Service Helps to Link Ex-Military M.B.A.s

For military veterans entering business school, they now must navigate the uncharted terrain of résumé writing and networking in the private sector. While traditional M.B.A. students typically step into the job search with four to six years of private sector experience and a healthy network of peers and corporate mentors, veterans entering business school are often fresh out of military service, encounter many transitional challenges. "The biggest challenge is translating our skill-set for the business community," says Jenifer Guimond, a former Navy pilot who graduates from the University of Virginia's Darden School of Business in May and has landed a job as a management consultant at Bain & Company after graduation, MBA Veterans Connect, a recently launched social network, helps to ease that tranisiton by offering a video library of company presentations and alumni career panels, job boards where employers can post positions, and student and alumni profiles on the site.