Asatu Shannon Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended the American University, majoring in international finance.
Prior to Booth: I started my career as a business analyst for an oil and gas investor and an assistant fund manager on the Africa desk for an asset manager. I spent the three years before business school at a British private equity fund focused on frontier markets and based out of Sierra Leone and Liberia.
Concentrations: Finance and Strategic Management.
Activities: Member of the Chicago Africa Business Group, Investment Banking Group, Chicago Women in Business.
Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to apply to and then attend Booth because of its strong reputation in the business world and its flexible curriculum. I wanted to jump right into the program by choosing the courses I found relevant to my new career goals.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, fast-paced, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Freedom Friday is a sometimes-themed party planned once a month at different bars around Chicago. It attracts a young professional crowd. The latest event was organized one week early in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Ask me about...: Being one of a handful of African women at Booth and recruiting for investment banking.