BOSTON COLLEGE THE CARROLL SCHOOL OF MANAGEMENT
A WORD FROM ADMISSIONS
Thank you for your interest in the Boston College MBA Program. My BC colleagues and I are committed to assisting you throughout your research process, as you weigh your MBA enrollment options. Our program values the leadership abilities and strong critical thinking skills that veterans possess and we hope that you will seriously consider the Carroll School for your MBA studies. Boston College participates in the Yellow Ribbon Program for US Military Veterans and awards up to $5,000 to 30 students each academic year. In addition, the Carroll School of Management awards a wide range of merit-based scholarships and fellowships to MBA students, for two years of study. Significant weight in the evaluation process is given to candidates possessing a strong set of application materials, including demonstrated leadership, academic accomplishment, professional promise, and community involvement. The average scholarship award is $18k and is renewable for the second year of study.
Beyond the classroom, BC is committed to the professional development of its students. In each entering class, a limited number of Full-Time MBA students with exceptional academic and professional accomplishments are selected for the Executive Fellowship Program. This program is available to students interested in pursuing any specialization. In this highly selective program, Fellows are paired with mentors who have achieved significant professional success in the business community. Recipients and their mentors meet at intervals to discuss topics of mutual professional interest as well as the Fellow's career goals. Fellows often receive additional guidance and mentoring through facilitated meetings with other leading executives and decision makers.
Director of Graduate Enrollment
WHY SHOULD VETERANS PURSUE AN MBA?
Business schools, corporations and nonprofit organizations are actively recruiting talented military veterans to join their ranks. Significant financial and professional benefits await military veterans who are considering an MBA education and subsequent career in industry.
WHY SHOULD YOU CONSIDER BOSTON COLLEGE?
The Boston College MBA Program thrives on the quality of its people and their commitment to excellence and to each other. The unique partnership between the students, faculty and alumni of the BC MBA Program has produced thousands of graduates with impeccable values who are leaders in industry.
Military veterans bring to Boston College demonstrated leadership, a strong record of achievement, high personal character, and are accustomed to working both as individuals and as part of a team. This combination of attributes and characteristics make for invaluable training for and contributions to the MBA experience and future business leadership.
Learn more at: www.bc.edu/schools/csom/graduate.html
STATEMENTS FROM OUR STUDENT VETERANS
Originally from Long Island, NY, Anthony attended the State University of New York at Albany, on a 4-year ROTC scholarship and majored in History. After college, Anthony began serving in the military for his first foray into the real world.
“I was commissioned as a 2nd Lieutenant in the United States Army Aviation branch in May, 2004. After attending flight school in Fort Rucker, AL, and being trained to fly the CH-47D Chinook, I was stationed at Fort Drum, NY. While with the 10th Mountain Division (LI) I was deployed as a Platoon Leader to Bagram Afghanistan, from 2006 to 2007. After training stateside and being promoted to Captain, my unit deployed to Tikrit, Iraq, from 2008 to 2009. The rest of my time on active duty was spent stateside on Brigade staff and serving as a Rear Detachment Commander for TF 1-10 Attack during their deployment to Khowst, Afghanistan.”
Anthony separated from the Army in 2012 to begin the pursuit of his MBA. After intense exposure to steep learning curves, small and large groups of diverse individuals, and critical decision-making in ambiguous situations, he felt prepared to begin his studies in the Carroll School. “All the skills I acquired were applied on day 1 at BC when dealing with unfamiliar class topics, multiple team assignments, and case studies where decisions and recommendations needed to be made with less than perfect information. Moreover, in my internship experience, my organizational ability, professionalism, and attention to detail gained in the Army have helped to place me ahead of my peers.” Anthony is currently completing an internship as Manager of Partner Relations for EnergySage, a start-up located in Cambridge, MA.
Boston College’s reputation as a top tier MBA program, its location, and the small class size guaranteeing quality access to faculty and staff, attracted Anthony to its MBA program, and he has been pleased tremendously with his choice. “One of the highlights of my CSOM experience so far has been the caliber of the students that make up the class of 2013 and 2014. All the students I have met and worked with have been friendly, helpful, intelligent, and each with their own unique set of experiences.”
Anthony looks forward to completing his MBA and pursuing a career in the renewable energy industry.
