Undergraduate school/major: I attended the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and had a double major in Accounting and Finance
Previous Industry: I worked in the finance department of UBS in Hong Kong and focused on financial and capital analysis of corporate financing deals.
Career plans: I am looking for opportunities in both investment management and investment banking in Hong Kong.
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I chose Booth because of the collaborative culture and the close-knit community, the strong reputation and the alumni network across the globe and different industries, the academic rigor and the strong faculty which could constantly challenge me intellectually, and its dedicated career services team in Asia.
Activities: Stock Pitch Director of the Investment Management Group. Active member of the Asia Pacific Club, Greater China Club, Investment Banking Group, Investment Management Group, and Soccer Club.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Collaborative, challenging and inspiring.
Ask me about...: application process, recruiting opportunities at Booth in Hong Kong and Asia, how to ensure a smooth transition from a tropical city to the Windy City, advices in being a career switcher, decent Asian restaurants in Chicago, housing options in the loop and what ""Fireball"" is!
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? I will be going back to Hong Kong for the Investment Banking/Investment Management trek and then go to Washington DC for my Christmas holiday.
Undergraduate school/major: I attended University of Virginia and majored in finance and mathematics.
Previous Industry: Prior to Booth, I worked at a private equity asset management company in Hong Kong.
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I chose Booth because of its flexible curriculum, rigorous academics taught by world-renowned professors, diverse culture and closely-connected alumni community.
Activities: I'm a member of the Investment Banking Group, Chicago Asia Pacific Group, Greater China Club and Wine Club
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, inspiring and fun
Ask me about...: Studying and recruiting in the U.S. as an international student
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? I will travel to New York, Hong Kong and Chicago during the winter break.
Yang Xue Class of 2015
Undergraduate school/major: I attended The Chinese University of Hong Kong and majored in accounting.
Concentrations: Finance and strategic management.
Activities: Member of the Asia Pacific Club, Greater China Club, Private Equity Group, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Investment Banking Group, and the Boxing Club.
Career plans: I am recruiting for private equity.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I choose Booth based on its top-notch reputation both domestically and internationally. The school's vast resources and talents in finance, among others, match my career aspiration. The city itself offers the best architecture and food collections. Additionally, the school's flexible curriculum, diverse student groups, and collaborative culture add tremendous value to my progression.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Collaborative, intense, and dynamic.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The Windy Cindy scavenger hunt cohort event is a must-do activity. You help your cohort get points towards cohort competition meanwhile enjoy a great tour around the city. Check out Lincoln Park Zoo where polar bears find their homes. Visit the "Bean" sculpture in Millennium Park to embrace the city.
Ask me about...: An investment banking career, recruitment outside US (in Hong Kong/China) and in the US, housing for international students, or generally how to make a transition to Chicago.
Undergraduate school/major: American University in Bulgaria - Business Administration
Previous Industry: Metals and mining
Career plans: Investment Banking
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I was particularly interested in the strong finance curriculum but at the same time I was very taken in by the communal experience that is built by the close-knit student body
Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Epicurean Club, Giving Something Back and PhotoBooth
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exhilarating, challenging and thriving
Ask me about...: Moving to Chicago from Hong Kong, recruiting as an international, travels during MBA and international exchange programs
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Buenos Aires, Argentina and Milan, Italy