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Cory Cooper
MBA 2004

Concentration: Finance and Entrepreneurship

Pre-Degree Industry/Field of Work: Marketing

Post-Degree Industry/Field of Work: Finance

Undergraduate Degree: B.S. in Marketing

Undergraduate Institution: Saint Xavier University

Current Employer: C.F. Cooper Advisors / Principal Advisor

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Why did you return to school to obtain your Graduate Business Degree?
I returned to school because I wanted to increase my opportunities for advancement in not only my career, but in my life.

Why did you choose UIC Liautaud?
I chose UIC because of its recognition in the Chicago business community, large alumni base, and flexible programs. At UIC, I was afforded the opportunity to study two passions, Finance and Entrepreneurship.

What has been the most unexpected gain resulting from your Liautaud degree?
The meaningful business and personal relationships that I made.

How has your Liautaud experience influenced your career to date?
The business world demands that you always adapt to change. I now have the tools to adapt and leverage change to capitalize on the opportunities that change always presents.

Which course or professor was your favorite and why?
I seriously loved all of my professors, because they brought real world perspectives into the classroom.

What was your favorite aspect of the UIC Liautaud program?
My favorite aspect of the program is its flexible structure, which gives you the opportunity to really broaden your experiences.

How would you define the Liautaud student?
Determined, motivated, and hardworking.

Now that you've graduated, what advice do you have for current and/or prospective Liautaud students?
Be "all in." Apply yourself day in and day out and good things will happen.

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