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Spotlight on Student Life: Armed Forces Group

January 18, 2018

Noon - 1 PM 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.

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Chat Panelists:

Alex Panosian , Current Student
ALex P photo Prior to Booth, Alex served in Germany and Afghanistan as a field artillery officer in the U.S. Army after graduating from West Point. During his transition, Alex did pre-MBA internships in real estate private equity and in venture capital. At Booth, he interned in McKinsey's Chicago office, and will return full-time following graduation. He is married and has a two year old son, Theodore.

Alex Patiev , Current Student
Alex Photo Alex is a second-year student pursuing concentration in Finance and Accounting. Alex grew up in Israel and joined the Israeli Air Force at 18. He graduated the flight academy as a Blackhawk pilot, with a bachelors in Math and Computer Science. After ten years of service in the IAF, Alex joined the MBA program at Booth. Over the summer, Alex interned with the corporate strategy group at Cummins (engine manufacturer in Indiana). Moving forward, he is looking for opportunities in real estate in NY.

Eddie Pulliam , Senior Associate Director of Admissions
Eddie Pullman Along with recruiting, reading applications, and interviewing candidates for Chicago Booth, Eddie leads recruitment initiatives for under-represented minorities including African American, Hispanic American, Native American, women, and gays and lesbians. He also works on marketing initiatives. Eddie has served as a co-chair for the annual Graduate Management Admission Counsel (GMAC) conference, and is Chicago Booth's representative for the Ten School Diversity Alliance (TSDA).

Mike Sanchez , Current Student
photo Mike Sanchez is a current student pursuing a career in investment banking. A native of Miami, Florida, and an eight-year veteran of the United States Navy, from 2011 to 2014, Mike served aboard the fast-attack nuclear submarine USS Seawolf (SSN-21), based in Seattle, Washington. During this tour of duty, he completed a deployment to the Arctic and Atlantic oceans, conducting five top secret missions vital to national security and two submerged transits of the polar ice cap. From 2014 to 2016, he served as both the assistant and acting director of the Navy’s Wounded Warrior program for Washington D.C., responsible for all of the non-clinical and logistical support for over 150 of the Navy and Coast Guard’s most severely wounded, ill, and injured sailors. Mike holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from Florida State University, is certified as a Naval Nuclear Engineering Officer by the U.S. Department of Energy, and was selected as a recipient of the Top 30 Under 30 award by the Florida State University Alumni Association for 2015.

Aviv Shalgi , Current Student
Aviv photo Aviv is an Israeli second-year student pursuing concentrations in Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategic Management. Aviv served as a Captain in the Satellite Unit in the Israeli Defense Forces' Intelligence Corps. After his separation from active service, Aviv received his Electrical Engineering degree Magna Cum Laude from Tel Aviv University. Prior to Chicago Booth, Aviv spent 3 years as an engineer at Intel before transitioning to Consulting and lastly to joining an early stage startup where he built the non-US business from scratch, and have stayed through the startup's fast growth and IPO. At Booth, Aviv had taken an active role in UofC's Innovation Fund, the Armed Forces and Jewish Business Groups as a co-chair, as well as Entrepreneurship VC and Tech clubs. This past summer, Aviv interned at Google's HQ in Google Play's Strategy & Business Operations team.