Ashwath Muralidharan Class of 2015
Undergraduate School/Major: I attended Lehigh University and majored in computer science and business.
Concentrations: Economics and strategic management.
Activities: I am a member of the Business Solutions Group, Net Impact, and the Epicurean Club.
Career plans: I am recruiting for management consulting and economic development in emerging markets.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because I wanted to pursue an MBA at a school that provided more than just the usual benefits such as access to top employers. In fact, I really wanted to push myself intellectually for two years, and graduate a much more thoughtful and skilled person.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Humble, enlightening, and challenging.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? For finance geeks, the money museum at the Federal Reserve Bank! (Who doesn't want to leave the museum with a bag of shredded money?!) For the adventurous sort, taking sailing lessons on Lake Michigan. For foodies, a taco trek with Booth's Epicurean Club.
Ask me about...: Social impact at Booth, recruiting for a job outside the US, or in a country other than your native country, switching from a nontraditional background (nonprofit) to a traditional one (consulting).
Sid Dhapola Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended University of Pune and majored in engineering.
Prior to Booth: I worked for HSBC, India in a tech role, for Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore as a business analyst, and for TeamTrade Consulting Group, New York as a consultant.
Concentrations: Finance, marketing management, and strategic management.
Activities: Co-chair of the Business Solutions Group and member of the Management Consulting Group, Corporate Management and Strategy Group, and Booth Soccer Club.
Career plans: I will be working in consulting (Deloitte Strategy & Operations).
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? There were a plethora of reasons why I chose Booth, including the flexible curriculum, the academic rigor, and most importantly, the people (classmates, professors, and just about everyone!). Oh and yes, the city of Chicago is awesome.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Inspiring, challenging, and humbling.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Play soccer in the snow, go for a run along the lakeshore, and eat at Baba's! See a game of one of the sports teams (Bulls, Bears, Cubs, Blackhawks).
Ask me about...: Switching careers and recruiting for consulting, Random Walk, being an international student at Booth, and just about everything else under the sun :).
Anurag Sud Class of 2015
Undergraduate School/Major: I attended Indian Institute of Technology Delhi and majored in electrical engineering.
Concentrations: Finance and economics.
Activities: I am a member of the Investment Management Group, Credit, Restructuring, Distressed Investing and Turnaround Group, Private Equity Group, Epicurean Club, and Audiobooth.
Career Plans: I am recruiting for private equity roles.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I decided to enroll at Booth for three main reasons. First, I was excited by the flexible curriculum, which allows me to tailor my business school learning experience to pick up skills where I believe gaps exist. Secondly, I was impressed by the humility and helpfulness of students and graduates that I spoke with during the application process and after getting admitted to Booth. Lastly, I believed the strong reputation of Booth and global alumni network would be a great door-opener as I progress in my career.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Energizing, engaging, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Going to the great bars and clubs in the River North neighborhood, eating Indian food on Devon Street, and playing Whirlyball.
Ask me about...: Careers in banking and private equity in India, the Chicago Booth application process, and getting prepared to move to the US.
Japjit Singh Class of 2014
Undergraduate School/Major: I have a bachelor's of engineering information technology from Army Institute of Technology Pune University.
Prior to Booth: I worked in the software development arm of Infosys in Bangalore and Houston. Later on I moved to a technology start-up based out of Houston.
Concentrations: Economics, entrepreneurship, finance, operations management, and strategic management.
Activities: Member of the Management Consulting Group, Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Group, High Tech Group, the Energy Group, and South Asian Business Group.
Career Plans: I will be recruiting for consulting and working on developing my own idea for a startup over the summer.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I chose Booth because of the strong reputation of the school and faculty, the excellent entrepreneurship program; specifically avenues like the New Venture Challenge, Hyde Park Angels, and the flexible curriculum.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Stimulating, exciting, and eye-opening.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity activity in Chicago? It is a paradise for an outdoor person. I would definitely recommend taking a sailing class on Lake Michigan and kayaking on the river and cycling on the lakefront. Chicago also has some amazing clubs and pubs.
Ask me about...: Why I chose Booth, life as a first year, the entrepreneurship programs at Booth, and how to brave the cold in Chicago.