Academics

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Every year, we see more and more students interested in Booth's suite of PE classes, internships, experiences, and resources as they are thinking about business schools. Adjunct Professor Christopher McGowan teaches PE/VC Lab at Chicago Booth, where students prepare for careers in private equity through classroom instruction, internships with local firms, mentorship with industry leaders, and networking with people in PE/VC investment. Hear Professor McGowan's take on what it means to learn private equity at Chicago Booth.

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The Rustandy Center recently sat down Trista Li, a current joint Chicago Booth and Harris School student and cofounder of KitcheNet, a social venture that aims to make fresh food affordable and accessible by delivering weekly grocery boxes to low-income insecure communities.

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When Booth students talk about their favorite MBA classes, you start to understand why there is so much to be gained from the MBA program with the greatest academic freedom. In choosing courses that excite just as much as challenge, Booth students uncover new ways to achieve their professional and personal goals.

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As we approach mid-summer, it is great to see that Booth’s new Startup Summer program for incoming Full-Time MBA students was highlighted in Poets & Quants last week. We are excited to share this initiative with those of you interested in an MBA in the near future, especially if you’re considering working for a startup during your MBA journey.

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Originally from Russia, Valentina Durand was living in New York and working in sales and trading at Merrill Lynch when she realized her future was in investing. Given her strong finance background, Valentina wanted an MBA program where she could step directly into advanced level courses that would immediately take her beyond her current knowledge.

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Explore Your Ambitions

Part of the MBA experience shared by students at Chicago Booth is getting involved in different groups that provide opportunities outside of the classroom. In addition to customizing the curriculum to fit their personal goals, students are empowered to explore their individual passions, gain real world experience, and build lasting networks of like-minded people. In this two-part series, we asked students to tell us how being part of some of the 70+ student-led groups on campus enriched their MBA experience.

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