Full-Time MBA - Military Applicants
Tony Lawson piloted drones over a tsunami-devastated Japan and flew refueling planes during wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. In July, he retired his nine-year tour with the U.S. Air Force for another mission: a UC Davis MBA.
Lawson has experienced some culture shock as a first-year Full-Time MBA student, but welcomes the change. He marvels at the School’s cultural diversity and his fellow students’ varied life experiences compared to the Air Force’s homogeneity.
When Jay Hubbard was six growing up in Georgia, he saw an ad in the back of Boys’ Life magazine and sent away for the detailed blueprints to make a working jet engine.
“I was convinced I could build it and for three years I tried to get my father to stop by the machine shop to buy the pieces,” he recalls. “But Dad didn’t want me having a jet engine around.”
When Leonard Bryan drives past rows of houses with satellite dishes, he feels a touch of pride. He’s directly involved in beaming TV channels and high-speed broadband into homes.
Bryan ’03 is mission director for Palo Alto–based Space Systems/Loral (SS/L), the world’s leading provider of commercial satellites and spacecraft systems with cell phone companies, wireless Internet providers and TV networks as major clients.
Infantry Officer, U.S. Marine Corps; rated among the top 10 percent of his peers
B.A., English and Political Economy | Carleton College, Northfield, Minn.
I gained the skills and knowledge to translate the fundamental
leadership talents I developed in the military to the business world.