Tag: Veterans Day

This Veteran’s Day, Olin reflects with gratitude on the service and leadership offered by its vibrant military veteran community. One needs to look no further than alumna and former U.S. Army Blackhawk pilot Katie Buehner as an example of the impact our student veterans have on the world.

Previously named one of Poets & Quants’ “Best and Brightest” and profiled by both The Denver Business Journal and The National Business Journal for her entrepreneurial pursuits, Katie is once again making headlines and continuing to make her alma mater proud.

Business Because recently profiled Katie for her work helping veterans launch new careers in business by offering training for careers in high-tech sales. Katie’s employer, Tech Qualled, aims to “change the way high-tech executives perceive the skill sets of military service members.” Katie says high-tech sales companies are particularly reluctant to hire employees without experience handling accounts.

“Even though veterans might not have the direct experience, they are driven, results-oriented and resilient—they have the potential to outlearn and outpace everyone else on their staff,” Katie told Business Because.

Tech Qualled has so far placed over 100 candidates, and now has 75 partners. Learn more about the Launchpad Academy for Veterans here.

Olin Kudos, Katie, and all of our Olin Veterans–you inspire and lead our community to achieve more.

Check out Katie’s full profile on Business Because.

Nearly one third of public sector employees are veterans. And thanks to a recent extension of GI Bill® Benefits, many of those veterans will be eligible to pursue courses and degrees through Brookings Executive Education (BEE). BEE is managed in partnership with Olin Business School and has provided public and private sector leaders with relevant education in support of their professional development goals for more than 50 years.

The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, discussed VA strategies at the Brookings Executive Education (BEE) symposium on “Veterans Leadership: Cultivating a Strategic Advantage”.

The Honorable Robert A. McDonald, Secretary of Veterans Affairs, discussed VA strategies at the Brookings Executive Education (BEE) symposium on “Veterans Leadership: Cultivating a Strategic Advantage”

The extension of GI Bill® Benefits awarded to BEE increases opportunities for veterans to use the VA benefits to enroll in the following BEE programs: the Master of Science in Leadership; Certificate in Public Leadership; Certificate in Policy Strategy and a Congressional Legis Fellowship.

“It’s now easier than ever for those who have served our country to take courses at BEE. We are honored and excited to be able to expand our offerings to Veterans,” stated Mary Ellen Joyce, PhD, Executive Director, BEE.

Throughout its history BEE has worked diligently to provide professional development opportunities to our nation’s veterans. Over the past year these efforts have grown exponentially with the addition of John Angevine, Executive Fellow for Veterans Affairs to the staff. In addition to helping Veterans make the transition from military leadership to civilian leadership by identifying career development opportunities at BEE, Angevine led efforts to form the Interagency Veterans Affinity Group (IA-VAG) in government. IA-VAG will serve as a resource and networking group for Veterans throughout government.

BEE is a partnership between the Brookings Institution and Olin Business School at Washington University in St. Louis. Since 1957 BEE has delivered practical knowledge of the public policy process and leadership development for the public and private sectors.