Chicago Booth recently welcomed 12 Neubauer Civic Scholars to our growing program for those in the nonprofit and government sectors. Learn more about our incoming class of rising leaders.Creating Social Impact: Meet our Incoming Class of Neubauer Civic Scholars
Why Wait? Your MBA Future Is Now
Our world is changing, but your dreams don't have to.
- December 10, 2020
- Student Experience
The decision to come to business school was based on the idea that I hadn't really come as far as I would have liked to at that point in my career.
As someone going into investment management, I want to help people build their wealth throughout retirement and also have financial security to pursue whatever interests they have throughout their lives.
I like adding value to the world and creating and doing something positive. Most of my career was focused on the corporate world. I was looking to create something of my own and have ownership.
I knew that attending an MBA program would launch me to a new stratosphere where I could catapult into a new realm of ideas and opportunities.
I was in the Marine Corps for five years. I had a friend tell me about investment banking. And so coming to Booth with a flexible curriculum, it allowed me to take the classes I needed to take to fill in the gaps.
I wanna make my mark on the world through improving healthcare access. My driving motivation for coming to business school was to really get that solid academic background so I could learn and really understand the quantitative principles that drive a business.
The decision to pursue an MBA is a uniquely personal one, determined by myriad motivating factors. Though this year has brought many challenges, putting your dreams on hold doesn't have to be one of them. Take the next step towards becoming the leader our future needs.
Lauren Magnusson, ’15, talks about her Booth experience and the programs and resources that helped her pursue a career in social impact.How I Found My Career in Social Impact: Q&A with Lauren Magnusson, ’15