Full-Time MBA

Australia

  • Nilay Thakar
  • Blaze O'Byrne
  • Jiali Yi

Nilay Thakar - Class of 2018 

nthakar@ChicagoBooth.edu

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/nilaythakar

Nilay Thakar

Undergraduate school/major: The University of Queensland 

Previous Industry: Biotechnology 

Career plans: Consulting and Biotech Venture Capital

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Some of the smartest, yet very humble students, faculty, alumni and staff who are always there for you. Always. 

Activities: Management Consulting Group, Healthcare Group, OUTreach, Booth Common Chromosome, and Dean's Student Admissions Committee

Use three adjectives to describe you experience at Chicago Booth: Different, intense, insightful

Ask me about...: Anything 

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Australia 

Blaze O'Byrne - Class of 2019 

bobyrne@chicagobooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: Finance / Accounting

Previous Industry: Venture Capital / Investment Banking

Career plans: Venture Capital

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I wanted to move to the USA and continue my career in venture capital. I believed getting an MBA from Booth was the best path to achieving this

Activities: I love overland traveling (once rode a motorcycle from South Africa to London) and I am a qualified yoga teacher. Booth Clubs: Wine Club, Epicurean Club, Yoga Club

Use three adjectives to describe you experience at Chicago Booth: Fun, challenging, engaging!!!

Ask me about...: Travel

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Likely India riding motorcycles or doing yoga

 

Jiali Yu - Class of 2019 

jiali.yu@chicagobooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: University of Melbourne

Previous Industry: Diversified Finance

Career plans: Pivot into investing, with focus on environmental and social impact

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Academic rigor, flexible curriculum, wide variety of student groups and the opportunity to live in Chicago!

Activities: Private Equity Group, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Australia & NZ Business Group and Energy Club 

Use three adjectives to describe you experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, adventurous and supportive

Ask me about...: Restaurants and bars, places to go running, the next idea that will take over the world and Kanye's discography

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Going on a ski trip in Aspen and then visiting my friends in New York

 

Prviate Equity Group, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, Australia & NZ Business Group and Energy Club