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Pursuing a Career as an Entrepreneur

April 26, 2018

Noon - 1 PM CST

Join us for a live chat with Chicago Booth current students and Career Services staff. Get your questions answered from students who are pursuing careers as an entrepreneur or within a start-up. Ask about the resources available to help students learn about, prepare for, and land jobs as an entrepreneur or with a start-up. Find out about curricular choices, school resources, student groups, peer and alumni mentorship, recruiting preparation, and more.

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Chat Panelists:

Kimberly Epps , Assistant Director, Admissions
kim epps Kimberly Epps joined Chicago Booth’s Full-Time Admissions Office in July 2015. Kim is Assistant Director on the Outreach Team and is responsible for the Campus Visit Program and Booth Live events. Prior to Booth, Kim worked in the non-profit sector and has held positions at American Bar Association and American Library Association. Born and raised in Chicago, Kim received a Bachelor of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies from Governors State University and a Meeting, Convention and Exhibition Management Certificate from Roosevelt University. Kim volunteers at the Ronald McDonald House near the University of Chicago Comer Hospital. You can catch Kim on the sidelines cheering on her son at various sporting events in her spare time.

Kallie Parchman , Current Student
Kallie Parchman, Current Student Kallie is a first-year student at Booth, originally from Baltimore, MD. After graduating from Yale, where she studied Psychology and Economics, Kallie was at Morgan Stanley in NYC working in the firm’s principal M&A group. At Booth, Kallie participated in the Polsky Center’s Small Business Program in the fall, and has been interning with a local VC fund over the winter and spring quarters. She is a co-chair for both the Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Group and Giving Something Back for the 2018-2019 academic year. Kallie will be spending her summer at Thumbtack in San Francisco.

Ally Batty , Associate Director, Marketing and Communications, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation
Ally Batty, Rustandy Center Staff Ally Batty leads communications and marketing efforts for the center and its portfolio of programming, highlighting the growing community of Booth students, alumni, and faculty working to address social concerns.

Will Gossin , Senior Associate Director, Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation
Will Gossin, Rustandy Center Staff Will Gossin leads the Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program and Social Venture Funding programming at the Rustandy Center, including the John Edwardson, ’72, Social New Venture Challenge. He advises and trains teams of students and faculty from across the university in mixed-method research, leadership, and design thinking to maximize the social impact of their work.

Sid Dube , Current Student
Sid Dube, Current Student Sid is a current first-year student at Chicago Booth, focusing on technology and product design. Prior to Booth, he was the Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the $130B Tata Sons and the Tata Trusts and a management consultant with Booz Allen based out of India, focusing on go-to market strategies primarily for B2C clients across technology, retail, and oil & gas. This summer he is interning as a Product Manager at Netskope, a cloud-based cybersecurity startup in the San Francisco Bay Area. He is a Leadership Facilitator and Board Fellow.