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Spotlight on Student Life: Armed Forces Group

January 17, 2017

12 P.M. - 1 P.M. CST

Join our live chat with current students from the Chicago Booth Armed Forces group (AFG). Participate in a discussion about their Booth experience and how it has made an impact on their careers. Learn more about how the panelists navigate academics and recruiting, as well as the dynamic and supportive community at Booth. Register to join this chat »

Chat Panelists:

Ben Winston , Current Student
Ben Winston Ben is a second year student pursuing concentrations in Strategic Management, Operations Management and General Management, and is a co-chair of Booth’s Armed Forces Group and Corporate Management and Strategy Group. Born and raised in California, he earned a bachelor’s degree in Economics from UC Berkeley before serving four deployments in the US Navy over six years. He worked as a project management intern for Northrop Grumman Aerospace over the summer and is pursuing a post-graduation career in general management.

Katie Wurzbach , Current Student
Katie graduated from the United States Military Academy with a B.S. in Engineering Management in 2010 and spent four years with the 4th Engineer Battalion serving as a Route Clearance Platoon Leader, Company Intelligence Officer, Executive Officer and Battle Captain (including two deployments to Afghanistan) and one year with Army Community Service, Fort Carson as the Operations Officer. Katie is a Second Year at Booth, and will join Nike's Global Procurement team upon graduation.

Joanna Zisis , Senior Associate Director, Admissions
Joanna joined the Full Time MBA Admissions office in August 2007 and has worked with various groups across the team. Currently as Communications Specialist, she works on developing and executing integrated marketing and communication strategies. Prior to Booth Joanna served as an account executive for marketing and advertising agencies New York and Chicago. Joanna's experience in higher education includes managing admissions for the Chicago Campus of Lake Forest Graduate School of Management, as well as acting as student advisor, instructor, and program coordinator for Lorenzo de’ Medici – The Italian International Institute, an international university in Florence, Italy. Joanna received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management.