The below post is by David Wattenmaker, President of the Goizueta Veterans Club and member of the full-time Class of 2013.
This week, Goizueta Business School (GBS) was recognized on the GI Jobs Military Friendly Schools List. This news comes as no surprise to those of us who have joined GBS after serving in the military, and it is wonderful to see our own positive opinions about GBS supported by external sources.
My experience as a veteran at Goizueta has been great. Like my classmates, I have had ongoing access to faculty, staff, and students that support the service of veterans. I have also been part of an active and organized student Veterans Club that assists us with our transition, and I enjoy the strong relationships between the MBA program and employers seeking to hire MBA Veterans.
I believe an MBA is a wonderful degree for veterans to pursue because it supplements our valuable leadership and strategic capabilities with analytical business tools and professional development skill building.
The decision of which MBA program to enter can be a difficult one for most students and even more so for veterans. Our school is a great place for veterans to earn their MBA because it is guided by a set of core values that emphasize leadership, service, and ethics — all topics that veterans appreciate. Also, our small size allows for an intimate learning environment which provides just the right balance of challenge and collaboration. It doesn’t take long for veterans to learn how respectful and supportive their faculty and classmates are of their service. I know the Goizueta community is proud to be recognized on the Military Friendly Schools List, and as a student veteran, I can attest that this recognition is well deserved.
—David Wattenmaker, MBA13; President of the Goizueta Veterans Club