Summer Business Scholars

Dyer

Patrick Dyer

Chicago, Illinois
  • Education

    Middlebury College

  • Major

    International Studies

  • Graduation Year

    2014 (Expected)

  • SBSP Class

    2012

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Why did you apply to the Summer Business Scholars Program?

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As an international studies major, I had no previous business background and applied to SBSP in order to gain wider knowledge about the financial world. I was given a rigorous snapshot of what it is like to pursue an MBA. The alumni visits allowed me to appreciate the doors that Chicago Booth could open for me in the future.

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What did you enjoy most about the corporate visits?

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Completing a case interview at the Boston Consulting Group’s office was an incredible experience, because it gave me an insight not only into what the case interview process might be like but also the rigors and challenges that the BCG consultants face on a day-to-day basis.

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Your class was approximately half from the United States and half international. How did you feel the diversity of participants helped shape your experience?

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The best part of my academic experience was being surrounded by diverse, incredible, and well-rounded people from all over the world. My peers were able to communicate their different perspectives, which challenged me to look at problems from many different angles.