Vicky Huang Class of 2015
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Northwestern University and majored in biomedical engineering.
Concentrations: Strategic management, finance, and operations management.
Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Healthcare Group, Chicago Asia Pacific Group, and Dean's Student Admissions Committee.
Career plans: I am recruiting for management consulting and corporate roles.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? The flexible curriculum allows me to craft a program that caters to my professional needs. More importantly, I chose Booth because I really appreciate the genuine warmth from everyone in the Booth community. Booth’s increasingly strong reputation and alumni network in Asia will support my development professionally and personally.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Collaborative, experiential, and intellectual.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Explore the diverse restaurant scene. Chicago has some of the best restaurants in the world, including several Michelin-starred restaurants. It is the perfect city to truly enjoy the food and not get blown away by the price tag.
Ask me about...: Recruiting for consulting/corporate in the US and about living in and enjoying Chicago!
Yichin Lew Class of 2015
Undergraduate School/Major: I completed my degree at National Taiwan University and majored in library and information science.
Concentrations: Strategic management, general management, and finance.
Activities: Member of the Booth Technology Group, Investment Management Group, and Chicago Women in Business.
Career plans: I'm recruiting for general management and leadership programs.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? Booth provides a solid education and enormous resources in alumni networks and career services. It has been an amazing experience to learn with such a smart, sharp, and caring community.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Stretch, inspirational, and precise.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Visit private homes at Chicago Open House, see the Chicago skyline from the Adler Planetarium, enjoy French chanson and pastries at the French Market.
Ask me about...: Life in Chicago and my recruiting experiences.
Sam Kwei Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Massachusetts Institute of Technology and majored in electrical engineering and computer science.
Prior to Booth: I have worked as a software engineer and systems engineer at large corporations, such as Google, and most recently at a start-up that was acquired by Symantec. Although my initial career started in the United States, I have worked in business development in various Asia Pacific countries including Taiwan, China, Hong Kong, Australia, Singapore, and Japan.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, finance, international business, marketing management, and strategic management.
Activities: Member of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Booth Technology Group, Marketing Group, and Asia Pacific Group.
Career plans: I founded a start-up with a current fellow classmate at Chicago Booth. We are planning to work on our start-up over the summer and apply for various angel funds. For my longer-term plan, I plan to join other start-ups or international tech corporations in the functions of international business development.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? Booth is known to be a very entrepreneurial MBA program. It provides tremendous resources for aspiring entrepreneurs such as myself. Just by looking at the resources of the Polsky Center including all the in-house executive advisors, war rooms, and various tips given by previous Booth entrepreneurs, I knew that I chose the right MBA program to join.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Eye-opening, hopeful, and goal-oriented.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? A "must-do" activity in Chicago for all first-timers is the Chicago Trolley tour. This tour will not only take you to all of the important historical sites and landmarks but also show you the surrounding unique neighborhoods including Chinatown, Greek Town, etc. All first years will feel right at home after a few explorations; additionally the pass is usable up to three days!
Ask me about...: All the resources that Booth has to offer to aspiring entrepreneurs and about different Booth strengths such as marketing.
Johnny Pi Class of 2014
Undergraduate School/Major: I completed my degree at National Chengchi University and double majored in statistics and risk management and insurance.
Prior to Booth: I worked as a consultant for IBM's Strategy and Transformation Practice.
Concentrations: Economics and strategic management.
Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Chicago Asia Pacific Group, Golf Club, and Booth Basketball Club.
Career plans: I am recruiting for management consulting.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I believe Booth will serve as the ideal springboard to attain my future goals. Booth's balanced curriculum will sharpen my core business competence and broaden my skills in various academic subjects.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Multidimensional, introspective, and exciting.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Attending a Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert is on the top of my list of "must-do" activities in Chicago. You can enjoy a world-class performance in an extremely beautiful concert hall, Grainger Ballroom.
Ask me about...: Recruiting for management consulting, the Booth Full-Time MBA application process, and academic planning for concentrations in strategic management, general management, or entrepreneurship.