Get to Know Paul Veiga

I was born in Boston and raised in Connecticut, but I always felt drawn to the Midwest. Growing up, I immersed myself in the performing arts, always wanting to expand my horizons and try something new. I went to Boston College for undergrad, graduating with degrees in accounting and philosophy. I then co-founded a reusable water bottle company called Maji. I transitioned to consulting after that, and the Big 4 stayed in my life as I transitioned from audit to advisory at Ernst & Young. After a while, I felt the itch to return to the educational environment that I loved so much, and I eventually found my way into the school of my dreams, Chicago Booth.

My first impression of Booth was its grounding in experiential learning. Because of my experience launching a start up, I was interested in learning more about and partnering with individuals from the Rustandy Center for Social Sector Innovation and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

My second impression of Booth was the pay it forward mentality. Before my first campus visit, a Northeast Regional Captain reached out to me to set up lunch. After accepting my offer, my 2nd year interviewer quickly gave me a congratulatory call. I’ve kept in touch with both to this day. The level of commitment from current students during my time at Booth has far surpassed my expectations, and is something very unique to our school.

Finally, the collaborative environment at Booth—whether through campus visits, local admission events, or First Day—quickly made me realize that my peers were like me, wanting to meet and support everyone around them.

Since I started at Booth, I’ve been giving back through supporting the Admissions Office, staying fit with the tri club, and serving as co-chair of the Wine Club.

I am so excited to be on The Booth Experience Team because of my strong passions for writing, photography, and brand awareness. I hope to put these creative capabilities to use in capturing and showcasing what life at Booth is truly like!

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