Full-Time MBA

Spain

Borja Baeta Class of 2015

bbaeta@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended UAX University and majored in business administration and tourism management. 

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, strategic management, and finance.

Activities: I am a member of the Booth Technology Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, and Entrepreneurship and VC Group, as well as the European Business Group, Latin America Business Group, and the Soccer and Volleyball clubs.

Career plans: I plan to work in the tech industry on the West Coast.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because I wanted to challenge myself every single day, and I knew that Booth, with its rigorous academic program, flexible curriculum, and best-known faculty, was the best place I could do so. The alumni and students that I met during the application process engaged me in a unique way.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Incredible, dynamic, and challenging.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The Chicago dining scene with its famous Chicago-style deep-dish pizza, and I suggest that you experience a Bulls basketball game.

Ask me about...: The application process (with a nontraditional background), student groups, or Booth's flexible curriculum.

Raquel Gomez Sirera Class of 2015

rgomezsirera@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Georgetown University and majored in international political economy. 

Concentrations: Economics, strategic management, and finance.

Activities: I am a member of the Management Consulting Group, Chicago Women in Business, European Business Group, and Latin American Business Group.

Career plans: I plan to do a summer internship in management consulting.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth?  I chose to attend Booth because of its world-class faculty, academic reputation, and location in Chicago. Booth is also an exciting place to be a student because the school is continuously striving to improve and maximize the MBA experience. Finally, Booth is also extremely diverse - many of the students in the class of 2015 were born in a country other than the United States. As an international student, I felt it was important to be surrounded by people from all over the world.

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

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The best way to explore the Wicker Park/Bucktown area is by doing a food crawl. It is very young and fun neighborhood! I also enjoy the Logan Square farmer's market on Sundays.

Ask me about...: Recruiting for the DC area and switching careers from the public sector to consulting. You can also ask me about where to find the best Spanish food in Chicago!


Nicolas Robles Class of 2015

nrobles@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Universidad Carlos III de Madrid and majored in finance. 

Concentrations: Finance, strategic management, general management, and managerial and organizational behavior.

Activities: I am a member of the European Business Group, Latin American Business Group, Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Private Equity Group, and the Soccer Club.

Career plans: I plan to intern in strategy consulting or in general management.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to apply to Booth not only because of its prestige in finance academia, its flexible curriculum, or its known analytical approach to problem solving, but also because of the collaborative yet challenging environment within Booth's community.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Intense, life changing, and challenging.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? I strongly recommend getting to know the live music scene in Chicago. Particularly, I would not miss out on weekly jam sessions in Lincoln Park and Lincoln Square. Alternatively, when weather permits, on a sunny day you can't go wrong with any of Chicago's beaches.

Ask me about...: Switching careers from finance to general management roles, anything related to the application process, particularities Spaniards might face when coming to the US, recruiting for a job outside the US, and whatever questions you may have about Booth, I'll be happy to help.

Javier Valenti Class of 2015

javiervalenti@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Universitat Pompeu Fabra and obtained a dual degree in law and business administration, and ESADE Law School where I obtained a master's in taxation degree. 

Concentrations: Finance, strategic management, and accounting.

Activities: I am a member of the Latin American Business Group, Investment Banking Group, CReDIT Group, Private Equity Group, European Business Group, and Soccer Club.

Career plans: I plan to intern in investment banking.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth because I wanted to strengthen my finance and accounting skills, and for the flexible curriculum, prestigious faculty, Chicago's cultural offerings, and my interactions with alumni and current students.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Intense, unique, and dynamic.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? I strongly recommend drinks and dancing at "speakeasies" (Chicago has quite a few) or getting lost in Wicker Park.

Ask me about...: Career switching from nontraditional background, moving to Chicago with a significant other, the application process, language challenges, random walks, academics at Booth, and the pay-it-forward culture.