B-Schooled Podcast Episode #159: Leadership Lessons from a Navy Seal/Stanford GSB Grad

In this episode of B-Schooled, co-host Chandler Arnold sits down with Jamey Cummings to talk about leadership. Jamey graduated from the United States Naval Academy with a BS in Aeronautical Engineering. While in college, he was the captain of the wrestling team and a two-time qualifier for the NCAA Division I Championships.

Jamey started his career as an Officer in the U.S. Navy SEAL Teams, where he served for nine years before earning his MBA at Stanford. After graduation, Jamey worked as a consultant with BCG before moving to the field of executive search with firms including Korn Ferry and Heidrick & Struggles. Jamey is currently a Partner at JM Search, where he co-leads the Firm’s Security Practice and is a member of the IT Executives and Technology Practices.

Join us for this wide-ranging discussion on leadership, including such topics as:

Advice for those from military backgrounds applying to business school
Suggestions for describing non-corporate leadership experiences in your MBA application
Guidance for those wanting to transition into—or out of—consulting
An overview of the world of executive search as a possible post-MBA career choice
Suggestions for those interested in entering the world of executive search
Insights into what post-MBA leadership skills top firms are looking for today

This podcast is a must for anyone applying to business school from the military or any non-corporate background, Plus, listening to Jamey is a joy!

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