There are so many Booth alumni of color who continue to inspire us with their success in business and life. This Black History Month, we’d like to shine a spotlight on some of the most notable of them. For this first installment of the Notable Black Alumni Series, we turn our focus to Arnold Donald who came out of retirement in July 2013 to lead the turnaround of Carnival Corporation, the world’s largest travel leisure company, which has a combined fleet of over 100 vessels across 10 cruise line brands.Continue reading Notable Black Alumni Series: Arnold Donald, ‘80
Mike Coss served in the Army as an Armored Assault Vehicle Officer — the branch of the Army that operates tanks and other tracked fighting vehicles that weigh in excess of 30 tons. He chose Booth for his MBA because it offered the best confluence of community and academics. Read on to hear more from Mike’s experience at Booth.Continue reading Military MBAs at Booth
Prior to b-school, Shaliya Dehipawala was a Field Artillery Officer in the United States Army. Knowing that he was making a big transition from the military to business, Shaliya wanted to be challenged in the classroom and to have a tight-knit community he could count on. The responsiveness of Booth’s Armed Forces Group during the MBA admissions process signaled to Shaliya that it would also be a supportive environment as a student. This proved to be true! Read on to hear more from Shaliya’s experience at Booth.Continue reading Military MBAs at Booth
Before coming to Booth, Matt Johnson was an Assault Amphibian Officer in the Marine Corps. Ongoing support from Booth’s Armed Forces Group and being able to shape his MBA experience from Day 1, set Matt up for success in a way that a one-size-fits-all curriculum wouldn’t have. We spoke with several of Booth’s veteran students about what makes Chicago Booth such a great place for members of the military to earn their business degree. Read on to hear what Matt had to say.Continue reading MILitary MBAs at booth
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.