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Krista McNamara

Former Assistant Director of Admissions, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
MHED, Loyola University
BA, Psychology, University of Michigan

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I am a former Assistant Director of Admissions at the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. During my time at Booth I traveled across the United States to talk to potential applicants about the application process and host admissions events. I also conducted many interviews, evaluated thousands of applications and made admissions decisions as a member of the admissions committee.

Being a life-long learner, I enjoyed my time in admissions since it gave me the opportunity to meet many motivated people looking to make an impact on the world. My career working with students started while I was pursuing my Bachelor’s in Psychology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Outside of my studies, I tutored Michigan athletes who played Division 1 basketball, gymnastics, wrestling, swimming — you name it. It was through this experience that I discovered my passion of working with students. After my undergraduate training, I went on to receive a Master’s in Higher Education at Loyola University Chicago, focusing on leadership and experiential learning. I was offered a full scholarship through a Graduate Assistantship and conducted research on the student learning outcomes of short-term study abroad programs.

Experiential learning is a passion of mine since I believe we need to learn both in and outside of the classroom. This is something I encourage all students to partake in since it can be such a transformational way to learn. In my present role, I’m a Senior Recruiter for a large academic university. I enjoy using my admissions skill set to help others find their perfect job. Additionally, I am also an Alumni Student Recruiter for the University of Michigan and I host recruiting events for prospective college students. Whether I am working one-on-one with applicants or students, I find it incredibly rewarding to see someone succeed in their pursuits. I truly enjoy helping others reach their full potential and turn their dreams into a reality.

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