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Rom Ginzburg, Class of 2014

romginzburg@ChicagoBooth.edu

Rom Ginzburg

Undergraduate School/Major: I attended Tel Aviv University and majored in accounting and economics.

Prior to Booth: I was a manager at Ernst & Young Israel in Transaction Advisory Services; finance and planning manager at Shamir Salads, Ltd. (Israel's third-largest Mediterranean salad producer, family owned); and second lieutenant, squad leader in Israel Defense Forces (Field Intelligence Corps).

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

Activities: I'm currently involved in the Corporate Management & Strategy Group, Tech Group, Armed Forces Group, Soccer Club, Public Speaking Group, and the Jewish Business Students Association.

Career plans: I am planning to recruit for a general management program (rotational program/leadership program) and corporate roles (finance, M&A within a company, strategy) in different industries in the US.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I truly believed that Booth would help me achieve both my professional and personal goals.  I felt that my connection with current students and alumni was really good and I think that when one chooses an MBA program, fit is one of the most important things to be considered. During my application process I felt like I could imagine myself here and therefore it was my top choice. Additionally, I know that before I tackle any of my short and long term objectives I must fill gaps in my business knowledge, and Booth will be the best school to fill those holes. I think that Booth's flexible and varied curriculum together with its well known professors can help me fill those gaps. In addition, Booth's strong connection with prominent companies, together with its impressive alumni network, will provide a competitive advantage come recruiting time. 

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Powerful, colorful, and challenging.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Because of my passion for food and cooking I would say that visiting Chinatown is a must in Chicago. Every time I visited the place I found it to be magical. It is probably better to call it "China-street" because of its size; however, you really feel the authenticity in the air. You can either go and eat great local Chinese food or buy local groceries and cook it by yourself. A real gem!

Ask me about...: General management and corporate recruiting at Booth as an international student - a selection of amazing companies are recruiting on campus and offering a lot of opportunities. In addition, ask me why Booth is the right choice from many different reasons.


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Dima Kaplun, Class of 2014

dkaplun@ChicagoBooth.edu

Dima Kaplun

Undergraduate School/Major: I attended the State University of New York Fashion Institute of Technology and majored in marketing communications and advertising.

Prior to Booth: For the last six years I worked in NYC as an IT procurement manager & systems admin for the Israeli Ministry of Defense Mission in New York. Prior to that I served three years in the technological unit of the Israeli Air Force.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Strategic Management.

Activities: I'm currently involved in the Management Consulting Group, DSAC, Armed Forces Group, Soccer, BoothTech, Jewish Business Student Association, Public Speaking Group, Leadership & Influence Group, and the Business Solutions Group.

Career plans: I am planning to recruit for consulting and tech.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? For me, the most important traits of a business school were a rigorous curriculum that fits my future goals, an embracing community and robust alumni network, an innovation-driven environment, and a door-opening brand. No school embodies these traits better than Chicago Booth. I was also attracted by the diversity and vitality of the Booth community, something I experienced firsthand while speaking with students and alumni, visiting the campus and during Admit Weekend. I was confident that at Booth I would not only establish a strong professional network but also make lifelong friends ? and I was right!

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Transformative, unprecedented, and gratifying.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Shop at Mariano's, the sleekest supermarket in the world! 

Ask me about...: Why Booth is the right choice, recruiting for consulting, attending school while your spouse is working in New York (but living in Chicago), where to live and how to find an apartment in the best possible price, and where to watch European soccer in the city!

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Ori Klein, Class of 2013

oklein@ChicagoBooth.edu

Ori Klein

Undergraduate School/Major: I attended Hebrew University in Jerusalem and majored in physics and mathematics.

Prior to Booth: I worked as an R&D Officer with the Israel Air Force, and then as a product manager for a government agency.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, Finance, and Strategic Management.

Activities: I'm currently involved in BoothTech, Jewish Business Students Association, Armed Forces Group, and Management Consulting Group.

Career plans: I will be joining McKinsey & Company at their Silicon Valley office in Palo Alto, California.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to join Booth mainly because of the great people I met, the intellectual vibrancy, and the sense of momentum and opportunity associated with the school.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Evolving, stimulating, and awesome.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Weekend brunches in Wicker Park.

Ask me about...: How to translate a military background for a business school application, the intersection of management consulting and tech, and where to find good coffee in Chicago.

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Eyal Ofir, Class of 2013

Eyal Ofireofir@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate School/Major: I attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem Israel and majored in accounting and economics.

Prior to Booth: I worked at Ernst & Young.

Activities: I'm currently involved in the Jewish Business Students Association, Armed Forces Group, Investment Banking Group, Distressed Investing and  Restructuring Group, and the Basketball Club.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose Chicago Booth because the Booth alumni and students reached out to me when I had to make the decision in a way that was compelling. I also wanted focus on finance.

What do you consider a "must visit" place in Chicago? My investment class, where the professor showed a rap battle clip between Hayek and Keynes - and held a discussion in class on applying that to the current financial crisis.

Ask me about...: Why Booth is the right school to go to as an Israeli.



Last Updated 12/17/12