Kate Hoffman

Kate Hoffman

Kate joined Booth’s Full-Time Admissions team in April, 2015. She works on integrated marketing and communication projects for the Full-Time MBA program, serves as part of the Admissions Committee, and works closely with the Booth Experience Fellows.

Kate comes to admissions from Chicago Booth’s marketing department, where she was a writer and editor for two and a half years.

She has been in Chicago since 2006 and spent nearly six years writing for Dream Town Realty, a Chicago-based real estate company. Kate previously lived in Michigan where she worked for a number of local publications including Real Detroit, The Oakland Press, and the Ferndale Mirror. She has a bachelor's in advertising and master's in journalism from Michigan State University.

Kate lives in Bucktown with her 4-year-old son and in her spare time frequents parks, beaches, local restaurants (preferably with patios), and plays on bowling league.

Blog postings by Kate Hoffman

Student Stories: Meet Roland Cole

Collaboration and community at Chicago Booth have given Roland Cole the tools to pay it forward in future business endeavors and pay it back now to fellow students. Read More »

Student Stories: Meet Samantha Steiny

As someone from the Bay Area working in sales at Yelp, Sam Steiny realized that she wanted to move into product marketing, while staying in the tech industry. Sam knew that becoming an effective product marketer in today‚Äôs world meant being able to analyze the data. Read More »

Impact of an Internship: Private Equity and Venture Capital

Boothies excel in their roles in private equity and venture capital because they learn the fundamentals in class and put theory to practice while gaining experience in firms. Students earn credibility to enter a hard-to-access industry with a working understanding of the business. Read More »

Beyond the Syllabus: Students Talk Courses at Booth

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. Read More »

Student Stories: Meet Erik Underwood, '17

Erik Underwood was developing solar energy projects in Santiago, Chile when he decided to go back to school to get his MBA. Erik wanted to continue in his field while broadening his understanding of how global businesses grow and innovate. Read More »

Student Stories: Meet Ziad Abouchadi

Ziad Abouchadi was born in Morocco and spent 19 years in North Africa before moving to France for a career in finance. Coming from an emerging country, Ziad ultimately saw himself shifting from the trading floor in Paris to investment management in an emerging market. Read More »

Student Stories: Meet Valentina Durand

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. Read More »
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