There is no 'right' and 'wrong' career path. The flexibility to move both vertically and horizontally within a company and an industry is what can set you apart from your peers. The business panel and roundtables will feature individuals across many industries - consulting, finance, marketing, data analytics, and other disciplines - and dive into how exactly one navigates the business world. From these individuals, you will grow to understand the applicability and value a career in business can have across many different sectors.
Mobolaji Akintunde, AB'02
CEO, [m] mobolaji
Mobolaji Akintunde graduated from the University of Chicago in 2002 with an AB in economics. In 2004, he established bCompany LLC, an elite lifestyle marketing and brand consulting firm based in Chicago. Since then he has worked with several renowned corporate entities ranging from Nike and PUMA to Boost Mobile and McDonald s. Mr. Akintunde's main focus lies in creative marketing as he has since extended his branding experience to encompass artist management.
Mike Harriett, AB'08, MBA'18
CFO / COO, Dorsey Asset Management
Mr. Harriett graduated from the College in 2008 with a degree in Economics and earned an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2018. While in the College, Mr. Harriett played for the College's football team and was captain of the team during his senior year. After college, Mr. Harriett joined Morgan Stanley. In 2009 Morgan Stanley wanted Mr. Harriett to move to New York, but instead he chose to stay in Chicago to remain close to his family. He then joined Sanborn Kilcollin Partners, where he served as the Director of Operations until the end of 2014 when the two partners who founded the firm retired. He then joined Citadel Securities for a brief period before leaving to become CFO/COO of Dorsey Asset Management. He is married and lives in Chicago with his wife, Jen, who is a 6th grade teacher.
Elizabeth Miller, AB'16
Strategic Initiatives and Analytics, Morgan Stanley
Ms. Miller graduated from the College in 2016 with an honors degree in Political Science. While in the College, she served as an Executive Cabinet Chair of Student Government. After college, Ms. Miller joined Morgan Stanley, where she worked as an analyst on the Private Banking Group Marketing team, specializing in cash management products. Since then, Elizabeth has expanded her role to cover Strategic Initiatives and Analytics across her business. In this role, she develops multiphase marketing strategies and data-driven attribution models for the Private Banking Group and has been recognized for her ability to drive data and digital transformation and foster a collaborative culture across the organization. Elizabeth resides in New York City where she also serves as the Metro Chair of the Chicago Women's Alliance and Chair of the Penn Club's Community Service Society.
Nitha Nagubadi, AB'94, SM'03, PsyD, Chicago School of Professional Psychology, MBA, Loyola University
Founder, Mango Networx
Ms. Nagubadi graduated from the College with a degree in Psychology. Due to her interest in languages and math, she was drawn to the IT field and began to take an interest in web development. She completed a Certificate in Web and Database Programming at Loyola University and began working as Assistant Web Administrator for the University. Here she managed and developed several of the University's large scale web projects. During her time as Assistant Webmaster, Ms. Nagubadi returned to UChicago and completed a Professional SM in computer science. Then, she completed an MBA focusing on International Business, Marketing, and Operations Management. She consulted for various companies managing large multimillion international programs in digital, product and marketing departments. She completed her Doctorate in Business Psychology to develop research and processes in organizational development.