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Emilio Andrade, Class of 2014

Emilio Andradeeandrade@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with a major in industrial engineering.

Prior to Booth: I worked in the Structured Finance team at AES Gener, the second-largest energy generation company in Chile, for 4 years. Prior to that I worked for a year in equity research at IM Trust.

Concentrations: Accounting, Analytic Finance, and Entrepreneurship.

Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Latin American Business Group, Soccer Club, and the Greater China Club.

Career Plans: I'm recruiting for Investment Banking in New York and Chicago.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because of its amazing program, faculty, and alumni network. The flexible curriculum allows you to create your own MBA experience. Booth's challenging academic environment and broad resources really prepare you to become a better professional. Finally, I love the city!

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, flexible, and broad.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Attending the Lollapalooza music festival, going to the blues bars (Buddy Guy's Legends or Kingston Mines), and listening to opera and concerts at Millennium Park.

Ask me about...: Chicago and the MBA, and about getting married and starting business school all within 3 months.



Alejandro Sanhueza, Class of 2014

Alejandro Sanhuezaasanhueza@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with majors in analytic finance and economics.

Prior to Booth: I worked in corporate finance at a mining company.

Concentrations: Accounting, Analytic Finance, and Economics.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group, Investment Management Group, Investment Banking Group, Net Impact and the Chicago Soccer Club.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because this university has strongly influenced my academic and professional formation. I choose Booth because I was convinced that here I would reach my personal and professional goals. Needless to say, Booth also has the best finance program of the world.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Enriching, inspiring, and rewarding.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Walk through the different neighborhoods that the city has to offer. Lincoln Park, with its bars, restaurants, and "off loop" theaters, is a good starting point.

Ask me about...: The experience of coming from Chile to Chicago, or anything that you think might help you to get the most out of the experience of living in Chicago and studying at Booth.



Nicolas Selume, Class of 2014

Nicolas Selumenselume@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with a degree in economics.

Prior to Booth: I worked in the cabinet of the Minister of Home Affairs and Public Safety, first as an advisor and then as head of the advisory team. Previous to that I worked as an investment analyst at a venture capital fund and in a real estate investment trust.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Managerial and Organizational Behavior, and Strategic Management.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group, Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Group, Corporate Management & Strategy Group, Booth Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (BETA), Credit Restructuring Distressed Investing and Turnaround Group (CREDIT) and AudioBooth.

Career Plans: I plan to start my own company leveraging Booth's resources (such as the New Venture Challenge and the Entrepreneurship Internship Program) or work for a start-up or a venture capital firm.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I decided to apply to Booth because of its excellent faculty, its high quality students, its great network in Chile, its critical thinking approach to different business situations, and the strong commitment it has with entrepreneurship and innovation through the Polsky Center.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, flexible, and fun.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Take a ride on your bike along the lakeshore and watch all the Chicagoans pass by; go to a Chicago Bulls game at the United Center and take a picture beside the Michael Jordan statue.

Ask me about...: Entrepreneurship, switching careers from government administration, being married in Chicago, or craft beers.



Cristian Varela, Class of 2013

Cristian Varelavarela@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from Universidad Catolica de Chile with a major in industrial engineering.

Prior to Booth: I worked for five years in investment banking in Chile.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group (co-chair), Entrepreneurship & Venture Capital Group, Private Equity Group, Investment Banking Group, Soccer Club, and Wine Club.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth for the mix of a great program, professors, city and brand, and for the flexible curriculum. But most importantly, I believe it will give me the tools to become a great professional in the future.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The architectural boat tour (you really learn and understand about Chicago).

Ask me about...: Pursuing two degrees, one at Booth and one at the Harris School for Public Policy.



Last Updated 4/23/13