A nurturing environment
“I was nervous about some of my business classes initially, but the professors do a brilliant job of providing guidance and resources. I also found tremendous support and stimulation from the Military in Business Club, a networking group for veterans from all over the world."
“The club is a fantastic support, connecting students who have had similar experiences from a military background. It offers mentorship as well as a full calendar of activities and interesting events."
“In many ways though, the greatest support has been from my fellow students. My classmates are just great. They are always proactive about helping, exchanging ideas and providing contacts and networking opportunities. It’s a real community."
“In return, I hope that the insights I give them based on my own experiences in the US Navy managing very large groups of people and conflict resolution are helpful. Working in different officer roles over several years, I had quite large amounts of responsibility from a young age. That’s just how leadership development works in the military."
“You gain a huge amount of exposure from the start, rotating through different roles and working in a vast number of different countries and environments."
“Under my stewardship as Landward Security Officer in 2016 to 2017, I was head of a US and Nepalese sentry team responsible for providing security for more than 30,000 personnel in the United Arab Emirates. Before that, one of my roles was officer of the deck on board a cruiser where I trained a team of sailors to effectively drive and fight the ship before deployment, coordinating high-risk helicopter landings and search and rescue exercises."
“Through these positions and others, I discovered that I thrive working within a team, making time-sensitive decisions under pressure and collaborating with team mates – within inclusive teams – to devise fast, effective and practicable solutions to complex problems."
“In addition, being a female officer on an all-male ship meant that I have learned how to play off preconceptions and the importance of believing in yourself and your strengths and that way gain credibility and respect.”