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(M.B.A./M.S. FIN ’19)

With his sights set on a career in private equity, Trevor Wheeler chose to pursue dual degrees—a Master of Business Administration and Master of Science in Finance. “The great reputation was the #1...


(M.B.A. ’15)

As someone with a lifelong interest in environmental issues, Savitha Chelladurai decided a few years ago to pursue a career path in which she could make a larger contribution to improving the...


(CECD ’18)

Since graduating with a degree in social and economic development policy, Brian Gomez has become finance and operations manager of Sunrise Movement, a nonprofit organization mobilizing young activists...


(BA/M.S. FIN ’19)

On the first day of the first finance course she took at Illinois Tech, Aiman Moizuddin learned a lesson that has stuck with her ever since. Stuart School of Business Clinical Professor John Twombly...


(BA/M.S. FIN ’18)

As an Illinois Tech student, Oscar Cazalez had the opportunity to get involved in many student programs, including Latinos Involved in Further Education, Undocumented Students and Allies, men’s...


(ME ’15)

Dane Christianson is an inventor at heart. He designed—and then constructed—a three-dimensional twisty-puzzle called the X-Cube in Illinois Tech’s Idea Shop using a 3D printer. “The Idea Shop is just...


(BIOL/M.S. CS ’18)

During Iva Veseli’s first year at Illinois Tech, her adviser pointed her toward Jean-François Pombert’s lab, where she conducted research in computational biology for three years. Her research...


(PSYC ’16)

Working with Distinguished Professor of Psychology Patrick Corrigan, Maya Al-Khouja created the Honest Open Proud (HOP) college program as a student at Illinois Tech. HOP is a peer-led program that...


(BME ’19)

With her interest in researching autoimmune diseases, Brianna McKenna declared her major as biomedical engineering and thought that her career path was set. As she took her elective courses, however...