Stax Welcomes Two Univ. of Illinois Grads

Stax Welcomes Two Univ. of Illinois Grads

Stax prepares to welcome two new University of Illinois grads

After an exciting campus recruiting season at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, Stax is delighted to announce that two seniors will join the company post-graduation. Stax was pleased to continue partnering with the school to fill Associate positions in the fast-growing Chicago office, which already boasts five U of I alums, including Brett Conradt, Managing Director.  Brett continues to invest in the U of I community through his involvement in the BADM 359 course and student consulting projects with the Business Honors class.

“We’re thrilled to close another successful round of recruiting at the University of Illinois,” said Stax’s Director of HR Christina Thai. “We consistently find top talent at the school and as our company grows, we find ourselves more and more in need of the skillsets and talents that students develop at the University”.

Kate Jennings will join Stax after graduating with a Bachelor of Science in Materials Science and Engineering. Following a summer with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab in Quantico, VA, she was a Research and Development intern with materials and industrials conglomerate 3M. An active participant in campus life, Kate is Managing Partner of the Student Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations and an academic partner with the Illinois Consulting Academy.

Brett Weiss, a native of Northbrook, IL is expecting to graduate in May with degrees in Supply Chain Management and Marketing. He joins Stax from banking giant JPMorgan, where he completed a summer internship in Operations, and prior to that held an internship with McDonald’s Corporation. During his time at school, Brett has been a member of the Sigma Alpha Mu fraternity, participated in Illinois Business Consulting, and spent a semester abroad in Vienna, Austria.

Once joining the firm, the two will find significant professional growth through training with our knowledgeable staff and hands-on contributions as a part of our project teams. Within our fast-paced environment, the two will rapidly acquire new business knowledge and contribute to delivering data-driven, actionable insights to our private equity and corporate clients.

Stax remains committed to continued involvement with the University of Illinois and has expanded the relationship over recent years. With plans to participate in the Consulting Consortium and Gies College of Business Honors Program, we will look for the partnership to strengthen over the coming years.

We’re looking forward to having Kate and Brett join the Stax team, and are grateful for the strong partnership with the University of Illinois that helped make their hiring possible!

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