New York City feels like home to me. Having grown up in the metro area and lived in various boroughs after college, I feel at home in the city. When I decided to pursue an investment banking internship, I was comforted by the fact that moving to an unfamiliar city would not be part of the equation.
Coming to Booth as a non-traditional student, enhancing my knowledge and skill set were very important to me. After six years in the public health space, I was eager to dive into finance and gain an understanding for how financial services worked. This summer, I interned at Bank of America in the Global Industrials Group. While working in the heart of Manhattan wasn’t new, I still grew and developed in ways I never imagined.
Continue reading Returning Home to Make a Change
Ask just about anyone, and you’ll
hear that a big part of a full-time MBA program is the networking. Entering
Booth with a non-traditional background (I worked in urban turnaround schools
for six years), I had no idea what this meant. Networking with companies? With classmates? With
alumni? With big name professors? Honestly, the prospect of constantly mingling
with a motive with any of those
audiences sounded intimidating.
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Each year, Chicago Booth hosts an Economic Outlook in New
York, Chicago, and Hong Kong to give faculty members a forum to evaluate
emerging trends. I had the opportunity to attend the Economic Outlook Forum in
Chicago where faculty, alumni, students, and members of the Chicago business
community came together to listen to a panel discuss on the topic Trade Wars, Deficit and Inflation: Rhetoric
Continue reading Attending the Economic Outlook Forum in Chicago: A Boothie’s perspective
When I got into Booth, I was fortunate enough to be chosen as a Kilt’s Marketing Fellow. As a part of this experience, I have had the opportunity to interact with Marketing faculty and alumni at special events and to receive mentorship from a member of the Kilts Center Steering Committee. This experience has been instrumental in shaping my time at Booth as it has paved the way for my path during business school and defined my approach on how to leverage the alumni network at Booth.
Continue reading Reflections of a Kilt’s Marketing Fellow
I’m from Chicago—from a proud UChicago family—and went to undergrad at Northwestern for Journalism. After college, I moved to Baltimore and joined Teach For America. I loved the excitement and challenge of work in urban schools, but realized after a few years I was more interested in the problem solving in a tough environment than the actual classroom teaching. I moved back to Chicago and became heavily involved in improving math programming in schools around the city.
That experience cemented my understanding that what I really enjoyed was leading a team, analyzing and improving processes, and capturing data to measure progress. Coming to Booth helped me land a consulting internship at Bain for the summer. I couldn’t be more grateful for the community and the Booth Experience that helped me get my dream career on track.
Continue reading Get to Know Aliy Markowski