Shaelyn Otikor completed the Chicago Summer Business Institute (CSBI) program over twenty years ago and believes it was a vital part of her success as an adult. Growing up in a blue-collar household on Chicago’s South Side, Shaelyn did not imagine herself pursuing a career in business until taking part in CSBI. CSBI taught her that she was not limited to certain career paths and that people like her could pursue a career in finance. After CSBI, Shaelyn attended DePaul University and got her MBA from the Booth School at the University of Chicago. Shaelyn is a vice president and relationship manager at Northern Trust Corporation. She believes CSBI opened her eyes to new possibilities for herself as a person. She also believes the program helps high performing students focus while showing them their own potential.