Invaluable Mentorship Discovered in Investment Banking

Name: Tim Lan Year: Sophomore Major(s): Journalism, Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Jansen Investments Chicago Field Studies has truly been an inspirational experience for me. It has informed my personal growth in all different ways which I would have never experienced by simply taking courses on campus. From a pre-professional perspective, it has…

Learning about the Search Fund Model at Three Pillars Capital

Name: Edward Tao Zhu Year: Sophomore Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Asian Literature & Culture CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Three Pillars Capital This fall quarter I was interning at Three Pillars Capital, a search fund piloted by an ex-military investment banker. It was interesting to learn about the search fund model, which in essence is…

Developing Relationships at Goldman Sachs

Name: Naveena Sharma Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Computer Science CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Goldman Sachs This fall, I had the pleasure of working as a wealth management intern at Goldman Sachs. I have learned a lot through this internship about markets, asset classes, portfolio management – and the business field studies class…

Favorite Internship Experience: ProTen Realty Group

Name: Connor Loughlin Year: Senior Major(s): Journalism, Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: ProTen Realty Group I had a wonderful time during the CFS program this year as a Market Research Analyst Intern at ProTen Realty Group.  Overall, I would say it was the best and most interesting internship I have had to date. …

Making Tangible Impacts at Accelerated Growth Advisors

Name: Justin Lee Year: Junior Major(s):  Economics Minor(s): Chinese, Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Accelerated Growth Advisors This past quarter was a lot more meaningful than my high hopes could have anticipated. My time at Accelerated Growth Advisors was chalk full of understanding leadership, talented teammates, and great personalities that primed…

Industrial Engineer Tries Work in the Public Sector

Name: Octavio Bruetman Year: Senior Major(s): Industrial Engineering, Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Intersect Illinois An Engineer in a Research RoleI spent the fall interning for Intersect Illinois, the main economic development corporation in Illinois. Along with my internship, I took the CFS Business studies course that explored numerous work dynamics which I…

Collaborating with the COO of a Startup

Name: Nicholas Lim Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Vous Vitamin CFS was a phenomenal opportunity for me to polish my professional skills and become more familiar with the working world over the course of a quarter while also giving me a much-needed break from a traditional…

Senior Explores Agricultural Development and Public Policy

Name: Karan Kairon Year: Senior Major(s): Economics CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Chicago Council on Global Affairs My CFS internship at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs was an insightful and meaningful use of my Fall quarter. As part of the Global Food and Agriculture Programme (GFAP), I spent my time studying agricultural development…

First CFS Intern at Green Courte Partners

Name: Kaloyan Valchev Year: Junior Major(s): Economics Minor(s): Business Institutions Program CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Green Courte Partners We all have a couple of friends who ace all of their exams, hold leadership roles in a bunch of clubs, and land Investment Banking internships in the middle of their sophomore year.  You don’t…

Building Business Acumen at a Strategy Consulting Firm

Name: Eric Moerschel Year: Junior Major(s): Economics, English CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: Blue Canyon Partners My CFS experience was defined by new experiences, a dynamic workplace, and intellectually stimulating discussions. Upon entering the CFS program in the spring of 2019, I was unsure of how my career path would look. I considered banking,…

Exploring Sales and Marketing at Successful Startup

Name: Cindy Liang Year: Junior Major(s): Communication Studies, Psychology CFS Class: Business Field Studies Employer: SpotHero CFS has been a great experience overall, even though the 9 to 5 can become mundane at times. Having an internship taught me a lot about life after college, and I gained a better understanding of what it means…

Senior Discovers Passion at CFS Internship

Name: Jimmy Kellock Year: Senior Major: Economics & Learning and Organizational Change Minor: Psychology CFS Class: Humanities Employer: Healthbox This past fall, I realized I could fulfill my final distribution requirement through CFS’ Humanities class and a part-time internship. Given my indecision about post-graduate life, I thought this was a perfect opportunity for me to…