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Hugh Gibbons, Class of 2014


Undergraduate School/Major: I attended Trinity College Dublin, Johannes Kepler University Austria, and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, majoring in law and German.

Prior to Booth: I worked in finance.

Concentrations: Accounting, Finance, and Strategic Management.

Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, European Business Group, Private Equity Group, Distressed Debt and Credit Group, and the Soccer Club.

Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The reasons are many: the flexible curriculum, as I have masters in finance already and I wanted to challenge myself with more advanced and interesting courses from the first semester and Booth allowed me the opportunity to do this; the globally recognized brand as a leading school in finance; the enthusiasm and passion of the students for Booth when I visited the school; the support and encouragement by the Admissions Office, alumni and students throughout my application process; and because Chicago is a great city.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, exhilirating, and educational.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The Chicago marathon is a "must do" activity ? obviously you have to like running for it to be a "must do" though! The course itself is spectacular; the atmosphere around the city amazing and the Sunday night after the race in the city sensational!

Ask me about...: Being an international student at Booth; living in the US as a European; careers in finance, investment banking recruiting; why I choose Chicago Booth; why I love Booth and Chicago; working in Dublin, London, New York, Vienna, Cajamarca (Peru); the application process; which classes to take; Gaelic Football, Ireland or Tottenham Hotspurs.

Last Updated 12/20/12