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Washington University in St Louis Olin Business School

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An MBA from top-ranked Washington University can help you leverage your military experience for civilian career opportunities.

Tod Raber Organizational leadership, complex problem solving, and decisiveness under pressure – the skills you’ve honed in the military – are in demand. When you investigate careers in the private sector, you’ll find lots of options with top employers.

The attributes that made you successful in the military also make you an ideal candidate for an MBA program. Here’s why you should consider Washington University’s Olin Business School.

Tuition paid in full, if you qualify

  • Washington University is a full partner in the Yellow Ribbon Post-9/11 G.I. Bill benefit. If the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs determines you are Yellow-Ribbon eligible, Washington University and the VA will work to cover 100% of tuition.
  • You may qualify for scholarship awards in addition to your G.I. Bill benefits. Indicate your U.S. military service on your MBA application, and you’ll be considered automatically for scholarships.

Career services help translate your military experience into value for employers

  • Weston Career Center has advisors who understand the military. Advisors work with you before, during, and after the program. They’ll suggest self-assessments to target your career path; strategize with you on career goals, job search, employment objectives, and a civilian-style resume; and coach you to successfully transition from military service to civilian workforce.
  • Get insider perspectives from senior business executives about your industry or field of interest. Many of our veteran MBA alumni have volunteered as mentors.
  • If your schedule permits, Olin will connect you with regional recruiting partners for a pre-MBA internship.

Plan for your b-school deployment

  • Tap into academic and career advising and Olin's veteran network as soon as you're enrolled in the program.
  • Veterans Boot Camp, a 2.5 day pre-orientation, guides your transition from military to academic life with prep sessions for the most challenging core courses and career advising. You’ll then join the rest of your MBA classmates for GO! Week orientation.

An organization dedicated to easing your transition

  • The Olin Veteran’s Association (OVA) is an extensive network of students and alumni with military backgrounds who offer candid insights and feedback.
  • The OVA and school administration help your family transition too, with advice, resources, and events hosted for spouses and children.

Contacts for Veterans

Kevin Crimmins, Associate Director of MBA Admissions or 314-935-8083

Mark Brostoff, Director of Weston Career Center

Kyle Cronan, Associate Director of Graduate Business Financial Aid or 314-935-6610

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