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Ben Mactiernan, Class of 2013

bmactier@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I attended The University of Melbourne and majored in environmental engineering and finance.

Prior to Booth: I worked in energy and resources.

Activities:Member of the Energy Club, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Asia Pacific Group, Emerging Markets Group, and the Soccer, Cricket, and Sailing Clubs.

Career plans: I will be working for Bain & Company post business school.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? After engaging with a few of the students, I felt that Booth was a great fit for me. Also, I believed the facilities and faculty at the school were outstanding.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? Just walking around downtown and looking at the buildings. Some of the architecture here is amazing. The detail on some of the buildings when you look close is fascinating.

Ask me about...: Being an Australian at Booth. 

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Candice Neville, Class of 2014

Candice Nevillecneville@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I attended University of Technology Sydney and majored in economics. 

Prior to Booth: I worked in real estate acquisitions.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance and Strategic Management.

Activities: Member of the Investment Management Group, Investment Banking Group, Real Estate Group, Private Equity Group, and Chicago Women in Business.

Career plans: I'm recruiting for investment management.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because of the quality of its faculty, particularly in the areas of finance and economics, and the academic rigor of the program. I also have come to appreciate the benefits of such a flexible curriculum.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, challenging, and engaging.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? Heading for a night out to Blue Chicago to really appreciate the history of the blues here, and have dinner at Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak, and Stone Crab restaurants - you will never want to eat anything but key lime pie again!

Ask me about...: Seeking a job within the US after school.

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Priyanka Vohra, Class of 2014

pvohra0@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I attended University of Melbourne and have a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Laws (Honors) degree.

Prior to Booth: I worked for PwC  in corporate value advisory and for National Australia Bank in Risk Appetite, Group Credit Risk.

Concentrations: Finance, Marketing Management, and Strategic Management.

Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Chicago Women in Business, Leadership and Influence Group, and PhotoBooth.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because of the reputation of the Chicago Booth MBA program.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Transformational, exhilarating, and diverse.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? The trifecta--Chicago Bulls, Chicago Bears, and Chicago Cubs.

Ask me about...: Anything regarding the school's curriculum and activities, and moving to Chicago.



Last Updated 1/28/13