Four years ago, Richard Lekakh was a freshman at Northeastern
Illinois University taking the necessary steps toward a career in
education. "I was gearing up to become a schoolteacher," Lekakh
says, "and I was looking forward to it. But then, by chance, I took
an internship at Water Tower Financial Partners." The glimpse into
the business world led him to change gears, and change schools,
too. Fast-forward to the present: Lekakh is going into his
senior year at UIC Business, and just returned...