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Sierra Leone

Asatu Shannon, Class of 2014


Undergraduate School/Major: I attended The American University, majoring in international finance.

Prior to Booth: I started my career as a Business Analyst for an oil and gas investor and an assistant fund manager on the Africa desk for an asset manager. I spent the three years before business school at a British private equity fund focused on frontier markets and based out of Sierra Leone and Liberia.

Concentrations: Finance and Strategic Management.

Activities: Member of the Chicago Africa Business Group, Investment Banking Group, Chicago Women in Business.

Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to apply to and then attend Booth because of its strong reputation in the business world and its flexible curriculum. I wanted to jump right into the program by choosing the courses I found relevant to my new career goals.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, fast-paced, and fun.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Freedom Friday is a sometimes-themed party planned once a month at different bars around Chicago. It attracts a young professional crowd. The latest event was organized one week early in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.

Ask me about...: Being one of a handful of African women at Booth and recruiting for investment banking.

Last Updated 1/7/13