Full-Time MBA

Israel

Shirley Amsterdam Class of 2015

shirley.amsterdam@ChicagoBooth.edu


Undergraduate school/major:
I attended Hebrew University of Jerusalem and majored in law and finance.

Concentrations: Finance, strategic management, and entrepreneurship.

Activities: I am a member of the Business Solutions Group, Management Consulting Group, Booth Technology Group, Armed Forces Group, Jewish Business Students Association, Chicago Women in Business, and Dean's Students Admissions Committee.

Career plans: I am recruiting for management consulting or strategy and business development roles in the tech industry.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? I applied to Booth because I felt it was the right fit for me. I wanted to strengthen my quantitative skills and found the flexible curriculum appealing after studying business administration in Israel. I also came to visit the school and talked with many students and alumni in various events, and felt the Booth culture and community was the best fit for me.

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

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? A food crawl in the city to try the best of the local cuisine, from the best-known hot dog in town to a great dim sum place in Chinatown.

Ask me about...: Why Booth, switching careers to the tech industry, starting school with a spouse, recruiting as an international student, and why Chicago is so awesome!

Shiran Cohen-Langman Class of 2015

shiran@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Tel Aviv University and majored in economics.

Concentrations: Finance, general management, and marketing management.

Activities: I am a member of the Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Armed Forces Group, Booth Technology Group, Chicago Women in Business Group, and Jewish Business Students Association.

Career plans: I am recruiting for general management and rotational programs in financial services and tech.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? In one word, the people! I simply love the people that I've met and felt a strong sense of community from day one. As an international student I wanted to feel at home in my MBA experience, and the entire admission process was very embracing. In addition, Booth has a very strong brand and extensive network of business professionals, which I can leverage in my future career path.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Inspiring, fast-paced, and multicultural.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Lollapalooza, an amazing music festival in Grant Park where you can enjoy the best music groups in the world, the amazing scenery, and the huge crowd of 150,000 people from all over the world, dancing and having fun.

Ask me about...: Recruiting for general management, starting business school with a spouse, and where to have the best shopping experience.

Ziv Kalmanovich Class of 2015

zkalmano@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Bar Ilan University and majored in computer science and biology.

Concentrations: Strategic management, marketing management, and operations management.

Activities: I am a member of the Management Consulting Group, Booth Technology Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Marketing Group, Jewish Business Association, Armed Forces Group, and Epicurean Club.

Career plans: I am recruiting for consulting and various roles in the high-tech industry.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? The amazing connection I had with current students and alumni during the application process had a huge impact on my decision to apply to and attend Booth. Adding that to the rigorous academic curriculum, superstar professors who love to teach, and to the sense of momentum associated with the school and the brand made the choice very easy. The beautiful campus and the life in Chicago were just icing on the cake.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Astonishing, fulfilling, and challenging.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Late afternoon lunch at the Purple Pig; just go crazy with the menu and (try to) leave some space for the dessert.

Ask me about...: Applying to and attending Booth with your significant other, building your academic program for the first semesters, recruiting for consulting and tech, where to find the best supermarket in town, and how to bring your pet to Chicago from abroad.

Tal Kirshenbaum Class of 2014

tk@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I attended Tel Aviv University and majored in accounting.

Concentrations: Strategic management, finance, and entrepreneurship.

Activities: I am a member of the Management Consulting Group, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Armed Forces Group, Jewish Business Students Association, and Dean's Students Admission Committee.

Career plans: I will be joining the Boston Consulting Group after graduation.

Why did you choose to attend Chicago Booth? The amazing students and alumni I met during the application process, the unmatched flexibility to tailor the curriculum to one's backgrounds and interests, the school's network and global brand name, and the city of Chicago is absolutely amazing!

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Energizing, exhilarating, and fun.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Go on the architectural boat tour, see live jazz at Kingston Mines, and attend a Bears game!

Ask me about...: Recruiting for consulting, entrepreneurship classes, and the social part of the MBA experience.