Son Nguyen Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Trinity University and majored in economics and finance.
Prior to Booth: I worked as an equity analyst in a US-based investment management company.
Concentrations: Analytic finance and entrepreneurship.
Activities: I am a member of the Investment Management Group, Hedge Fund Group, Public Speaking Group, FEAD (Food, Environment, Agribusiness, Development), and the Epicurean Club.
Career plans: I am recruiting for investment management.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? To push myself: I wanted to learn new things (strategy and operations), to study under the best professors (I am taking a PhD level class with Eugene Fama), to travel to new places (Random Walk!), to meet amazing people (too many to name here) while having the time of my life (I can't praise my Booth experience thus far enough). At the end of the day, I believed I would grow far more during two years here than I would in any other jobs. I have yet to regret my decision.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Intellectually stimulating, exhilarating, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Go for a bike ride or a jog along the lake.
Ask me about...: Recruiting for finance/investment jobs in the US.
Khanh Nguyen Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Carleton College and majored in economics and math.
Prior to Booth: I worked for Brattle Group (Economic Consulting) in Washington, DC.
Concentrations: Accounting, Entrepreneurship, and Finance.
Activities: I am a member of the Hedge Fund Group, Investment Banking Group, Investment Management Group, Private Equity Group, Energy Group, Net Impact, Public Speaking Group, Giving Something Back and DSAC.
Career plans: It is time to explore but I hope to learn more about hedge fund and private equity internships.
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? I was drawn to Booth's "Challenge Everything" motto, its flexible curriculum and its reputation for a strong finance program.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Humbling, exciting, and fun.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? Attending a few Chicago Symphony Orchestra and jazz concerts.
Ask me about...: Switching from economics consulting to finance, working and recruiting in the US, general stuff about school and life in Chicago.