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Beyond the MBA Classroom: Being an Armed Services Veteran at Tuck

When you select an MBA program, you are not just choosing your learning environment, but are also committing to becoming part of a community. Each Thursday, we offer a window into life “beyond the MBA classroom” at a top business school.

In the 2011–2012 academic year, the Tuck Armed Forces Alumni Association, or TAFAA, (formerly the Tuck Armed Services Club) had 21 members, including eight non-U.S. veterans. The club sponsors study sessions for midterms and finals, organizes various social events and speaks with prospective students. The TAFAA is proud of, and specifically mentioned to mbaMission, its involvement in the Tuck GIVES Leadership Challenge. The club’s 2010–2011 co-president told us, “Overall, the students and administration are accepting and supportive of veterans. We bring a unique perspective to the classroom and study group discussions.” He continued by saying, “The small, close-knit community and sense of camaraderie amongst Tuckies is somewhat similar to what we [veterans] experience in our respective services. Some of us are married, and Hanover is a great place for families as well.”

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