Full-Time MBA Student Profile Ziad Abouchadi, ’17
Senior Business Development Manager, Reputation.com, Bay Area, CA
Hometown: Casablanca, Morocco
Education: Institut National Polytechnique de Grenoble, Bachelor of Science, Engineering
Before Booth: Quantitative Analysis, Societe Generale
2016 Internship: T. Rowe Price, London
Ziad Abouchadi: 00:04
My name is Ziad Abouchadi. I was born and raised in Morocco. After finishing the engineering school, I moved to an investment bank, where I worked on a trading floor. Coming from an emerging country, I hope to work as a portfolio manager or as an equity analyst in an emerging-market fund. Even though I’m extremely passionate about finance, that was a move to the investment management world. The Career Services are an amazing resource for everyone that is trying to change careers. They provide not only training, but also support.
Ziad Abouchadi: 00:35
I had multiple offers from many companies, so I reached out to the Career Services. They were extremely helpful in explaining to me how I could communicate while achieving my goals, but also keeping a good relationship with the companies.
Ziad Abouchadi: 00:50
I am surrounded by amazing people. You would be surprised by their amazing stories, but at the same time, they’re very approachable and you get to learn from them in all sorts of sectors and industries. Sometimes it sparks an idea, or it sparked a project.
Ziad Abouchadi: 01:08
In the professional world, we don’t usually get that chance of being genuine and candid with each other, and truly understand how we can improve ourselves to be better professionals but also better individuals. That’s a wonderful thing in the Booth community that makes us really feel close to each other.
Favorite Class So Far
My favorite class so far has been the Analytics of Financial Crisis. I think this is a class that I would never have the opportunity to have anywhere else except at Booth. The level and depth of the analysis is truly unique, and its a wonderful opportunity to learn from the best in the business.
Advice to Anyone Considering an MBA
I believe it’s important for a prospective student to assess the fit between their personalities, their personal goals, the culture, and what the school can offer to them. I think all the other things are marginal compared to the fit between the school and the student.