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Christian Blank, Class of 2013

Christian Blankkblank@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I have a BA in business administration from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin.

Prior to Booth: I worked in corporate lending at a commercial bank in Guatemala.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, Marketing Management, and Strategic Management.

Activities:  I am a member of the Milton Friedman Group; the Media, Sports, and Entertainment Group; the Latin American Business Group; the Corporate Management and Strategy Group; and the Family Enterprise and Marketing Group.

Career plans:  I will return to Guatemala to work for the family business (media).

Why did you choose Chicago Booth?  I chose Booth because of its flexible curriculum that allows me to choose my own path, and because the academics and curriculum are focused on economic ideas that resonate a lot with me.

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

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? I really recommend the architectural boat tour and visiting Millennium Park.

Ask me about...: The cultural challenges of moving to Chicago and the impact that the first year has had on my career, personal development, and life in general.

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Mauricio Zachrisson, Class of 2014

Pierre Maroyemzachris@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I have a degree in economics from the Universidad Francisco Marroquin.

Prior to Booth: I worked for Citibank in Guatemala as a Corporate Finance Transactor, structuring syndicated and agency supported loans for corporate clients in Guatemala and other Central American countries.

Concentrations: Economics, Finance and Strategic Management.

Activities: I am a member of the Family Enterprise Group, Latin America Business Group, Emerging Markets Group, Private Equity Group, Management Consulting Group and the Running and Triathlon Group.

Summer internship plans: I will be recruiting for consulting, and I am also interested in private equity focused in Latin America.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I wanted to attend a business school that shared my principles of market economics and that would provide me with the tools I needed to further develop my personal and professional career. Booth's flexible curriculum, world-leading faculty, and business network provide precisely what I need to pursue my passion.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Fast-paced, challenging, and thrilling.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? Jazz and opera concerts in Millennium Park, biking around Chicago, and the Art Institute's exhibits.

Ask me about...: Applying in third round, Random Walk, and how Booth has challenged me and my ideas.



Last Updated 1/29/13