Yingting Wang, Weekend MBA alumna
Manager Transaction Advisory Services, EY, Chicago IL
Why was an MBA an important step in your career? Why did you choose Booth?
I knew early on in college that I was interested in getting my MBA, but I wanted to have more work experience and create some purposeful goals. When the time came, I didn’t want to have to leave my career where I was still making progress. That’s when I realized Booth’s Part-Time program would be a great fit because it has the same classes and outstanding academic experiences as the Full-Time program but allowed me to continue my current progression at work I was interested in learning with Booth’s distinguished professors and accessing knowledge from people at the forefront of their fields. The collective group of people Booth attracts was very attractive to me and I wanted to be part of that community.
What impact did Booth have on your career?
It’s not so much specific examples of classes for me, but rather I’ve gained an ability to think about the big picture that helps me stand out and allows others to appreciate that I’m thinking through their perspective as well.
What was your favorite class?
Entrepreneurial Selling with Michael Alter. The class pushed me out of my comfort zone. I have no selling experience but the class forced me to talk to people I didn’t know, to try to build relationships with them.