Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from The University of Tokyo and majored in political science.
Prior to Booth: I spent 4 years in an investment bank in Japan and acted as an M&A advisor.
Concentrations: Economics and Finance.
Activities: I'm a member of the Hedge Fund Group, the Investment Management Group and the Japan Club.
Career plans: I will continue to pursue my career as an investment banker.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I love Booth's "rigorous, discipline-based approach" to business education. I believe this approach means "going back to basics". This is the best way to shape my leadership style, expand my intellectual capacity and learn fundamental business skills which can be applied in real business for the rest of my life.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, disciplined and academic.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? Enjoy the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, one of the top-tier orchestras in the world and you can get great discounts for students.
Ask me about...: Booth's classes. The faculty at Booth have a wide range of characteristics. Also, ask me about food and the classical music scene in Chicago.
Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from The University of Tokyo and majored in engineering (aeronautics and astronautics).
Prior to Booth: I worked for six years in the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. My main fields are energy efficiency and renewable energy industry, and aerospace and defense industry.
Activities: Member of the Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Group, High Tech Group, Japan Club and the Emerging Market Groups.
Career plans: I am a student sponsored by the government, therefore I will go back to work in the government just after graduation.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth to develop my skills in the area of entrepreneurship, especially in high-tech industry.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity n Chicago? Museums, theaters, jazz and blues bars, and Chicago's pizza restaurants.
Ask me about...: Museums and foods in Chicago, Booth's flexible curriculum and entrepreneurship programs, and the Booth students.
Undergraduate School/Major: I obtained my degree from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and majored in finance.
Prior to Booth: I worked at PwC Korea's Financial Advisory Services Group for four years focusing on valuation and financial due diligence projects for cross-border M&A, project financing and distressed situation deals.
Concentrations: Accounting and Analytic Finance.
Activities: I'm a member of the Investment Banking Group, CReDIT Group, Chicago Asia Pacific Group, AudioBooth and Giving Something Back
Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth for its flexible curriculum, strong finance and strategy programs, global alumni network and the prestigious brand value. Booth is also located in Chicago, one of my favorite cities in the world.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Inspiring, exciting and challenging.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? Chicago has a lot of nice restaurants with reasonable prices.
Ask me about...: The flexible curriculum and investment banking recruiting.