Full-Time MBA

Argentina

Florencia Ardissone Class of 2015

Fardisso@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad Torcuato Di Tella with a degree in economics.

Concentrations: Corporate management, strategy, and entrepreneurship.

Activities: Member of Chicago Women in Business, Corporate Management Strategy Group, Public Speaking and Communications Group, Giving Something Back, Dean's Student and Alumni Representatives (DStAR) and Booth Tech.

Career plans: I'm recruiting for a position in general management in the financial services industry.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because I felt the program was the perfect fit for me. Booth offers a program that is strong academically and community oriented. I appreciate the strong focus Booth has in developing great leaders who are sharp analytically and socially and LEAD is fantastic. I really value the strong international community and diversity as an international student. With a strong background in economics, it made a big difference having a flexible curriculum. Booth enables you to truly make the most of your MBA and if you want to take challenging courses, you are more than encouraged to do it. Having the chance to take classes with Nobel laureates is a true honor. I am confident that I am following the path that will take me where I would like to be thanks to this MBA experience at Booth.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Amazing, knowledgeable, and meaningful.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Go to a Second City comedy show.

Ask me about...: Recruiting for general management or financial services in the US; working at a big consulting firm; starting business school with your partner as a classmate.

José Eibar

ArgentinaUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires with a major in Economics

Previous Industry: Payments industry and Health Care industry

Career plans: I am looking for consulting and some general management programs both in Latin America and the US

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I chose Chicago Booth because of its intellectually challenging approach, which has been greatly rewarding so far. Also, because of its ""pay it forward"" mentality, which fosters relations and helps in building a supportive community.

Activities: Student Ambassador for Booth's recruiters. Also member of Management Consulting Club, Corporate Management and Strategy Club, Health Care Club and Latin American Club.

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

Ask me about...: Everything about this amazing experience... If I don't know the answer, I will find someone who do know

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Sao Paulo and Buenos Aires

Ricardo Maximiliano Nieto Class of 2015

mnieto@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires with a major in economics.

Concentrations: Strategic management, economics, and managerial and organizational behavior.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group (LABG), Management Consulting Group, and Booth Soccer Club.

Career plans: I am recruiting for consulting in Latin America.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? The main reason that I decided to attend Booth was my interaction with people—students, alumni, and professors. In Booth I found a collaborative, passionate, and diverse environment that is second to none. I also wanted to challenge myself by being part of such a rigorous academic program. The flexibility of the curriculum gives me the possibility of tailoring my MBA considering my previous experience and my future needs. Finally, it also helped that Chicago is an amazing city!

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

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Seeing a Cubs game at Wrigley Field. Even if you are not a baseball fan it is a worthwile experience to visit this iconic Chicago place and have a beer while watching the game. And if you like sports but are not into baseball, Chicago has four other profesional teams for you to choose (Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, and Fire)!.

Ask me about...: Recruiting outside from your home country, switching from a nontraditional background to consulting, and Chicago nightlife.

Santiago Ferrari Class of 2015

sferrari@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Universidad de Buenos Aires with a major in economics.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, strategic management, general management, and finance.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group (LABG), Soccer Club, International Development Group, Net Impact Group, and Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group.

Career plans: I am planning to recruit for social impact, including supranational entities, and consulting firms on social impact.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I decided to apply to and attend Booth because of its flexible curriculum, its mix of teaching methods, and its world class professors. I chose Booth because in it I found something that I wanted to be part of. This is a once-in-a-lifetime decision, and I wanted to say for the rest of my life "I am part of Booth." I could name many reasons, but for me one of the most important is the Booth community. Through Argentine alumni I learned that it was really supportive. I wanted to be part of that community, and keep Booth's legacy and spirit alive.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, empowering, and transformative.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Chicago Ideas Week is a must-do event.

Ask me about...: Pursuing a career in social impact, and starting business school just married and expecting a baby.

Mauro Lopez Berzosa

ArgentinaUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires with a degree in industrial engineering.

Previous Industry: Prior to Booth I worked as a product marketing specialist at Dow Chemical

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

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I chose Booth because of its prestigious faculty, its flexible curriculum, its strong analytical approach to problem solving, but especially because of its community. The students and alumni I met before and during my application process were essential for me to understand Booth was the ideal place for me. It was were I could to improve my leadership skills interacting with incredibly smart but down-to-earth people that are always willing to help any colleague. This sense of collaboration transmitted annually from first to second years is, in my opinion, one of Booth’s strongest assets.

Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management & Strategy Group, Soccer Club, Giving Something Back, Public Speaking & Communication Group, LATAM Group, Middle East & North Africa Group, Dean's Student Admissions Committee

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Intense, challenging, and engaging

Ask me about...: anything related to the application process as an international student, recruiting for a job outside the US, the flexible curriculum, student groups, and any other doubts you might have.

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Buenos Aires, Argentina