Gus Giacoman, our guest this week, is a fascinating individual, dedicated to helping vets get into school of all kinds – everything from community colleges to law school, business school and diverse graduate programs.
Tune in to our conversation with the highly accomplished and tireless Gus for the low-down on how he helps vets get into school, advice for vets and other MBA applicants, as well as tips for future management consultants. Oh, and he tells some great stories.
00:02:38 – Service to School: Networking and guidance for veterans headed to college and grad school.
00:05:55 – The revenue model (you can’t charge family, right?).
00:06:55 – A breakdown of where Service to School applicants are applying.
00:10:28 – What success looks like (How about 3 Wharton/HBS admits!).
00:12:29 – Business school as the path returning vets to civilian life.
00:17:33 – The advantages and challenges of being a veteran in b-school and consulting.
00:21:41 – Why NYU Stern? And why consulting?
00:25:49 – The best skills for a future consultant to cultivate.
00:27:30 – 3 things Gus looks for in choosing a consultant for his team.
00:28:57 – What a college grad should do pre-MBA to prepare for a career in consulting.
00:33:01 – A great piece of advice for b-school applicants.
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