Events

Advanced Degree Veterans' Forum

December 11-12, 2020 and January 8-9, 2021

An opportunity over 4 days in December and January for Veteran graduate students to explore the opportunities of a consulting career with Deloitte’s many commercial and government & public sector consulting professionals who served in the USA, USN, USMC, USAF, or USCG.

Overview

The Advanced Degree Veterans' Forum is a unique program focused on professional growth for Veterans by Veterans.This weekend of experiential learning, working sessions, networking, and fun is designed for top graduate students who are interested in consulting, and who have served or are currently serving in the US Armed Forces. The forum will feature discussions with senior Deloitte professionals on topics including career transition, translating leadership skills from the military to business, building your network, refining interviewing skills, and identifying personal proficiencies to leverage for future success. Our goal is to further prepare Veterans for the consulting industry by helping them achieve the following outcomes:

  • Gain a better understanding of consulting
  • Articulate your military experience in a way that will best position you for consulting
  • Gain exposure to consulting culture
  • Increase your preparation for case interviews
  • Build a relevant network to support you through transition and beyond 

     

Eligibility

  • US Veterans based in the United States enrolled in a full-time MBA or graduate program who are interested in consulting and who are more than one year away from their graduation date 
  • Prior or ongoing service in the USA, USN, USMC, USAF, or USCG
  • History of superior academic, professional, and military achievement
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and team-building skills
  • Must be legally authorized to work in the United States without the need for employer sponsorship, now or at any time in the future

 

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Event details

Forum date:

December 11-12, 2020 and January 8-9, 2021
 

Location:

Virtual due to COVID-19 (Zoom links to be provided at a later date)

Apply

Applications for ADVF 2021 are closed. The ADVF 2022 application cycle will begin in the Fall of 2021.

Frequently asked questions

What are the dates of the Deloitte Advanced Degree Veterans’ Forum?

The forum will take place virtually over 4 half-day sessions on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2020, and Friday, January 8 and Saturday, January 9, 2021.

When do applications open and close for ADVF 2021?

Applications are accepted from October 9, 2020 - November 1, 2020.

Do I need any work experience outside of the military to attend?

No, work experience outside the US Armed Forces prior to graduate school is not required.

Where can I get more information about the Deloitte Advance Degree Veterans’ Forum?

If you have additional questions after reading through the information on this page, you may contact us at AdvancedDegreeVeteransForum@deloitte.com.

What is the Advanced Degree Veterans’ Forum agenda?

The Advanced Degree Veterans’ Forum agenda will feature experiential learning, working sessions, and networking with senior Deloitte professionals who are also Veterans. The Forum will focus on translating you’re military experience into consulting and giving a deep insight into the culture of consulting and the firm. The detailed agenda will be provided to selected participants prior to their arrival to the forum.

How is the forum different than Deloitte’s CORE program?

The Advanced Degree Veterans’ Forum is targeted at Veterans who are currently enrolled in their first year at a full-time graduate program with a specific interest in consulting, while CORE is open to active/transitioning service-members pursuing any industry. We encourage transitioning Veterans who are not currently enrolled in a full-time graduate degree program and who are within six months of transitioning to apply for our CORE program.

When will I know if I have been selected for the Deloitte Advanced Degree Veterans’ Forum?

You can expect to hear our final decision in late November. All applicants will be notified about their status, whether accepted as a forum participant or not.

Where can I learn more about Deloitte?

Deloitte is one of the world's leading consulting organizations for business strategy, operations, technology, and human resources planning. Deloitte provides services that are designed to bring together the experience, scale, and capabilities of its professionals to help clients in their efforts to address their most complex business problems. Deloitte's organizational structure and collaborative approach facilitates the integration of consulting services with the services provided by the other Deloitte US entities. Clients depend on Deloitte for straightforward advice and results that help them create value. Learn more about Consulting careers.

Deloitte's commitment to Veterans and inclusion

At Deloitte, we foster an inclusive culture where all leaders thrive, and, as such, we’re proud to support armed forces members, Veterans, and their families. Deloitte recognizes that there are distinct stages in the transition from active duty service to Veteran status, and a holistic approach is helpful for moving the needle on key Veterans’ issues. As such, we employ an integrated approach to military and Veterans support, built on a platform of three key pillars: physical health and recovery, employment, and education. The transition to civilian life is not a linear process, so these separate pillars focus on the singular objective of building hope and confidence, which, in turn, can provide a springboard to propel our veterans to the next step in their own unique journeys.

Rich, varied experiences can help shape the quality of service to clients. Transitioning armed forces members and veterans bring valuable skills, knowledge, experience, and insights that further enrich the diversity of teams at Deloitte and other organizations.

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