Full-Time MBA

Bulgaria

Georgi Cholakov Class of 2015

gcholakov@ChicagoBooth.edu

BulgariaUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from Allegheny College with a degree in economics.

Concentrations: Analytic finance, operations, and strategic management.

Activities: I am a member of the Corporate Finance Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Energy Group, Marketing Group, Net Impact, Soccer Club, and Rugby Club.

Career plans: I am recruiting for corporate finance roles.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I visited a friend of mine who graduated from Booth in 2012 who introduced me to her Booth friends and I loved the people. In addition, the flexibility of the curriculum appealed to me. Lastly, the reputation of the school played a significant role in my decision-making process.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Fun, challenging, and friendly.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Spend a lazy afternoon on the roof deck of one of the skyscrapers by the lake and just enjoy the view in the company of friends.

Ask me about...: Switching from consulting to a corporate role.

Kristina Valeva Class of 2015

kvaleva@ChicagoBooth.edu

BulgariaUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from Smith College with a degree in economics.

Concentrations: Strategic management.

Activities: I am a member of the BoothTech Group, Energy Group, Wine Club, and Chicago Women in Business.

Career plans: I am recruiting for an internship in the technology sector.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? The quality and flexibility of the MBA program, coupled with the focus on personal development through LEAD.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exhilarating, challenging, and inspiring.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Second City and Improv Olympics shows! Checking out the operations of Finkl & Sons steel factory is also a favorite

Ask me about...: Switching careers from consulting to technology.