Career

With offices in Chicago, London, and Hong Kong, Chicago Booth’s Career Services team is dedicated to fostering career development and creating opportunities for Executive MBA students. You can find stories here that highlight our approach to career management, spotlight industry tracks, and profile examples of student and alumni successes. 

Participants of Chicago Booth's On Board 2017 Conference gather to talk

Chicago Booth's On Board conference is a day long event hosted by the Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI), a unique initiative supporting the aspirations of Chicago Booth students and alumni to impact social issues. Take a look into this year's event and learn more about how Booth creates impact from the classroom to the boardroom.

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Employer Sponsorship

It’s no secret that employer sponsorship of Executive MBA Programs has shifted over the last decade. While sponsorship to an MBA Program used to be commonplace, more EMBA students are self-funding their way than ever before; industry-wide, 39.8% of incoming EMBA students were self-funded in 2014. However, there is still reason to believe that you can successfully petition your company for help with financing your MBA. We reached out to several students to get their take on how they created a successful path towards entering a sponsorship agreement with their companies

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New Venture Challenge

Prem Iyer is CEO & Co-Founder of Rekonnex, a professional networking platform designed for private social networks. Rekonnex (formerly Aluminate) was started at Chicago Booth when Prem and two other classmates competed in and won the Global New Venture Challenge [GNVC]. Since graduating from the Executive MBA Program in 2015, Prem and his co-founders have continued to grow the business. We caught up with Prem to hear more about his experience and where he sees the company heading.

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Sheela Agarwal, MD, is Head of US Medical Affairs for Radiology at Bayer HealthCare in New York City and an executive MBA student at the London Chicago Booth campus. She has been competing in this year’s Global New Venture Challenge [GNVC] with her team, 3DMed. GNVC is the executive branch of Chicago Booth’s New Venture Challenge, a top-ranked business launch program designed to help students turn their ideas into viable businesses. There are several "rounds" in the competition where teams present their business plans during live pitch sessions in front of investors, alumni, and business leaders. The competition culminates with a final round featuring the winning teams from our Chicago, London, and Hong Kong campuses on March 17. We spoke to Sheela just after she learned her team would be advancing in the competition.

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