We had the good fortune of connecting with Nicole Plunkett and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Nicole, how do you think about risk?
I believe that stepping outside of your comfort zone & taking calculated risks is vital to personal growth. As a Master of Business Administration candidate currently studying at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, I knew I had to push myself & level up my quant ability in order to take the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) standardized test: an admissions requirement to the vast majority of business schools.

Although I had to take the GRE exam a grand total of three times, with each exam lasting about 4 or so hours, I am happy that my perseverance eventually paid off with my acceptance letter to Booth. Don’t forget to celebrate your successes, and once you reach them, you can aim even higher for your next achievement.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
In 2021, after working for 7 years in the fashion industry, I decided to transition into the cannabis space. Coming from an international career to date, I am most excited about how quickly the cannabis industry has been growing both in the USA & abroad. As the cannabis job market expands, I can’t wait to see more female leaders in the space. Going back to start my MBA, I’ve learned that I am a lifelong learner, and that no matter where I am, there is always room for growth & pivoting.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Soho House Chicago is one of my favorite creative hubs to mingle & attend events such as mushroom embroidery class. The boutique style interior design is inspiring in every part of the house.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Chicago Booth Legal Cannabis Markets Club co-chairs for having faith in me to take on a leadership position during my first quarter at business school. I am excited to see how the club will serve as a bridge for business professionals at Booth & beyond to explore the rapidly developing cannabis industry, provide educational opportunities to learn about the medical benefits of the plant, & network with other like minded professionals in this growing market.

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