Alex Guo Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Sichuan University and obtained a bachelor's of engineering in software engineering.
Prior to Booth: I spent four years as an auditor in Ernst & Young, Chengdu and another year in M&A advisory at Deloitte, Shanghai.
Concentrations: Accounting, analytic finance, economics, entrepreneurship, and finance.
Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Asia-Pacific Group, Greater China Group, Basketball Club, and AudioBooth.
Career plans: I'm recruiting for investment banking in New York and Hong Kong.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because I want to further my career in finance, and Booth is the best finance school in the world!
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Inspiring, intense, and exciting.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The "must visit" place is the MPP building where over 300 Booth students live ,and "must do" activity is the "nine-hole" party in MPP.
Ask me about...: Recruiting for a job in East Asia and how to adapt to life in Chicago as an international student.
Jerry Jiang Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Tsinghua University and majored in management information systems.
Prior to Booth: I worked for two years as sales team leader in China's third largest commercial bank, and for four years in financial modeling in risk management in the world's third largest payment network.
Concentrations: Accounting, analytic management, and finance.
Activities: Member of the Corporate Finance Group, High-Tech Group, and Net Impact.
Career plans: Recruiting for a corporate finance internship in high-tech companies in the US.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? Booth was always my first choice school, and I withdrew all my application to other schools after I was admitted. I knew about Booth since I met a few alumni in China who helped me to understand the school's culture and really impressed me for their well-roundness and approachability. Other reasons include the flexibility of curriculum, the free market culture, and the kindness of students and alumni.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Approachable students, well-rounded, and challenging.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? I strongly recommend "Tommy Gun's Garage," which is a Chicago mafia style restaurant with a live show about the stories in 1930s. The restaurant "Girl and the Goat" is really good, established by the first female "Top Chef" with crazily unique food.
Ask me about...: How to adapt to American culture for an Asian/Chinese student.
Amy Luo Class of 2013
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Fudan University and majored in international economics.
Prior to Booth: I worked as a business consultant for three years in IBM Global Business Services. I was engaged in business strategy and operational improvement consulting projects covering more than eight industries, and also worked on some IBM internal global projects.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship and finance.
Activities: Co-chair of Chicago Asia Pacific Group and a member of the Greater China Club, Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management & Strategy Group, Yoga Club, and the Epicurean Club.
Career plans: General Management.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth for the people and culture. Booth students and alumni are challenging, critical thinkers, very collaborative, and down to earth. Additionally, the academic rigor, faculty, and classmates inspire deep thinking and active learning. Finally, Chicago as a city is so wonderful, with lots of art and social events.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, busy, and challenging.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Must-visit place: my apartment in the Millennium Park Plaza with the best view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan. My friends from other schools are all amazed by this awesome view and reasonable rent. Must-do: have a cocktail in the Signature Room of the Hancock Tower; take classes elsewhere at the University of Chicago.
Ask me about...: Booth's classes, career resources, and student activities; my summer experiences in consulting and PE; as an international student pursuing US jobs; and the Booth network in Asia.
Tianhang Wang Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Peking University and majored in economics and English literature.
Prior to Booth: I worked for three years at A.T. Kearney Consulting Greater China Unit, Beijing Office.
Concentrations: Accounting, analytic finance, and strategic management.
Activities: Member of Net Impact, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Asia Pacific Group, Investment Management Group, and DSAC.
Career plans: Investment management in Hong Kong or private equity in mainland China.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? In my opinion, Booth has the best faculty and curriculum setting among all the US MBA programs. I enjoy the intellectually challenging environment where the best ideas are generated and tested through exciting dynamics between students and teachers. Also, Booth fosters true leaders. I came to Booth partly because of the LEAD program. I talked to many alumni and the unanimous feedback that I got was "the LEAD course is life-changing." Booth gives students more than just a job. It catalyzes personal growth, and brings out the best of its future leaders, and this is exactly what I want to get out of MBA program. In addition, Booth has a very close and strong alumni network that will definitely give me an edge in the recruiting process. I was impressed by Booth's extensive alumni network and how responsive and supportive these alumni are, especially in my target recruiting industry (IM).
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Rigorous, diverse, and life-changing.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Watch a Chicago White Sox baseball game.
Ask me about...: The coolest student activities and the best courses to take at Booth.