Student Perspectives

Student Perspective

Cory Boatwright

Cory Boatwright


Head of Military & Veteran Recruiting
San Francisco, California

"A teacher I had a long time ago told me how much her Berkeley experience had shaped her. I wanted that in my life, too."

A veteran helping other veterans helps his own career with an MBA

I am the first college graduate in my family, and an MBA was on my bucket list. A teacher I had a long time ago was a Berkeley grad, and I still remember how much she said that experience had shaped her. I wanted that in my life, too.

Even when I was in the military, I saw myself being a business professional one day. I figured the best way to improve my public speaking skills was to force myself. I became a US Air Force broadcaster while serving in South Korea, and from there went to Afghanistan as a combat documentarian.

In my job, I struggle with knowing that I can’t support everyone. I don’t want to become a bottleneck for people looking for access to resources. I’m in the EMBA program in part, to learn innovative, entrepreneurial ways to scale my efforts recruiting veterans into LinkedIn and beyond.

Career resources for life

The knowledge that I will have lifetime access to the Career Management Group’s services is a huge benefit. No other schools I explored for my MBA had the same level of support.

I chose to become my cohort’s VP-Careers because I plan to spend these 19 months as an explorer. I want my classmates to join me on that journey of discovery.

A life of going Beyond Yourself

Living a life of individualism is insufficient for me. I want to give back because I have been given a lot. I blazed my own trail, and I want to help others do the same. That is my take on going Beyond Yourself.

Being a Student Always has gotten me to where I am today in my career, and I know my learning journey is just starting—again.

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