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Meet Chicago Booth’s MBA Class Of 2019

Alex Chi 

The University of Chicago, Booth School of Business 

Describe yourself in 15 words or less: The kind of guy who always looks composed even when he’s freaking out inside.

Hometown: Taipei, Taiwan

Fun Fact About Yourself: I once piloted a propeller plane by myself across Oahu!

Undergraduate School and Major: University of Michigan, BBA in Finance and BA in Economics

Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Associate at Crescent Capital Group, Analyst at Northwestern Mutual Capital

Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: My biggest accomplishment so far is earning the trust of my firm to bethe sole representative attending various management and board meetngs.It is both excitng and nerve-­wracking to be the only twenty­something year old in rooms full of CEOs, executives, managing directors, and other seasoned professionals.

That said, my opinions of the management teams and their companies could directly make or break my firm’s multi‐million dollar investment decisions. I really enjoyed the strong sense of ownership and appreciated the responsibility.

Looking back on your experience, what one piece of advice would you give to future business school applicants? Before startng on your application, it might be helpful to take a step back to construct a personal timeline that includes a handful of key decisions and inflection points in your life up to this point. The purpose is to reflect on why you made certain decisions and how they shaped your perspectives and actions. These notes helped me verify my core values, which I used as the guiding points for my short-term and long-term goals. I firmly believe the most effective applications are the ones that are authentic and personal.

What was the key factor that led you to choose this program for your full-­time MBA and why was it so important to you? All top MBA programs offer world class education, resources and networks. For me, Booth’s flexible curriculum is the perfect fit because it best allows me to find a personal balance of academic, professional and social life.

Academically, I like how Booth starts off with the LEAD program which helps each student better understand his or her personality and leadership style. From there, students can choose the type of learning environment that fits them the most, whether it is research­oriented, case method or team based. Professionally, Booth offers outstanding resources for in-school year internships as well as entrepreneurship opportunities.

Socially, I find alumni and students down-­to-earth, approachable and helpful. There is a strong sense of community especially when the majority of the students live within 3 blocks of each other in Downtown Chicago.

What would success look like to you after your first year of business school? One of my main goals entering school is to not only become a better business leader, but more importantly a more well‐rounded person with a purpose. When I co-founded our family foundation a few years ago, my vision was to grow it into a sustainable organization that provides scholarships and mentorship to help low income students in Taiwan obtain high school and college degrees. While we are supporting 40 students today, think the organizational structure could be improved in order to become more scalable. Thus, beyond my professional development, my first year goal at Booth is to be an active leader in the Social Enterprise Lab and continue to learn the nuances of running social enterprises.

I  would consider my first year a success if I could look back next fall and have a sustainable action plan for our family foundation that complement my professional goals.