Full-Time MBA

Mexico

  • Gustavo Brito
  • Manuel Sanchez
  • Bernardo Velez
  • Maria del Pilar Peterson
  • Jorge Villegas

Gustavo Brito - Class of 2018 

gbrito@chicagobooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: BS in Actuarial Science at Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

Previous Industry: Corporate Banking

Career plans: Investment Banking and Private Equity

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? First motive was learning about Booth's strong sense of community as I think it is very important to select the business school whose community inspires in you a sense of place. Other reason was that I found Booth’s analytical and rigorous approach in its curriculum uniquely stimulating when exploring different MBA programs. Likewise, the curriculum flexibility was a no brainer for me given my interest to supplement my finance background from day one of my MBA with other relevant disciplines that underlie business.

Activities: Admissions Fellow in Booth’s Admissions Office Interview Team to select Full-Time MBA Class of 2020, Member of the Investment Banking Group (LatAm captain), LatAm Business Group, and Leadership & Outdoors club

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Unique, stimulating, and rewarding

Ask me about...: #whybooth, campus visit, recruiting, investment banking as a career path after the MBA, working in the US, good places to eat in Chicago, TNDC... anything!

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Mexico City and Chicago

 

Manuel Sanchez - Class of 2018 

msanche2@ChicagoBooth.edu

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/manuel-s%C3%A1nchez-flores-ba305563

Manuel Sanchez from Mexico

Undergraduate school/major: ITAM / Economics 

Previous Industry: Investment Banking (ECM) 

Career plans: Private Equity / Investment Banking 

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The collaborative culture of the Booth community coupled with the school's resources that allow you to pursue different and unique opportunities. Booth's strength in finance and entrepreneurship also attracted my attention. In addition, I liked the analytical focus and flexible curriculum that distinguishes Chicago Booth

Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, Private Equity Club, Booth Soccer Club, Latin America Business Group Use three adjectives to describe you experience at Chicago Booth: Intense, life-changing, exciting 

Ask me about...: Mexico, Latin America, soccer, banking, TNDC

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Mexico City and Monterrey

Bernardo Velez - Class of 2018

bvelez0@ChicagoBooth.edu

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/bernardo-velez-cfa-4b5b4b127 

Bernadro Velez from Mexico

Undergraduate school/major: ITAM / Actuaria 

Previous Industry: Financial - Brokerage Services 

Career plans: Set up an "active" investment fund in the long run 

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Amazing people and pay-it-forward culture, as well as a strong and flexible academics 

Activities: Investment Banking group, Hedge Fund group, PE Challenge, Golf, Hockey 

Use three adjectives to describe you experience at Chicago Booth: Transformational, Collaborative, Challenging 

Ask me about...: Why Booth's culture, academic rigor, discipline based approach, TNDC, career and country switch, moving to Chicago with a partner 

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

Maria del Pilar (Maria) Peterson - Class of 2018

mpeter11@ChicagoBooth.edu

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/mariapeterson04 

Maria Peterson from Mexico

Undergraduate school/major: ITAM/Economics 

Previous Industry: Asset Management/Research 

Career plans: Investment Management or Private Equity 

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Outstanding faculty and talented alumni, flexible curriculum, data-driven approach, and quantitative rigor

Activities: Member of the Investment Management Group, Private Equity Group, HABSA, DSAC, and Giving Something Back 

Use three adjectives to describe you experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, life-changing, inspiring 

Ask me about...: Campus visit, career switch, Booth curriculum, life in Chicago, housing, or my general experience as a Boothie 

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Mexico and Chicago

Jorge Villegas - Class of 2018 

jorge.vr@chicagobooth.edu

Undergraduate school/major: ITAM - Economics

Previous Industry: Finance 

Career plans: Investment Management 

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? To broaden my knowledge in economics and finance, to be able to achieve my long term goals

Activities: Investment Banking Group, Booth Soccer and Latam Investment Group

Use three adjectives to describe you experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, rewarding, challenging

Ask me about...: Investment Banking, TNDC, Latam Group, classes

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Ski Trip in Aspen and Mexico