Jason R. Macri, Class of 2013, is one of over 40 Darden Military Association members attending the Veterans Open House on 3 September. In this blog, Jason writes why military veterans interested in pursuing an MBA should attend the Open House:
Choosing to leave the military is often much harder than the decision to join. Applying to business school adds another layer of complexity — from career prospects to social outlets, the application process can seem overwhelming. Fortunately Darden is here to help.
Celebrate your Federal Holiday in Charlottesville, VA at the Darden School of Business’s inaugural Veterans Open House on Monday, 3 September. The event will provide an inside look at the MBA admission process, Darden’s unique case method of teaching and the School’s community; we will also provide a tour of the Darden Grounds and have presentations and panels covering a range of topics from financial aid to student life and career opportunities.
Veterans choose Darden because of its tight-knit community, emphasis on teamwork and commitment to service. In the video below, Darden students, alumni and faculty speak about how Darden is a perfect fit for military veterans:
The Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010 was signed into law in early January 2011. Changes have been made to the original Post 9/11 Act that are important for all veterans and active duty members who are either applying or are considering applying to the Darden School of Business.
Effective on August 1, 2011, the GI Bill will now pay all public school in-state tuition and fees, including the graduate programs. The Darden School of Business is one of the few top ranked MBA programs in the country that is part of a public university and thereby able to benefit from the new update to the law.
MilitaryMBA.net recently released an analysis of MBA schools offering the best value for veterans using the New GI Bill, and the Darden School of Business made the list. The analysis and resulting best-value list—the first resource of its kind for prospective military students—was prompted by research conducted by Military MBA research which studied veteran perspectives and personal choices in higher education programs. This new resource is designed to help veterans make better decisions concerning an MBA education.
According to Greg Eisenbarth who led research on the project, “All 20 of these MBA schools should be commended for their commitment to working with military veterans and their families.”