Suraj Patel

Suraj started out on a traditional path to business school working at BCG. After his longtime interest in education led him to a stint at Chicago Public Schools, he found the ideal place to pursue his MBA – just around the corner at Chicago Booth. For Suraj, LEAD was an incredible way to start business school. The feedback he received helped build confidence in his decision-making abilities and recognize the value in risk taking. Now he has an influential leadership style that will work in the boardroom as well as the classroom.


Fair Lawn, New Jersey

Undergraduate Degree

University of Pennsylvania
BS – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Finance

Before Booth

Boston Consulting Group


Education Pioneers



Student Groups

GBC Executive Committee

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From BCG to CPS, a Booth MBA is the best next step for a consultant interested in education
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Access to everything the city has to offer while immersed in business culture
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Chart your own course and cross into areas of study outside your career path
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Experiential learning and peer feedback give insight into personal strengths you can use to influence