Student Experience

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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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Sam 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’s world meant being able to analyze the data.

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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.

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Last Saturday, I joined members of the Booth student group OUTreach for the 20th Anniversary of the Reaching Out MBA Conference (ROMBA) in Boston. The conference’s goal is to provide LGBTQ business school students with a resource to make connections with other LGBTQ students and business professionals.

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erik underwood

Every Booth student gets something different out of their two-year MBA experience. For Erik Underwood, '17, the time was pivotal to advance his career in the energy industry and make the move back to the US after living abroad in Santiago, Chile. Here’s what he had to say in response to a few candid questions.

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