Phillip Leung

Phillip Leung

BS in Finance, DePaul University

Experience: I assisted in spearheading the equity research team at an options execution firm in the CHX and I am an avid tennis player

Areas of Interest: Music, TV/film, Visual arts, Fine arts, Photography, Video/digital media, Arts/music festivals, Nonprofit work, Entrepreneurship, PR/Marketing

Ideal Job in 10 Years: Co-founder and director of a community art space.

What led you to enroll in the MSLCE program at Northwestern? My parents are musicians and I have always been interested in the creative industry. So I thought it would be a good opportunity to display my education and experience in Finance – in the creative field.

Favorite (song/movie/show/festival/exhibition … )? My favorite movie is The Intouchables – a French film about the friendship between an aristocratic paraplegic and his caretaker.

What is your favorite Chicago landmark/attraction, or what are you most excited to visit? There are multiple docks along the Chicago River to Kayak, so it’s a great way to explore the city.

If you could have lunch with one person (living or dead), who would it be? Robin Williams – He seems very genuine and he helped teach me to seize the day. In addition to being funny, he acknowledges struggle and pain.

If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be? Barcelona, Spain

Where is your dream internship for next summer? Ogilvy and Mather

Where are you from? Chicago, Illinois

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