Samantha Malone

Hometown: Fremont, California

City Before Booth: Fremont, California

Undergraduate School and Major: Santa Clara University — Business Management

Pre-Booth Job: Project Manager at GoDaddy

Summer Internship: Marketing Production Intern at Skydio

Your Chicago Neighborhood: The Loop, I love being right by the lake

What are some of the student groups you’ve been involved with? Hispanic Business Student Association(HABSA)/African American MBA Association (AAMBAA) (joint membership), Soccer Club, Dance Club, Chicago Women in Business (CWiB), LEAD, Graduate Business Council (GBC), Booth Tech Group) BTG, Management Consulting Group (MCG)

Current Leadership Roles: HABSA co-chair, LEAD facilitator, GBC rep (Stuart)

One thing you wish you had known when applying for MBA programs? Recruiting can and will kick you in the teeth. Be prepared, have at least one friend you can be honest with about your failures, and pick a roommate that’s recruiting for something different so you don’t compare yourself to their journey.

Why did you choose Booth? Biggest financial aid package from the best school. Friendly students and staff. Flexible curriculum.

Fun Fact: I do social Latin dancing.

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Thing To Do In Chicago: Anything involving the lake or Riverwalk

Booth Class/Professor: LEAD and the Leadership Development Office staff

Booth Experience: The first time someone invited me to a gathering. I didn’t get invited to things or have many friends when I was in undergrad, so it was really nice to feel included.

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