Meet Chicago Booth’s MBA Class of 2018


University of Chicago, Booth Business School

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: I look for adventure where others see none. I consistently find goals; turn goals into projects and projects into experiences.

Hometown:  London, UK

Fun Fact About Yourself: I love to bake, and applied to be part of the television show, ‘The Great British Bake Off’ and faced two rounds of interviews. Unfortunately, due to work commitments, I was unable to commit.

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Warwick, Chemistry

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation:

McKinsey & Company, New York, Analyst

Environmental Technologies Fund, London, Associate

DBL Partners, San Francisco, Associate

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: I led a £6mm investment in a Dutch company that uses capacitive-deionization to desalinate water for re-use in an array of things, including commercial laundries in the U.S., and drinking water in India. Environmental and social impact in my career is very important to me, and to be involved in a successful company that can provide a real benefit to others is truly inspiring.

Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Taking the GMAT is unfortunately a necessary evil. The best way to get through it and to do well is to not overthink it:

  1. Pick a date – Give yourself enough time to study, but not too much where it’ll start to drag.
  2. Study – Be consistent with your studying knowing that practice is the only way to get better.
  3. Relax – Give yourself up to a week off before the exam. Mental state really matters
  4. Ace the exam!

What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? The alumni! The Booth alumni are an amazing group of people who were available to answer any question big or small. If they didn’t know the answer, they would not stop till they found someone who did. As an international student, I will be moving half way across the world to attend Booth, and I am nothing but excited to be part of this new family.

Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I believe that slowing the pace of climate change is one of the great obligations that my generation must embrace. My goal is to leverage my background in finance and consulting, paired with the strategy and management skills I gain, in order to advance sustainability initiatives across multinational companies that have the power and scale to act as a model for enhancing company profits while also preserving the planet.

What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? Jules gets things done – I hope that my classmates find in me someone who can see the exploration, adventure and fun in any problem, and that any where in the world that they find themselves, they can give me a call to work on it with them.

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