Student Stories: Meet Laura Gontijo de Vasconcellos

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Industry access and community at Chicago Booth have prepared Laura Gontijo de Vasconcellos to successfully make a career switch.   

Coming from Brazil, Laura wanted to make the switch from investment banking to private equity. She knew that Booth would give her the resources needed to make the transition.

Just as she hoped, more than anything else, the one-on-one time with professors and alumni have set Laura up for success in PE. During her first year, the hands-on classroom experiences also introduced Laura to an incredible internship opportunity at a top private equity firm. Having that type of access to your future industry is immeasurable, says Laura, who credits the strong Booth network.  

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