Undergraduate School/Major: I attended the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and majored in mechanical engineering.
Prior to Booth: I was a consultant for about 8 months after graduation in India. After that, I was an equity index options trader at a market making firm in Amsterdam, Netherlands for 1 year and a risk manager for mortgages and other loans for ABN AMRO in Amsterdam, Netherlands for 3 years.
Activities: Member of the Investment Management Club, the Investment Banking Group, the Distressed Investing & Restructuring Group, the Public Speaking Group, Chicago Women in Business and the Risk/Gaming Club.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because it has the best faculty in finance and economics and because of the rigorous curriculum, strong reputation and vast alumni network.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? Navy Pier is a must-visit place and eating deep dish pizza is a must-do activity.
Ask me about...: How to make the best use of the career resources at Booth.
Undergraduate School/Major: I attended VU University Amsterdam and majored in business administration.
Prior to Booth: I spent six years in sales & trading in London.
Concentrations: Accounting, analytic finance, and finance.
Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Investment Management Group and the Credit, Restructuring, Distressed Investing and Turnaround Group.
Career Plans: I'm recruiting for investment banking in New York.
Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because it teaches the basic foundations of finance and economics, and it teaches it very well. In addition, I like the fact that students are allowed and encouraged to tailor the experience to their specific needs.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Thought-provoking, challenging and exciting.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must-do" activity in Chicago? Go for authentic Mexican food in Pilsen or fried chicken & waffles in one of the lesser known parts of town.
Ask me about...: Making the switch from working in Europe to the US, keeping your spouse happy while at b-school, and considering a career in banking - whether it is on the markets side or the advisory side.