Mathieu Nemoz-Guillot Class of 2016
Undergraduate school/major: Sciences Po - Public policy
Previous Industry: Private Equity
Career plans: Management Consulting this summer, PE/VC long term
Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The quality of professors and research, the fact that students here are very smart but not smug, the range of opportunities it offers
Activities: In no particular order, recruiting, net impact, studying, TNDC, running for the Metra... In Chicago, dinners, drinks, running, concerts
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exhilarating, challenging, sociable
Ask me about...: Staying in the U.S. after Booth, running along Lake Michigan in the winter, good dinner spots in Chicago
What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Probably will split time between Chicago and a warmer holiday spot !
Guillaume Piard Class of 2015
Undergraduate school/major: I attended Imperial College London and have a masters of science in physics.
Concentrations: Strategic management, managerial and organizational behavior, finance, operations management.
Activities: I'm a member of the Management Consulting Group, Energy Group, European Business Group, Public Speaking Group, Strategy Games Club, Wine Club, and Japan Club.
Career plans: I am recruiting for a management consulting summer internship and plan to spend a few years in the sector.
Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Emotional (have been waiting for this opportunity for a long time), magnifying (somehow I am more outgoing, more productive, more resilient, and learning more than I ever would have imagined), and humbling (so many smart and diverse students, mind blowing staff, incredible facilities).
Why did you choose Chicago Booth? To leverage Booth's flexible curriculum, filling the gaps in my background, and having the freedom to learn what sparks my interest; to live in the US in a beautiful and culturally rich city, where the Midwestern easy-going charm makes every day a great day to jump out of bed; to challenge myself at one of the business schools in the world with fellow students who, more than being brilliant, are fantastic communicators and make me a better person through lively and enriching exchanges; and for a successful career transition from finance to consulting, with the support of Booth's renowned career services and engaged network of second-year student career coaches.
What do you consider a "must visit" place of "must do" activity in Chicago? Chicago is a big sports city, and fans are very proud of their teams (just in case you hadn't noticed from O'Hare's parking level names). If you're coming from outside the area, dive into great American sports by going to a Blackhawks hockey or Bears football game. Check out Andy's Jazz Club & Restaurant in the Loop area. And, rent a car, and check out the lake shore up north between Evanston and Winnetka.
Ask me about...: Navigating US and French culture differences, recruiting for a job in Paris or London, switching careers from finance to management consulting, and housing and transport options in Chicago to get the best out of your campus and personal lives.