Leslie Joy Taylor, '02, +852.5128.8909
Multinational organizations and Asian-based firms seek Chicago Booth talent at all levels for their Asian businesses and operations. From operations strategic management in Bangalore, to frontier market private equity investing in Cambodia, to regional CEO management out of Hong Kong, Chicago Booth talent is primed for success in geographic markets experiencing rapid growth. With a worldwide alumni population numbering 46,000, Booth’s global community spans all functions and industries, including consulting, financial services, energy, technology, healthcare, retail and consumer, private equity and venture capital, entrepreneurship, general management and not-for-profit. Global employers include established organizations such as The World Bank and IFC, Credit Suisse, McKinsey, Unilever, Wal-Mart, GlaxoSmithKline, Gucci, Microsoft, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts, National Football League and KPMG. APAC regional employers include China Asset Management, Maroon Analytics, Clearwater Capital Partners, LIM Advisors, Mphasis, Temasek Holdings, and Tencent.
Based in Hong Kong, Leslie travels extensively throughout the Asia-Pacific region meeting with organizations to identify opportunities and create strategies that help connect employers with Full-Time MBA students (who typically have 4-5 years of work experience), Executive and Evening/Weekend MBA students (who have 10+ years of work experience) or Booth alumni.
- Chicago’s Full-Time MBA program averages 550 students per class, at least one-third of which is comprised of international students, and of those, 30% are from Asia.
- Chicago’s Executive MBA program for Asia is based in Hong Kong. EMBA students bring an average of 12 years of work experience to the program. Each class of 90 students represents citizens from more than 18 countries on average.
- Chicago Booth alumni reside in nearly every Asian country. Robust alumni clubs strengthen business networks and allow alumni to leverage cross-industry and cross-border expertise and collaboration that benefits organizations.
Chicago Booth is committed to unearthing appropriate job opportunities for students and alumni. Students and alumni interests and passions help shape employer development strategy and efforts. Our mission is to make it simple for employers to access the Booth candidates that are a perfect match for your talent needs. The resources that we provide to employers and personalized service from our Employer Relations team are designed specifically to this end. Please contact us to learn more about the ways we can work together to support your business needs.
Recruit at Booth
Post a Job
Career Services provides a year-round, free-of-charge job posting service through Global Talent Solutions (GTS), our online job posting portal. Through GTS recruiters can post, edit and view job postings for all Booth candidates – current students seeking entry-level MBA opportunities, as well as alumni and students in the executive MBA programs who are seeking more senior level opportunities.
Recruiting on-campus is an efficient and effective way to source candidates for full-time and internship positions. There are many ways to recruit on-campus including offering a multi-firm Corporate Networking Night, presenting to and networking with students at a Corporate Conversation, or interviewing students at the Harper Center. Our expert Relationship Managers are knowledgeable about your industry, the current recruiting landscape, and the campus, and can help you create a recruiting strategy tailored to your specific needs, guiding you through each step of the recruiting process in tandem with your regional liaison.
For full-time positions, most recruiting events are held in the fall, in September and October, with interviews in October and November. Internship recruiting events begin in mid-October, and interviews take place in late-January and February. We’re also happy to facilitate just-in-time interviews and events outside our peak recruiting periods. Please refer to the Recruiting Calendar (LINK) for more specifics on timing.
For employers who cannot travel to Chicago, video-conference facilities offered through Career Services in our Harper Center campus enable overseas recruiters to conduct information sessions/company presentations and group or individual interviews with students and alumni.
For the EMBA program, please consult with your regional liaison to discuss the appropriate timing for recruitment.
Chicago Booth has several online, easy to search CV databases. You can search the CV databases by nearly sixty different criteria that allow you to identify candidates who fit your needs. Such criteria include:
- Previous work experience
- Industry and function preference
- Work authorization
- Languages spoken
- Current Residence
Our CV databases include talent from our Full-Time MBA Program, the globally diverse and experienced talent worldwide from our Executive and Evening/Weekend MBA programs, as well as our entire job-seeking Alumni population.
Partner with Student Groups
Chicago Booth student groups host conferences, speaker series, mock interviews, lectures, panel discussions, and many other academic and social activities. Working with these student groups can be a valuable resource to enhance your campus visibility and recruiting efforts. Among the ways your company can get involved is to provide speakers or sponsorship. We encourage you to contact student group co-chairs to learn more about building relationships through involvement in student groups.
A list of the Full-Time student groups can be found here (LINK). Some of the cultural groups that might be of interest to Asian employers include:
A list of the Part-Time student groups can be found here (LINK).
EMBA programs do not have student groups but we are happy to help you coordinate student outreach to this population.
Student Group Conferences and Treks
- Asia Finance Trek – Hong Kong, December 17-21, 2012
First and second-year students from the Full-Time and Part-Time program conduct company visits to banking and finance firms in Hong Kong. These firms include investment banks, investment management and private equity firms.
- Emerging Markets Conference – Chicago, Saturday April 13, 2013
Keynote faculty and corporate speakers share views on opportunities for development among emerging markets. The conference offers terrific opportunities for networking. Contact the Emerging Markets Group (Full-Time Population) for more information.
Attend or Participate in an Event
Chicago Conversations – Chicago Conversations are events around the world with rich dialogue among leaders in a targeted industry thriving in a particular city. Corporate partners of Booth and the community are invited to hear about industry trends and network with Booth talent and peers.
- Mumbai – November 2012 – Private Equity
Industry Networking Events – With events in London, Singapore and Chicago the Chicago Booth Industry Networking Events provide an informal setting for corporate friends, Executive MBA students, and alumni to connect, share knowledge, exchange information, and create relationships around a specific industry.
Booth Business Forum – This series, hosted at the Gleacher Center in Chicago, invites alumni, corporate partners, and current students to attend an engaging panel discussion led by industry professionals. The evening will provide time for networking with fellow attendees, and panelists will share their industry experiences and thoughts on future trends.
Participate in an event – Every year, Chicago Booth hosts dozens of events meant to provide educational, social and networking opportunities for Chicago Booth students and alumni.
If you are interested in representing your company at an event on the Singapore campus as a speaker or panelist, or hosting an event at your office, please email Linda Eunson.
Other Events – Career Services Singapore partners regularly with other Booth departments to produce Asian events ranging from our Global Leadership Series featuring prominent faculty speakers to specialized HR Development and Networking Luncheons where our recruitment partners are invited to join us for faculty-led professional development programming and networking.
Interested in sponsoring a student group event? Please reach out directly to the student group co-chairs. For additional sponsorship activities or more information on how to get your company involved at Booth, please contact Cathy Fuller, Senior Director of Corporate Relations at Catheryn.Fuller@chicagobooth.edu.