Evening MBA student, Anthony Raimondo, shares how the Chicago Business Fellows Program expanded his network and help create more collaborative experiences.
- September 14, 2021
- Career Impact
My aim is to be a leader in an organization that asks me to make critical decisions. Booth has taught me to ask questions when faced with ambiguity and to be willing to challenge accepted thought. In addition, the Booth network will be a useful resource for broadening my perspective and mentoring opportunities, both during and after my time at Booth.
The flexible curriculum at Booth has helped me narrow my career focus, which was unclear when I began. Because there are no hard requirements on concentrations at Booth, I could enroll in the courses that seemed the most interesting. Early on, I was able to discover the areas I enjoyed and excelled in. The freedom to chart my own path using the expansive course offering at Booth has led me to focus on the subjects of finance and macroeconomics.
My experiences at Booth have given me confidence in my ability to lead. The interactive lectures and team settings have allowed me to practice communicating my ideas effectively. I have drawn on these experiences in a work setting when interacting with members of our software development team and product management. Thanks in part to these skills, I have earned greater responsibility within my current role. Being a part of the Booth community has exposed me to intelligent people from many different disciplines, which has helped me be more dynamic in professional and social settings.
The Booth community is a collection of individuals with unique personal and professional experiences. I am consistently impressed with the stories of students and alumni I interact with, and I have often relied on this network for guidance since starting the MBA program. The academic and career advisors have always made time to field my questions, and it is evident they enjoy helping students on their MBA journey. The professors are engaging and approachable; I have always felt comfortable answering questions and offering my opinion during lectures, even if I wasn’t sure I was correct or knew others would have a different opinion.