James Wang


Hometown: St. Louis, MO

City before Booth:  Chicago

Undergraduate School and Major:
Economics, Northwestern University

Fun fact: I write about credit cards and travel at Mobile Nations, an affiliate of The Points Guy.

Pre-Booth Job: Corporate Strategy & Planning, TransUnion

Summer Internship: KPMG Consulting

Concentrations at Booth: Finance, Managerial & Organizational Behavior, Strategic Management

Your Chicago neighborhood:  Streeterville – might seem boring to most but it’s centrally located and has great views of the lake.

What are some of the student groups you’ve been involved with? Management Consulting Group, The Adam Smith Society, Corporate Management Group

Current leadership roles:  President, The Adam Smith Society, Career Advisor, Global Booth Ambassador (Midwest Region)

Why did you choose Booth?  I didn’t want to move out of Chicago. Booth also has a great reputation and I knew I’d have access to incredible faculty.

Favorite thing to do in Chicago? Hanging out on rooftops in the summer or playing tennis outdoors

Favorite trip taken with fellow Boothies? Great Sand Dunes National Park in Alamosa, Colorado

Favorite Booth experiences thus far? Winning the 2nd annual Phoenix Film Festival

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