colleagues, grew an immense amount as a leader and teammate, and learned the intricacies of APIs and developer platforms. I was recognized at high levels for my contributions, including receiving a promotion to senior product marketing manager. From my first day at the company, I prioritized authentic relationships with my peers, remaining genuinely curious about the intricacies of the business, and leaned into personal and professional growth. I credit my accomplishments to this set of values and walk away from Twitter proud of the work I did and the relationships I built.

What do you hope to do after graduation (at this point)? After spending my early career in tech, I aspire to transition over to the investing side and work for a venture capital firm focused on climate tech and other sustainability-focused business.

What other MBA programs did you apply to? Northwestern Kellogg, Michigan Ross.

What advice would you give to help potential applicants gain admission into Dartmouth Tuck’s MBA program? Tuck is incredibly intentional and transparent about their admissions criteria. The Tuck360 blog does a fantastic job of outlining the kind of student they are looking for, which is well summed up by the statement: “Tuck students are smart, accomplished, aware, and encouraging.” Spend time reflecting on your values, skillset, and motivations for pursuing an MBA and how they fit Tuck’s criteria. Lean into your weaknesses as much as you do your strengths. Be proud of who you are and what you bring to the table, but don’t be afraid to be vulnerable and show your true colors.

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