Full-Time MBA

Colombia

Daniel Lozano Class of 2016

dlozano@chicagobooth.edu

ColombiaUndergraduate school/major: Universidad de Los Andes

Previous Industry: Economics and Finance

Career plans: Transition towards the Technology Industry as a Product Manager or Strategist

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The impressive stories of my classmates / Professors / Felt shivers while walking through the main quad

Activities: Active member of the Technology, Hacks@UChicago, Leadership and the Public Speaking & Communications Groups / Dance Club / Resilience Project / Kilts Marketing Competition / Amazon Competition / Concerts at the Chicago Theater with Boothies / Captivate Booth /

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Revealing / Intense / Intellectual

Ask me about...: Why did I rejected a great job offer and a scholarship from another school and why do I think these were the best decisions for my life

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

Maria Alejandra Arias Class of 2016

marias@chicagobooth.edu

ColombiaUndergraduate school/major: B.A. and M.A. in Economics from Universidad de los Andes

Previous Industry: I worked for four years in economic research related to development topics

Career plans: I am recruiting for consulting. In the long-term I want to work in the social impact space.

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? I decided to come to Booth because of four reasons. First, the community: Students and alumni are not only very intelligent and hard working but also fun, down-to-earth, and willing to help you to achieve your goals. You will be constantly challenged by classmates and Professors but always under a unique collaborative environment. Second, the combination between academic rigor and flexible curriculum, that allows you to tailor your MBA experience according to your needs. Third, Booth gives me the opportunity to be constantly out of my comfort zone and it is under these situations when I consider that I can learn the most. Finally, because Booth is in Chicago. It is an amazing and vibrant city that will complete your MBA experience and make it an unforgettable one.

Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Business Solutions Group, Latin American Business Group, the Net Impact Group, and International Development Group. / / Chicago is a city that will suit any kind of taste. I enjoy visiting different neighborhoods (Lakeview, Lincoln Park, Wicker Park), attending musicals, biking on lakeshore, and trying new restaurants and bars. The number of cultural events that you can go in Chicago is astonishing: concerts, plays, art expositions, etc.

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, life-changing and self-challenging,

Ask me about...: Doing the joint MBA/MPP degree; having your partner as a classmate in business school; applying to Booth from a non-traditional background; how to enjoy Chicago from the first day.

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Bogotá, Colombia