University of Chicago Receives $10 Million for Business Program

University of Chicago Receives $10 Million for Business Program

The University of Chicago has announced a $10 million gift from alumnus Byron D. Trott and his wife, Tina, in support of the UChicago Careers in Business Program.

The gift will be used to expand the newly renamed program, which provides students with an opportunity to supplement their undergraduate classes with courses at the Booth School of Business during their second, third, and fourth years in school. Students also will have access to advisors with industry experience, including members of the university's alumni community; workshops focused on business skills; and cohorts focused on topics of interest to industry.

"All of our career programs are meant to complement the intellectual character of the college, and the Trott Business Program embodies that idea perfectly," said John W. Boyer, dean of the college. "By allowing our students to learn about real businesses and apply the knowledge they gain in the classroom, it gives them a perspective that will serve them well throughout their lives. I am delighted that this gift will benefit our students for many years to come."

"$10 Million Gift Supports Newly Named Trott Business Program." University of Chicago Press Release 11/15/2016.