Graduate Management Admission Council and Student Veterans of America Announce Partnership

RESTON, Virginia (January 28, 2013) — The Graduate Management Admission Council and the Student Veterans of America have entered a partnership to help both groups better provide student veterans the resources and support they need to succeed in management education and beyond.

Under the agreement, GMAC will sponsor SVA’s Student Veteran Success Corps – a coalition of corporations that recognize true career success starts with an education -- and will provide expertise as needed for SVA leadership and other initiatives, as well as gain access to student veterans to better understand their needs and interests. GMAC, the worldwide association of leading business schools that administers the GMAT exam, will work with SVA leadership and its more than 700 student chapters to assist student veterans interested in MBAs and other business-related master’s degrees.

“GMAC and the Student Veterans of America are both committed to supporting veterans to succeed in higher education and beyond, so we are delighted to be joining forces. Many veterans are interested in going to business school to help them transfer the skills they’ve honed in the military to the business world, and business schools value the experience and leadership skills they bring to the classroom,” said Pepe Carreras, GMAC vice president, marketing operations.

 ”As thousands of veterans earn their undergraduate degrees, we know that countless more will continue their education by pursuing an MBA,” said Michaal Dakduk, SVA’s Executive Director. “Our partnership with GMAC will help these student veterans become the future leaders of corporate America.”

Contact: Tracey Briggs, office: +1 (703) 668-9726; mobile: +1 (571) 243-1478; tbriggs@gmac.com.

About SVA: SVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit coalition of over 700 student veteran organizations on college campuses globally. SVA's mission is to provide military veterans with the resources, support, and advocacy needed to succeed in higher education and following graduation. For more information, visit us at www.studentveterans.org or visit our YouTube channel.

About GMAC: The Graduate Management Admission Council (gmac.com) is a non-profit education organization of the world’s leading graduate business schools and owner of the GMAT exam, accepted by more than 5,700 graduate business and management programs worldwide. GMAC is based in Reston, Virginia, and has regional offices in London, New Delhi and Hong Kong. The GMAT exam―the only worldwide standardized test designed expressly for graduate business and management programs―is available more than 250 days a year at more than 550 test centers in more than 110 countries. More information about the GMAT exam is available at mba.com. Please go to gmac.com/newscenter and follow @GMACNewsCenter on Twitter.