Veterans: We want you for MIT Sloan

MIT Sloan admissions team hosts information session for veterans

August 20, 2014

Members of the MIT Sloan Veterans Association run in a relay race for charity last year

Members of the MIT Sloan Veterans Association run in a relay race for charity last year

For the first time ever, MIT Sloan will hold a session exclusively for military veterans as part of its MIT Sloan on the Road event series. Admissions representatives will meet with potential students to share information about the school and a panel of alumni and current students will answer questions from attendees. The special veterans’ event is being held on Friday, Aug. 22, at the Marriott Marquis & Marina in San Diego.

Shauna LaFauci Barry, assistant director of admissions, said an event tailored to veterans makes sense for the school, as many veterans have participated in MIT Sloan’s degree programs with great success. MIT Sloan, and particularly programs such as Leaders for Global Operations, has long been interested in recruiting veterans from all countries. Barry said the admissions staff has been working closely with the MIT Sloan Veterans Association; club members offered to help coordinate efforts to attract more veterans to the school.

Jane Deutsch, LGO director of admissions and career development, said many veterans offer “incredible leadership skills” to the two-year, dual-degree program. MIT Leaders for Global Operations partners with a number of large companies that are often in need of the skills that veterans offer.

“Veterans often bring a combination of a strong academic background, leadership experience, and hands-on work in areas like operations and logistics,” Deutsch said. The LGO Class of 2016 has six veterans out of a total of 50 students, she added.

Barry will attend the Aug. 22 event, along with panelists Claude Burns, MBA ’14; Stephen Fuller, LGO ’15; and Bryan Buljat, MBA ’04. Barry said the panel is expected to attract veterans from the San Diego area, and will be kept small in an effort to create a casual setting for questions and conversation.

Register for the event with MIT Sloan admissions.