Behind Our Admissions Outreach

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Executive MBA

Lies an incredible group of alumni.

If you are a prospective student or EMBA applicant, it’s likely you’ve met Chicago Booth alumni over the course of your journey. In fact, alumni are our most common source of information for applicants. The time they spend with prospective students at events, corresponding through email, talking on the phone and conducting interviews on behalf of the admissions team makes a significant difference in the success of our recruiting efforts.

To that end, we recently honored two Executive MBA alumni who serve as alumni ambassadors for the XP North America campus and truly embody the culture of “paying it forward” that thrives at Chicago Booth.

Elizabeth Rogers, XP-81 and Scott Novak, XP-78 both personify the excellence and integrity that make up our community. Aside from their demanding careers - Elizabeth is currently the Partnership Director at Wiley and Scott serves as Sr. Assistant General Counsel at Zurich Insurance - they have gone to great lengths to provide valuable counsel to our prospective students and applicants. Over the past year, they’ve answered countless questions, shared perspectives on why they chose to do an MBA, why they chose to study at Chicago Booth and, most importantly, served as visible representatives of our vibrant community.

I was honored to present Elizabeth and Scott with this year’s Outstanding Ambassador Award in front of their fellow alumni. We are deeply grateful for the efforts they have made in bringing together XP-86.

Our alumni and students are undoubtedly the best resource when it comes to understanding the experience of the Executive MBA Program at Chicago Booth. Whether you are just beginning to research programs or lining up your application pieces, I encourage you to seek out opportunities to engage with them, particularly during the information sessions and dinners we host each fall.

Patty