Full-Time MBA

Canada

Michael Brewer Class of 2015

mbrewer@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Queen's University and majored in commerce and psychology.

Concentrations: Managerial and organizational behavior, operations management, and strategic management.

Activities: Member of the Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Energy Group, and Epicurean Club.

Career plans: I am recruiting for roles in general management in the energy or technology sectors.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth for three primary factors: The ability to build my own curriculum and take courses from some of the best in their respective fields, the incredible career services offered, strong reputation in the business community, and the general culture of Booth, which felt friendly.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Eye-opening, warm, and social.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or a "must do" activity in Chicago? Head for an incredible German feast of bratwurst and Bavarian frosty beverages in Lincoln Square.

Ask me about...: Recruiting for both general management and consulting roles, or about transitioning from a Maritimer background to the Chicago Booth lifestyle.

Shaheen Hashmi Class of 2015

shashmi@ChicagoBooth.edu

CanadaUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from University of Manitoba and majored in commerce.

Concentrations: Finance, accounting, and strategic management.

Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Chicago Women in Business, and Emerging Markets Group.

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

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to apply and attend Booth for its unique combination of flexibility, reputation, finance program, and diversity.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Thought-provoking, challenging, and diverse.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or a "must do" activity in Chicago? Study on the rooftop at the Trump Tower!

Ask me about...: Where to get great ethnic food in Chicago, investment banking recruiting, working in emerging markets, and online shopping.

Oliver Onyekweli Class of 2015

oonyekwe@ChicagoBooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from the University of Calgary with a bachelor's degree in international management.

Concentrations: Finance, entrepreneurship, and strategic management.

Activities: Member of the Private Equity Group, FEAD (Food, Environment, and Agribusiness Development) Group, and Canadian Business Club.

Career plans: I'm exploring career opportunities in private equity, agribusiness and natural resources. 

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I wanted to attend a program that would push me both professionally and personally. I knew that Booth could offer me the rigorous and challenging academic environment that I was looking for, but it was the students that ended up making my decision to attend Booth a simple one. I felt at home at Booth at every interaction, from my first campus visit as a prospective student, to my interview on-campus, to the warm welcome at admit weekend, and all points in between. It was important to me to know that I was becoming part of an extended family, and I'm proud to say that my expectations have been exceeded.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exhilarating, humbling, and transformative.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or a "must do" activity in Chicago? I'm a jazz and blues fan, so for me, a must-visit has to be Andy's. The place isn't fancy at all, but has so much character. Grab a stool at the bar, order a drink, and enjoy the music - this is quintessential Chicago!

Ask me about...: Private equity, anything about agribusiness (I love to talk about this!), recruiting for jobs in the US and abroad and making the transition from Canada to the US.

Howard Sun Class of 2014

hsun0@ChicagoBooth.edu

Howard SunUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from University of Western Ontario with a bachelor's degree in medical sciences.

Prior to Booth: I spent 1.5 years at a boutique strategy consulting firm and 3.5 years at an operational consulting firm covering middle market and mega cap private equity firms.

Concentrations: Accounting, international business, and finance.

Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Private Equity Group, Epicurean Club, and Wine Club.

Career plans: I am planning a career in investment banking.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to attend Booth for three reasons: network, flexibility, and culture. At one of the top MBA programs in the world, I am meeting and working with some of the smartest and most successful alumni, faculty, and students. The flexibility of the program allows me to customize both the curriculum and extracurricular activities to my personal requirements. Finally, while the program is competitive, I really enjoy the friendly and collaborative nature of the culture at Booth.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Collaborative, rigorous, and flexible.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or a "must do" activity in Chicago? Check out the neighborhoods of Wicker Park and Lincoln Park, and visit the top of the Willis Tower.

Ask me about...: Investment banking recruiting, private equity, classes, travel opportunities, and social activities.