Get to know James Wang

I’m from St. Louis, and stayed true to my Midwestern roots by getting a degree in Economics from Northwestern. I loved Chicago so much that I couldn’t imagine leaving, and I’m lucky that there are such fantastic institutions right here in the city to make that possible. The reasons why I chose Booth beyond location were its reputation and the access I would have to incredible faculty.

What I hadn’t thought about as much prior to starting my MBA, was how quickly a two-year program would fly by. In a choice-rich environment, there’s this inherent desire for introspection to be intentional about the path you’re going towards and taking time to explore areas you’ve had minimal exposure to previously. I’ll be sharing a lot with you in the next year, but my major piece of advice is: set aside some time for self-reflection in the summer before beginning your MBA. This will give you a better sense of your priorities and help you choose new things you’d like to investigate while here.

For me, I wanted to get involved in serving as president of The Adam Smith Society and becoming a Career Advisor and Global Booth Ambassador for the Midwest Region. I’m also a member of the Management Consulting Group and the Corporate Management Group. When I’m not meeting with team members, I can be found hanging out on rooftops during summertime or playing tennis with friends. I also write about credit cards and travel at Mobile Nations, which is an affiliate of The Points Guy.

I’m looking forward to bringing my writing skills to The Booth Experience and sharing insights from my summer internship at KPMG Consulting and so much more!

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