Full-Time MBA

Russia

Natallia Chykina Class of 2015

nchykina@ChicagoBooth.edu

RussiaUndergraduate school/major: I attended the London School of Economics and have a degree in finance.

Concentrations: Finance, accounting, and international business.

Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Energy Group, Hedge Funds Group, and the Corporate Finance Group.

Career plans: I am recruiting for an internship in investment banking.

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Chicago Booth? I went to Chicago Booth Summer Business Scholars program in summer 2012 and enjoyed my experience a lot.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, rewarding, and exciting.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The Chicago Architecture Foundation's Open House Chicago event.

Ask me about...: The recruiting process for investment banking.

Evgenii Begar Class of 2015

Ebegar@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Lomonosov Moscow State University and majored in economics.

Activities: Member of the Booth Technology Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Private Equity Group, Investment Management Group, Public Speaking and Communications Group, Epicurean Club, and Wine Club.

Career Plans: I am recruiting for a strategic planning role in tech industry or a private equity role.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because it has the best professors, most flexible curriculum, excellent alumni feedback, and strong career services.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Intensive, diverse, and eye-opening.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Booth Scavenger Hunts are the best to get to know the city. Otherwise, the Chicago Theater or a Second City improv shows are a must for entertainment. Old Town Pourhouse and one of many River North steakhouses cannot be missed by beer and meat fans.

Ask me about...: Starting business school with a family, coming to/from management consulting, or career recruiting as an international student.

Andrey Matveev Class of 2015

andrey.matveev@ChicagoBooth.edu

RussiaUndergraduate school/major: I attended Lomonosov Moscow State University and majored in mathematics.

Activities: Member of the Booth Technology Group and Management Consulting Group.

Career Plans: I am recruiting for consulting.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because of the strong fit for me, as well as that it is in Chicago. I've been working in the financial sector and wanted to switch to consulting, so Career Services is important to me. I'm quantitative-oriented and wanted to study in a school with a strong academic experience.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Transformational, exciting, and challenging.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? I suggest you take a bike tour around Chicago and visit all the neighborhoods.

Ask me about...: Relocation from other country, housing options in Chicago, career switching, or working in the US.