I am so excited to be taking over this blog from Todd, I have big shoes to fill! For those of you new to this site, WELCOME! The purpose of this blog is to give you an opportunity to peek into the real Chicago Booth Student experience, through the eyes of current students over the next academic year. This blog, along with our Facebook page (launching this month!) is our way of welcoming you onto our campus and our 2 year MBA experience from the comfort of your computer/smartphone/tablet! Our mission is to be candid about what it’s like here at Booth, and to help you decide if this could be the perfect place for you to pursue your full-time MBA.
I will be one of your guides throughout this experience. A little about me – my name is Tina Gao and I am currently a 2nd year student at Booth. I am the Communications Chair of DSAC (the Dean’s Student Admissions Committee). I, along with my other 5 Co-Chairs are passionate about helping our Admissions Office shape the admissions process for prospective students. I hail originally from the suburbs of Philadelphia, and after attending undergrad at Penn I worked for a number of years as a Management Consultant in Washington D.C for the Boston Consulting Group. I chose to come to Booth to pursue a career change to Brand Management & Marketing. This summer, I am in Cincinnati, OH interning as an Assistant Brand Manager at Procter & Gamble.
There are many reasons Booth was the right fit for me – many of which I hope to share with you over the course of the year on this blog and our Facebook page. Stay tuned, and I hope we can help you in your business school journey over the course of the next few months!