Full-Time MBA


Jose Manuel Ovalle Class of 2015


Undergraduate school/major: I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with a major in business administration.

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

Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Latin American Business Group, Soccer Club, and AudioBooth.

Career plans: I am going to pursue a career in management consulting, either in North America or Australia.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because of its strong reputation in finance, strategic management, and leadership. In addition, the MBA at Booth provides a great intellectual challenge. By interacting with the talented and diverse students Booth enrolls, I will gain a broader understanding of business issues and strengthen my international network. By becoming a member of Booth’s large global alumni network, the future opportunities I seek to succeed in my goals will be at my grasp. I look forward to being an active member of such a prestigious group.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, unique, and diverse.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Summer concerts at Millennium Park, the neighborhood of Wicker Park, a Cubs baseball game, eating deep-dish pizza at Giordano's, going for drinks at the House of Blues.

Ask me about...: Starting business school with a spouse or a significant other and any other thing you might need to know about Chicago and the MBA at Booth.

Alejandro Sanhueza Class of 2014


Alejandro SanhuezaUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with majors in analytic finance and economics.

Prior to Booth: I worked in corporate finance at a mining company.

Concentrations: Analytic finance and general management.

Activities: Co-chair of the Latin American Business Group, member of the Investment Management Group, Investment Banking Group, and Chicago Soccer Club.

Career plans: I will recruit for either consulting or high-tech.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because this university has strongly influenced my academic and professional formation. I chose Booth because I was convinced that, here, I would reach my personal and professional goals. Needless to say, Booth also has the best finance program in the world.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Enriching, inspiring, and rewarding.

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Walk through the different neighborhoods that the city has to offer. Lincoln Park - with its bars, restaurants, and "off loop" theaters - is a good starting point.

Ask me about...: The experience of coming from Chile to Chicago, or anything that you think might help you to get the most out of the experience of living in Chicago and studying at Booth.

Nicolas Selume Class of 2014


Nicolas SelumeUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile with a degree in economics.

Prior to Booth: I worked in the cabinet of the Minister of Home Affairs and Public Safety, first as an advisor and then as head of the advisory team. Previous to that, I worked as an investment analyst at a venture capital fund and in a real estate investment trust.

Concentrations: Entrepreneurship, managerial and organizational behavior, and strategic management.

Activities: Member of the Latin American Business Group, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, Booth Entrepreneurship Through Acquisition (BETA), Credit Restructuring Distressed Investing and Turnaround Group (CREDIT), and AudioBooth.

Career plans: I plan to start my own company leveraging Booth's resources (such as the New Venture Challenge and the Entrepreneurship Internship Program) or work for a start-up or a venture capital firm.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I decided to apply to Booth because of its excellent faculty, its high-quality students, its great network in Chile, its critical thinking approach to different business situations, and the strong commitment it has with entrepreneurship and innovation through the Polsky Center.

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

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Take a ride on your bike along the lakeshore and watch all the Chicagoans pass by; go to a Chicago Bulls game at the United Center and take a picture beside the Michael Jordan statue.

Ask me about...: Entrepreneurship, switching careers from government administration, being married in Chicago, or craft beers.

Andres Perez Class of 2015


Andred PerezUndergraduate school/major: I graduated from the University of Chicago with a major in economics.

Concentrations: Analytic finance, econometrics, and statistics.

Activities: Member of the Investment Management Group, Latin American Business Group, Emerging Markets Group, International Development Group, and Wine Club.

Career plans: I plan to intern in consulting management in a firm with international presence.

Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose to apply to Booth for a number of reasons including the intellectual rigor of Booth and the U of C at large; the ample network of Booth alums worldwide and especially in Chile across all sectors (public, private) and industries (finance, consulting, entrepreneurship); the flexible curriculum and possibility to tailor the MBA to my specific needs; the opportunity to engage on a daily basis with a world-class faculty and student body; and last but not least, Chicago is a unique city to experience grad school.

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

What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? At the University of Chicago, make sure to visit the Harper Reading Room and the Rockefeller Chapel. When visiting Chicago during the spring, make sure to catch a Cubs baseball game. In the winter, go support the Bears!

Ask me about...: Pursuing the dual MBA/MPP degree, comparing the experience of Chilean universities relative to Booth, and about starting business school with a family.