Chicago Booth: Everything I Want For My Future

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The opportunities and environment molded who I am today. A rare opportunity in middle school created a dream. For the past couple of years, I’ve worked hard and taken opportunities to help me achieve that dream. I think a Chicago Booth MBA would be the opportunity and environment for me to further advance my dream.

I first found myself interested in finance and investment about eleven years ago when I joined my school’s Profits Club. In this club, we played a game called the Houston Chronicle Stock Market Game. I helped the group analyze the market trends online and bought or sold stocks at the most opportune time. Sometimes we lost money, but we gained it back at other times. I learned a lot from my mistakes. In the end, our group made twenty thousand dollars. Although it was just a game, the joy of earning a profit stroked my curiosity and gave me pride and confidence. That little game gave birth to my dream of studying finance and investments. I dreamt to be a portfolio manager myself one day.

Since then, I’ve tried to actively participate in investment activities and learn from other people who invest. I joined an investment club, called The Blue Chips, in college. From there, I learned investment strategies and valuation techniques. By being an analyst in The Blue Chips, I was even more intrigued by the thrill of finance and investing. Additionally, I’ve taken core finance classes, Financial Accounting and Corporation Finance, to better understand the businesses that I look into for investing. These have only increased my desire to take more fundamental business concept classes to better understand business that are potential investment opportunities.

My recent internship at Grosvenor Capital Management added fuel to my d...

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...person to achieve what I want to gain from Chicago Booth. But I see Chicago Booth as an opportunity and environment towards the future.

Chicago Booth can give me the supportive community that I need to learn. I will learn business fundamentals that will supplement my current liberal educated undergraduate experience, intellectual curious mindset, and practical finance work experience. The professors can give a great theoretical and case based understanding of business concepts. I will learn unlimited knowledge from supportive upperclassmen, who will help guide me through my career search and path. The international exposure of classmates and classes will help me gain a deeper understand of the global business environment and the finance and investment opportunities in other countries. Overall, Chicago Booth provides me with everything I want for my future and dream.
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