Hugh Gibbons Class of 2014
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Trinity College Dublin, Johannes Kepler University Austria, and UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate School of Business, majoring in law and German.
Prior to Booth: I worked in finance.
Concentrations: Accounting, finance, and entrepreneurship.
Activities: Member of the Investment Banking Group, European Business Group, Private Equity Group, Distressed Debt, and Credit Group, and the Soccer Club.
Career plans: I am recruiting for investment banking.
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The reasons are many: the flexible curriculum, as I have masters in finance already and I wanted to challenge myself with more advanced and interesting courses from the first semester and Booth allowed me the opportunity to do this; the globally recognized brand as a leading school in finance; the enthusiasm and passion of the students for Booth when I visited the school; the support and encouragement by the Admissions Office, alumni, and students throughout my application process; and because Chicago is a great city.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, exhilarating, and educational.
What do you consider a "must visit" place or "must do" activity in Chicago? The Chicago marathon is a "must do" activity, though obviously you have to like running for it to be a "must do"! The course itself is spectacular; the atmosphere around the city is amazing and the Sunday night after the race in the city is sensational!
Ask me about...: Being an international student at Booth; living in the US as a European; careers in finance, investment banking recruiting; why I choose Chicago Booth; why I love Booth and Chicago; working in Dublin, London, New York, Vienna, Cajamarca (Peru); the application process; which classes to take; Gaelic Football, Ireland, or Tottenham Hotspurs.