All posts by James Wang

Tell Your Story: Omar Chris-Rotimi

Where are you originally from? And what did you do prior to Booth?
I was born in Lagos, Nigeria and lived there for a few years until my family emigrated to Houston, Texas to pursue new opportunities. I’ve lived in Houston ever since and hope to go back to raise my family in the future. Prior to Booth, I worked in health & benefits consulting.

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Tell Your Story: Najib Jai

“Tell Your Story” is a regular series that features one of our Booth community members. In his or her own words, the contributor details their path to Booth and other interesting personal highlights.

Where are you originally from? And what did you do prior to Booth?
I was born and raised in good ole’ North Carolina, but my mother is from Haiti and my father is from Morocco. Suffice it to say, I had a very multi-cultural upbringing. For the past three years prior to Booth, I have been in medical school here at the University of Chicago!   

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a boothie thanksgiving: 10 days across peru

Immediately after the aircraft touched down in Lima, loud chanting and song broke out across the plane. After seeing the confused look on my face, the gentleman next to me kindly explained that millions from across South America were currently flying into Lima for the biggest soccer match of the year – the Copa Libertadores final. He suspected that the energy in Lima would be electric – and that the customs lines would be very long.

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Tell Your Story: Yiran Huang

“Tell Your Story” is a regular series that features one of our Booth community members. In his or her own words, the contributor details their path to Booth and other interesting personal highlights.

Where are you originally from? And what did you do prior to Booth?
I grew up in Henan Province, China. Prior to Booth, I was a product developer and manager at UBS Asset Management in Hong Kong. I led cross-functional projects to develop fund products, generated new product ideas, and researched the asset management landscape in China.

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What Can a Booth Career Adviser Do for You?

Picture this: You’ve got a non-traditional background. Maybe you were a teacher, a non-profit operator, a PR associate. You’re about to start your first year at Booth with the goal of transitioning into a different career such as consulting, tech, or banking. How do you translate your skills to these new fields and present yourself in the best light? How do you manage the networking crop circles? How do you write a rock star resume?

Recruiting for your future career at Booth can certainly be an intimidating task. But Booth has a program in place that is easily accessible for every first year student no matter their background: Career Advisers. CAs, like me and David (see pic above), are second years who have volunteered to serve as career-oriented resources.

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