Attending business school in the heart of a major city affords you many opportunities, one of which is taking advantage of the plethora of companies in the area. For students who are hoping to enter a specialized or niche sector, internships provide opportunities to build your resume or get your foot in the door of your desired company while still a student.
Having completed four internships, Mary Wang is one student who has taken full advantage of in-school work opportunities. I sat down with my friend (and roomate!) to learn more about her experience with internships at Booth.
Continue reading Balancing Four MBA internships while at Booth
Austin, TX, affectionately nicknamed Silicon Hills due to many of the biggest tech companies calling it home, is a hotbed for technology and innovation. In fact, the motto “Keep Austin Weird” is intended to promote small business and entrepreneurship in the city. Austin has been voted the No. 1 Best Place to Live in America by U.S. News for three years in a row—based on affordability, job prospects, and quality of life. After spending last summer in the Bay Area through Booth’s Pre-MBA Startup Summer program and wanting to try something different, these were three critical factors that attracted me to this city.
Continue reading Keep Austin Weird: A Boothie’s Take on Life & VC in Austin
While technically the summer internship is a part of the first-year experience, I saw it as a way to kickstart my second year at Booth. Picking up where my first year timeline left off, read along to hear about how my second year has progressed and what I’m planning to do after graduation.
Continue reading My MBA Timeline: Year 2
As a student pursuing private equity at Booth, I could not imagine a better education and introduction to this hard-to-enter industry than the PE/VC lab class at Booth. The depth and detail in which we have explored every aspect of PE has been invaluable to my future career and how I think about investment opportunities. I sat down to discuss the growth of private equity at Chicago Booth with adjunct professor Chris McGowan, who is a 23-year PE industry veteran and also a faculty advisor and an Entrepreneur-in-Residence for the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Continue reading 10 Questions with PE Professor Chris McGowan
I embarked on a late January VC Trek shortly after learning that I was chosen to serve as a co-chair of the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group. This revelation changed my outlook on the Trek: I became EVEN MORE aware of the contributions made by the fearless second year co-chairs, who worked relentlessly to come up with an astonishing experience.
Continue reading Windy City to Big Apple: a whirlwind VC Trek