Ji Young Choi
Undergraduate school/major: Macalester College, Economics and Mathematics Majors
Previous Industry: Consulting
Career plans: Technology Industry or Entrepreneurship
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Collaborative environment, flexible curriculum, career resources
Activities: Dean's Student & Alumni Representatives, Booth Technology Group, Booth Hacks, Marketing Group, Chicago Women in Business
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Stimulating, fast-paced, fun
Ask me about...: Adjusting to life in the States, finding careers that sponsor internationals, process for obtaining working visa (H1-B), switching careers from consulting to the technology industry
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Unclear, likely Chicago or New York
Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Indiana University at Bloomington and majored in Finance.
Previous Industry: I worked in the financial services industry in NY focusing on accounting.
Career plans: I plan on working in investment banking post-MBA.
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? First, it was the flexibility of the program that allowed me to focus on areas that I wanted to develop and improve. As the neon installation in the Harper Center asks, ""Why are you here and not somewhere else?"" Booth is the perfect MBA for someone who has a defined goal. Secondly, it was the Booth brand in finance. I wanted to switch into a finance role post MBA and was looking for a school that had a strong brand in the industry.
Activities: I am an active member of the Armed Forces Group, Boxing Club and the Korean Business Group.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Genuine, supportive, and determined.
Ask me about...: working and recruiting in the US as an international student. I would also be glad to answer any questions regarding the decision process of choosing the right business school. /
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? I will be staying in Chicago for the first winter break. I would like to explore the city with my family during the winter break when I have more free time.