Veterans at Johnson

First, thank you for your service to your country.

You will find a very unique supportive environment here. Johnson is committed to supporting our veteran students intellectually, socially, and financially. As a veteran, you bring a unique facet to the entire Johnson student body and we are all enriched by your leadership experiences. When you come to Cornell, you become part of an extensive network of more than 300,000 alumni, including 13,000 Johnson graduates. Connect with Cornell's Military Community and explore the web portal to discover the programs and services available to our active military and veteran students, faculty, staff, and alumni.

Our unique Immersion Program allows veterans to quickly get up-to-speed as career-changers. That first-year deep dive into a subject matter is good for any career changer, but can be especially true for veterans as you transition back to the academic environment and into the world of business. You can go with confidence into your internship with four or five accounting courses under your belt, as compared to the one you would acquire at other b-schools.

In addition, you’ll find a small class size with incredibly supportive staff and faculty that makes Johnson a unique place among elite business schools.


What should be my first point of contact with Johnson?

  • Your first point of contact should be with the Veterans website or with any Johnson veteran that you may know. In addition, if you contact the Admissions department, please identify yourself as a veteran so that they can put you in touch with current Johnson veterans.

I am a veteran and I am planning to visit campus, how can I link-up with a current vet at the school?

  • Please use the website to send an email to the club officers. The Association of Veterans is available to show you around Johnson, the Cornell campus, and Ithaca. Furthermore, we can often provide a place to stay or recommendations for hotels, etc.

Can the Association of Veterans provide advice on how to best present my military and leadership experiences as I prepare my Johnson application, essays, and resume?

  • Yes, please reach out to the Association through the website. As veterans who have recently gone through the business school application process, we are available to provide guidance and assistance to allow applicants to leverage their military experiences.
Johnson Military Preview Day group photo 2018

November 7, 2019

Johnson Military Preview

Prospective Military applicants are invited to visit campus and meet with veteran students, faculty, and staff including those representing our strong military community here at Johnson. Learn how to successfully position yourself in the MBA Admissions process.

Upcoming Events

Join Admissions representatives and members of our student Veteran community for an online webinar to learn about the Cornell MBA and how to best position yourself as a top MBA candidate. During the session you will learn about the various resources available to our veteran students, including our Career Management Center, and Johnson Association of Veterans.

Events will resume in Spring 2019.

Grant Miller, MBA '16, Promoted to Lt. Commander, USN, While Earning his MBA

Classmates of Grant Miller, MBA '16, gathered in Sage Hall to attend his promotion to Lt. Commander, U.S. Navy. 

veterans club

Johnson's Veteran Club

The Association of Veterans at Johnson is a dynamic and supportive organization that actively reaches out to prospective military veteran students and creates a community of veterans throughout Johnson and Cornell University. 

Military Associations and Organizations at Cornell

Cornell has a strong history of supporting Veterans, and the Johnson contingent is outstanding.

Peter Nolan

Nolans' gift endows scholarship fund for veterans at Johnson

Cornell Trustee Emeritus Peter Nolan ’80, MBA ’82, and his wife, Stephanie Nolan ’84, have given nearly $2 million to help the Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management support U.S. military veterans seeking an MBA.

Johnson Veteran's Linked-In Group

Johnson Association of Veterans has its own LinkedIn group, and we encourage all veteran alumni to join. Simply search for Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management Association of Veterans in LinkedIn to join the group.

Veterans Linked-In group