Full-Time MBA

Ireland

Simon McGrotty

IrelandUndergraduate school/major: I attended University College Dublin and Dublin City University, graduating with a bachelor’s degree in economics and a master's degree in finance respectively.

Previous Industry: Finance, sell-side equity research

Career plans: I am recruiting for investment management.

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? The reasons are many, the schools strength in the fields of finance and economics, the strength of the careers team and the alumni network. However, what really made the difference were some of the less tangible elements of Booth, the people and the atmosphere. When I visited Booth or spoke with current students, I was blown away by the lengths that people went to in an effort to convey to me what it is really like to attend Booth full time. Coupled with the enthusiasm and passion with which they spoke about Booth, they encouragement by Admissions, alumni, and students, I realized that Booth was somewhere that I could call home for two years of my life and that it was a network that I wanted to be part of.

Activities: Member of the Investment Management Group, Warren Buffett Group, Student Managed Investment Fund, and Booth Rugby

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Exciting, challenging, fascinating / /

Ask me about...: / Being an international student at Booth; living outside your home country for the first time; investment management at Booth; what makes Booth different; sailing in Chicago. /

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? I will be in Los Angeles and San Francisco for the Investment Management Group West Coast trek. After this I'll be heading back to Dublin to spend time with my family.

Conor Devitt Class of 2015

cdevitt1@ChicagoBooth.edu

Ireland

Undergraduate school/major: Trinity College Dublin, Electronic and Computer Engineering (followed by MSc Economics)

Previous Industry: Economic research

Career plans: Consulting

Why did you choose to apply to and attend Booth? Strong recruiting into my target industry, excellent finance course, flexible curriculum

Activities: LEAD facilitator, Booth rugby team

Use three adjectives to describe your experience at Chicago Booth: Challenging, rewarding, busy

Ask me about...: Internships in Europe, entering consulting from a non-traditional background, Booth's LEAD program

What city/country will you be in during the winter break? Dublin, Ireland.