Pursuing Careers in Entrepreneurship
April 27, 2017
12 P.M. - 1 P.M. CST
Join us for a live chat about entrepreneurship at Booth. Current students and staff from the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, https://research.chicagobooth.edu/sei/ and Career Services will be on hand to answer your questions. Ask about resources and opportunities that are available to students who would like to pursue careers in entrepreneurship, private equity, venture capital, and social entrepreneurship. Learn about recruiting, competitions, curriculum choices, student groups, and more! Get insights into how Booth can prepare you for a career in entrepreneurship or social impact.
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Assistant Director, Programming | Social Enterprise Inititiative
Cortney Robinson is the assistant director of programming at the Social Enterprise Initiative at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. She oversees the social impact career programming of the initiative and works to design relevant and innovative programs for both students and alumni. Cortney manages the MBA Impact Investing Network Training (MIINT) program and works closely with student groups to grow and promote the social impact community at Chicago Booth. Cortney currently serves as a career coach for America Needs You Chicago.
In addition to serving as part of the admissions committee, Kim works with the operations team on global outreach and events. Prior to Chicago Booth, Kim worked in The University of Chicago's Career Advancement office as a career advisor, advising undergraduate students within the UChicago Careers in Business program. Kim earned her bachelor of arts degree in hospitality and business at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Additionally, Kim has a master’s of arts degree in counseling for higher education and student affairs from Montclair State University.
Senior Associate Director, Marketing, The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Micheline Pergande manages the Polsky Center marketing team and oversees the marketing strategy for the center, focusing on building a consistent brand experience across all marketing touchpoints. She serves on Chicago Booth’s Marketing Leadership Council and is responsible for working with university and community stakeholders to build awareness—both internally and externally—of the Polsky Center’s entrepreneurship and private equity programs at the University of Chicago.
Ramzi is a second-year student at Booth. He is originally from Lebanon where he lived most of his life. He worked at Airbus in France and at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in Dubai. He started 2 companies in the past and came to Booth to start a company and scale it. His company - Portefini - is in the menswear industry, providing men with a new & easy shopping experience. He grew his entrepreneurial skills in the entrepreneurship classes at Booth as well as other Marketing classes he enjoyed taking. He participated in the Polsky Accelerator and is now in the New Venture Challenge (NVC). Ramzi is graduating in June 2017 and will grow Portefini after graduation.
Scott is a second-year MBA student at Chicago Booth. After earning a BA in Economics and Math from Washington University, Scott spent his first six years out of undergrad as an energy trader where he utilized cloud computing to develop deep insights into the power markets. Following his passion for startups, Scott left trading to work for an athletic apparel startup – utilizing the newest B2B software to help improve their processes. Since coming to Booth, Scott has interned at Chicago-based Origin Ventures, focusing on B2B SaaS and marketplaces and where he will be joining full-time after graduation. Outside of work/class, Scott’s passions include molecular gastronomy and traveling.