Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Determining his own success

Jared Boot has known his career path since high school and uses the resources at Quinlan to achieve his professional goals. He offers these reflections on his work experience:

I am a Financial Representative with Prudential and a second year MBA student concentrating in Operations Management. I was most inspired by Professor Caltagirone in the Operations Management Department to begin my recent career search. Although my career as a financial representative does not directly relate to what Professor Caltagirone taught, the skills of self-discipline, leadership and teamwork I learned in his supply chain capstone course definitely helped me get to where I belong today at Prudential.

I have had a burning desire to become a financial representative since I was young. In high school I interned for a financial advisor and it inspired me to want to be a part of the community, make it a better place and ultimately it was an appealing career path because I saw it as a career path that allowed me to determine my own success. I knew a career in the community where I could put my financial skills to good use was what I was meant to do. Without the advisor who guided me into this field and the excellent faculty at Loyola such as Professor Caltagirone, I would not have been able to obtain my dream job. I am so thankful for the experiences those individuals afforded me and I am definitely thankful for all the time and effort Sara and Julie at Business Career Services put into my career search! 

Jared Boot

Employer: Prudential

Title: Financial Representative

Graduation Date: May 2016

Major: MBA 

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