As I prepared to separate from the United States Navy, many people warned me about the challenges I would soon face. My transition from the Navy to HBS has certainly had its trials, but I would like to focus on the opportunities that arose from this transition. Now, of course, each person’s experience is unique, but here are some insights from my own transition, which I admit is very much still in progress!
It’s been said that coming to HBS is like drinking from a fire hose; it’s an intense and transformative couple of years. For the Class of 2015 – out in the “real world” for a few months now – we wondered what perspective these months out of school have granted them. What do they wish they’d done differently? What do they wish they’d known? What advice do they have for prospective students and new students? [...]
Greetings from the Armed Forces Alumni Association (AFAA) of Harvard Business School! We are an organization comprised of approximately 85 students from across the military: Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard. Membership is not limited to service in the U.S. Military - we are proud to count members of allied militaries amongst our ranks, as well. [...]
Back in 2009 David Ulrey became a West Point graduate – five years later he made the move to Boston and joined the Class of 2016 at HBS. In the years before coming to business school, David was commissioned as a Financial Management Officer in the U.S. Army and deployed to Afghanistan. We checked in with David to see what it’s been like to make the transition to civilian life, his HBS experience, and how business school fits into his plans for the future. [...]
Today, as I lead a large and dynamic team at the nation’s second largest cabinet agency of more than 350,000 employees, I call to mind lessons learned from my HBS experience every day. I am grateful for the opportunity to utilize my management education and skillset in the service to others and for getting to do each day what it is that I came to HBS to do. [...]
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