Asatu Shannon Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended American University and majored 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 and Investment Banking Group.
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 because of the opportunity to live in Chicago.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, transformative, and intense.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Go see a show at City Winery or The Shrine.
Ask me about...: Recruiting for investment banking in EMEA or private equity in Africa.
Sam Yamoah Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Luther College Dublin, majoring in management information systems.
Prior to Booth: I worked for eight years in the health care industry for a Fortune 14 company focusing on process improvement (lean and six sigma), IT Service management, and project management.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management.
Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, AAMBAA, Operation Strategy Group, and DSAC.
Career plans: I am recruiting for consulting.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I was drawn to Booth's strong quantitative and discipline-based teaching approach. I experienced this approach first hand when I attended two classes during my campus visits. The flexible curriculum was very attractive because I felt it will provide me to the opportunity to chart my own path. I chose to to attend Booth because I felt the experience will equip me with the skills needed to adapt to the ever-changing business world. As a career switcher, this was very important to me. Booth has a great proven track record about supporting career changers with one of the best career services team in the world.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Amazing, engaging, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Laugh at a comedy club or improv group, try a burger at Kuma's Corner, visit the ROOF at the Wit Hotel, one of the best rooftop lounges in the world.
Ask me about...: Changing careers, starting business school with a spouse.