BC MBA ‘14
Catherine grew up in Philadelphia, PA and moved to Woodlands, TX when she was in high school. She chose to attend the Coast Guard Academy, where she earned a BS in Management while rowing crew. “I chose the Coast Guard Academy because I saw the many opportunities available through the academy and upon graduation. I was stationed on CGC HARRIET LANE in Portsmouth, VA for two years and then moved to Miami, FL as the Executive Officer of CGC WILLIAM FLORES.”
The Coast Guard has offered Catherine experience managing people and budgets, experiences she believes will help her to be a successful MBA student. “The Coast Guard encourages its members to have dual career paths. I chose my initial path of going to sea, and I wanted to continue my education by pursuing an MBA in an area that I can use in a second field, such as financial management, but also bring management fundamentals back to the operational fleet.”
The emphasis on values and community at Boston College attracted Catherine to the Carroll School. “When I actually started talking to the faculty and staff at Boston College, I realized that they truly did live by the values that they speak about. It is such an inviting environment!
“I am looking forward to meeting and networking with my classmates. I have been a part of the Coast Guard for eight years now, so it will be nice to see the different perspectives that those coming from the civilian industry bring to the program.”
Catherine will be returning to the Coast Guard upon completion of her MBA. She will assume a financial management role.
BC MBA ‘15
US Coast Guard
After graduating with a degree in Environmental Engineering from the United States Military Academy, Joseph Marullo was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army and Military Intelligence Corps in 2004. He served eight years that included two overseas deployments, in Iraq from 2007 to 2009, and Afghanistan from 2010 to 2011. Joseph left active duty as a Captain in July, 2012, to matriculate to the MBA program at Boston College.
Joseph saw an MBA as an effective means to facilitate his transition from military to civilian career. “When I was working with the Junior Military Officer placement organizations, I did not feel as though I had a sufficient business background to make such a critical decision. As a result, my wife and I decided to pursue our MBA’s after we left active duty to make informed choices about the beginning of our new lives.
“My experience in the Army is very similar to the MBA experience in two ways; time management and team effort. In the Army, you need to be organized, you need to prioritize, and you need to rely on your team to accomplish the mission. Although the day to day requirements are different, I would argue that the same is required in business school and in the business world. If you can prioritize and trust in your team, you will be successful. Joseph credits the support and motivation of his classmates for helping him find success in his first year in the BC MBA.
The collegial atmosphere - the small class size and accessibility of faculty – are the primary reasons Joseph chose to attend the Carroll School. “I wanted to be in an environment that encouraged camaraderie and supported learning, and I believe Boston College was a perfect fit. If you need help the instructors are incredibly willing to provide it, and the size of the class creates a very close-knit community.”
Joseph is pursuing a specialization in the Corporate Finance as he completes his MBA, and hopes to find a position in the finance industry upon graduation, specifically working for a financial services company. Currently, Joseph is completing an internship with John Hancock, in an operations/project management role as part of their Leadership Development Program.
He’s found the Office of Career Strategies to be an immense help preparing him for success in his pursuit. “In the last year I have been through my first interviews outside of the Army, and my career advisor worked with me every step along the way. I learned from both the good and the bad interviews, as I made many mistakes, but I am now engaged in my first job since leaving the Army, which is the entire reason why I came to business school. Preparing for an MBA program, there are inevitably discussions about the importance of the internship between the first and second year, and I feel the Office of Career Strategies at Boston College ensured I was incredibly prepared.”
BC MBA ‘14
BC VETERANS CLUB
The Boston College Veterans Club is an organization that helps military veterans on the BC campus transition to civilian life. The club is open to students who have served or currently serve in the Army, Navy, Marine Corps, Air Force, or Coast Guard of any country in the world. The club works to assist veteran students professionally through networking events, resume workshops, and guest speakers. The club also intends on maintaining a strong connection between it and local veteran charitable organizations. Events include Toys for Tots drives, visits to local veteran's shelters, and monthly social events throughout the year.
BC Veterans Alumni Network
The Boston College Veterans Alumni Network (BCVAN) was established in 2011 to honor the University’s servicemen and women and to strengthen the bonds among alumni, veterans, and the greater BC community.
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