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If you are getting ready to prepare your Round One application, you won’t want to miss this live chat. Ask the Admissions Committee your questions about pre-MBA work experience, extra-curricular activities, and getting great letters of recommendation. Read the Insider Blog for more tips before the chat.

Event Panelist(s):

Amy Hung
Associate Director of Admissions - Amy Hung joined the admissions team in October 2010. In addition to serving on the Admissions Committee, she currently oversees the development of external opportunities and partnerships. During her time in Admissions, Hung has managed virtually all on-campus Admissions events, including the Daily Campus Visit Program, Booth Live events, and Admit Weekend. Prior to joining Booth, Hung taught at a public elementary school in Chicago. A local Chicagoan, Hung earned her bachelor's degree in secondary teaching from Northwestern University and a master's degree in public service management from DePaul University.
Bryce Kirchhausen
Associate Director of Admissions - Bryce joined the Chicago Booth admissions team in April of 2010 as an associate director. In addition to serving as part of the Admissions Committee, Bryce is responsible for building lasting relationships with alumni and corporations. Prior to joining the Admissions Office, he worked in client services at a Chicago marketing agency and was a recruiter for that industry. He also volunteers at Jobs for Youth, Chicago Professionals for Youth, Chicago Cares, Career Transitions Center, Off the Streets, and PAWS.
Carrie Lydon
Associate Director of Admissions - Carrie joined the Chicago Booth admissions team in August 2008. She is responsible for evaluation strategy, application development and operations, as well as developing LGBT recruitment initiatives. Prior to joining the Admissions Office, Carrie?s served as the development director for Girls in the Game, where she led the organization's resource development and strategic planning. Carrie received her bachelor's degree from Ball State University and is currently pursuing a master?s degree in learning and organizational change from Northwestern University.
Donna Swinford
Director of Operations and Evaluation - Donna joined the Office of Admissions in 2005. Donna is responsible for handling all issues related to technology, application systems, and operations. Prior to moving to Admissions, she held the positions of project manager for the computing services office and information services manager in Career Services at Chicago Booth.
Eddie Pulliam
Senior Associate Director of Admissions - Eddie joined the Admissions Office in 1987 and held several positions before becoming Senior Associate Director. Along with recruiting, reading applications, and interviewing candidates for Chicago Booth, his primary responsibility is spearheading recruitment initiatives for underrepresented minorities.
Emily Salans
Assistant Director of Admissions - Emily joined the Admissions team in October of 2011. Along with the recruitment and evaluation of applicants as part of the Admissions Committee, Emily oversees the planning and execution of off-campus events, including admissions receptions, admitted student receptions, and student-hosted events.
Joanna Zisis
Communications Specialist - Joanna (Chat Moderator) joined the Chicago Booth Admissions Office in August 2007 as an associate director. In addition to serving as part of the Admissions Committee, Joanna works with Admissions marketing and content projects, including social media. Previously, she was the senior manager of admissions at Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Joanna's experience in higher education also includes her positions as student advisor, program coordinator, and ESL instructor at Scuola Lorenzo DeMedici, an international university in Florence, Italy. She has also served as an account executive for marketing agencies in New York and Chicago.Originally from Ohio, Joanna received her bachelor's degree in journalism from Ohio University and her MBA from Lake Forest Graduate School of Management. Joanna, her husband and son live in downtown Chicago. She loves traveling the globe for Chicago Booth and meeting prospective students from all over the world.
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