Our first alumni spotlight is Nick! Nick is part of Spring 2016 rush class and is currently working at Bain & Company.
Nick’s favorite memory of BAP is going on a trip to Iceland on a spring break trip with friends that he met through BAP. Nick’s advice to everyone is to make the most of your time on campus as there are so many resources and people with different backgrounds that you are exposed to.
If Nick had all the money in the world, he would like to travel to Italy and Spain and would love to open a school for in-need communities to help with education inequality. Nick is also considering pursuing an MBA at some point in the future, because it can be a great way to gain more experience and make a necessary career pivot later on in his career.
This week’s alumni spotlight is Casey Walker! Casey is part of the Fall 2015 rush class and is currently working at 3M.
Casey's favorite memory of BAP was working with different mentors and mentees throughout his time in BAP. Casey's advice to everyone is to take advantage of mentor/mentee relationships whether that be in BAP or other organizations/companies!
Casey's next steps in life are to go back to school to get a master's degree and possibly a PhD.
This week's alumni spotlight is Maria! Maria is part of the Fall 2015 rush class and is currently working at KPMG in Audit and TMT (Technology Media, Telecommunications).
Maria's favorite memory of BAP was apartment crawl at the beginning of each semester as we get to welcome new candidates.
Maria's advice to everyone is to ask lots of questions because that is the best way to learn about different career paths and decide which one sounds the best for you.
Maria's unsure about the next steps in her life as she is still learning about lots of opportunities in KPMG such as recruiting, technology innovation and rotations into advisory associate positions, but no matter which path she takes, she is excited for what comes next in her career.
Monica is part of the Spring 2015 rush class and is currently working at KPMG in Deal Advisory.
Monica's favorite memory of BAP was the secret Santa gift exchange when every member of her family showed up! In total, there were 15 people that participated. Monica stated that people's willingness to commit to the event really made BAP feel like a family. Especially since it's hard to organize family events with a lot of people, she was honestly just so happy that people came.
Monica's advice to the candidates is to build your network! Leverage alumni to get inside knowledge about your future jobs or all the cool places to move to in Chicago. Alumni can connect you guys to opportunities you might not have known existed. All you have to do is reach out and show your interest!
This week's alumni spotlight is Spandana! Spandana is part of the Spring 2013 rush class and is currently working at LendingClub in Compliance and Risk group.
Spandana's favorite memory of BAP was when she was a grad student and all of her friends in BAP were studying for the CPA together. They would meet at the union every evening and study there until it closed. The jokes and the laughs that they shared with them became a college memory that she can always reflect upon and just feel happy!
Spandana's advice to current members is to enjoy more and worry less. Try not to get too caught up with finding the perfect job. We only get one chance to do college, while it is important to focus on our career goals, it is also important find a little time to have fun. Life is all about balance!
Adam is part of the Fall 2016 rush class and is currently working at Deloitte in Financial Risk, Transactions, & Restructuring within the Advisory practice!
Adam's favorite memory of BAP was from the time BAP was traveling with members of his rush class! Two of the highlights were when he went and visited two members in Italy while they were studying abroad and a group of them spent a weekend in Nashville together!
Adam's advice to current members is to try and learn something new every day. He says that although it seems easy, we often get caught up trying to be perfect and improve on things we already know. That's definitely important. but make a concerted effort to learn something new each day!
This week's alumni spotlight is Adam! Adam is part of the Spring 2015 rush class and is currently working at KPMG in their deal advisory practice. One thing that Adam wants to do in life is to create a positive impact on lives of millions of people
Adam has a lot of favorite memories of BAP, but some of his favorites were BAP paintball, semi-formal event, and the "Lawal” crawl. If Adam had all the money in the world, he would like to try solve the most challenging world problems!
Adam's advice to current members is don't be afraid to take risks, especially when you're still young! It is important to pursue your true passion and make sure you strive to be the best version of yourself that you could possibly be!
Leo is part of the Fall 2013 rush class and is currently working at ZS Associates as a Strategy Insights and Planning Associate Consultant. Leo has been apart of ZS Associates since graduating in December of 2014.
Leo's favorite memory from BAP was prepping for consulting case interviews with other BAPers! He says that balancing all the responsibilities of being a student was not easy but having friends to commiserate with made the journey that much more rewarding!
Leo's advice to current members is to minimize your time on core academics and instead invest extra time in your extracurriculars or take classes you are thrilled about. Also, he say to do informational interviews as a way to explore a job or company you are interested in!