Fall has finally arrived, which means that football dominates SportsCenter, pumpkins fill the huge flower pots on Michigan Ave, and the first-year class at Booth is just starting to get a taste of what business school internship recruiting is all about. Companies from every industry have begun to take over the Harper Center this week for “Breakfast-n-Learns,” “Lunch-n-Learns,” and “Corporate Conversations,” where you can learn more about what each company really does and chat with associates, partners, and Booth alums. It’s a lot to take in at once. Continue reading You Are Not Alone: My Journey from Soccer Player to Career Advisor
Jeffrey Chao is a first year student at Chicago Booth. As an active member of the Media, Entertainment, and Sports Group (MESG), Jeffrey helped organize MESG’s New York Career Trek in January. Once upon a time in college, Jeffrey interned for Major League Baseball and the National Football League, and he was excited to revisit his old stomping grounds. Jeffrey was recently elected Co-Chair of MESG, and looks forward to helping plan events such as the Trek and the annual MESG Sports Symposium, which he attended this past November and wrote about here.
Continue reading NFL, MLB, the Food Network…and Big Data? A Uniquely Booth New York Media, Entertainment, and Sports Trek
First-year Jason Arican recently (and successfully) wrapped up recruiting for an investment banking summer internship. One of the great strengths of Booth is the number of investment banks which recruit on campus for summer internships and full-time positions all over the US and the world. This gives Booth students incredible access to firms and a one-stop-shop for internships, with the ability to interview at a number of firms all in one place over the course of a week in January. Jason shares what the interview experience was like in one of his busier days, and reflects on the great preparation he got from his classmates, the Investment Banking Group, Career Services, and coursework at Booth. For more on Jason’s investment banking recruiting experience, check out his post on his Bank Week recruiting trek to NYC last quarter.
Continue reading A Day-In-The-Life: Investment Banking Interview Edition
This week TBE caught up with Federico Gonzales, who shared his experience interning in private equity. Read on if you want to learn about what a private equity intern does, how Booth’s Private Equity and Venture Capital lab course helped Federico land his position, and what advice he has to offer those recruiting for PE internships.
Continue reading Summer Internship Series: Private Equity in Chicago
As summer starts to fade away and the beginning of the school year comes closer, my second year classmates are returning to Chicago armed with stories and offers from our internships, and the incoming class of 2012 has returned from their Random Walk adventures and are now here in Chicago for Orientation. We all had great and unique experiences over the summer, and it’s interesting to hear the stories and adventures from old classmates or new friends. Continue reading Summer Recap