Calvin Chun Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from the University of Virginia with a major in chemical engineering.
Prior to Booth: I worked at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering as an engineer for four years in Fairfax, Virginia, supporting refineries and chemical plants around the world in implementing projects and advancing R&D programs in developing new technologies. This summer, I interned at Credit Suisse's Fixed Income in Seoul, Korea.
Concentrations: Accounting, Finance, and Marketing Management.
Activities: I am currently a member of the Investment Banking Group, Chicago Asia Pacific Group, Dean's Student Admissions Committee, Korean Business Group, and the Basketball Club.
Career Plans: I'm recruiting for an investment banking opportunity in New York.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to apply and attend Booth for the school's reputation in finance, amazing career services team, and flexible curriculum. I believe these three distinguished features make Booth an ideal program for everyone including career switchers. I also have a passion for the sports teams in Chicago, and have always wanted to live in Chicago at some point in life.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Captivating, fulfilling, and humbling.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Watch the Bulls or the Bears play in their stadium, or at a bar filled with fans.
Ask me about...: Switching career from engineering or working in the States.
Sean Lee Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Yonsei University with a major in business administration and economics.
Prior to Booth: I worked as an institutional investor in Hana Daetoo Private Equity for 2 years and as a restructuring specialist in Ernst & Young Korea for 3 years.
Concentrations: Analytic finance, managerial and organizational behavior, marketing management, and strategic management.
Activities: I am a member of the Management Consulting Group, Corporate Finance Group, Chicago Asia Pacific Group, Public Speaking Group, Audio Booth, and Korea Business Group.
Career Plans: I'm recruiting for management consulting in Seoul and investment banking in Asia.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? First of all, I liked the flexible academic curriculum of Chicago Booth. This is great because I can manage my limited time efficiently by concentrating on the subjects I am interested in and not wasting time on unnecessary things. Secondly, I liked the city of Chicago itself. Chicago is a great place to live because downtown Chicago, where most students are, has numerous grocery shops, department stores, and shops within walking distance. In addition, not only are most recruiting events held in the downtown area, but also students can take classes at the Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, inspiring, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago?
The most memorable event that I have had after coming here is the jazz concert held at the Millennium Park. There are a lot of concerts held at there from July to September, and it is awesome to have a drink while listening to the live music.
Ask me about...: Moving with a family or switching careers from finance to consulting.
Dae Jun Lee Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Yonsei University with majors in psychology and English language and literature.
Prior to Booth: I worked at AT Kearney in a pre-MBA internship, and for SK Telecom as a manager in corporate strategy and global business.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, General Management, Operations Management and Strategic Management.
Activities: I am a member of Booth Tech, the Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Management Consulting Group, Operations Strategy Group, Marketing Group and the Korean Business Group.
Career Plans: I am currently recruiting for high tech and consulting.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? Whether it's business school or at a company, my focus is on being part of an organization that is constantly growing, vibrant, and always striving to outdo itself. I find that culture here at Booth, where people don't settle for the status quo (and to think that the status quo is already at a world-class level here!).
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Supportive, fruitful, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Check out the jazz and blues bars!
Ask me about...: Preparing to work in the US for the first time, some of the common difficulties that international students face when adjusting to US culture, high-tech and consulting industries.
Kevin Ryu Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with a major in finance.
Prior to Booth: I worked at PwC Korea's Financial Advisory Services Group for four years focusing on valuation and financial due diligence projects for cross-border M&A, project financing and distressed situation deals.
Concentrations: Accounting and analytic finance.
Activities: I am a member of the Investment Banking Group, CReDIT Group, Chicago Asia Pacific Group, AudioBooth, and Giving Something Back.
Career Plans: I am currently recruiting for investment banking.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth for its flexible curriculum, strong finance and strategy programs, and global alumni network as well as the prestigious brand value. Booth is also located in Chicago, one of my favorite cities in the world.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, inspiring, and exciting.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Chicago has a lot of nice restaurants with reasonable prices.
Ask me about...: Ask me about the flexible curriculum and investment banking recruiting.