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Nicolas Guillen, Class of 2014


Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from Baruch College with a degree in finance and investments.

Prior to Booth: I worked closely with regulatory capital as part of the credit risk team at Morgan Stanley developing algorithms to calculate capital under the new Basel regulations for OTC derivatives and other products. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, I worked in private wealth management at UBS Financial Services. I also served as an advisor to various not-for-profit organizations and as the vice-chairman of the board of EIC, an organization that serves the Jackson Heights community in New York. 

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Strategic Management.

Activities: I am a member of the Management Consulting Group, Net Impact, Soccer Club, Latin American Business Group, European Business Group, and Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group.

Career Plans: I'd like to work in a consulting firm, hopefully in the area of development and finance.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? Other than the school's prestige, amazing faculty, and flexible program, Booth offered me an all new experience with an amazing class of top level professionals. I visited Chicago last summer and I knew I wanted to come and live here.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, enriching, and fun.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? I think everyone must go to a concert at Navy Pier, grab a drink, and look at the city at night. Also, if you get a chance, go to the opera or a jazz/blues concert.

Ask me about...: Living in Latin America, recruiting for investment banking, consulting, or entrepreneurship.

Rodrigo Lopez, Class of 2013


Undergraduate School/Major: I graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in mechanical engineering.

Prior to Booth: I worked for Capital One Financial as a senior business manager and volunteered with Ecuador Mi Pais, a non-profit.

Concentrations: Finance, General Management, and Strategic Management.

Activities: I am the co-chair of the Family Enterprise Group and of PhotoBooth, and a member of the Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management & Strategy Group, and Latin American Business Group.

Career Plans: I will be moving to Lima, Peru, as an associate for McKinsey & Co.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? Chicago Booth stood out among other schools because of its unique philosophy of learning (experiential, flexible, and entrepreneurial). I ultimately made my decision to come to Booth because of the great people I met along every step of the process: students, faculty and staff, and alumni. Once I immersed myself in the Booth culture I knew it was the place for me.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Fulfilling, challenging, and fun.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? If you are a foodie, Chicago is the place for you. From some of the best restaurants in the US to local gems like Big Star tacos and burgers at Kuma's Corner, you won't be disappointed. The architecture boat tour is also fantastic, but there are also great places off the beaten path such as Oak Park and even the Robie House (next to Harper Center) for big architecture buffs.

Ask me about...: Balancing involvement in extracurriculars and classes, social life in the loop or north/south Chicago, and how to find the best Ecuadorian restaurants in Chicago.

Last Updated 12/17/12