Kailin Fu

Hometown: Guangzhou, China

City Before Booth: Houston, Texas

Undergraduate School and Major: Chemical Engineering, East China University of Science and Technology

Pre-Booth Job: Associate Director for Plastics Advisory Service at IHS Markit

Summer Internship: Chevron

Concentrations at Booth: Finance, General Management, Marketing Management, Strategic Management

Your Chicago Neighborhood: Downtown and Lake Forest – Downtown is a lot of fun and a lot to do, love the food scene. Lake Forest is a suburb located close to the lake and many of the parks, making it a great place to enjoy Chicago summer and the fall colors!

What are some of the student groups you’ve been involved with? Corporate Management Group, Mothers at Booth, Marketing Group, Strategic Board Game Club, Greater China Club

Current Leadership Roles: Co-Chair of Corporate Management Group (CMG) and Mothers at Booth

Any advice for those researching MBA programs? Rank different attributes of MBA programs and figure out what is the most important to you. This really helps when you compare different programs

Why did you choose Booth? I chose Booth for a few reasons. The academic excellence, as demonstrated through its data-driven approach to instruction. The reputation was incredible as well as the high quality career support. I also loved the location in Chicago and my interactions with other Boothies showed me that they were both genuine and extremely smart!

Fun Fact: I had my Booth interview two weeks after delivering my baby.

Share Some Favorites:

Thing To Do In Chicago: Trying different restaurants

Trip Taken with Fellow Boothies: Random Walk – Italy

Booth Class/Professor: Corporation Finance with Professor Kempf and Designing a Good Life with Professor Epley

Booth Experience: Random Walk – I was able to get to know my new classmates, and develop relationships on a deeper level.

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