Chinwe Aneke Class of 2015
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Purdue University and majored in electrical engineering.
Concentrations: Strategic management and entrepreneurship.
Activities: Member of the Chicago Africa Business Group, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Club, Management Consulting Group, Chicago Women in Business, and Booth Energy Group.
Career plans: I am recruiting for consulting and energy start-ups.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I ultimately chose Booth because it was the only school that felt right to me. I also knew that I would get a rigorous education and have a lot of fun here. Booth fits my personality, and it'll help me get to where I want to go.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Enlightening, fun, and intense.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Go to the Kingston Mines Blues Club and a taping of the NPR show Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me.
Ask me about...: Transitioning from engineering to business school.
Oye Coker-Dickens Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended the University of Ibadan and majored in geography.
Prior to Booth: I worked for three years as a management consultant in KPMG's financial services practice.
Concentrations: Analytic management, entrepreneurship and finance.
Activities: Member of the Chicago Africa Business Group.
Career plans: I am going into consulting upon graduation.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I applied to and chose Booth because of the quality of teaching, the quality of my classmates, and the ton of opportunities that I knew would be available.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Intense, transformative, and rewarding.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Improv comedy shows are hilarious and an absolute must-do activity in Chicago. I have attended shows at both the Second City and Improv Olympics. I wholeheartedly recommend these breathtaking displays of talent to anyone seeking a fun and memorable Chicago evening!
Ask me about...: Recruiting as an international student.
Tolu Oyekan Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Howard University and majored in mechanical engineering.
Prior to Booth: I was an engineer in the US and Japan and led teams that developed and transferred enabling technologies from research and development to worldwide manufacturing sites.
Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, finance, and strategic management.
Activities: Member of Management Consulting Group, Energy Group, Chicago Africa Business Group, and African American MBA Group.
Career plans: I plan to pursue management consulting after graduation.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because in addition to a rigorous curriculum, it provided unmatched opportunity to network with other students. As Booth students are not limited to taking classes with one group, they are exposed to a broader mix of students, creating an opportunity to build larger networks than at other programs.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Rigorous, stimulating, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Eat Nigerian food at Mama Osas, run the lakefront trail, see Chicago from the top of the Willis Tower at night, and visit the University of Chicago Harper Center, the Oriental Institute (free museum), and Rockefeller Chapel.
Ask me about...: Foodies should ask me about the best places to get good food; the differences between education in the US and outside the US; the best places to run; transitioning from being an engineer to attending business school; returning to school after working for an extended period of time; living in Hyde Park.