In spite of the exceptional credentials, talents, and attributes that military veterans bring to the table, it is often the case that veterans face specific challenges related to the transition into a civilian business career.
For this reason, veterans are coached by the Weston Career Center on how to translate military experience and skills into civilian terminology and how to effectively communicate their value proposition, for example; skills in multitasking, working under pressure, and leading and managing teams.
Weston Career Center, in partnership with the Olin Veteran Association, sponsors events dedicated to connecting Washington University and Olin alums with incoming veterans for the purposes of mentoring, professional development, and networking.
In addition, Olin’s Corporate Partner Initiative provides access to a senior-executive mentorship program that offers an insider perspective on a specific industry, function, and/or company, From the military to the real world including advice on career progression and guidance on making a successful transition from military service to the business world.
Any veteran seeking an advising appointment to discuss transitioning from military service to civilian life may contact the Director, Weston Career Center at firstname.lastname@example.org.