Amanuel Seife

City Before Booth: Atlanta, GA

Hometown: Norcross, GA

Undergraduate School and Major: Boston University – Finance

Pre-Booth Job: Consultant at Accenture

Summer Internship: Investment Analyst at Hotchkis & Wiley

Concentrations at Booth: Finance, Entrepreneurship, Behavioral Science

Favorite Booth Class/Professor: Portfolio Management with Professor Lubos Pastor

What are some of the student groups you’ve been involved with?
Investment Management Group (IMG)
Entrepreneurship / Venture Capital Club (EVC)
African American MBA Association (AAMBAA)
Booth Behavioral Science
Epicurean Club
Giving Something Back

One thing you wish you had known when applying for MBA programs?
Most MBA application questions center on what you hope to accomplish in the short and long term. As you craft your story, make sure to think critically and honestly about what you want to do and why you want to do it. It’s easy to get caught up in what other people are doing rather than following your interests and passions. A top MBA program opens almost every door, but it won’t tell you which door to go through. Take the time now to evaluate your career goals and gain clarity on your path, because once you step on campus things move fast.

What’s your advice for admission applicants?
Make sure to talk to current students in each program you are considering. School reputations are often outdated reference points and what you read on each school’s website is curated. Talking to current students is the best way to get a sense of the opportunities available and the strength of the community. Through these conversations you will be able to tell which programs are a good fit.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth?
Quant/finance reputation, flexible curriculum, pay-it-forward culture, opportunity to live in the city of Chicago

What is your favorite Booth Experience?
All the trips/traveling with fellow Boothies

What do you hope an MBA will help you achieve in your future?
Build the skills and relationships to become a leader in my field.

Your Chicago Neighborhood: The Loop – walkable to the heart of the city, the Lakefront, and much more

What is your favorite thing to do in Chicago?
Any rooftop bar/restaurant when the weather is nice

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