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Tod Stephens, MBA/JD 2013

On the Olin experience:

On my very first day of class I walked into Simon Hall and literally, the first person to greet me was the associate dean of Olin Business School. He stuck out his hand and in using my first name, said “Tod, thank you for your service to our country and we hope you have a great time here at Olin.” While that was satisfying personally to me, it expressed how everyone here at Olin thinks about the students. They are here to teach, to help, to assist the students first and foremost beyond anything else.

Olin has a knack of encouraging students not only to work very hard but also to work in teams. Those two values could not exist without the third value that I think Olin best represents - given its Midwestern roots - and that’s the value of having fun while you’re working hard.

Career:
Pre-MBA employment: Infantry Officer, U.S. Army
Internship: Legal Department, Emerson
Post-MBA: Associate, Stinson Morrison Hecker LLP, Kansas City

Background:
Education: BA, German and Russian Languages, United States Military Academy, West Point, NY
Hometown: Troy, IL